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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; While I was reading this article and got to the Harrison's recommendations, I got pissed that he included Sam Mills as a Panther. But when I got to the Saints section, he explained why. It looks like he has alotta ...

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Old 08-01-2016, 10:29 PM   #1
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Elliot Harrison's HOF recommendations for each NFC team.

While I was reading this article and got to the Harrison's recommendations, I got pissed that he included Sam Mills as a Panther. But when I got to the Saints section, he explained why. It looks like he has alotta respect for the Dome Patrol.

Pro Football Hall of Fame: Top candidate for each NFC team - NFL.com

Carolina Panthers: Sam Mills, linebacker
You'd be hard-pressed to find anyone who will say a bad word about Mills. He gave his heart and soul to pro football, first in the USFL with the Philadelphia/Baltimore Stars, then in New Orleans from 1986 to 1994, then finally for three seasons in Carolina (1995-97). Everywhere Mills went, his teams won. The Stars captured back-to-back titles. In 1987, with Mills playing a huge part, the Saints made the playoffs for the first time in their 20 years of existence as a franchise. And he was an integral part of the Panthers squad that made the 1996 NFC title game. Mills made the Pro Bowl in five separate seasons, including that '96 campaign at age 37 -- the same year he earned his only first-team All-Pro nod. Former Saints head coach Jim Mora called Mills "the best player I ever coached."

New Orleans Saints: Pat Swilling, linebacker
Rickey Jackson is in the Hall of Fame. Sam Mills owns a very strong case, as we laid out in the Panthers' blurb above. We moved Mills to Carolina's slot in this update so that we could include yet another member of the Saints' famed "Dome Patrol" linebacking corps on our list of best Hall of Fame candidates. Swilling posted double-digit sacks in five of his seven seasons in New Orleans, including a whopping 17 in 1991, when he was named Defensive Player of the Year. Only once during Swilling's Saints tenure did the defense fail to rank in the top 10 in points allowed -- in 1989, when they were 11th. Good grief.


Maybe sometimes I'm a little to defensive when it comes to the Saints... Nah, t'hell with him anyway.
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All 4 of our Dome Patrol linebackers should be in the HOF. And that's not just Homer talking. That's plain fact.

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Morten Andersen should be in the Hall of Fame...

He was the best placekicker, ever...
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