1993 New Orleans Saints season

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1993 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Mora
General manager Jim Finks
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify
Timeline
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< 1992 1994 >

The 1993 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 27th as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They were unable to match their previous season's output of 12–4, winning only eight games.[1] The team failed to qualify for the playoffs for the first time in four years.

Offseason[edit]

Organizational changes[edit]

Jim Finks, the club's president and general manager since January 1986, was diagnosed with lung cancer in April.[2] He was limited to consulting with team officials by telephone since undergoing chemotherapy. During his absence, most of Finks' day-to-day duties were handled by vice president of administration Jim Miller. On July 14, Finks resigned from all his duties to concentrate on the treatment of his illness.[3]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 1993 NFL Draft
1993 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 8 Willie Roaf *   Offensive tackle Louisiana Tech
1 20 Irv Smith  Tight end Notre Dame
2 53 Reggie Freeman  Linebacker Florida State
4 89 Lorenzo Neal *  Fullback Fresno State
4 109 Derek Brown  Running back Nebraska
5 137 Tyrone Hughes *  Cornerback Nebraska
6 165 Ronnie Dixon  Defensive tackle Cincinnati
7 193 Othello Henderson  Defensive back UCLA
8 221 Jon Kirksey  Defensive tackle Sacramento State
      Made roster    †   Pro Football Hall of Fame    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

1993 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner/General Partner – Tom Benson
  • Vice President of Administration – Jim Miller
  • Director of Player Personnel – Bill Kuharich

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Joe Marciano

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Russell Paternostro

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Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 5, 1993 Houston Oilers W 33–21
69,029
2 September 12, 1993 at Atlanta Falcons W 34–31
64,287
3 September 19, 1993 Detroit Lions W 14–3
69,039
4 September 26, 1993 San Francisco 49ers W 16–13
69,041
5 October 3, 1993 at Los Angeles Rams W 37–6
50,709
6 Bye
7 October 17, 1993 at Pittsburgh Steelers L 37–14
56,056
8 October 24, 1993 Atlanta Falcons L 26–15
69,043
9 October 31, 1993 at Phoenix Cardinals W 20–17
36,778
10 Bye
11 November 14, 1993 Green Bay Packers L 19–17
69,043
12 November 22, 1993 at San Francisco 49ers L 42–7
66,500
13 November 28, 1993 at Minnesota Vikings W 17–14
53,030
14 December 5, 1993 at Cleveland Browns L 17–13
60,388
15 December 12, 1993 Los Angeles Rams L 23–20
69,033
16 December 20, 1993 New York Giants L 24–14
69,036
17 December 26, 1993 at Philadelphia Eagles L 37–26
50,085
18 January 2, 1994 Cincinnati Bengals W 20–13
58,036

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(2) San Francisco 49ers 10 6 0 .625 473 295 L2
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 317 343 W1
Atlanta Falcons 6 10 0 .375 316 385 L3
Los Angeles Rams 5 11 0 .313 221 367 W1

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 1993 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ Plaschke, Bill (July 7, 1993). "Toughest Test: Football Executive Jim Finks Has Always Tackled Difficult Projects, but Now Battles Lung Cancer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Finks Resigns to Fight Battle With Cancer". Los Angeles Times. July 15, 1993. Retrieved November 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "1993 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 3, 2014. 
  5. ^ "All-Time Roster". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved February 28, 2011. 
  6. ^ 2010 NFL Record and Fact Book (PDF). National Football League. p. 379. Retrieved July 26, 2011.