CSC All-Time Saints Team: Defensive End No. 1


We will always remember the very talkative Joe Horn. (Photo Source)

 

Before we move on and start discussing the all-time great defensive ends who've worn the black and gold, let's acknowledge the first member elected to CSC's All-Time Saints Team, wide receiver Joe Horn. "Hollywood" surprisingly edged out Eric Martin in the voting this weekend but Martin lovers will still have a chance to elect him in the near future for that second receiver spot.

We're going to switch gears now and change over to the defensive side of the ball. It's time to start talking about the greatest defensive ends to ever play for the Saints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Below is a list of players I've researched and deemed worthy of inclusion in our discussion of great Saints defensive ends. Stats for this position are scarce so decisions will inevitably come down to more than just numbers. One of two of these players, Jim Wilks in particular, were versatile and also played significant time as a tackle. They will also be included for consideration when we get to the tackle position for our all-time team.

The poll will open at 6am Central tomorrow morning and will be open for exactly 48 hours, ending on Friday, June 5tth. Remember again that we will hold a separate election for the second defensive end position.

I now open it up for discussion. If there are any other nominations or players that you just can't believe I missed, let it be known in the comment section. I would also love to hear some personal rumination from our readers who've actually watched these guys plays.

 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
1999 16 4.5 --
1998 16 3.0 --
1997 16 10.5 --
1996 16 11.0 --
1995 16 13.0 1
1994 16 10.0 --
1993 16 5.0 --
1992 16 15.5 --
1991 16 3.5 --
1990 11 4.0 --
1989 16 2.5 --
Total 171 82.5 1

Wayne Martin

 

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 275

D.O.B.: 10/26/1965

College:Arkansas

NFL Experience: 11 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1989-1999

Notables: Second most (82.5) career sacks with Saints. Fourth(15.5) and seventh(13.0) most single season sacks with Saints.






Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
1996 12 6.5 --
1995 15 7.0 --
1994 16 6.5 --
1993 15 13.0 1
1992 14 1.5 --
1991 16 1.0 --
1990 16 9.0 --
Total 104 44.5 1

Renaldo Turnbull


Height: 6'4"

Weight: 250

D.O.B.: 1/5/1966

College: West Virginia

NFL Experience: 8 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1990-1996

Notables:Seventh most(13.0) single season sacks with Saints. Eighth (tie) most (44.5) career sacks with Saints.

 

 

 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
2005 12 3.5 --
2004 13 11.0 --
2003 8 5.0 --
2002 16 8.0 --
2001 16 6.0 1
2000 16 11.0 1
Total 81 44.5 2

Darren Howard

 

Height: 6'3"

Weight: 260

D.O.B.: 11/19/1976

College: Kansas State

NFL Experience: 10 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 2000-2005

Notables: Eighth (tie) most (44.5) career sacks with Saints.


 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
1969 14 N/S N/S
1968 11 N/S N/S
1967 14 N/S N/S
Total 39 N/S N/S

Doug Atkins

 

Height: 6'8"

Weight: 257

D.O.B. 5/8/1930

College: Tennessee

NFL Experience: 17 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1967-1969

Notables: Elected into Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1982.


 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
1993 8 -- --
1992 12 4.0 --
1991 16 2.0 --
1990 15 5.5 --
1989 16 4.0 --
1988 16 3.5 --
1987 12 5.5 --
1986 16 1.0 --
1985 16 2.5 --
1984 11 7.5 --
1983 16 8.0 --
1982 8 2.0 --
1981 16 -- --
Total 178 45.5 --

Jim Wilks

 

Height: 6'5"

Weight: 252

D.O.B.: 3/12/1958

College: San Diego State

NFL Experience: 13 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1981-1993

Notables: Seventh most career sacks (45.5) with Saints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
2001 16 9.0 --
2000 16 12.0 --
1999 0 -- --
1998 16 7.0 --
1997 16 8.5 --
1996 13 7.5 --
1995 14 5.5 --
1994 15 1.0 --
Total 106 50.5 --

Joe Johnson

 

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 275

D.O.B.: 7/11/1972

College: Louisville

NFL Experience: 10 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1994-2001

Notables:Fifth most career sacks (50.5) with Saints.


 

 

Saints Career Statistics
Year Games Sacks Int
1994 16 4.0 --
1993 8 1.0 --
1992 16 4.0 --
1991 16 7.0 --
1989 16 9.5 --
1988 16 1.0 --
1987 12 6.0 --
1986 16 7.5 --
1985 16 5.5 --
1984 16 4.0 --
1983 16 2.0 1
1982 9 1.0 --
1981 16 -- --
Total 189 52.5 1

Frank Warren

 

Height: 6'4"

Weight: 290

D.O.B.: 9/14/1959

College: Auburn

NFL Experience: 13 Seasons

Seasons with Saints: 1981-1994

Notables: Fourth most career sacks (52.5) with Saints.

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