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Former New Orleans Saints standouts Morten Andersen and Sam Mills and ex-LSU offensive linemen Alan Faneca and Kevin Mawae are among the list of 94 modern-era nominees for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's Class of 2017.

Ten first-year eligible players are among the nominees, including quarterback Donovan McNabb, running back LaDainian Tomlinson, wide receiver Hines Ward and defensive end Jason Taylor.



Players and coaches must have last played coached at least five full seasons to be eligible for nomination. Any individual who last played or coached in 2011 are eligible for the first time in 2017.

Andersen, the NFL's all-time leading scorer with 2,544 points, was a finalist the past three years.

Mills, who captained the famed Dome Patrol defense from 1986 to 1994, was a semifinalist in 2016 and 2015.

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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

If Morten Andersen had played in New York, Chicago or Los Angeles, he is in on the first ballot...
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It is an embarrassment that kickers and punters get no respect in the HOF. This could be the year. Bout time.
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Morton Anderson was the 3rd best Saints player ever behind Brees and Jackson... Just think is the Saints had him... we would have WON ON SUNDAY by not having to kick that 61 yard FG.
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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

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It is an embarrassment that kickers and punters get no respect in the HOF. This could be the year. Bout time.
I was glad to see Ray Guy finally get in.

2017 could be the year for Morten.
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Old 09-15-2016, 11:31 AM   #6
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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

The Great Dane gets my vote!
Best kicker ever.
I know other teams may debate that in favor of a few other players.
Reality is there are only a very tiny elite few who can arguably be considered the GOAT kicker - greatest of all time football kickers in history.
Morton Anderson is the best ever in my opinion. Clutch kicks are more important than pure distance. Morton was an ultra clutch kicker.
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We can't get a Saint in the Pro bowl much less the HOF./sarcasm off
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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

Mort should of been in the Hall years ago, he's way overdue. Hopefully this is the year he gets in
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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

If Mort came onto the field.... go ahead and add 3 points.
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Old 09-15-2016, 01:25 PM   #10
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Re: Morten Andersen, Alan Faneca, Kevin Mawae, Sam Mills among nominees for Hall of Fame Class of 2017

What did you nick my thread for

Go and get your own topics


http://blackandgold.com/saints/79612...st-2017-a.html (Former Saints on the Hall of Fame list for 2017)



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