Now that the Saints have made the Super Bowl, it is a good time to recognize those that came before and started the love affair that the Saints have with the city.
Although this is the most successful Saints team in history, the Saints have had some great players at almost every position. Unfortunately, there was always some component missing, sometimes more than one.
They had good offenses with no defense. Good defenses with no offense. Good offensive players and an ineffective quarterback (e.g. Aaron Brooks), a good quarterback (e.g. Archie Manning) and no offensive line.
I would like to lift a cup to all of the great Saints players of years past. This slide show pays tribute to the best offensive players at each position, regardless of the success of the team.