Presentation on theme: "The best linebackers ever.. The Saints had one of the best defenses in NFL history from 1987-1995. It was named after the four linebackers They."— Presentation transcript:
The Saints had one of the best defenses in NFL history from 1987-1995. It was named after the four linebackers They went to the playoffs 4 times, and one was for the first time ever. 2 of the top 20 all time pass rushers are Saints. The cheer of Saints fans at the time was “BURY ‘Em DEEP”
The former players voted the Saints “Dome Patrol” as being the best group of linebackers ever. They lead the league in least points against 2 years in a row in 1991 and 1992. They were the first group of linebackers to all be voted to the starting allstar team.
Some say he was the greatest Saint ever. He played the most games as a Saint. He was the emotional leader of the team. He is in the hall of fame. He was a 6 time all star He once played in a game in the same week he broke his face in a car wreck. He lead the Saints in sacks and turnovers caused all time.
He was a 5 time all star. His nickname was “Mighty Mouse.” He was the smallest linebacker in the NFL. He was the captain. He called the plays and was called ‘the brains.” He had 100 or more tackles 5 times.
5 time pro bowler 2 time 1 st team all NFL. Lead the league in sacks once. Was the defensive player of the year once. Is 17 th all time in sacks, making him one of the best pass rushers ever.
No group of linebackers has gone to as many pro bowls. The Saints had the best defense in the NFL for 3 years in a row. They had 27 out of 48 games with 10 points or fewer including 5 shutouts. The 49ers were one of the best teams ever: and they couldn’t score much on the Saints.