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Henry Jones Jr
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Matt Luke Sucks
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How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
During his time in New Orleans. Do y'all think that he was a terrible QB or the only bright spot during the 10 years he was there?


Shiftyplus1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Drew Brees is My Co-Pilot
Member since Oct 2005
9759 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
He'd have been amazing with an actual team with talent around him. He was running for his life the entire time he was here. He was one of the only reasons to watch Saints football for a long time.


SpqrTiger
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2004
8056 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Most viewed him as a popular but imperfect quarterback. He was mostly seen as a net positive for the team and the city... there wasn’t much to cheer for most of the time back then, but Archie was indeed a bright spot.


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L.A.
New Orleans Saints Fan
Los Angeles
Member since Aug 2003
51305 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
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He'd have been amazing with an actual team with talent around him. He was running for his life the entire time he was here. He was one of the only reasons to watch Saints football for a long time.
This. Anybody who thinks Archie was a terrible QB doesn't know how terrible those early Saints teams really were.


desteves
LSU Fan
River Ridge
Member since Oct 2015
4 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Archie was the man. He had no line protection at all. Not at all. He got clobbered on every play. It’s amazing he can walk today. I can promise you Drew and Brady would be in body bags after one season playing with those offensive linemen. I know, I witnessed those beat downs.


jorconalx
LSU Fan
alexandria
Member since Aug 2011
7269 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
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This. Anybody who thinks Archie was a terrible QB doesn't know how terrible those early Saints teams really were.



Especially during the years half the team was addicted to cocaine


ellishughtiger
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
70118
Member since Jul 2004
15794 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Archie ran for his life while with the Saints. That’s all I got.


tenderfoot tigah
LSU Fan
Red Stick
Member since Sep 2004
4579 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Every time we played Newman, there was a line for autographs and he would sign damn near every last one.


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keakar
Member since Jan 2017
10744 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
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He'd have been amazing with an actual team with talent around him. He was running for his life the entire time he was here. He was one of the only reasons to watch Saints football for a long time.


this is the only correct answer ^^^^^^

he was good, not necessarily great but a damn good QB who never had a chance to be great because he was the only member of the team worth a damn.

by the end he was less about being good and more about staying alive. he was a lot like those games watching johnny manzel at A&M, he had to make plays all on his own while being chased by no less then 3 guys on every play

most fair minded fans feel guilt about ruining the mans career but we were glad to have him and he was the only reason we watched the saints back then


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Jebboy
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
41 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
I think Saints fans view him as a hell of a quarterback who was stuck on crappy teams.

I remember he hosted a call in show on WWL with Cooper for a short time and people spent so much time gushing over Archie Cooper had to say on air, "When you call in please don't spend 5 minutes telling my Dad how great he was. He appreciates it but it takes up so much time that we need." The very next caller spent 5 minutes telling Archie how great he was and how bad he felt that we couldn't put a decent team around him.

I got to meet him and he was the nicest most genuine person I've ever met. I saw him a few minutes later and though I expected him to pretend he didn't see me he stopped, shook my hand and said, "Merry Christmas, Jebboy."

There is no doubt Drew Brees is a better quarterback but Archie will always be my favorite.
This post was edited on 5/27 at 1:40 pm


Froman
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2007
27394 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
I’m not a fan of the Mannings in general, but I’ve started to come around in recent years.


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WMTigerFAN
New Orleans Saints Fan
West Monroe
Member since Feb 2005
2733 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Very talented with a horrible offensive line and defense year after year. Extremely loyal to New Orleans and its fans.


WITCH DOCTOR
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2009
846 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Eli and Archie....bout the same on the retarded scale...9.5

Peyton can at least tie his shoes...
This post was edited on 5/27 at 3:27 pm


Sweltering Chill
Wofford Fan
Member since Aug 2017
1327 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
If history had been a little different, and Bradshaw had wound up with the Saints and Archie with the Steelers- the Saints would have been even worse, and the Steelers, instead of winning four Super Bowls in that era, would have gotten 6 or 7 rings.


Shiftyplus1
New Orleans Saints Fan
Drew Brees is My Co-Pilot
Member since Oct 2005
9759 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
90 posts in 10 years. Post less fricktard.


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1BamaRTR
New Orleans Saints Fan
In Your Head Blvd
Member since Apr 2015
12074 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
Says the alter with excessive ellipsis use


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Mr. Hangover
Hawaii Fan
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
28200 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
You really shouldn’t call a guy retarded when he has THREE fricking letters in his name and you still can’t spell it right


WITCH DOCTOR
LSU Fan
Louisiana
Member since Mar 2009
846 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
lol.... there you go, he’s not my hero....bet he signed that Giants jersey for you and even spelled your name right...

hence....you are returning the favor....
This post was edited on 5/27 at 3:29 pm


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Big Sway
LSU Fan
Member since Nov 2009
4181 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
The whole city was shocked and pissed when Bum Phillips traded him to Houston for Earl Campbell


tigernnola
LSU Fan
NOLA
Member since Sep 2016
1379 posts

re: How do Saints fans view Archie Manning?
You will have to show me a tougher guy to ever play for the Saints.
You will have to show me a more loyal guy to ever play for the Saints.
You will have to show me a more athletic guy to ever play for the Saints.

He was the target of all on so many bad Saints teams. He was sacked 340+ times in 134 games played with the Saints. Add countless other hits after or during the throw. Rushed 350+ times scrambling for over 2K yards.

He ended his Saints career with over 21K yards, mostly on the run with the OL of those days.

Today’s youngsters would be demanding a trade after a year or two.

How do I view Archie? I respect no other Saint, before or after more than #8.


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