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Saints History: Mike Ditka Drafts Ricky Williams

On April 17th, 1999, the team dealt their entire draft for the rights to draft Ricky Williams with the #5 pick of the 1st round after Mike Ditka announced to the whole world of his intention to do so leaving the team no room to negotiate.

Saints History: Mike Ditka Drafts Ricky Williams

On April 17th, 1999, the team dealt their entire draft for the rights to draft Ricky Williams with the #5 pick of the 1st round after Mike Ditka announced to the whole world of his intention to do so leaving the team no room to negotiate.

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This Date in Saints History: Move to Airline Drive

On this day in Saints history, April 15th, 1996, the team moved into their new facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

This Date in Saints History: Move to Airline Drive

On this day in Saints history, April 15th, 1996, the team moved into their new facility on Airline Drive in Metairie.

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This Date in Saints History: Chuck Muncie Drafted

On April 8th, 1976, the Saints selected California running back Chuck Muncie in the first round of the NFL Draft. They eventually traded him to the Chargers in 1980 for a draft pick. Do you know who the Saints eventually drafted with that pick?

This Date in Saints History: Chuck Muncie Drafted

On April 8th, 1976, the Saints selected California running back Chuck Muncie in the first round of the NFL Draft. They eventually traded him to the Chargers in 1980 for a draft pick. Do you know who the Saints eventually drafted with that pick?

This Date in Saints History: Ricky Williams Traded

On this day in Saints history, March 8th, 2002, the team dealt their controversial, Heisman-winning running back to the Miami Dolphins.

This Date in Saints History: 1967 Expansion Draft

On this day in Saints history, February 9th, 1967, the team took a huge step in stocking their inaugural roster by selecting 42 players in the expansion draft.

This Date in Saints History: Nolan Named Coach

On this day in Saints history, February 6th, 1978, the team hired Dick Nolan as the 6th head coach in club history.

This Date in Saints History: Haslett Named Coach

On this day in Saints history, February 3rd, 2000, the team hired defensive coordinator Jim Haslett as the 13th head coach in club history.

This Date in Saints History: Derland Moore Drafted

On this day in Saints history, January 29th, 1973, the team drafted Oklahoma defensive tackle Derland Moore with the 29th overall selection in the NFL Draft.

This Date in Saints History: Archie Gets Drafted

On this day in Saints history, January 28th, 1971, the team drafted Ole Miss quarterback Archie Manning with the second overall selection in the NFL Draft.

This Date in Saints History: First Player Signed

On January 27th, 1967, the Saints signed their first ever player in franchise history, a kicker named Paige Cothren.

This Date in Saints History: Saints are NFC Champs

On January 24th, 2010, the Saints made franchise history by winning it's first and only NFC Championship game. Let's take a look back...

This Date in Saints History: Bum Becomes Coach

On January 22nd, 1981, Bum Phillips was announced as the eighth head coach of the New Orleans Saints franchise.

This Date in Saints History: Whitsell to Pro Bowl

Following their inaugural season in the NFL, the New Orleans Saints sent their first representative to the Pro Bowl.

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Who Dat History 1987: The Promised Land

In this final installment of Who Dat History: The 1987 Season, we take the Saints to The Promised Land - from the last leg of the nine-game winning streak and playoff fever to the Vikings absolute dismantling of the Saints in the Wild Card game.

1987 Who Dat History: Coulda Woulda Shoulda DID!

After Jim Mora melted down following a heartbreaking loss to the 49ers, the Saints wouldn't lose again in 1987. Let's relive the beginning of the excitement and enjoy the run to clinching the team's first winning season.

Who Dat History 1987: Chapter 1 - Same Old Saints?

Covering the first six games of the season, including head coach Jim Mora's famous "Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda" speech.

Who Dat History: The 1987 Season - Prologue

Time for a history lesson on the 1987 New Orleans Saints. CSC Summer School is now in session, but don't worry, there are no grades.

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