The quarterback was not as cut and dried as one might think. Just kidding, it’s Drew Brees, sorry Archie. I loved Archie, he was the first QB I ever saw in person on the field. Drew Brees is a certain Hall of Famer and his Madden like numbers like five 5000 yard seasons are not the reason. The teams’ glorious Super Bowl MVP run in 2009 -2010 is. Duece McAllister is my running back, which is tough because I loved Dalton Hilliard, but the numbers don’t lie. Duece had four 1000 yard seasons and over 6000 for the black and gold. At fullback I made an amendment to my 5 year rule and added Hokie Gajan. At true Saint, who we lost last year, averaged 6 yards a carry for over a 100 totes, very rare air. At Tight End it had to be Jimmy Graham a matchup night akin to Gronk when healthy. Wide receivers are all time leader Marques Colston and LSU product Eric Martin.
The O line starts at left tackle and Hall of Famer Willie Roaf perennial Pro Bowler. Stan Brock at right tackle, a team first glue guy, I’ll take 53 Stan Brocks’ and win big. At center I went with Lafayette native Jerry Fontenot, a stalwart for 100 games for New Orleans and more for the Bears. The guards were, in my opinion, inseparable. Carl Nicks and Jahri Evans were Super Bowl teammates, Evans came back last year and was very good. The placekicker is easier than the QB pic, newly minted Hall of Famer Morten Anderson. The “Great Dane” and “Mr Automatic” was the best I ever saw. Few things cut as deep as Morten in Falcons gear, but he went in Canton as a Saint. At longsnapper, let’s be serious, WHO CARES! Three guys that are must adds, Michael “Beer Man” Lewis, Mississippi Sports Hall of Famer Fred McAfee, and the “Rebirth” statue man himself Steve Gleason. I never heard the Dome louder than the first game in N.O in 21 months when he blocked the failcons punt and Curtis Deloatch scored a TD. That’s my offense and special teams, do with it what you will, soon we will be talking about football that counts.