2003 New Orleans Saints season

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2003 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Haslett
General manager Mickey Loomis
Owner Tom Benson
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 8–8
Division place 2nd NFC South
Playoff finish did not qualify
Pro Bowlers LeCharles Bentley (G)
Deuce McAllister (RB)
AP All-Pros Deuce McAllister (1st team)
Timeline
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The 2003 New Orleans Saints season was the team's 37th as a member of the National Football League (NFL). They could not match their previous season's performance of 9–7, only attaining a record of 8–8.[1]

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2003 NFL Draft
2003 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 6 Johnathan Sullivan  Defensive tackle Georgia
2 37 Jon Stinchcomb *  Offensive tackle Georgia
3 86 Cie Grant  Linebacker Ohio State
4 102 Montrae Holland  Guard Florida State
5 155 Melvin Williams  Defensive end Kansas State
6 203 Kareem Kelly  Wide receiver USC
7 231 Talman Gardner  Wide receiver Florida State
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

[2]

Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2003 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – Tom Benson
  • Executive Vice President/General Manager – Mickey Loomis
  • Senior Football Administrator – Russ Ball
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson

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 – Jerry Palmieri

Regular season[edit]

Schedule[edit]

Week Date Opponent Result Attendance
1 September 7, 2003 at Seattle Seahawks L 27–10
52,250
2 September 14, 2003 Houston Texans W 31–10
68,390
3 September 21, 2003 at Tennessee Titans L 27–12
68,809
4 September 28, 2003 Indianapolis Colts L 55–21
70,020
5 October 5, 2003 at Carolina Panthers L 19–13
72,496
6 October 12, 2003 Chicago Bears W 20–13
68,390
7 October 19, 2003 at Atlanta Falcons W 45–17
70,837
8 October 26, 2003 Carolina Panthers L 23–20
68,370
9 November 2, 2003 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers W 17–14
65,524
10 Bye
11 November 16, 2003 Atlanta Falcons W 23–20
68,432
12 November 23, 2003 at Philadelphia Eagles L 33–20
67,802
13 November 30, 2003 at Washington Redskins W 24–20
76,821
14 December 7, 2003 Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 14–7
68,442
15 December 14, 2003 New York Giants W 45–7
68,399
16 December 21, 2003 at Jacksonville Jaguars L 20–19
49,207
17 December 28, 2003 Dallas Cowboys W 13–7
68,451

Standings[edit]

NFC South
W L T PCT DIV CONF PF PA STK
Carolina Panthers 11 5 0 .688 5–1 9–3 325 304 W3
New Orleans Saints 8 8 0 .500 3–3 7–5 340 326 W1
Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 9 0 .438 2–4 6–6 301 264 L2
Atlanta Falcons 5 11 0 .313 2–4 4–8 299 422 W2

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2003 New Orleans Saints
  2. ^ "2003 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

External links[edit]