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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; JACKSON, Miss. — When new Saints head coach Sean Payton said he wanted a roster defined by smart football players, former microbiology major Jon Stinchcomb had to sense his moment had arrived. Stinchcomb, a 2003 second-round draft pick out of ...

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Old 08-05-2006, 09:24 AM   #1
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Stinchcomb finally gets his chance

JACKSON, Miss. — When new Saints head coach Sean Payton said he wanted a roster defined by smart football players, former microbiology major Jon Stinchcomb had to sense his moment had arrived.

Stinchcomb, a 2003 second-round draft pick out of Georgia who still plans to attend medical school, has his best chance to crack the starting lineup at right tackle — if he can stay healthy.

"I definitely didn't think my first real opportunity would come my fourth season. I don't think anybody expects that, especially when you're drafted pretty early," Stinchcomb said after a recent training camp practice. "That's in the past. I've grown from it and I'm excited about this season."
Drafted during the regime of coach Jim Haslett, Stinchcomb, whose older brother, Matt, was an NFL offensive lineman for seven years, accepted playing sparingly as he learned the position through his first two seasons.

He anticipated playing more in his third year. However, the Saints drafted Jammal Brown and put him at right tackle at the opening of training camp in 2005. Then Stinchcomb ruptured his right patellar tendon, putting him out for the season.
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I wasn't ever a big fan of Gandy's after I saw him play for us. When we forst picked up Gandy to replace Turley (replacing Roaf), I thought we'd found something, but he had obviously lost quite a bit of speed and ability since his heyday with the Steelers. Last year, I was pretty sure Jon was going to beat out Gandy for the starting spot - then he got injured. I sure hope he can come back and be good for us at RT (where I thought Haslet should have had him all along.)
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Old 08-05-2006, 09:25 AM   #2
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RE: Stinchcomb finally gets his chance

Maybe he can make an impact
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Somebody need to step up and be the driving force
on our O-line.

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Re: RE: Stinchcomb finally gets his chance

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Maybe he can make an impact
Is that before or after they put his prosthetic knee in?
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