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SmashMouth 08-17-2011 07:21 AM

Does the 2011 Defense have a chance to outshine the Dome Patrol?
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Rickey Jackson, Vaughn Johnson, Sam Mills, and Pat Swilling! All Hall of Fame LB's in the Dome Patrol vaunted defense. Wouldn't it be something if SP and GW were able to build a similar fearsome defense. It's way too early, obviously, to in all seriousness consider it. However, the thought is there. It'll be fun to watch.


Crusader 08-17-2011 07:27 AM

My first instinct is to say HELL NO! But when you start thinking about it, the Dome Patrol had 4 great Linebacker but no other real standouts. Our defence this year has a bunch of guys that has the talent to go to the probowl and also the mad scientist calling the shots. It would be hard for them but it might be doable.

homerj07 08-17-2011 07:34 AM

Nope - sorry. The Dome Patrol LBs are the only LBs to all make it to the Pro Bowl in the same year.

I agree that the rest of the "D" was not that good... but.

Crusader 08-17-2011 07:37 AM

Records are ment to be broken and this is the same kind of deal. Eventually it will come along a Saints defence thats better. If there will be a unit that will get as loved, now thats a whole different story.

strato 08-17-2011 08:03 AM

That would be awsome..

dizzle88 08-17-2011 08:13 AM

I'd have to see alot more than one good showing in a preseason game by our defense to anoint them the next best thing, but there is so much talent on our defense that it's definitely possible for us to be extremely dominant this year.
The dome patrol had the 4 great LB's but that was really it, let see what we do in week 2 first!

Budsdrinker 08-17-2011 08:24 AM

Bruce Clark and Jumpy were pretty decent players back then. It wasn't just the LB's that made that defense great. And it will take Rogers and Franklin and Smith to make this group of LB's and defense great.

WhoDat!656 08-17-2011 08:28 AM

The Achilles Heel of the Saints defense in the Dome Patrol was the secondary.

The D-Line was decent and we all know how good the LBs were.

The Saints had a few good guys in the secondary, Toi Cook immediately comes to mind.

But I would have to say that this may be the best defensive UNIT the Saints have ever assembled.

hagan714 08-17-2011 08:32 AM

lb - no
DL - close call but i have to go with a maybe
Secondary - yes

Danno 08-17-2011 08:42 AM


Originally Posted by hagan714 (Post 320620)
lb - no
DL - close call but i have to go with a maybe
Secondary - yes


Vilma wouldn't crack the starting lineup on the dome patrol defenses.

The D-line is a definite maybe (if they progress as expected)

The secondary is our best ever.

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