Which defection to Atlanta bothered you the most? (1 Viewer)

Which defection to Atlanta bothered you the most?

  • Morten Andersen

    Votes: 221 48.8%
  • Bobby Hebert

    Votes: 110 24.3%
  • Joe Horn

    Votes: 58 12.8%
  • Black Moses

    Votes: 49 10.8%
  • Tacoes

    Votes: 15 3.3%

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purvis_guy

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IIRC, Morten kicked the game winning FG the first time we played the Falcons after he left. I was so mad I had to leave the house, went to the driving range and hit some of the longest drives I ever hit, lol.
 

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Bobby Hebert. He was our QB, and I was a kid.

Now I’m like: “Take him back, please.”
 

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Definitely Sam Mills. Every time that I see his statue at the Panthers stadium it stings a bit. It says loud and clear that the Dome Patrol ended too soon and too badly.
 

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Black Moses. Hands down. That was the most inexplicable defection in the history of sports. Name one other super fan who changed allegiances to the arch enemy.
I received this in my email box. I assume that the person meant to post it since it came right after the member registered. Feel free to make your own interpretations:

The following message has been sent from Bossybaby83 <dwana183 @ ******* .***(IP: removed to protect privacy) via the contact form at New Orleans Saints - SaintsReport.com.

New Orleans Saints Black Moses
He move to Atlanta with a family member due to illness its a fighting battle but he is doing well and now he is with ATL. Falcon Moses he is on facebook as Leroy Sylvester. im a family member of his as well God Bless
 

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I received this in my email box. I assume that the person meant to post it since it came right after the member registered. Feel free to make your own interpretations:
Meh.

Moving to Atlanta is one thing; many members here have had to move to or stay in Atlanta for long periods of time due to work commitments.

Willingly wearing Falcons colors and going to Falcons games with the same gimmick he had here is entirely another. He chose to lie in that bed. That’s treason.

Definitely sorry to hear he has had health problems previously though and glad to hear his condition has improved.
 

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Andersen. And not close. We allowed a future HOF player to leave. Stupid move by the organization.

When he left, Hebert was past his prime. And yes, he made it personal and embraced the Falcons. How he was able to return and claim leadership in his self-proclaimed Who Dat Nation remains to me a mystery. An interesting word, which I just had occasion to look up, is kakistocracy. If that word somehow can be applied to the media, Hebert would be the poster child.
 

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I moved to Atlanta 4 years ago. That's no excuse. They don't make you switch teams. Especially Falcons fans, they are such a milquetoast fanbase.

Sounds like wearing the costume is more important than being a fan of a team. It's a nice gag but rooting for the Falcons just to wear it? Nope...not in a million years. That excuse is just lame. And the reference doesn't even make sense anymore! Moses and birds??? We didn't lose much in the fan department with this defection. Biblical characters still make more sense on a Saints sideline.
 
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It seems like the Andersen moved mentally messed with us so much that we forgot to spell his name correctly.
 

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Sam Mills to Carolina bothered me more than all the Atlanta defections combined.
Wasn't the Sam Mills thing forced by the NFL, I think that it allowed the Expansion Teams to choose from the best players on all teams. Correct me if I'm wrong.
 

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To this day I never considered Morten Andersen a defector. He was cut by the team so they would not have to pay him a million dollar contract. Their intention was to re-sign him to a lower contract. The Saints considered a kicker not worth a million.

We have learned through the years just how difficult it is to find quality kickers. The loss of Andersen was squarely on the shoulders of the Saints. Andersen made the logical decision to go where he had an offer.
 

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We got Pistol Pete from Atlanta. End of story. The Saints players left because of broken relationships with the Saints front office and coaches. You see Yankee and Red Sox players go to their arch rivals from time to time.

What was insulting back in the day was the Mormon Jazz owner Sam "Sambo's" Battistone moving the Jazz to Utah because he hated New Orleans' hedonistic culture. What a Dirty Depends that guy was.
 

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