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New Orleans Saints
Year founded: 1967
Helmet Logo
City New Orleans, Louisiana
Team colors Old Gold, Black, and White
Head Coach Sean Payton
Owner Tom Benson
General manager Mickey Loomis
Mascot Gumbo
League/Conference affiliations

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Team history
  • New Orleans Saints (1967–present)
Championships
League Championships (0)
Conference Championships (0)
Division Championships (3)
  • NFC West: 1991, 2000
  • NFC South: 2006
Home fields

The New Orleans Saints are a professional American football team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. They are currently champions of the Southern Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... The NFC West refers to the Western Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League. ... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... Throughout its history, the National Football League and other leagues have used several different formats to determine their league champion, including a period of interleague match-ups determing a true world champion. ... Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Superdome redirects here. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tiger Stadium is the home field of LSUs football team. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... Nickname: The Crescent City, The Big Easy, The City That Care Forgot, NOLA (acronym for New Orleans, LA) Location in the State of Louisiana and the United States Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish Orleans Founded 1718 Mayor Ray Nagin (D) Area    - City 350. ... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... The National Football Conference is one of the two conferences of the National Football League. ... Bills Dolphins Patriots Jets Ravens Bengals Browns Steelers Texans Colts Titans Broncos Chiefs Raiders Chargers Cowboys Giants Eagles Redskins Bears Lions Packers Vikings Falcons Panthers Saints Buccaneers Jaguars Cardinals Rams 49ers Seahawks The National Football League (NFL) is the largest professional American football league, consisting of thirty-two teams from...


Founded in 1967, the Saints have struggled throughout their history. They went more than a decade before they managed to finish a season with a .500 record and two decades before having a winning season. Their greatest years of success were from 1987-1992, when they made the playoffs four times. In the 2000 season, the Saints defeated the then defending Super-Bowl champion St. Louis Rams in dramatic fashion for the team's only playoff win. City St. ... A playoff in sports (North American professional sports in particular) is a game or series of games played after the regular season is over with the goal of determining a league champion. ...


The Saints' home stadium is the Louisiana Superdome. The team has played its home games in the dome since 1975. However, due to damage caused by Hurricane Katrina to the New Orleans area, the Saints' 2005 home opener was played at Giants Stadium, the home stadium of their opponent, the New York Giants. The remainder of their 2005 home games were split between the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, and LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After a $185 million renovation of the historic stadium, the team returned to Superdome for the 2006 season. The team played its 2006 home opener in front of a sold-out crowd and national television audience on September 25, 2006, defeating its NFC South rival, the Atlanta Falcons by a score of 23-3. Superdome redirects here. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... The LSU Tigers football team represents Louisiana State University in NCAA Division I-A college football. ... Tiger Stadium is the home field of LSUs football team. ... Nickname: Red Stick Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area    - City 204. ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC...


Currently, the Saints are one of three teams, along with the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars, never to have played in either a Super Bowl or any other NFL Championship or to have ever won a conference championship. They are the oldest franchise (by nearly 30 years) with that distinction. City Houston, Texas Team colors Deep Steel Blue, Battle Red, and Liberty White Head Coach Gary Kubiak Owner Robert C. McNair General manager Rick Smith Mascot Toro League/Conference affiliations National Football League (2002–present) American Football Conference (2002-present) AFC South (2002-present) Team history Houston Texans (2002–present... City Jacksonville, Florida Other nicknames The Jags Team colors Teal, Black, and Gold Head Coach Jack Del Rio Owner Wayne Weaver General manager James Harris Mascot Jaxson de Ville League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) American Football Conference (1995-present) AFC Central (1995-2001) AFC South (2002-present... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ... This is a list of National Football League champions prior to the 1970 AFL-NFL Merger, that is, all the franchises that have won the championship of the National Football League. ...


The Saints conduct summer training camp at Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. Millsaps College is a private liberal arts college in Jackson, Mississippi, supported by the United Methodist Church. ... Nickname: The Best of the New South; The Bold, New City Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Mayor Frank Melton Area    - City 276. ...

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Franchise history

This article is about the history of the New Orleans Saints NFL football team. ...

Early history

The brainchild of local sports visionary, David Dixon (who also founded the Louisiana Superdome and USFL), the Saints were actually secretly born in a backroom deal brought about by Congressman Hale Boggs and NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, when the NFL needed congressional approval of the proposed NFL-AFL merger. To seal the deal, Rozelle arrived in New Orleans within a week, and announced on, coincidentally, All Saints' Day -- 1 November 1966 -- that the NFL officially had awarded the city of New Orleans an NFL franchise; Boggs' Congressional committee in turn quickly approved the NFL merger. The team was named for the world-famous jazz anthem, "When the Saints Go Marching In," and in recognition of the city's traditionally Catholic population. John W. Mecom, Jr., a young oilman from Houston, became the team's first majority stockholder. The team's colors, black and gold, symbolized both Mecom's and New Orleans' strong ties to the oil industry. All Saints in Poland The festival of All Saints, also sometimes known as All Hallows, or Hallowmas, is a feast celebrated in honour of all the saints and martyrs, known or unknown. ... November 1 is the 305th day of the year (306th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 60 days remaining. ... 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1966 calendar). ...


That first season started with an electrifying 94 yard opening kickoff return for a touchdown by John Gilliam, but, like so many other games to come, the Saints lost that game 27-13 to the Los Angeles Rams at Tulane Stadium. Their first season record was 3-11, which set an NFL record for most wins by an expansion team. However, they could not manage to finish as high as second in their division until 1979. That 1979 team and the 1983 team were the only ones to even finish at .500 until 1987. John Gilliam (born August 7, 1945 in Greenwood, South Carolina) was an American football wide receiver. ... The St. ... Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


One of the franchise's shining moments came on 8 November 1970, when Tom Dempsey kicked an NFL record-breaking 63-yard field goal to defeat the Detroit Lions by a score of 19-17 in the final seconds of the game. This record, although equaled 29 years later by Jason Elam of the Denver Broncos, has yet to be broken. November 8 is the 312th day of the year (313th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 53 days remaining. ... 1970 (MCMLXX) was a common year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1970 calendar). ... Since Tom Dempsey was born with no toes on his right foot, he wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe area, giving somewhat the appearance of a hammer. ... City Detroit, Michigan Team colors Honolulu Blue, Silver, and Black Head Coach Rod Marinelli Owner William Clay Ford, Sr. ... Jason Elam (born March 8, 1970 in Fort Walton Beach, Florida) is an American football player, currently a placekicker with the Denver Broncos. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...


In 1980, the Saints lost their first 14 games, prompting local media personality Bernard "Buddy D" Diliberto to advise Saints supporters to wear paper bags over their heads at the team's home games; many bags rendered the club's name as the "'Aints" rather than the "Saints." The practice of wearing a bag over one's head then spread rapidly, first to fans of other poorly-performing teams within the NFL, and ultimately to those of other American team sports, and has become a firmly-established custom throughout the United States. Look up aint in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Recent history

Current Saints owner Tom Benson acquired the franchise in 1985, and hired Jim Finks as general manager and Jim Mora as head coach. That combination provided the Saints with their first-ever winning record and playoff appearance, going 12-3 in 1987, which had one fewer game than normal due to a players' strike. Another playoff berth would follow in 1990, and the club's first division title came in 1991. Although they made the playoffs four times under Mora's tenure, they were never able to win a playoff game. Mora coached the Saints until the middle of the 1996 season, when he stepped down halfway through a dismal 3-13 season. Tom Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team. ... Jim Finks (August 31, 1927 - May 8, 1994) was an American sports executive primarily for American football. ... James Earnest Mora, more commonly known as Jim Mora, (b. ...


After the end of the 1996 season, ironically as Diliberto had suggested before Mora's resignation, legendary former Chicago Bears coach Mike Ditka was hired to replace Mora. Although this initially generated a lot of excitement among Saints fans, Ditka's tenure ended up being a disappointment. The Saints went 6-10 in their first two seasons under Ditka (1997 and 1998). During the 1999 NFL Draft, Ditka traded all of his picks for that season, as well as the first-round and third-round picks for the following season, to draft star University of Texas running back Ricky Williams in the first round. Ditka and Williams had a mock wedding picture taken to commemorate the occasion. However, Ditka, most of his coaching staff, and general manager Bill Kuharich were fired at the end of the 1999 season due to the club's 3-13 record. City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... Da CoachMichael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The University of Texas at Austin, often called UT or Texas, is the flagship[3][4][5][6][7] institution of the University of Texas System. ... Ricky Williams (born Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ...


Jim Haslett held the post from 2000 to 2005. In his first year, he took the team to the playoffs but lost to the Minnesota Vikings a week after besting the St. Louis Rams for the team's first ever playoff win. After winning the 2000 NFL Executive of the Year Award, General Manager Randy Mueller was fired between the 2001 and 2002 seasons without explanation by Benson. The Saints failed to make the playoffs in 2001 and 2002, although in the latter year they had the distinction of beating the eventual Super Bowl XXXVII champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers in both of their regular season meetings. In 2003 the Saints again missed the playoffs after finishing 8-8. The 2004 season started poorly for the Saints, as they went 2-4 through their first six games and 4-8 through their first twelve games. At that point Haslett's job appeared to be in jeopardy; however, he managed to win the final four games of the season, leaving the Saints in playoff contention in the final week of the season. In week 17, the Saints defeated division rivals Carolina; however, the Saints needed other results to break their way and when the St. Louis Rams beat the New York Jets the Saints were eliminated despite having beaten the Rams, who finished with the same record. Haslett was fired after the 2005 season in which the Saints finished 3-13 and did not play one regular season game in New Orleans due to Hurricane Katrina. On January 17, 2006, the Saints hired Sean Payton as their new head coach. James Donald Jim Haslett (born December 9, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the defensive coordinator of the St. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... City St. ... Date January 26, 2003 Stadium Qualcomm Stadium City San Diego MVP Dexter Jackson, Safety Favorite Raiders by 4 National anthem Dixie Chicks and Celine Dion Coin toss 1972 Miami Dolphins: Don Shula, Bob Griese, Larry Csonka, Larry Little, Jim Langer, Nick Buoniconti, Paul Warfield Referee Bill Carollo Halftime show Shania... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Gang Green Team colors Green and White Head Coach Eric Mangini Owner Robert Wood Johnson IV General manager Mike Tannenbaum League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC... Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, CA) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ...


On December 17, 2006, with a loss by the Carolina Panthers, the Saints clinched their third division title in franchise history despite losing to the Washington Redskins. It was the first time the Saints played at home on the day they clinched a division, and it is their first NFC South title. Sean Payton became the second consecutive Saints coach to win a division title in his first season. After a loss by the Dallas Cowboys to the Philadelphia Eagles on Christmas Day 2006, the Saints earned a first round playoff bye for the first time in franchise history. December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Charlotte, North Carolina Other nicknames The Cardiac Cats Team colors Black, Panther Blue, and Silver Head Coach John Fox Owner Jerry Richardson General manager Marty Hurney Mascot Sir Purr League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1995–present) National Football Conference (1995-present) NFC West (1995-2001) NFC South (2002... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The NFC South refers to the Southern Division of the National Football Conference of the National Football League that was created in 2002 when the league realigned divisions after expanding to 32 teams. ... Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, CA) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


Effect of Hurricane Katrina

After Hurricane Katrina devastated the city of New Orleans on August 29, 2005 and caused extensive damage to the Superdome, the Saints were not able to play any home games there for the entire 2005 NFL season. After practicing for approximately a week in San Jose, California, where they had evacuated in conjunction with a pre-season game against the Oakland Raiders, the team set up temporary headquarters and arranged for practice facilities in San Antonio, Texas, where owner Tom Benson started his car dealership empire. The league then announced that although the Saints' first home game on September 18 against the New York Giants would be played at Giants Stadium at 7:30 p.m. EDT on September 19, other home games would be split between Tiger Stadium at LSU in Baton Rouge, Louisiana (80 miles/130 km from New Orleans), and the Alamodome in San Antonio (540 miles/869 km from New Orleans); offices and practice would remain in San Antonio throughout the season. Various media reports in the San Antonio Express-News indicated the owner and government officials in San Antonio were working behind the scenes concerning a possible permanent relocation to San Antonio. San Antonio Mayor Phil Hardberger has pushed a strong verbal campaign to pursue the Saints. Other officials, including Texas Governor Rick Perry, had indicated they would also support a relocation to San Antonio, including using funding to upgrade the Alamodome, or possibly build a new stadium. However, the NFL and commissioner Paul Tagliabue are in favor of keeping the franchise in New Orleans, or at least delaying a decision on a potential relocation. Other rumors say that the NFL prefers to move the team to Los Angeles, but only if a permanent relocation is absolutely necessary. Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... The 2005 National Football League regular season began on Thursday, September 8, 2005 and ended on Sunday, January 1, 2006, New Years Day. ... Nickname: Capital of Silicon Valley Location of San Jose within Santa Clara County, California. ... City Oakland, California Team colors Silver and Black Head Coach Art Shell Owner Al Davis General manager Al Davis League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC West (1970-present) Team history Oakland Raiders (1960... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Tom Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team. ... September 18 is the 261st day of the year (262nd in leap years). ... This article is about the current National Football League team. ... Giants Stadium, also called The Meadowlands, is the home stadium for the New York Giants and New York Jets NFL football teams, and Red Bull New York (formerly MetroStars) of Major League Soccer. ... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Tiger Stadium is the home field of LSUs football team. ... Louisiana State University and Agricultural and Mechanical College, generally known as Louisiana State University or LSU, is a public, coeducational university located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and the main campus of the Louisiana State University System. ... Nickname: Red Stick Motto: Authentic Louisiana at every turn Coordinates: Country United States State Louisiana Parish East Baton Rouge Parish Founded 1699 Incorporated 16 January 1817 Mayor Melvin Kip Holden (D) Area    - City 204. ... The Alamodome is a multi-purpose facility that is primarily used as a football/basketball stadium and convention center in San Antonio, Texas. ... Nickname: Alamo City; River City Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: Counties Bexar County Mayor Phil Hardberger Area    - City 1067. ... Phil Hardberger (b. ... James Richard Rick Perry (b. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ...


Many fans in Louisiana were angered and felt that Hardberger and Perry were taking advantage of New Orleans' misfortunes to try to steal the Saints. Benson's actions also drew the anger of New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin, who called Benson's actions shameful and disrespectful to New Orleans fans who have supported the team for nearly four decades of mostly losing seasons. San Antonio officials, on the other hand, countered that Benson may have no choice—New Orleans may never fully recover as a viable location for an NFL franchise, and they are simply giving the franchise an option to relocate and remain economically viable, in this case to a city in which Benson already lives and has business interests. Benson indicated in his open letter to the Gulf Coast that San Antonio officials are only doing what any city seeking a franchise would do—recruit the franchise—as Mayor Nagin did for the former Charlotte Hornets. Ray Nagin Clarence Ray Nagin, Jr. ... The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets are a professional basketball team based in New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


On October 21, 2005, Benson issued a statement saying that he has not made any decision about the future of the Saints. [1]. However, the San Antonio Express-News reported that sources close to the Saints' organization said that Benson planned to void his lease agreement with New Orleans by declaring the Louisiana Superdome unusable. [2] October 21 is the 294th day of the year (295th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 71 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The San Antonio Express-News is the daily circulatory newspaper of San Antonio, Texas. ... Superdome redirects here. ...


NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue met with Benson and Louisiana governor Kathleen Blanco at the Saints' first home game in Baton Rouge on October 30 against the Miami Dolphins. After the meeting, he stopped just short of making a formal commitment to keep the Saints in New Orleans. Said Tagliabue: "The Saints are Louisiana's team and have been since the late '60s when my predecessor Pete Rozelle welcomed them to the league as New Orleans' team and Louisiana's team. Our focus continues to be on having the Saints in Louisiana." He dispelled rumors that have the Saints relocating to Los Angeles. Tagliabue will form an eight-owner advisory committee to help decide the team's future. [3] Benson left the game with five minutes left in the fourth quarter. While leaving the stadium, a WWL-TV camera crew recorded him leaving the stadium. Benson angrily pushed the camera away and then got into an argument with a fan. Video of the altercation was obtained by WWL-TV. [4] Three days later, Benson issued a statement that he would no longer go to Baton Rouge for Saints home games because he felt he and his family were in danger from abuse at the game. [5] Paul Tagliabue ©ESPN Paul Tagliabue (born November 24, 1940) is an American sports executive. ... Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (born December 15, 1942) is an American politician. ... October 30 is the 303rd day of the year (304th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 62 days remaining. ... City Miami Gardens, Florida Other nicknames The Fins, The Fish Team colors Aqua Green, Coral Orange, Navy Blue, and White Head Coach Nick Saban Owner Wayne Huizenga General manager Randy Mueller Mascot T. D. League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1966-1969) Eastern Division (1966-1969) National Football League (1970... Alvin Ray Pete Rozelle (March 1, 1926–December 6, 1996) was the commissioner of the National Football League (NFL) from January 1960 to November 1989, when he retired from office. ... Los Angeles, L.A., and LA redirect here. ...


2006 Return to New Orleans

The following day, Benson had also agreed with Louisiana state officials to extend his opt out clause with the Superdome and Louisiana because of the disaster until January 2007. Reports speculate this buys Benson time to see how the situation unfolds without having to make a decision now.


In the midst of the Katrina relocation controversy, several groups of investors have approached Benson with offers to buy the team and keep them in Louisiana, the most notable group being one led by FOX Sports analyst and former Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Terry Bradshaw, who is a Louisiana native. [6] However, Benson has expressed that he has no intentions of selling the team and plans to eventually hand down ownership to his granddaughter, Saints owner/executive Rita Benson LeBlanc. Benson spoke to press following an NFL owners' meeting on November 15, at which he reiterated that the team is not for sale, but also stated that other NFL owners, along with Tagliabue, were working with him to keep the team in New Orleans. [7] For Fox Sports in Australia see Fox Sports (Australia). ... Steelers redirects here. ... Terry Paxton Bradshaw (born September 2, 1948) is a former American football quarterback with the Pittsburgh Steelers in the National Football League (NFL). ...


On Dec. 5, Tagliabue met with Benson and New Orleans officials to tour the city and assess the viability of playing in New Orleans in 2006. On January 11, 2006, at a press conference in New Orleans, Tagliabue announced that the Saints will likely play all eight home games at the Superdome. [8] Superdome officials said January 12 that the Dome will be ready by September 1, 2006. [9] The NFL announced on February 5, 2006, that the Superdome would reopen on September 24 when the Saints host the Atlanta Falcons. [10] February 5 is the 36th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... September 24 is the 267th day of the year (268th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC...


However, Tagliabue said the team's preseason games will likely be played elsewhere in the region. He also said that the Saints and the NFL are committed to New Orleans for the long haul.


Sites for the team's 2006 preseason games were announced on March 23. They are Shreveport, Louisiana, for an August 21 game against the Dallas Cowboys, and Jackson, Mississippi, for an August 26 game against the Indianapolis Colts. [11] March 23 is the 82nd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (83rd in leap years). ... Nickname: Port City, Ratchet City(a reference to the citys wildly popular hip-hop dance), River City Motto: City of Shreveport 1836 Location in the state of Louisiana. ... August 21 is the 233rd day of the year (234th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... Nickname: The Best of the New South; The Bold, New City Coordinates: Country United States State Mississippi County Hinds Founded 1822 Mayor Frank Melton Area    - City 276. ... August 26 is the 238th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (239th in leap years). ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South (2002...


On April 6 the Saints released their 2006 schedule. All home games are scheduled to be played at the Superdome. The home opener against the Atlanta Falcons was moved from September 24 to September 25 and was shown on ESPN's Monday Night Football. [12] April 6 is the 96th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (97th in leap years). ... September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Monday Night Football (MNF) is a live television broadcast of the National Football League. ...


On September 19, Saints owner Tom Benson announced that the team had sold out the Superdome for the entire season with season tickets alone, a first in franchise history [13]. September 19 is the 262nd day of the year (263rd in leap years). ... Tom Benson is the owner of the New Orleans Saints NFL team. ... The Louisiana Superdome, often informally referred to simply as the Superdome, is a large, multi-purpose sports and exhibition facility located in the Central Business District of New Orleans, Louisiana. ...


The September 25, 2006 home opener, the first home game in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina, was won by the Saints 23-3 against the Atlanta Falcons, who were undefeated in the 2006-2007 season at that time. The attendance for the game was a sellout crowd of 70,003. Meanwhile, the broadcast of the game was ESPN's highest-ever rated program to date, with an 11.8 rating, and viewership by 10,850,000 homes. It was the most-watched program for the night, broadcast or cable, and was the second-highest rated cable program of all time. [14] September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... New Orleans is the largest city in the state of Louisiana, United States of America. ... Lowest pressure 902 mbar (hPa; 26. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... ESPN (an acronym for the Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...

The 2006 New Orleans Saints season began with the team trying to improve on their 3-13 record in 2005. ...

Logo and uniforms

Except for minor modifications, the Saints' logo and uniforms have basically remained the same since the club debuted in 1967. The team's logo is a fleur-de-lis, while their uniform design consists of gold helmets, gold pants, and either black or white jerseys. Minor changes to the uniform stripes and trim have been made throughout the years. Only during the 1969 preseason did the team wear black helmets. Fleurs-de-lys on the flag of Quebec The fleur-de-lis (also spelled fleur-de-lys; plural fleurs-de-lis or -lys) is used in heraldry, where it is particularly associated with the France monarchy (see King of France). ...


The Saints predominantly wore white at home when the club played at Tulane Stadium from 1967 through 1974, forcing opponents to wear dark colors in the subtropical climate of New Orleans. When the surface at Tulane Stadium switched from natural grass to AstroTurf in 1971, that heat was intensified; in Archie Manning's first game with the Saints in the 1971 season opener against the Los Angeles Rams, the temperature on the field reached as high as 130 degrees. The heavily favored Rams wilted in the stifling heat, and the Saints claimed their first-ever victory over their NFC West rival, 24-20, on Manning's 1-yard quarterback sneak on the last play of the game. Tulane Stadium was an outdoor football stadium located in New Orleans, Louisiana. ... Subtropical (or semitropical) areas are those adjacent to the tropics, usually roughly defined as the ranges 23. ... Listen to this article · (info) This audio file was created from an article revision dated 2006-02-04, and does not reflect subsequent edits to the article. ... Elisha Archibald Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American quarterback in professional American football. ... City St. ...


The Saints switched to white pants in 1975. One year later, they started to wear black pants with their white jerseys, a move influenced by coach Hank Stram, who introduced red pants to the Kansas City Chiefs' uniforms in 1968. They reverted back to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys in 1986. From 1986 through 1995, the sleeves of the jerseys and sides of the pants featured a logo with a fleur-de-lis inside an outline of the state of Louisiana. That logo was removed in 1996 and replaced with a fleur-de-lis on both the sleeves and sides of the pants. City Kansas City, Missouri Team colors Red, gold, and White Head Coach Herman Edwards Owner Clark Hunt[1] General manager Carl Peterson Mascot K.C. Wolf (1989-present) Warpaint (1963-1988) League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Western Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football...


From 1996 through 1998, the Saints returned to gold numbers on both the white and black jerseys, but complaints about the numbers on the white jerseys being too difficult to read forced the numbers on the white jerseys to be changed to black in 1999. The Saints wore black pants with a wide gold stripe with their white jerseys in 1999, but following a 3-13 and the dismissal of coach Mike Ditka, the black pants were mothballed by new coach Jim Haslett.


In 2000, the Saints won their first playoff game as they hosted the St. Louis Rams and after having a better record than home record, they wore their white jerseys, helping them get a 31-28 win over the defending champion Rams.


In the 2001, they wore their white jerseys in the first six home games. During that same year, they primarily wore black pants with both their white. They became the first NFL team to wear all-black uniforms in weeks 16 and 17 in home games against the San Francisco 49ers and Washington Redskins. City San Francisco, California Other nicknames Niners Team colors Cardinal red, metallic gold and black Head Coach Mike Nolan Owner Denise DeBartolo York and John York General manager none Mascot Sourdough Sam League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950–present... City Landover, Maryland Other nicknames The Skins Team colors Burgundy and Gold Head Coach Joe Gibbs Owner Daniel Snyder General manager Vinny Cerrato Fight song Hail to the Redskins League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1932–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol...


The all-black outfit made a comeback in a December 3, 2006 in a 34-10 victory over the 49ers. The team used it the week after against the Dallas Cowboys on December 10, 2006, a 42-17 victory. December 3 is the 337th (in leap years the 338th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... City Irving, Texas Other nicknames The Boys, Americas Team Team colors Royal Blue, Navy Blue, Metallic Silver Blue, and White Head Coach Bill Parcells Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones Mascot Rowdy [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Western Conference (1960) Eastern Conference (1961-1969... December 10 is the 344th day (345th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 21 days before the next year. ... 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In 2002, the Saints wore black pants with their white jerseys, and gold pants with their black jerseys. But one season later, they again reverted back to wearing gold pants with both their black and white jerseys.


The team introduced a gold alternate jersey during a December 15, 2002 game versus the Minnesota Vikings, but have never worn them since then. December 15 is the 349th day of the year (350th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For album titles with the same name, see 2002 (album). ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970...


In 2006, to honor their return to Louisiana, the Saints are wearing a patch on their uniforms with an outline of the State of Louisiana with a fleur-de-lis superimposed, similar to the logo from the 1980s.


The Saints originally planned to wear white jerseys at home for the 2006 season, but before the regular season started, the players voted to wear the black jerseys at home. Since the team had informed the NFL office that they planned to wear white jerseys at home, each of the Saints' eight opponents who played in the Superdome would have to agree to New Orleans' request. The Atlanta Falcons, Cincinnati Bengals, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers did not agree to the switch, leaving the Saints to wear white for those home games. City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... City Cincinnati, Ohio Team colors Black, Orange and White Head Coach Marvin Lewis Owner Mike Brown Mascot Who Dey League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1968-1969) Western Division (1968-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC Central (1970-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team... City Tampa, Florida Other nicknames The Bucs, Pewter Pirates Team colors Buccaneer Red, Pewter, Black, and Orange Head Coach Jon Gruden Owner Malcolm Glazer General manager Bruce Allen Mascot Captain Fear League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1976–present) American Football Conference (1976) AFC West (1976) National Football Conference (1977...


From Weeks 13-15, 17 of the 2006 season the Saints wore a Black Jersey with Black Pants and in a Weeks 16 win over the New York Giants the Saints wore a White Jersey with Black Pants. This article is about the current National Football League team. ...


Season-by-season records

Note: W = Wins, L = Losses, T = Ties

Season W L T Finish Playoff Results
1967 3 11 0 4th Capitol --
1968 4 9 1 3rd Century --
1969 5 9 0 3rd Capitol --
1970 2 11 1 4th NFC West --
1971 4 8 2 4th NFC West --
1972 2 11 1 4th NFC West --
1973 5 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1974 5 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1975 2 12 0 4th NFC West --
1976 4 10 0 3rd NFC West --
1977 3 11 0 4th NFC West --
1978 7 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1979 8 8 0 2nd NFC West --
1980 1 15 0 4th NFC West --
1981 4 12 0 4th NFC West --
1982 4 5 0 9th NFC Conf. --
1983 8 8 0 3rd NFC West --
1984 7 9 0 3rd NFC West --
1985 5 11 0 3rd NFC West --
1986 7 9 0 4th NFC West --
1987 12 3 0 2nd NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Vikings)
1988 10 6 0 3rd NFC West --
1989 9 7 0 3rd NFC West --
1990 8 8 0 2nd NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Bears)
1991 11 5 0 1st NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Falcons)
1992 12 4 0 2nd NFC West Lost Wild Card Playoffs (Eagles)
1993 8 8 0 2nd NFC West --
1994 7 9 0 2nd NFC West --
1995 7 9 0 5th NFC West --
1996 3 13 0 5th NFC West --
1997 6 10 0 3rd NFC West --
1998 6 10 0 3rd NFC West --
1999 3 13 0 5th NFC West --
2000 10 6 0 1st NFC West Won Wild Card Playoffs (Rams)
Lost Divisional Playoffs (Vikings)
2001 7 9 0 3rd NFC West --
2002 9 7 0 3rd NFC South --
2003 8 8 0 2nd NFC South --
2004 8 8 0 2nd NFC South --
2005 3 13 0 4th NFC South --
*2006 10 6 0 1st NFC South --
Totals 247 358 5 (1967-2006, regular season)
1 5 0 (1967-2006, playoffs)
248 363 5 (all games, 1967-2006, including playoffs)

* = Current Standing The NFL playoffs following the 1987 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXII. // Wild Card playoffs January 3, 1988 NFC: Minnesota Vikings 44, New Orleans Saints 10 at Louisiana Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... The NFL playoffs following the 1990 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXV. The league expanded its playoff system from a 10-team to a 12-team tournament. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The NFL playoffs following the 1991 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVI. // Wild Card playoffs December 28, 1991 AFC: Kansas City Chiefs 10, Los Angeles Raiders 6 at Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, Missouri Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC... The NFL playoffs following the 1992 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXVII. // at Metrodome, Minneapolis, Minnesota Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Team colors Midnight Green, Black, White, and Silver Head Coach Andy Reid Owner Jeffrey Lurie General manager Tom Heckert Fight song Fly, Eagles Fly Mascot Swoop League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1933–present) Eastern Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Capitol... The NFL playoffs following the 2000 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXV. // at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida Game time: 12:30 p. ... City St. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2000 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XXXV. // at Pro Player Stadium, Miami, Florida Game time: 12:30 p. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... The 2006 New Orleans Saints season began with the team trying to improve on their 3-13 record in 2005. ...


Players of note

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Receivers This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Jamie Martin is an American football quarterback for the St. ... Mike Karney (Born July 6, 1981, in San José, California) is a National Football League fullback for the New Orleans Saints. ... Dulymus Jenod (Deuce) McAllister (born December 27, 1978 in Lena, Mississippi) is an American football player, currently playing as a running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. // The most decorated player from the University of Mississippi since the days of former Saints quarterback Archie Manning at the... Reginald Alfred Reggie Bush II (born March 2, 1985 in San Diego, California), nicknamed The President, alluding to President Bush, is an American football player who plays for the New Orleans Saints and formerly for the University of Southern California (USC) Trojans. ... Aaron Stecker (born November 13, 1975 in Green Bay, Wisconsin) is an American football running back who plays for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. ... Jamaal Branch was a student-athlete from Colgate University, who played football from 2000-2001, 2003-2004. ...

Special teams Joe Horn (born January 16, 1972 in New Haven, Connecticut) is an American Football player who currently plays wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. Horn played two years of collegiate football (1991-1992) at Itawamba Junior College in Fulton, Mississippi. ... Marques Colston (Mar-kus Cole-stun) (born June 5, 1983 in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania) is an American football wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He was selected in the seventh round of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Hofstra University and some had projected him to be... selected in the second round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the New Orleans Saints ... Terrance Copper (born March 12, 1982 in Washington, North Carolina) is an American football wide receiver for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of East Carolina University. ... Jamal Jones (born April 24, 1981) is an American football player who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Michael Lee Beer Man Lewis (born November 14, 1971 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football wide receiver and kick returner. ... Mark Campbell (December 6, 1975,Clawson, Michigan) is an American Football tight end who currently plays for the Buffalo Bills. ... Billy Miller, a Tight End for the Cleveland Browns, has played for the NFL since 1999. ... John Owens (1790–1846), English merchant, was born in Manchester, England in 1790, the son of a prosperous merchant. ...

 

Offensive line John Michael Carney (born April 4, 1964 in Hartford, Connecticut) is an American football placekicker. ... Billy Cundiff (born March 30, 1980 in Valley Center, California) is a National Football League placekicker currently playing for the New Orleans Saints as a kickoff specialist. ... Kevin Houser(Born:August 23, 1977) is a National Football League longsnapper/tight end for the New Orleans Saints. ... Steve Weatherford (born December 17, 1982) is an American football punter who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ...

Defensive line Jammal Brown (born March 30, 1981 in Lawton, Oklahoma, USA) is an American football left tackle for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He attended the University of Oklahoma. ... Jon Stinchcomb (born September 27, 1979) is an American football offensive tackle for the New Orleans Saints. ... Zach Strief (born September 22, 1983) is an American football offensive tackle who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Rob Petitti is an offensive tackle for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was selected in the 6th round of the 2005 NFL Draft and has already become a starter in his rookie season. ... Jamar Kendric Nesbit (born December 17, 1976) is an American football offensive guard who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Jahri Evans is an American football offensive tackle, who currently plays for the National Football Leagues New Orleans Saints. ... Montrae Rondell Holland (born May 21, 1980) is an American football offensive guard who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Jeff Faine (born April 6, 1981) is an American football center currently playing for the Cleveland Browns. ... Jonathan Scott Goodwin (born December 2, 1978) is an American football offensive lineman who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ...

 

Linebackers Will Smith (born July 4, 1981) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played college football at Ohio State University. ... Charles Grant (born September 3, 1978) is an American Football player who currently plays Defensive End for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. PRO Career Stats WORTH NOTING: Has 30 sacks since 2002, more than any other Saints defender. ... Josh Cooper was the Conservative Party of Canada candidate for Member of Parliament in 2004 representing Thornhill, Ontario. ... Trevor Johnson (born February 26, 1981 in Gordon, Nebraska) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the New York Jets. ... James Brian Young (born July 8, 1977) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Antwan Lake (born July 10, 1979) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ... Willie Whitehead (born January 26, 1973 in Tuskegee, Alabama) is a professional American football player who plays defensive end, most recently for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. ... Rodney Allen Leisle (born February 5, 1981) is an American football defensive tackle who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ...

Defensive backs Scott Anthony Fujita (born in April, 1978 in Ventura County, California) is an American football player who is currently a linebacker for the National Football Leagues New Orleans Saints. ... Mark Lee Simoneau (born January 16, 1977, in Phillipsburg, Kansas) is an NFL linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles. ... Scott Shanle (born November 23, 1979 in Genoa, Nebraska) is an American football linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys of the NFL. He was originally selected with the 37th pick of the seventh round of the 2003 NFL Draft out of the University of Nebraska by the St. ... Danny Clark (born May 9, 1977 in Blue Island, Illinois) is an American football player and a middle linebacker with the Oakland Raiders of the National Football League. ... Terrence Melton (born January 1, 1977) is a current American Football linebacker for the New Orleans Saints in the National Football League since 2004 when he signed as a free agent. ... Alfred William Fincher (born August 15, 1983) is an American football middle linebacker who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ...

 

Practice squad This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Fred Thomas (born September 11, 1973 in Bruce, Mississippi) is an American football cornerback on the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He started his career with the Seattle Seahawks in 1996 and then came to New Orleans in 2000. ... Jason Donell Andre Craft(born February 13, 1976 in Denver, Colorado) is an American football cornerback on the New Orleans Saints. ... Dejuan Groce (Born February 17, 1980 in Garfield Heights, Ohio) is an American football cornerback for the St. ... Curtis Deloatch (born October 4, 1981 in Murfreesboro, North Carolina) is an American football player who currently plays cornerback for the New Orleans Saints and attended North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University. ... Josh Bullocks (Born February 23, 1983) is an NFL safety for the New Orleans Saints. ... Omar Stoutmire (born July 9, 1974 in Pensacola, FL) is an american football defensive back who plays for the National Football League New Orleans Saints. ... Jay Bellamy is a safety in the NFL who is a on the New Orleans Saints. ... Steve Gleason was born in Spokane, Washington in 1977. ... Atlanta Falcons strong safety, Bryan Scott. ...

Injured reserve Jason Fife is an american football quarterback for the National Football League New Orleans Saints. ... Dante Ridgeway(Born:April 18, 1984) is a National Football League wide receiver for the Saint Louis Rams. ... Anwar M.S. Phillips (born October 25, 1982 in St. ... Mike Warren (born March 26, 1961 in Inglewood, California), is a former professional baseball player who pitched in the Major Leagues for the Oakland Athletics from 1983-1985. ... Ben Archibald may refer to: Ben Archibald served as Convenor of NUS-USI in Northern Ireland from 2002-2004. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

Retired Mitch Shannon Berger (born on June 24, 1972 in Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada) is a National Football League punter for the New Orleans Saints. ... Keith Joseph is a running back for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. ... Roman Harper is a current American Football safety for the New Orleans Saints. ... James Deshaune Allen (born November 11, 1979 in Portland, Oregon) is an NFL linebacker for the New Orleans Saints. ... Tommy Polley (born January 18, 1978 is linebacker for the Baltimore Ravens. ... Jimmy Verdon is a defensive end in American Football. ... Ernie Conwell (born 8/17, 1972) is an american football tight end on the New Orleans Saints. ... Rob Ninkovich (born February 1, 1984) is an American football defensive end who currently plays for the New Orleans Saints. ...

Suspended Jermane Timothy Mayberry (born August 29, 1973) was a offensive guard for the NFL. He was drafted in 2005, following his years with the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Hollis Thomas is a National Football League Defensive Lineman for the Philadelphia Eagles. ...

Pro Football Hall of Famers

  • It should be noted that none of these Hall of Famers are there for their careers with the Saints. While Finks' work with the Saints contributed to his induction, he is primairly recognized for his years as general manager of the Minnesota Vikings. No one is currently in the Hall who played, coached, or otherwise spent the majority of their career with the Saints. Another inductee, Paul Hornung retired as a Saint during the 1967 training camp without ever playing for the team. Of NFL teams active prior to the league's 1995 expansion, only the Saints and their archrival, the Atlanta Falcons, do not have a representative who is primairly recognized for his achievements with that club.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame is the National Football Leagues Hall of Fame. ... Douglas Leon Atkins (Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, Tennessee) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. ... Earl Christian Campbell (born March 29, 1955 in Tyler, Texas) is a former professional American Football running back and is a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. ... Jim Finks (August 31, 1927 - May 8, 1994) was an American sports executive primarily for American football. ... Hank Stram being carried off of the field following his victory in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs Hank Stram (January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005), was a former American Football coach. ... This article is about the American football player; Jim Taylor is also the name of a writer and the name of a film maker. ... Da CoachMichael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... City Minneapolis, Minnesota Other nicknames The Vikes, The Purple People Eaters Team colors Purple, Gold, and White Head Coach Brad Childress Owner Zygi Wilf General manager Rob Brzezinski Mascot Ragnar League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1961–present) Western Conference (1961-1969) Central Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970... Paul Vernon Hornung (born December 23, 1935 in Louisville, Kentucky) was an outstanding all-around athlete who played college basketball but is best known as an American football player. ... City Atlanta, Georgia Team colors Black, Red, Silver, and White Head Coach Jim L. Mora Owner Arthur Blank General manager Rich McKay Mascot Freddie Falcon League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1966–present) Eastern Conference (1966) Western Conference (1967-69) Coastal Division (1967-1969) National Football Conference (1970-present) NFC...

Retired numbers

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New Orleans Saints Hall of Fame

Elisha Archibald Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American quarterback in professional American football. ... Danny Abramowicz was a wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. ... Since Tom Dempsey was born with no toes on his right foot, he wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe area, giving somewhat the appearance of a hammer. ... Billy Kilmer was an American football player who played collegiately for the UCLA Bruins and professionally for 16 seasons with three teams: the San Francisco 49ers, the New Orleans Saints and the Washington Redskins. ... George Henry Roland Rogers, CBE ( 1906?- 19 February 1983) was a British Labour Member of Parliament. ... Jim Finks (August 31, 1927 - May 8, 1994) was an American sports executive primarily for American football. ... Robert Pollard (born October 31, 1957) is a Dayton, Ohio singer-songwriter, who until 2004 was the leader and creative force behind indie rock group Guided by Voices. ... Douglas Leon Atkins (Born May 8, 1930, in Humboldt, Tennessee) is a former American Football defensive end who played for the Cleveland Browns, Chicago Bears and the New Orleans Saints. ... Dave Waymer (July 1, 1958 - April 30, 1993) was an NFL football player. ... Rickey Jackson(Born:1958) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the New Orleans Saints,and the San Francisco 49ers. ... Dalton Hilliard (born April 5, 1964 in Patterson, Louisiana) was an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played for the NFC in the 1989 Pro Bowl. ... Statue of Sam Mills outside of Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Sam Mills, Jr. ... Bobby Hebert (born August 19, 1960 in Cut Off, Louisiana) was a quarterback who played professionally in the USFL and NFL from 1983 to 1996 for the Michigan Panthers, Oakland Invaders, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Eric Martin (born November 8, 1961 in Van Vleck, Texas), was a former professional football player who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ... Vaughan Johnson (born March 24, 1962 in Newark, New Jersey) is a retired American football linebacker. ... Born 1964 Former New Orleans Saints linebacker who turned his popularity as a versatile, speedy pass rusher into a seat in the Louisiana state legislature. ... Hoby Brenner (born June 2, 1959, in Lynwood, CA) is a retired National Football League tight end. ... James Earnest Mora, more commonly known as Jim Mora, (b. ... Frank Warren (1959 - December 12, 2002) was a professional football player for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League. ... Rueben Mayes (born 1963), was a Canadian football player. ...

Other notable alumni

Danny Abramowicz was a wide receiver in the National Football League who played for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers. ... Morten Andersen (born August 19, 1960, in Copenhagen, Denmark) is an American football placekicker with the Atlanta Falcons. ... Mario Bates was a running back in the NFL. Category: ... Ken Burrough (WR) was a 1st Round Draft pick from Texas Southern by the Saints in 1970. ... Toi Fitzgerald Cook (born December 3, 1964 in Chicago, Illinois), was a former professional football player who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 8th round of the 1987 NFL Draft. ... Jake Christopher Delhomme (born January 10, 1975 in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana) is an American football quarterback for the Carolina Panthers NFL franchise. ... Since Tom Dempsey was born with no toes on his right foot, he wore a modified shoe with a flattened and enlarged toe area, giving somewhat the appearance of a hammer. ... Quinn Remar Early (born April 13, 1965 in West Hempstead, New York), was a former American professional football player who was selected by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd round of the 1988 NFL Draft. ... Russell Erxleben is a former American football player and currency investor. ... LaRoi Damon Glover (born July 4, 1974 in San Diego, California) is an American football defensive tackle who plays for the St. ... Bobby Hebert (born August 19, 1960 in Cut Off, Louisiana) was a quarterback who played professionally in the USFL and NFL from 1983 to 1996 for the Michigan Panthers, Oakland Invaders, New Orleans Saints, and Atlanta Falcons. ... Craig Ironhead Heyward (September 26, 1966, Passaic, New Jersey – May 27, 2006) was an American football running back who played for the New Orleans Saints, Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, St. ... Dalton Hilliard (born April 5, 1964 in Patterson, Louisiana) was an American football running back for the New Orleans Saints of the NFL. He played for the NFC in the 1989 Pro Bowl. ... Rickey Jackson(Born:1958) is a former American Football linebacker who played for the New Orleans Saints,and the San Francisco 49ers. ... Sammy D. Knight (born September 10, 1975 in Fontana, CA) is an American Football strong safety and graduate of Rubidoux High School in Riverside, CA and USC who currently plays for the Kansas City Chiefs of the NFL. Knight was a pro-bowler in 2001. ... Eric Martin (born November 8, 1961 in Van Vleck, Texas), was a former professional football player who was drafted by the New Orleans Saints in the 7th round of the 1985 NFL Draft. ... Wayne Martin (born 1953) is an Australian lawyer and current Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Western Australia. ... Statue of Sam Mills outside of Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC Sam Mills, Jr. ... Lorenzo Neal (born December 27, 1970 in Hanford, California) is a Pro Bowl fullback in the National Football League. ... William Roaf is an American Football offensive lineman who plays for the Kansas City Chiefs. ... Kenny The Snake Stabler (born December 25, 1945) is a former National Football League quarterback who played quarterback at the University of Alabama and for the Oakland Raiders (1970-1979); and for the Houston Oilers and New Orleans Saints (1980-1984). ... Born 1964 Former New Orleans Saints linebacker who turned his popularity as a versatile, speedy pass rusher into a seat in the Louisiana state legislature. ... Ricky Williams (born Errick Lynne Williams, Jr. ... Johnnie Edward Poe (born 29 August 1959) is a former professional football player who spent his entire 7 year NFL career with the New Orleans Saints. ...

Head Coaches

Thomas Jesse Fears (December 3, 1923 - January 4, 2000) was an American football wide receiver for the Los Angeles Rams in the National Football League, playing nine seasons from 1948 to 1956. ... J.D. Roberts (born October 24, 1932) was an American football player and head coach. ... Hank Stram being carried off of the field following his victory in Super Bowl IV with the Kansas City Chiefs Hank Stram (January 3, 1923 – July 4, 2005), was a former American Football coach. ... Dick Nolan (born Richard Charles Nolan on March 26, 1932 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the father of Mike Nolan and a former head coach of the San Francisco 49ers in the 60s and 70s. ... Richard Anthony Stanfel (born July 20, 1927) was an American football player. ... Oail Andrew Bum Phillips was a head coach in the National Football League (NFL). ... Wade Phillips is the current defensive coordinator for the National Football Leagues San Diego Chargers and the former head coach of the Denver Broncos and the Buffalo Bills. ... James Earnest Mora, more commonly known as Jim Mora, (b. ... Rick Venturi is a former head coach at Northwestern University and longtime NFL assistant known or his defense. ... Da CoachMichael Keller Ditka, Jr. ... James Donald Jim Haslett (born December 9, 1955 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is the defensive coordinator of the St. ... Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, CA) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ...

Current Staff

  • Head Coach - Sean Payton
  • Offensive Coordinator - Doug Marrone
  • Defensive Coordinator - Gary Gibbs
  • Special Teams Coach - John Bonamego
  • Quarterbacks Coach - Pete Carmichael Jr.
  • Running Backs Coach - George Henshaw
  • Wide Receivers Coach - Curtis Johnson
  • Tight Ends Coach - Terry Malone
  • Offensive Line Coach - Doug Marrone
  • Offensive Assistant/Passing Game - John Morton
  • Defensive Line Coach - Marion Hobby
  • Linebackers Coach - Joe Vitt
  • Defensive Backs Coach - Tom Hayes
  • Defensive Assistant/Secondary - Tony Oden
  • Assistant Special Teams Coach - Greg McMahon
  • Strength and Conditioning - Dan Dalrymple
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning - Adam Bailey

Patrick Sean Payton (born December 29, 1963 in San Mateo, CA) is the head coach of the New Orleans Saints. ... Gary Gibbs (born August 13, 1952 in Beaumont, Texas) is an American football player turned coach who is most notable for coaching the University of Oklahoma Sooners for six years following the resignation of Barry Switzer. ... Curt Johnson may refer to Curt Johnson (soccer) S. Curtis Johnson, of the S. C. Johnson family First name variations Kirk Johnson For other first names see Johnson Surname variations For other last names starting with Joh Middle Name Curtis or Johnson; Dan Curtis Johnson Samuel Curtis Johnson Category: ... This article is about the 15th century English Bishop, for other uses see John Morton (disambiguation). ... Joe Vitt during a New Orleans Saints game Joe Vitt is the current interim Head Coach of the St. ... Tom Hayes (born February 1952) is an Irish farmer and Fine Gael party politician. ...

Radio and television

As of 2006, the Saints' flagship station is WWL, 870AM, one of the oldest radio stations in the city of New Orleans. Jim Henderson and Hokie Gajan form the broadcast team. Most preseason games are televised on Cox Sports Television and WUPL. Tim Brando and Archie Manning call the preseason action. 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WWL is a long-time radio station in New Orleans, Louisiana that began broadcasting in 1922. ... D. James Henderson (born August 7, 1940 in Sudbury, Ontario) is a former politician in Ontario, Canada. ... Cox Sports Television (CST) is a regional sports channel that serves the Gulf South region. ... WUPL 54 is the UPN owned-and-operated station for the Greater New Orleans, Louisiana area. ... Tim Brando (b. ... Elisha Archibald Manning III (born May 19, 1949) is a former American quarterback in professional American football. ...


2006 Schedule

Further information: 2006 New Orleans Saints season

The 2006 New Orleans Saints season began with the team trying to improve on their 3-13 record in 2005. ...

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