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Jack Vegas 05-08-2013 03:44 AM

Saints' Mt. Rushmore
If you haven't seen it yet PFT is doing this thing where they create a "Mount Rushmore" for each of the NFL teams. That's four people that represent the team's history. From what I can tell not limited to players, it could be a coach, GM , etc. They've asked for Cowboys and Redskins so far.

Wondered if we could get anything close to a consensus. My four would probably be:

Drew Brees
Sean Payton
Deuce McAllister
Rickey Jackson

It's a tough exercise. I strongly feel you can't possibly leave off either Payton or Brees. One of the Dome Patrol pretty much has to be represented. The final spot for me came down to Deuce, Joe Horn or Morten Andersen. You could make a case for a few more too.

Sam Mills
Archie Manning
Willie Roaf
Jim Mora
Jim Finks

No doubt I've left a couple off that were before my time.

FinSaint 05-08-2013 04:15 AM

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I think you almost have to add Benson to the mix, since he didn't move the team away from NOLA and has been pouring money into the team quite generously, especially compared to the past.

The present time Mt. Rushmore would have to be Brees, Payton, Loomis and Benson, but that wouldn't really represent the history of the franchise.

It would be a tough decision any way you twist it.

hagan714 05-08-2013 05:00 AM

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Tom Benson wants to win and has put his money were his mouth is time and time again. he is in

Archie Manning - Symbol of the price paid by fans and players alike

Drew Brees - Superbowl QB like archie is a great team spokes person

Sean Payton - Superbowl Winner that actually built the team that one it all

Why do people keep giving way more credit than he deserves?
Jim Mora - sorry failed
Jim Finks - sorry failed

Sentamental favorites but no
Deuce McAllister
Rickey Jackson
Sam Mills

jeanpierre 05-08-2013 05:22 AM

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Benson is NOT the Saint you think he is remembering Benson threatened to move the team to San Antonio; Paul Tagliabue stepped in brokered a new deal; taxpayers are who deserve the credit as they paid the bill...

Heartless Benson ponders bad move - Washington Times

Subsidies for Saints Owner Open New Orleans to Super Bowl - Bloomberg

This thread was done a few months ago, but it's always a good conversation piece...

If you've got players only > Manning, Brees, Jackson, Andersen...

I'd add Jim Finks for assembling the talent and assembling the organization that FINALLY brought respectability to the team; even Benson, who pushed for Finks' commissioner candidacy acknowledged as much...

And, of course Sean Payton, who led the team to a Superbowl Championship...

Considering all things, I'd have Manning, Finks, Payton & Brees...

Crusader 05-08-2013 05:29 AM

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Roaf, Jackson, Brees and Colston.

FinSaint 05-08-2013 05:33 AM

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Yes, Benson threatened to move the Saints, but the key here is: he didn't no matter what the circumstances were behind the decision. It could've just been a businessman using his assets to get himself a better deal.

You have to remember that Benson originally bought the Saints in '85 when it was strongly rumored that the other parties interested in buying the Saints were planning on moving the franchise to Jacksonville.

alleycat_126 05-08-2013 06:07 AM

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My four

Benson - he in, IMO
Brees - do I need an explanation!!!
Payton - SaB coach
Jackson - first saints Hof'er only saints defender in so far.

Whos not mentioned that could easily make the list

Bobby Hebert - yes I said it!!! He fought valiantly for this team during his playing career..... Took over for the cities sports radio ICON!!!!

Buddy D.... I don't ever remember listening to New Orleans sports radio without listening to him talk about how good or bad the Saints were ( he is missed )

Jim Henderson - Saints play -by - play with out Jim Henderson..... uhhhhh I don't think so... Jim Henderson's Super Bowl call.... Priceles!!!!

Crusader 05-08-2013 06:21 AM

Re: Saints' Mt. Rushmore

Originally Posted by alleycat_126 (Post 501586)
Jackson - only HOFer

You forgot about Roaf?

Mr.Riaton 05-08-2013 08:13 AM

Re: Saints' Mt. Rushmore
Jason David,Mike Ditka,Aaron Brooks,and Spags.

WhoDat!656 05-08-2013 09:19 AM

Re: Saints' Mt. Rushmore

Originally Posted by Mr.Riaton (Post 501598)
Jason David,Mike Ditka,Aaron Brooks,and Spags.

They would be on the backside of Mt. Rushmore!

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