We continue with the next matchup in our "Most Hated Person in Saints History" tournament.
For those who haven't been following along,we've got a full 64-person bracket packed with all the ghosts from Saints past that you love to hate. We're going matchup by matchup, choosing the more hated Saints figure each time, until we've finally crowned a winner as the most hated person in Saints history.
The full tournament can be found directly below. Our next matchup today is between the No. 28 Les Kelley vs. No. 37 ranked Alvin Toles.
Your decision can be based on anything you'd like, whether it's on the field performance, off the field antics, or anything in between. I highly encourage those veteran fans to share there memories of some of the older persons in question and make their arguments for or against. Younger members may want to wait and read what the veterans have to say before placing their vote.
To help you make your decision here's a little more info on today's contestants, courtesy of BewareofDog:
Les Kelley (LB 1967-1969) - In yet another example of why trading up or trading down is just a friggin' crapshoot, the Saint had the #1 overall pick in the 1967 draft and traded down with the Baltimore Colts for QB Gary Cuozzo and Baltimore's 1st pick which was the 26th and final pick of the round. The Saints selected Alabama LB, Les Kelley, making him the Saints' first ever draft pick. He played only 3 seasons with the Saints which was his entire NFL career. Other than becoming the answer to a trivia question, he did nothing in his 3 seasons with the team. Oh, and Baltimore selected D-Lineman, Bubba Smith, with that 1st overall pick they received from the Saints. Future Pro-Bowler/All-Pro, Miller Lite pitchman and can crusher, and badass Moses Hightower from the Police Academy movies.
Alvin Toles (LB 1985-1988) - Bum Phillips was responsible for drafting half of the Dome Patrol. This guy was NOT one of them. As big a hit as Rickey Jackson and Vaughan Johnson turned out to be for the Saints, Toles was just as big a miss. A complete whiff in the first round by Bum. In 4 seasons with the team, he was pretty much a backup and special teams player (except for parts of his 2nd year). Of course, um, when you're backing up Mills and Johnson on the inside, it's kinda hard to crack the starting lineup. But, he also backed up Jack Del Rio and Glenn Redd as a rookie in 1985, so that wasn't really the issue. The die was cast in 1986 when Mora showed up with Mills and Johnson. Three seasons later he was completely done in the NFL.
Voting will be open for exactly 48 hours from the time of publish. Voting results and brackets will be updated as we go along.