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TheGambler 10-08-2005 12:44 AM

Which former Saint player do you miss the most?
Please try not to go too far over 10 years back. For instance, even though you might miss Archie Manning, Bobbie Hebert, or Eric Martin, it's a moot point to discuss any of them at this point.

Other than that, anybody is fair game. Whether it's "that Carolina QB" that you miss, or whether it's Toby Gowin, discuss

(a) the player you miss most

(b) why you miss him.


(a) Had alot of good choices here, but it came down to Willie Roaf and Willie Jackson. When the dust settled, I chose Willie Jackson

(b) Willie Jackson, despite not being a real speed burner, always seemed to find ways to get open..........and more importantly, he was a major deep threat. It would have been much tougher to defeat the Rams in the '00 Wildcard game, as well as in the '01 regular season, without Willie Jackson on the team. As good as our WR's are right now....I dare say we have never really been able to replace the deep threat capabilites of Willie Jax. I'm hoping Devery takes that role.

I later heard several derrogatory terms thrown around about Willie Jax, such as "locker room cancer" and things of that nature. Can anyone give me the 411 on this guy, and let me know what was so unbearable about him that we couldn't keep him around?

Tobias-Reiper 10-08-2005 10:08 AM

... I would've asked "other than the Carolina QB", otherwise you know where this is going to end...

On offense, Willie Roaf for obvious reasons.
On defense, Sammy Knight. He always seemed to make a play when needed.

BoudinSandwich 10-08-2005 12:11 PM

I agree with Sammy Knight. He was probably my favorite recent football player to wear the black and gold. He was one of the hardest hitting safeties in the NFL and always came up with big plays. He was a ball-hawk.

D_it_up 10-08-2005 12:17 PM

Player I miss the most?: LeRoi Glover

Why? Isn't it obvious? We haven't had a DT worth spitting on since he left. 'Nuff said!

BoudinSandwich 10-08-2005 12:26 PM

I definately miss Glover, Roaf, Fontenot, Hand, Pathon, maybe even Grady Jackson. I don't care about the weight issue. Atleast our defense could clog things up back then. Notably, most of these players are linemen. I almost dare take Turley back. Granted, he is a tumor, but he wasn't THAT controversial here(though, he did have his moments.) The fact is, he could play. Our offensive line is hurting right now. I admit, give them a year or two and they'll gel together. I just don't like waiting.

BoudinSandwich 10-08-2005 02:20 PM

We all miss Jackson and Mills, but the thread was intended for younger players.

chRxis 10-08-2005 03:49 PM

bobby hebert b/c he's from not too far from where i grew up, he went to the same college i went to, and most of all, he led the saints to the playoffs... i know ppl are going to say "well, aaron led the saints to the playoffs".... bullsh#t.... jeff blake led the saints, and aaron basically came in and tried not to screw it up... when he came in that year we were already sitting pretty for a playoff spot, so he didn't do anything spectacular IMO

SapperSaint 10-09-2005 12:27 AM

I do not miss Roaf. He had given up on the team and basiclly quit. So as far as I'm concerened he can "Stick It".
I miss Sammy, we should have kept him.

As far as older players.....Jackson, Mills, and Dalton.

frankeefrank 10-09-2005 01:54 AM

I miss...
I MISS Sam Mills...

If you're talking about players we can use...

Terrell Smith or Jerry Fontenot
It's an unpopular vote, but those guys were apart of a special offense.
running and passing

Saint_LB 10-09-2005 02:50 AM

This is a really stupid thread. Why didn't you just say anyone who is older than, say, 30, not even bother to participate? For some reason you have always wanted to separate the Saints of the last decade with the teams prior to that? Why would it be a "moot" point to discuss someone like Archie. I would imagine people know more about Archie and his family than most any of today's regulars.

Billy, there is absolutely no doubt in my mind that you are "the Gambler", and I thought this site had banned you. Guess not.

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