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  1. http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/sports/saints/article_2b0e8d1e-6f53-11e8-8350-0f9b8a4b5131.html
  2. Yeah, I think it depends on how one defines it. There's no doubt PT was capable of playing every down. He did not have to be taken off the field for any deficiency where another player would be better at (think a run stuffing LB that has to come out on third downs because he can't cover). In that sense PT was most certainly an every down back. But, I don't think PT would have had the durability nor would he had been as effective if he was getting 270ish touches per season. Nonetheless he was an outstanding player. One thing not yet mentioned in this thread yet was his ability on Special Teams. He often lined up as the up-back on kickoff returns and actually returned a lot of kicks for us his first two seasons. As his role on offense became larger, he still would serve as our Kickoff Returner in a pinch. Losing him so early in that 2011 Divisional Playoff game against the 49ers played a pivotal role in us losing that game and, ultimately, what would be have been our shot at a 2nd Lombardi Trophy. When it comes to Lance, a lot of fans don't realize that he actually came to us in '05 during the Katrina season. He survived the gutting of the coaching staff and what would end up being about a 45% player turnover prior to the '06 season beginning. Silky smooth, sticky hands, great compliment to some of the other WRs he played with. Lance was a oft injured player, but an outstanding Saint. I'm slightly miffed either guy gets in before Colston, but that could have to do with a number of different formalities or reasons. Glad PT and Lance are getting to go in together. (Edit: Just saw, you have to be three years removed from the Saints. So Colston won't be eligible until another year goes by.) Moore endured some of the Hurricane Katrina aftermath by working with the practice squad when the team based its operations in San Antonio and split home games between the Alamo Dome and Tiger Stadium. He survived the roster shakeup that came after the team hired Payton in January 2006. And when Thomas packed all his belongings in 2007 and drove down from his hometown of Chicago with no plans of going back -- "That's how I knew I was going to make it," he said -- they had lockers next to each other. "It's really cool to go in with somebody that isn't just a former teammate," Moore said in referencing Thomas as his best friend on the team. "Pierre is my brother. Pierre is my family. We talk regularly. So it's a pretty cool thing." https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/lance_moore_pierre_thomas_sain.html#incart_river_index
  3. https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/saints_hall_of_fame_thomas_moo.html#incart_m-rpt-2 In case you're wondering, here's a link to those who have already been inducted. I had no idea it was so many. This is not to be confused with the Saints Ring of Honor which only has 4, Archie, Willie Roaf, Rickey Jackson, and Morten Andersen. http://www.saintshalloffame.com/our-inductees/
  4. SP doesn't believe new targeting rule will result in many ejections. "I don't think you're going to see 28 of these fouls called next year," Payton said. "Last year, and we've taken a look at all this, you'd come away with about three or four (ejections)." https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/nfl_new_orleans_saints_helmet.html
  5. https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/terron_armstead_saints_1.html#incart_river_index https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/andrus_peat_saints_2018.html#incart_river_index
  6. "I'm not angry with my contract," he said. "I wasn't holding out. I'm in the last year of my deal; of course I'd like an extension, but that's not the reason I wasn't here." "The main reason that I wasn't here for OTAs was that I wanted to train on my own this offseason," he said. "I wanted to switch up my offseason regimen this year, and I felt like I had some things that I wanted to work on personally that I could get done better by myself." https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/mark_ingram_saints_minicamp.html#incart_river_index
  7. Sure sounds like a possibility considering the words from SP and Lombardi. He's got the athletic ability in spades and he has the time to learn behind one of the best. https://www.nola.com/expo/sports/erry-2018/06/83a49fc3cf7698/drew_brees_heir_apparent_is_in.html#incart_river_index
  8. I might get blasted for this, but do you think that MT is already better than Colston? Maybe at this exact same time in their career, I'll budge on that. MT probably is more polished than Colston was going into his 3rd year. But MT has two more superb years to pass Colston, in my eyes at least. For the record, I asked a similar question about 3 years back regarding Cam Jordan versus Will Smith. I said Jordan did not have the proof in the pudding to show he was better than the late Will Smith. Bonck in particular pounded the table and said he believed Jordan was better. That has come to fruition and there is no contest. Some fun though to talk about our team's greatness and not our follies.
  9. In all honesty, I'd you to elaborate more. You make some decent points, but this is the Greatest Award of Your Lifetime and is a statement about your career. You will be part of a brotherhood that is so elite..... Forget the voters. Why do you distance yourself from that brotherhood? He will never be fully accepted because of this. Again, forget the voters, be a HOFer.
  10. Bourdain, 61, was no stranger to New Orleans and South Louisiana where he visited often when filming segment for his TV shows. When asked which U.S. city was at the top of his must-see list, Bourdain chose New Orleans: "In America, there might be better gastronomic destinations than New Orleans, but there is no place more uniquely wonderful.... So it's a must see city because there's no explaining it, no describing it. You can't compare it to anything. So, far and away New Orleans."
  11. Man, I really liked this guy and have been following him off and on ever since I read Kitchen Confidential about 10 or 12 years ago. I'm just stunned. RIP. https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/cnns-anthony-bourdain-dead-at-61/ar-AAyo1er?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout#image=BBHO6dr|2 https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/celebrity/anthony-bourdain-dead-at-61-chrissy-teigen-gordon-ramsey-and-more-stars-react/ar-AAyobXw?li=BBnb7Kz&ocid=mailsignout
  12. He does have money problems, that has been well documented. Hard for me to believe though that neither the 9ers, Eagles nor Cowboys would help him out. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/a-theory-emerges-on-to’s-decision-to-skip-canton/ar-AAyn3Gj?li=BBnba9I&ocid=mailsignout
  13. Can't make this up. https://sports.yahoo.com/terrell-owens-declines-invitation-hall-fame-ceremony-164454072.html
  14. https://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/06/saints_establish_2018_mission.html#incart_river_index