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Old 02-12-2010, 02:08 PM   #1
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The Five Saints Most Deserving Induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame

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A pass rush specialist, Swilling amassed 107.5 sacks and 468 tackles in his 12 year journeyman career. His efforts gained him 5 probowl appearances and two firtst-team all pros. 4 of those 5 appearances came with the New Orleans Saints.

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Over the span of 14 seasons, Rickey Jackson amassed 1,173 tackles and 136 sacks. He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection and accumulated over 10 sacks in six different seasons.
Jim Mora is quoted as having said: "If I was ever in a situation where I had to defend myself, and I could pick one guy that I've ever coached, it would be Rickey Jackson."

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A 7 time pro bowl selection including 3 first team all pros, Morten Andersen is one of the greatest placekickers to have ever played football.
He is the NFL all time leading scorer with 2544 points, 110 higher than the next on the list (Gary Anderson). He also holds records in career attempts (709), career field goals made (565), and most field goals beyond 50 yards (40).





An 11-time Pro Bowl selection, Willie Roaf was elected to the 1990s All-Decade Team and is the most decorated player in Saints history.
He will be enshrined the moment he is eligible, count on it.

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Deemed too small for football, Sam Mills spent his entire career proving great things come in small packages. He embodies every bit of what the Hall of Fame claims to base their decisions on: Hall of Famer on and off the field and revolutionizing the position.
It would be hard to make a case for another player that fits those two pieces as well as Mills. In 12 NFL seasons, he recorded 1,319 tackles, 20.5 sacks, 11 interceptions, and four touchdowns as a middle linebacker that stood at just 5'9".
Jim Finks said it best: "He has extraordinary strength and drive, and extraordinary humanity."
You're a Hall of Famer in my book, Sam. Rest in peace. The world is much less without you in it.


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Agreed.
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I still think Archie deserves the hall. You can't argue that he singlehandedly carried this franchise under an administration that was he'll bent on self destruction. The mere fact that his records took so long to surpass make his accomplshments that more amazing. There are members of the hall whose impacts on their franchise and on he NFL were far greater than their on-field performances.
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don't forget Vaughn Johnson.
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Don't forget Vaughn and Tom Dempsey. I know he only kicked a 63 yard field goal but the dude was hungover, had a potbelly, half an arm, half a foot and the conditions were cold and miserable that day.
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Don't forget Vaughn and Tom Dempsey. I know he only kicked a 63 yard field goal but the dude was hungover, had a potbelly, half an arm, half a foot and the conditions were cold and miserable that day.
Don't think Vaughn will make it, and as far as Dempsey...it is a great sentiment, but I'm not sure if that foot didn't help more than hinder. Just sayin'...
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