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Jerome Pathon

NIce.

For 79... um....

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Jeremy Parnell. i'm sure there's a better one out there, but i liked this quote when i read it:
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What is your best football memory?
"Winning the Super Bowl. (laughs) First year in this thing winning a Super Bowl, it don't get no better than that."
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blueslover
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81 is a tough call...

Atkins was HOF and at the tail end of his career but was still totally a beast in NOLA. Of the original Saints D Dave Whitsell and he were the most legitimate NFL defenders.

Hakim is really just a footnote but was one of the biggest ones in Saints history. Maybe the biggest single play/game/win until '09. Then the fact that he later actually suited up here makes him even more interesting.
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dunno if Pathon deserves that much recognition. Always thought he was the definition of journeyman. Not bad at all but never studly.
Jimmy Graham might finally be THE #80 for the black and gold. Pretty painful number in two of the worst draft picks in Saints history: #7 & #13 overall Larry Burton & Lindsay Scott (101 combined career receptions!)
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Dave Parks some 82 (83 too) props? How many TEs were ever the #1 overall draft pick? Prolly called WR then tho. 5 NOLA yrs, 149 catches, 16 TDs was pretty good for a TE back in those days- especially on one of the worst teams in league history.
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A good resource for Saints history is http://www.nosaintshistory.com/ Has rosters with uni #s for most years.


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I must be chronologically challenged. We went from 80 to 79 back to 82. What day is it?



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81 is a tough call...


agreed

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Atkins was HOF and at the tail end of his career but was still totally a beast in NOLA.


That's what it seems like. I just don't know much about him except that he was here for two years and his jersey is retired

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Hakim is really just a footnote but was one of the biggest ones in Saints history.


Agreed again. But that play is one of my best Saint's memories which is why I posted that one.

Probably the best/recent 81 was Michael Haynes. But like I said, he started and ended with the Falcons so he is tainted in my mind.

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dunno if Pathon deserves that much recognition. Always thought he was the definition of journeyman.


I really liked Pathon and he was a solid contributor. Kind of an early Lance Moore with a worse QB. Graham is the easy call for today though.



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blueslover
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missed some, melikes discussing old schoolers

I think 79 is up today

That Parnell pic is funny

#79 nominees...

here's a great example of the evolution of the NFL... you could have a 6-0 250lb defensive tackle in 1967-68, Lou Cordileone. The the next #79 in 1970 was DT Clovis Swinney 6-4 240.

dang, after review this might be the sparsest talent for any Saints number. I can only come up with one...

Emanuel Zanders, 87games in 7 yrs at guard, 1974-80

1990 interview on life after football

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05/02/2012: BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Some former Saints players were at the State Capitol earlier today showing support for a major charity in our state.

Ex-players including Jack Holmes, Mike Strong and Emanuel Zanders were promoting the partnership between the NFL Players Association and the Louisiana Home Builders Association that's called Touchdown for Homes.


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blueslover
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oops, maybe 80

more Atkins-

Atkins was a fierce defender who was known for using his immense size and agility to his advantage. At 6'8", Atkins would often bat passes down at the line of scrimmage and would use his skills as a high jump champion to leapfrog blockers and get to the quarterback. Atkins was one of the first great exclusively defensive players in professional football and, along with fellow Hall of Famer Gino Marchetti, revolutionized the defensive end position.
With the Bears, Atkins was a First Team All-Pro selection in 1958, 1960, 1961, and 1963; along with being a starter in the Pro Bowl in eight of his last nine years with Chicago. Before the 1967 season, Atkins requested a trade from Chicago after a falling out with Halas.

He also was one of the hardest drinking players in NFL history. He downed martinis out of hurricane glasses.

Ranked #9 on NFL network show of Top 10 DEs of alltime.


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oops, maybe 80


Yeah, I think Meateye was so excited about Jimmy G that he was premature and shot his pics on the board a day early.


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I hear meat has been known for some premature efanulation.

Really!? I wasnt like that last night with your old lady.

Yeah I posted #80 like an hour early last night. My bad. But I said I was doing it early on my first post. Didnt mean to screw up everything.


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Crap blues, I just realized you posted him yesterday. Oh well, there wasn't much of a choice for '79 anyway.


blueslover
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so far I'd say 79 in the thinnest in talent history. Any other 79s were just footnotes that played a season or two. I know a lot of rookies already have some number association or liking. It could be a consideration tho to think what numbers are not identified with another player. That is, carve out your niche as THE #whatever. When Hawthorne signed recently he took #57. He gave RJ props and was almost apologetic. But even if Hawthorne turns into an All Pro there will only be one Saint ever identified with 57.


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so far I'd say 79 in the thinnest in talent history


I put in a little bit of man work searching 79's, did not have much luck doing so.


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Well he dont wear this number any more but I thought I would add something to the #79

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P.S. He wears #99 now......
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Suntiger
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so far I'd say 79 in the thinnest in talent history.


Yeah, I had a hard time with 86 too. It was Jake Reed or Onomi Ojo.

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carve out your niche as THE #whatever.


79 is usually your offensive linemen. Usually not a lot of ego there. Not enough to try carve out an identity to associate a number with a player anyway.


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