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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slowchild25

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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.
He wasn't drafted in the expansion draft he was signed as a free agent.


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Mills became a free agent at the end of the 1994 NFL season. The expansion Carolina Panthers offered him a two-year, $2.8 million deal. While New Orleans matched the offer, Mills was displeased that the Saints did not make an offer until the Panthers forced their hand, and opted to sign with the Panthers.[citation needed]

Mills became a veteran leader for the young team, the only player to start every game during the Panthers' first three seasons. In a 1995 game against the New York Jets, Mills stepped in front of a Bubby Brister shovel pass and took it 36 yards for a touchdown, sealing the Panthers' first win in franchise history. His career rebirth gave him a fifth Pro Bowl appearance in 1996 at the age of 37 which, at the time, made him the oldest defender to be invited to a Pro Bowl. He retired after the following season.[4]
 

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Red & Black Moses.

The players got paid to play there. There only so many NFL jobs out there and they took what they could. They also contributed to Atlanta's inability to win a Super Bowl.

Moses can live there while being a Saint's fan but he chose not to. I wish him well in his personal life, but I hope that he continues to lead them, wandering around, aimlessly for another 40 years.
 

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He wasn't drafted in the expansion draft he was signed as a free agent.


Carolina Panthers[edit]
Mills became a free agent at the end of the 1994 NFL season. The expansion Carolina Panthers offered him a two-year, $2.8 million deal. While New Orleans matched the offer, Mills was displeased that the Saints did not make an offer until the Panthers forced their hand, and opted to sign with the Panthers.[citation needed]

Mills became a veteran leader for the young team, the only player to start every game during the Panthers' first three seasons. In a 1995 game against the New York Jets, Mills stepped in front of a Bubby Brister shovel pass and took it 36 yards for a touchdown, sealing the Panthers' first win in franchise history. His career rebirth gave him a fifth Pro Bowl appearance in 1996 at the age of 37 which, at the time, made him the oldest defender to be invited to a Pro Bowl. He retired after the following season.[4]
Thanks for clearing that up for me.
 

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For me it's Morten and not even close. The front office tried to screw him and then he made them (and us) pay for a loooong time. That guy should've retired a Saint. Hebert left with an attitude and his rubbing it in Saints fans faces with his stupid airplane move didn't help.
 

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Bobby Hebert's defection was the worst. I can't describe how disappointed I was to see him doing that stupid airplane thing against us. I don't care what his feelings were toward the organization. He should have had more class toward the fans. He was always one of my all time favorite players until that point. Now he's just a guy who played for the Saints once upon a time to me. And I like Bobby. I don't how I'd feel if I disliked him.
 

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Mills became a free agent at the end of the 1994 NFL season. The expansion Carolina Panthers offered him a two-year, $2.8 million deal. While New Orleans matched the offer, Mills was displeased that the Saints did not make an offer until the Panthers forced their hand, and opted to sign with the Panthers.[citation needed]
In the FWIW category, that's close but not correct. The overriding factor for Mills was that his LB coach here & in the USFL (Vic Fangio) moved to Carolina as their new DC. Mills was close to him, so with contracts being equal he chose Carolina & the ability to continue to play for Fangio, not an issue with the Saints' offer.

ETA: Here is an audio link (the first couple of minutes) to Vic Fangio talking about how close he and Mills were.
 
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