The Saints Defense AKA “The DOMEinators”

Posted by | November 30, 2020 .

Once upon a time there was the Dome Patrol was the linebacker corps of the National Football League’s New Orleans Saints during the late 1980s and early 1990s. Under head coach Jim Mora, it formed the second level of defensive coordinator Steve Sidwell’s 3–4 defense, considered to be among the most formidable 3–4 defenses in NFL history.

As a unit, all four players were on the Saints roster for seven seasons, from 1986 to 1992, and the players combined for 18 Pro Bowls while with the team. All four linebackers were invited to the Pro Bowl for 1992, the only time four linebackers from one team have made a Pro Bowl together.

Today we have “The DOMEinators”, the nickname given to the Saints defense as a whole. The Saints defense tend to dominate their opponent when played in their domain, the New Orleans Superdome.

Some of the most notable members of The DOMEinators are:

#56 Demario Davis
#94 Cam Jordan
#91 Trey Hendrickson
#47 Alex Anzalone
#43 Marcus Williams
#27 Malcolm Jenkins
#23 Marshon Lattimore
#92 Marcus Davenport
#22 Chauncey Gardner-Johnson
#58 Kwon Alexander