2000 New Orleans Saints season

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2000 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Haslett
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 10–6
Division place 1st NFC West
Playoff finish Lost NFC Divisional Playoff
Pro Bowlers 5
Timeline
Previous season Next season
< 1999 2001 >

The 2000 New Orleans Saints season was the team's thirty-fourth in the National Football League (NFL). The Saints were looking to improve on their 3–13 finish from a year earlier under new head coach Jim Haslett.[1] Not only did the Saints do so, finishing with a 10–6 record to win the NFC West and advance to the playoffs for the first time since 1992, they also won their first ever playoff game by defeating the defending Super Bowl Champion St. Louis Rams in the Wild Card round. The Saints went no further, though, as they lost to the Minnesota Vikings in the next round.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

2000 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
2 33 Darren Howard  Defensive end Kansas State
4 96 Terrelle Smith  Fullback Arizona State
5 131 Tutan Reyes  Guard Mississippi
5 158 Austin Wheatley  Tight end Iowa
5 166 Chad Morton  Running back USC
6 168 Marc Bulger *  Quarterback West Virginia
6 195 Michael Hawthorne  Defensive back Purdue
6 200 Sherrod Gideon  Wide receiver Southern Miss
7 228 Kevin Houser  Center Ohio State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2000 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches

Special teams coaches

  • Special Teams – Al Everest

Strength and conditioning

  • Strength and Conditioning – Rock Gullickson
  • Assistant Strength and Conditioning – Evan Marcus

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 3, 2000 Detroit Lions L 14–10
64,900
2 September 10, 2000 at San Diego Chargers W 28–27
51,300
3 September 17, 2000 at Seattle Seahawks L 20–10
59,513
4 September 24, 2000 Philadelphia Eagles L 21–7
64,900
5 Bye
6 October 8, 2000 at Chicago Bears W 31–10
66,944
7 October 15, 2000 Carolina Panthers W 24–6
50,015
8 October 22, 2000 at Atlanta Falcons W 21–19
56,508
9 October 29, 2000 at Arizona Cardinals W 21–10
35,016
10 November 5, 2000 San Francisco 49ers W 31–15
64,900
11 November 12, 2000 at Carolina Panthers W 20–10
72,981
12 November 19, 2000 Oakland Raiders L 31–22
64,900
13 November 26, 2000 at St. Louis Rams W 31–24
66,064
14 December 3, 2000 Denver Broncos L 38–23
64,900
15 December 10, 2000 at San Francisco 49ers W 31–27
67,892
16 December 17, 2000 Atlanta Falcons W 23–7
64,900
17 December 24, 2000 St. Louis Rams L 26–21
64,900

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA
(3) New Orleans Saints 10 6 0 .625 354 305
(6) St. Louis Rams 10 6 0 .625 540 471
Carolina Panthers 7 9 0 .438 310 310
San Francisco 49ers 6 10 0 .375 388 422
Atlanta Falcons 4 12 0 .250 252 413

2000 New Orleans Saints Roster[edit]

  • 69 Tom Ackerman OG 15 0 09/06/1972 Eastern Washington
  • 20 Terry Allen RB 4 3 02/21/1968 Clemson
  • 18 Jeff Blake QB 11 11 12/04/1970 East Carolina
  • 10 Doug Brien K 16 0 11/24/1970 California
  • 2 Aaron Brooks QB 8 5 03/24/1976 Virginia
  • 35 Chris Canty DB 3 0 03/30/1976 Kansas State
  • 92 Martin Chase DT 9 0 12/19/1974 Oklahoma
  • 51 Phil Clarke LB 14 4 01/09/1977 Pittsburgh
  • 85 Cameron Cleeland TE 0 0 08/15/1975 Washington
  • 12 Jake Delhomme QB 0 0 01/10/1975 Louisiana-Lafayette
  • 95 Marques Douglas DE 1 0 03/05/1977 Howard
  • 55 Mark Fields LB 16 14 11/09/1972 Washington State
  • 62 Jerry Fontenot C 16 16 11/21/1966 Texas A&M
  • 37 Todd Franz DB 5 0 04/12/1976 Tulsa
  • 37 Steve Gleason LB 3 0 03/19/1977 Washington State
  • 82 Andrew Glover TE 16 14 08/12/1967 Grambling
  • 97 La'Roi Glover DT 16 16 07/04/1974 San Diego State
  • 4 Toby Gowin P 16 0 03/30/1975 North Texas
  • 81 Lamont Hall TE 16 5 11/16/1974 Clemson
  • 99 Norman Hand DT 15 15 09/04/1972 Mississippi
  • 26 Corey Harris DB 3 1 11/28/1976 North Alabama
  • 36 Michael Hawthorne DB 11 1 01/26/1977 Purdue
  • 87 Joe Horn WR 16 16 01/16/1972 Itawamba J.C.
  • 47 Kevin Houser C 16 0 08/23/1977 Ohio State
  • 93 Darren Howard DE 16 16 11/19/1976 Kansas State
  • 35 Reggie Howard DB 1 0 05/17/1977 Memphis
  • 88 Willie Jackson WR 15 7 08/16/1971 Florida
  • 94 Joe Johnson DE 16 15 07/11/1972 Louisville
  • 19 Charlie Jones WR 0 0 12/01/1972 Fresno State
  • 53 Donta Jones LB 12 0 08/27/1972 Nebraska
  • 27 Rob Kelly DB 12 0 06/21/1974 Ohio State
  • 29 Sammy Knight DB 16 16 09/10/1975 Southern California
  • 23 Kevin Mathis DB 16 16 04/29/1974 Texas A&M-Commerce
  • 26 Fred McAfee RB 12 0 06/20/1968 Mississippi College
  • 40 Brian Milne RB 16 2 01/07/1973 Penn State
  • 59 Keith Mitchell LB 16 14 07/24/1974 Texas A&M
  • 25 Alex Molden DB 15 6 08/04/1973 Oregon
  • 32 Jerald Moore RB 11 1 11/20/1974 Oklahoma
  • 30 Chad Morton RB 16 3 04/04/1977 Southern California
  • 65 Chris Naeole OG 16 16 12/25/1974 Colorado
  • 28 Chris Oldham DB 13 1 10/26/1968 Oregon
  • 39 Darren Perry DB 16 16 12/29/1968 Penn State
  • 83 Keith Poole WR 15 4 06/18/1974 Arizona State
  • 70 Marcus Price OT 7 0 03/03/1972 Louisiana State
  • 86 Jake Reed WR 7 6 09/28/1967 Grambling
  • 77 Willie Roaf OT 16 16 04/18/1970 Louisiana Tech
  • 54 Darrin Smith LB 16 11 04/15/1970 Miami
  • 44 Terrelle Smith RB 14 9 03/12/1978 Arizona State
  • 89 Dave Stachelski TE 4 0 03/01/1977 Boise State
  • 78 Daryl Terrell OT 16 0 01/25/1975 Southern Mississippi
  • 50 Corey Terry DE 7 0 03/06/1976 Tennessee
  • 22 Fred Thomas DB 11 0 09/11/1973 Tennessee-Martin
  • 11 Billy Joe Tolliver QB 0 0 02/07/1966 Texas Tech
  • 90 Jared Tomich DE 15 0 04/24/1974 Nebraska
  • 68 Kyle Turley OT 16 16 09/24/1975 San Diego State
  • 58 Phillip Ward LB 2 0 11/11/1974 UCLA
  • 24 Fred Weary DB 12 12 04/12/1974 Florida
  • 84 Austin Wheatley TE 4 0 11/16/1977 Iowa
  • 98 William Whitehead DE 16 2 01/26/1973 Auburn
  • 34 Ricky Williams RB 10 10 05/21/1977 Texas
  • 63 Wally Williams OG 16 16 02/19/1971 Florida A&M
  • 80 Robert Wilson WR 15 0 06/23/1974 Florida A&M

Playoffs[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
Wildcard December 30, 2000 St. Louis Rams W 31–28
64,900
Divisional January 6, 2001 at Minnesota Vikings L 34–16
63,881

Player stats[edit]

Offense[edit]

Rushing[edit]

Player Attempts Yards Avg Yards Long Touchdowns
Ricky Williams 248 1000 4.0 26 8
Jeff Blake 57 243 4.3 20 1
Terry Allen 46 179 3.9 18 2
Aaron Brooks 41 170 4.1 29 2

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Receiving[edit]

Player Attempts Yards Avg Yards Long Touchdowns
Joe Horn 94 1340 14.3 52 8
Ricky Williams 44 409 9.3 24 1
Willie Jackson 37 523 14.1 53 6
Chad Morton 30 213 7.1 35 0
Keith Poole 21 293 14.0 49 1
Andrew Glover 21 281 13.4 39 4

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Defense[edit]

Sacks[edit]

Player Number
La'Roi Glover 17
Joe Johnson 12
Darren Howard 11
Keith Mitchell 6.5
Willie Whitehead 5.5

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Interceptions[edit]

Player Number Yards Avg Yards Long Touchdowns
Sammy Knight 5 68 13.6 37 2
Alex Molden 3 24 8.0 24 0
Darren Perry 3 3 1.0 3 0

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Awards and records[edit]

  • La’Roi Glover, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]
  • Jim Haslett, AP Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Jim Haslett, College and Pro Football Newsweekly Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Jim Haslett, Football Digest Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Jim Haslett, Football News Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Jim Haslett, Pro Football Writers Association Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Jim Haslett, Sports Illustrated Coach of the Year [6]
  • Jim Haslett, USA Today NFC Coach of the Year,[5]
  • Joe Horn, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]
  • Joe Johnson, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]
  • Keith Mitchell, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]
  • William Roaf, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]
  • Mark Fields, NFC Pro Bowl Selection,[4]

Milestones[edit]

  • Ricky Williams, 1st 1000 rushing yards season

References[edit]

  1. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p.129
  2. ^ "2000 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b c d NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 127
  4. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 362
  5. ^ a b c d e f NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 201
  6. ^ NFL 2001 Record and Fact Book, Workman Publishing Co, New York,NY, ISBN 0-7611-2480-2, p. 202