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2006 New Orleans Saints

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10-6-0, Finished 1st in NFC South Division  · 2006 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total 4.0, Offense: 4.9, Defense: -0.9, SoS: -1.6, avg is 0.0.

Scored 413 points (25.8/g), 5th of 32 in the NFL. Allowed 322 points (20.1/g), 13th.
 Differential of 91 points (5.7/g), 6th.  Expected W-L: 10.3-5.7.

Coach: Sean Payton (10-6-0)
 Offensive Coordinator: Doug Marrone
 Defensive Coordinator: Gary Gibbs
 Other Notable Asst.: Dennis Allen (Asst. Defensive Line)

Stadium: Louisiana Superdome
 Training Camp: Millsaps College (Jackson, Mississippi)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB Drew Brees*+ 27 5 16 356 for 554, 4,418 yards, 26 td, 11 int, & 42 rushes for 32 yards and 0 td San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
RB Deuce McAllister 28 5 13 244 rushes for 1,057 yards, 10 td, & 30 catches for 198 yards and 0 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
FB Mike Karney 25 2 7 11 rushes for 33 yards, 1 td, & 15 catches for 96 yards and 2 td New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
WR Marques Colston 23 Rook 12 70 catches for 1,038 yards, 8 td New Orleans Saints / 7th / 252nd pick / 2006
WR Joe Horn 34 10 9 37 catches for 679 yards, 4 td Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
TE Mark Campbell 31 7 10 18 catches for 164 yards, 0 td
LT Jammal Brown*+ 25 1 15 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
LG Jamar Nesbit 30 7 16
C Jeff Faine 25 3 16 1 fumble recovered Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 2003
RG Jahri Evans 23 Rook 16 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 4th / 108th pick / 2006
RT Jon Stinchcomb 27 3 16 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
 Defensive Starters
LDE Charles Grant 28 4 16 6.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
LDT Brian Young 29 6 16 5.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered St. Louis Rams / 5th / 139th pick / 2000
RDT Hollis Thomas 32 10 12 3.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered
RDE Will Smith* 25 2 14 10.5 sacks, 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
LLB Scott Fujita 27 4 16 3.5 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
MLB Mark Simoneau 29 6 13 1.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 67th pick / 2000
RLB Scott Shanle 27 3 15 4.0 sacks, 0 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
LCB Mike McKenzie 30 7 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
RCB Fred Thomas 33 10 13 0.0 sacks, 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
SS Omar Stoutmire 32 9 9 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 224th pick / 1997
FS Josh Bullocks 23 1 16 0.0 sacks, 2 interceptions, 0 fumbles recovered New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2005
 Special Teams Starters
K John Carney 42 18 0 23 of 25 field goals & 46 of 47 extra points
P Steve Weatherford 24 Rook 0 77 punts for a 43.8 average, 0 blocked
PR Reggie Bush 21 Rook 8 28 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 1 td New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
KR Michael Lewis 35 5 0 37 kick returns for a 24.7 average and 0 td

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
20 Jay Bellamy 34 db 11 3 200 5-11 Rutgers 7/8/1972 12 2
35 Jamaal Branch 25 1 0 225 6-0 Colgate 1/30/1981 Rook 0
9 Drew Brees*+ 27 QB 16 16 209 6-0 Purdue 1/15/1979 5 15 San Diego Chargers / 2nd / 32nd pick / 2001
70 Jammal Brown*+ 25 LT 15 15 313 6-6 Oklahoma 3/30/1981 1 15 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 13th pick / 2005
29 Josh Bullocks 23 FS 16 16 207 6-0 Nebraska 2/28/1983 1 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 40th pick / 2005
25 Reggie Bush 21 PR 16 8 200 6-0 USC 3/2/1985 Rook 12 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 2nd pick / 2006
80 Mark Campbell 31 TE 14 10 255 6-6 Michigan 12/6/1975 7 2
3 John Carney 42 K 16 0 180 5-11 Notre Dame 4/20/1964 18 4
54 Danny Clark 29 16 0 248 6-2 Illinois 5/9/1977 6 2 Jacksonville Jaguars / 7th / 245th pick / 2000
12 Marques Colston 23 WR 14 12 225 6-4 Hofstra 6/5/1983 Rook 10 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 252nd pick / 2006
85 Ernie Conwell 34 te 7 5 255 6-2 Washington 8/17/1972 10 1 St. Louis Rams / 2nd / 59th pick / 1996
97 Josh Cooper 26 de 5 1 261 6-3 Mississippi 12/5/1980 2 1
18 Terrance Copper 24 wr 15 4 204 6-0 East Carolina 3/12/1982 2 4
21 Jason Craft 30 rcb 16 6 187 5-10 Colorado St. 2/13/1976 7 4 Jacksonville Jaguars / 5th / 160th pick / 1999
4 Billy Cundiff 26 5 0 201 6-1 Drake 3/30/1980 4 0
39 Curtis DeLoatch 25 7 0 217 6-2 North Carolina A&T 10/4/1981 2 1
73 Jahri Evans 23 RG 16 16 316 6-4 Bloomsburg 8/22/1983 Rook 8 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 108th pick / 2006
52 Jeff Faine 25 C 16 16 303 6-3 Notre Dame 4/6/1981 3 8 Cleveland Browns / 1st / 21st pick / 2003
56 Alfred Fincher 23 6 0 241 6-1 Connecticut 8/15/1983 1 1 New Orleans Saints / 3rd / 82nd pick / 2005
55 Scott Fujita 27 LLB 16 16 247 6-5 California 4/28/1979 4 8 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 143rd pick / 2002
37 Steve Gleason 29 15 0 215 5-11 Washington St. 3/19/1977 6 1
76 Jonathan Goodwin 28 16 0 318 6-3 Ohio,Michigan 12/2/1978 4 1 New York Jets / 5th / 154th pick / 2002
94 Charles Grant 28 LDE 16 16 282 6-3 Georgia 9/3/1978 4 9 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 25th pick / 2002
28 DeJuan Groce 26 12 0 192 5-10 Nebraska 2/17/1980 3 1 St. Louis Rams / 4th / 107th pick / 2003
41 Roman Harper 24 ss 5 5 195 6-0 Alabama 12/11/1982 Rook 2 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 43rd pick / 2006
19 Devery Henderson 24 wr 13 7 200 5-11 LSU 3/26/1982 2 7 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 50th pick / 2004
61 Montrae Holland 26 8 0 322 6-2 Florida St. 5/21/1980 3 1 New Orleans Saints / 4th / 102nd pick / 2003
87 Joe Horn 34 WR 10 9 206 6-1 Itawamba JC 1/16/1972 10 6 Kansas City Chiefs / 5th / 135th pick / 1996
47 Kevin Houser 29 16 0 250 6-2 Ohio St. 8/23/1977 6 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 228th pick / 2000
95 Trevor Johnson 25 1 0 255 6-4 Nebraska 2/26/1981 2 0 New York Jets / 7th / 234th pick / 2004
89 Jamal Jones 25 wr 12 1 214 6-0 North Carolina A&T 4/24/1981 1 1
33 Keith Joseph 25 1 0 223 6-2 Texas A&M 12/9/1981 Rook 0
44 Mike Karney 25 FB 15 7 254 5-11 Arizona St. 7/6/1981 2 1 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 156th pick / 2004
96 Antwan Lake 27 de 15 1 308 6-4 West Virginia 7/10/1979 4 2
82 Nate Lawrie 25 7 0 256 6-7 Yale 10/7/1981 2 0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers / 6th / 181st pick / 2004
77 Rodney Leisle 25 dt 14 1 315 6-3 UCLA 2/5/1981 2 2 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 139th pick / 2004
84 Michael Lewis 35 KR 10 0 165 5-8 none 11/14/1971 5 0
10 Jamie Martin 36 16 0 205 6-2 Weber St. 2/8/1970 10 1
30 Fred McAfee 38 4 0 193 5-10 Mississippi Col. 6/20/1968 15 0 New Orleans Saints / 6th / 154th pick / 1991
26 Deuce McAllister 28 RB 15 13 232 6-1 Mississippi 12/27/1978 5 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 23rd pick / 2001
36 Corey McIntyre 27 4 0 245 6-0 West Virginia 1/25/1979 1 0
34 Mike McKenzie 30 LCB 16 16 194 6-0 Memphis 4/26/1976 7 7 Green Bay Packers / 3rd / 87th pick / 1999
51 Terrence Melton 29 16 0 235 6-1 Rice 1/1/1977 2 2
83 Billy Miller 29 te 10 3 245 6-3 USC 4/24/1977 7 1 Denver Broncos / 7th / 218th pick / 1999
95 Eric Moore 25 4 0 255 6-4 Florida St. 2/28/1981 1 0 New York Giants / 6th / 186th pick / 2005
16 Lance Moore 23 4 0 177 5-9 Toledo 8/31/1983 Rook 0
67 Jamar Nesbit 30 LG 16 16 329 6-4 South Carolina 12/17/1976 7 8
93 Rob Ninkovich 22 3 0 251 6-3 Purdue 2/1/1984 Rook 0 New Orleans Saints / 5th / 135th pick / 2006
86 John Owens 26 5 0 266 6-3 Notre Dame 1/10/1980 4 0 Detroit Lions / 5th / 138th pick / 2002
79 Rob Petitti 24 1 0 347 6-6 Pittsburgh 5/21/1982 1 0 Dallas Cowboys / 6th / 209th pick / 2005
24 Bryan Scott 25 9 0 219 6-1 Penn St. 4/13/1981 3 1 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 55th pick / 2003
58 Scott Shanle 27 RLB 16 15 240 6-2 Nebraska 11/23/1979 3 8 St. Louis Rams / 7th / 251st pick / 2003
53 Mark Simoneau 29 MLB 16 13 245 6-0 Kansas St. 1/16/1977 6 6 Atlanta Falcons / 3rd / 67th pick / 2000
91 Will Smith* 25 RDE 14 14 282 6-3 Ohio St. 7/4/1981 2 10 New Orleans Saints / 1st / 18th pick / 2004
27 Aaron Stecker 31 rb 12 1 213 5-10 Wisconsin,West. Illinois 11/13/1975 6 2
78 Jon Stinchcomb 27 RT 16 16 302 6-5 Georgia 8/27/1979 3 8 New Orleans Saints / 2nd / 37th pick / 2003
23 Omar Stoutmire 32 SS 13 9 205 5-11 Fresno St. 7/9/1974 9 5 Dallas Cowboys / 7th / 224th pick / 1997
64 Zach Strief 23 g 9 1 349 6-7 Northwestern 9/22/1983 Rook 1 New Orleans Saints / 7th / 210th pick / 2006
22 Fred Thomas 33 RCB 13 13 184 5-9 Miss. Valley St.,Mississippi,Tenn-Martin 9/11/1973 10 6 Seattle Seahawks / 2nd / 47th pick / 1996
99 Hollis Thomas 32 RDT 12 12 306 6-0 Northern Illinois 1/10/1974 10 7
7 Steve Weatherford 24 P 16 0 215 6-3 Illinois 12/17/1982 Rook 2
98 Willie Whitehead 33 de 12 3 300 6-3 Auburn 1/26/1973 7 2
66 Brian Young 29 LDT 16 16 298 6-2 Texas-El Paso 7/8/1977 6 8 St. Louis Rams / 5th / 139th pick / 2000
Team Total 27.6 16 244.4 6-1.6 4.2