2001 New Orleans Saints season

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2001 New Orleans Saints season
Head coach Jim Haslett
Home field Louisiana Superdome
Results
Record 7–9
Division place 3rd NFC West
Playoff finish did not qualify

The 2001 New Orleans Saints season saw the team win seven games in a strong division dominated by the Rams and the 49ers. The Saints’ failure to qualify for the postseason meant 2001 would become the seventeenth consecutive time that the team hosting the Super Bowl would not be playing in it.

After the season, Ricky Williams was traded to the Miami Dolphins, allowing rookie Deuce McAllister to become the Saints' primary running back for the next several seasons.

Offseason[edit]

NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2001 NFL Draft
2001 New Orleans Saints draft
Round Pick Player Position College Notes
1 23 Deuce McAllister *  Running back Mississippi
3 70 Sedrick Hodge  Linebacker North Carolina
3 81 Kenny Smith  Defensive tackle Alabama
4 115 Moran Norris  Fullback Kansas
5 153 Onomo Ojo  Wide receiver UC Davis
6 185 Mitch White  Offensive tackle Oregon State
7 221 Ennis Davis  Defensive tackle USC
      Made roster    *   Made at least one Pro Bowl during career

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Personnel[edit]

Staff[edit]

2001 New Orleans Saints staff
Front office
  • Owner – Tom Benson
  • General Manager of Football Operations – Randy Mueller
  • Assistant General Manager of Football Operations – Charles Bailey
  • Director of Football Administration – Mickey Loomis
  • Director of Player Personnel – Rick Mueller
  • College Scouting Coordinator – Rick Thompson

Head coaches

Offensive coaches

Defensive coaches
  • Defensive Coordinator – Ron Zook
  • Defensive Line – Sam Clancy
  • Linebackers – Winston Moss
  • Secondary/Special Teams Assistant – Joe Baker
  • Defensive Assistant/Quality Control – Mike Woodford

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 Network TV Time (CT) Attendance
1 September 9, 2001 at Buffalo Bills W 24–6 FOX 12:00pm
71,447
3 September 30, 2001 at New York Giants L 21–13 FOX 12:00pm
78,451
4 October 7, 2001 Minnesota Vikings W 28–15 FOX 12:00pm
70,020
5 October 14, 2001 at Carolina Panthers W 27–25 FOX 12:00pm
72,049
6 October 21, 2001 Atlanta Falcons L 20–13 FOX 12:00pm
70,020
7 October 28, 2001 at St. Louis Rams W 34–31 FOX 12:00pm
66,189
8 November 4, 2001 New York Jets L 16–9 ESPN 7:30pm
70,020
9 November 11, 2001 at San Francisco 49ers L 28–27 FOX 3:15pm
68,063
10 November 18, 2001 Indianapolis Colts W 34–20 CBS 12:00pm
70,020
11 November 25, 2001 at New England Patriots L 34–17 FOX 3:15pm
60,292
12 December 2, 2001 Carolina Panthers W 27–23 FOX 12:00pm
70,020
13 December 9, 2001 at Atlanta Falcons W 28–10 FOX 12:00pm
68,826
14 December 17, 2001 St. Louis Rams L 34–21 ABC 8:00pm
70,332
15 December 23, 2001 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers L 48–21 FOX 12:00pm
65,526
16 December 30, 2001 Washington Redskins L 40–10 ESPN 7:30pm
70,020
17 January 6, 2002 San Francisco 49ers L 38–0 FOX 12:00pm
70,020

Standings[edit]

NFC West
W L T PCT PF PA STK
(1) St. Louis Rams 14 2 0 .875 503 273 W6
(5) San Francisco 49ers 12 4 0 .750 409 282 W1
New Orleans Saints 7 9 0 .438 333 409 L4
Atlanta Falcons 7 9 0 .438 291 377 L2
Carolina Panthers 1 15 0 .063 253 410 L15

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 New Orleans Saints Draftees". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved January 5, 2014. 

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