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strohmile126
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Member since Jul 2008
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Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Hard to quantify and there will be omissions but let’s recall some of the unheralded greats.

In no particular order:

Colston
John Kasay
Leigh Torrence
Jabari Smith
Darren Howard
Lance Moore
Will Smith
Sproles
Devery
Meachem
Mike Bell
Strief (pre radio career)
Goodwin

Just a few. I left out a bunch but would like to hear your opinion and submissions.


drake20
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Colston is beloved by Saints fans.

Jabari Greer is king in this category, imo.

Strief future Saints hall of famer?
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Hester Carries
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
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unheralded
=/=
quote:

underrated


i.e Pierre Thomas might be the most underrated player in NFL history


Paul Allen
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
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underrated player in NFL history


Saints history, for sure. Not sure about NFL history.

He never had a 1,000 yard season or more than 10TD’s in a season.

Corey Dillon is what I think of when it comes to underrated.

quote:

Few running backs have amassed over 10,000 yards in their career and it’s not common knowledge that one of them is Cincinnati and New England running back Corey Dillon.

As one of the most productive backs in the last 25 years, he was consistently a threat to rush for over 100 yards per game and forced the defense to game-plan for him. In 2000 against Denver, he set, at the time, the single game rushing record, running for 278 yards on 22 carries, breaking Walter Payton’s 25 year-old record.

When he went to the Patriots in 2004, he not only rushed for a career-best 1,635 yards,





Hester Carries
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He never had a 1,000 yard season or more than 10TD’s in a season.


I don’t care. Outside of maybe Barry Sanders, PT is the best screen player of all-time. Don’t @me


Paul Allen
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Don’t care about stats? I’m confused with @ me when I’m just trying to have a conversation.

What’s so hard to comprehend?



saintsfan92612
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Norman Hand
LeCharles Bentley (who I think would have been an all-time great if not for MRSA)
pretty much any Fullback we've ever had.


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Devery Henderson
Keith Mitchell


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Northshore Saint
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Covington, LA
Member since Feb 2013
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
David Thomas


50407Tiger
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Underrated would have to mean, no fanfare from college yet put up huge numbers in the NFL...

First name to come to mind....

The Beer Man, Michael Lewis

Prior to his pro football career, Lewis was a Budweiser beer truck driver (thus, the nickname "Beer Man") whose truck route was a short distance from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Lewis never went to college.

In 2002, Lewis set an NFL record for combined kick-punt return yardage with 2,432 yards total (1,807 kickoff, 625 punt).[9] He is currently the Saints' all-time career leader in punt returns (142) and punt return yardage (1,482).

TYFYS





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Donkus
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Mike McKenzie.

Wasn't amazing, but solid.

Bonus run was fun too.


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Hester Carries
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
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I’m confused with @ me when I’m just trying to have a conversation.


It’s just a thing you say on the internet dude lol

It means “I think what I think and you can’t change my mind.”


I


strohmile126
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Jul 2008
419 posts

re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Nice pull. Shockey was solid at that position too. At least for a memorable year.
LeCharles Bentley was an all time Goat at C. Jahri Evan’s too at G.
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Paul Allen
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Alrighty then


ned nederlander
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Darren Howard is a great one. First pick of the haslett era and really solid DE foe Saints. Yet probably forgotten among more casual Saints fans.

Colston I think depends on if you mean underrated by Saints fans or by nfl fans at large. I think he’s rightly rated and beloved as one of if not the best Saints WR of all time. Nationally he never got the respect he deserves and is underrated.

I personally think Scott shanle and fujita were underrated.


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partywiththelombardi
New Orleans Saints Fan
Member since May 2012
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Chris Ivory
Buu Williams
Jay Bellamy
Adrian McPherson dude has the greatest preseason play of all time


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Johnny Roastbeef
LSU Fan
Somewhere in the LP
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Damian Swann. He would’ve had a nice career if it wasn’t for those concussions


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Kankles
New Orleans Saints Fan
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
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Jabari Smith


So underrated he never played for the Saints. Or in the NFL.


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lsutigers1992
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
You better give some love to Willie Jackson. The REAL reason we won our first playoff game.


LooseCannon22282
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re: Post 2000 Saints underrated players
Carl Nicks


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