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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Just wanted to send a big thank you to Steve for his contributions over the years. That blocked punt will probably be one of the most coveted plays in the history of our team. Good Luck New Orleans Saints Beat ...

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Old 03-11-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Just wanted to send a big thank you to Steve for his contributions over the years. That blocked punt will probably be one of the most coveted plays in the history of our team. Good Luck


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Old 03-11-2008, 07:06 PM   #2
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thanks for memories Steve. You played with heart.
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:24 PM   #3
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this is truely one of the bigger blows the saints have taken since he went down.........you will not find these guys often, and we have yet to find one since......one of the bigger and perhaps best special teamer the saints have had or will have again..........
i respect his decision and want to thank him for all the years he put absolute thrills into the saint games...........good luck, sg you deserve it.........
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Old 03-11-2008, 07:24 PM   #4
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.. gonna miss that #37 flying down the field. As WHODATNJ said, the image of him cutting through the Falcons' line and blocking that punt is going to live forever in the memories of the Saints fans who saw it and lived the moment.

On a side note, kind of surprising, of all the plays made by players that are and have been Saints, from Manning, to Hilliard, Martin, Jackson, Mills, Deuce, just to name a few, the 3 plays that will always be remembered by Saints fans are plays made by role players on special teams: the opening KO for a TD by Gilliam, Milne falling on Az-Hakim's muff, and Gleason's blocked punt.

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Old 03-11-2008, 07:55 PM   #5
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And that crazy escape and needle thread TD throw AB made against San Fran. He got away from 4-5 defenders on that one. Too bad that ability was not displayed much after his first year splitting time with Blake.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:22 PM   #6
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I wouldn't be surprised to see him become some kind of assistant one of these days.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:23 PM   #7
 
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Wow .... only 7 years in the league ... his body must really be beat up or something ...Look at Fast Freddie ... he lasted way longer as a special teamer.
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Old 03-11-2008, 08:40 PM   #8
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Good memories. Thanks for all your efforts Steve.
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:26 PM   #9
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Wow only seven years, time flies when you are having fun. Thanks for your contribution dude. Your a Saint Forever !
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Old 03-11-2008, 09:50 PM   #10
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Man this stinks, hopefully we can find a way to keep him around in some capacity.
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