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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; NEW ORLEANS – I have a timely message from former New Orleans Saints’ special teams ace Steve Gleason on the eve of Friday night’s exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers at the Superdome. It is solely intended for those ...

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:53 PM   #1
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NEW ORLEANS – I have a timely message from former New Orleans Saints’ special teams ace Steve Gleason on the eve of Friday night’s exhibition game against the San Diego Chargers at the Superdome.

It is solely intended for those Saints who likely will have to play their way on to the 2010 Black and Gold via special teams.

They include but are not restricted to (in numerical order): S Chip Vaughn (21), CB Leigh Torrence (24), S Pierson Prioleau (31), CB Reggie Jones (35), S Chris Reis (39), RB DeShawn Wynn (43), LB K.C. Asiodu (49), LB Marvin Mitchell (50), LB Anthony Waters (59), C Nick Leckey (60), DE Junior Galette (67), WR Montez Billings (89), DL DeMario Pressley (90), DT Al Woods (94), LB Harry Coleman (95) and DE Jeff Charleston (97).

Gentlemen, listen up. Take it from someone who carved a niche and made a name for himself in the NFL on special teams, someone whose name is forever linked to the infamous “homecoming game’’ of 9-25-06 in the Superdome against the Atlanta Falcons.

Gleason blocked a punt in the opening quarter of that game that resulted in a touchdown and eventually led to a dramatic 23-3 victory in the Saints' initial game played in New Orleans following the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.

Yes, Steve Gleason (2000-2007) has been there, done that.

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Old 08-26-2010, 04:56 PM   #2
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gleason will be forever remembered for that one fantastic moment, nobody will ever forget that play. We had been back at our superdome for 4 plays, before the whole crowd erupted with the blocked punt. What a way to get the crowd into it.
We need the same kind of effort from everyone on the coverage units now.
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Gleason is legend ...he will always be remembered for the blocked kick....that qualifies him as smalltown legend....
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Fondest memories of Steve Gleason are these: The blocked punt AND running laps around the Super Dome while the rest of the team is in the locker room. He was a true competitor.
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:04 PM   #5
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How about the shot he gave to the nutz of a Carolina player. lol
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:06 PM   #6
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lol
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:13 PM   #7
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I'll never get tired of watching that blocked punt.

It's too bad about Troy Evans. He was cool in person, coming to Houston for a promotional event.

Special teams will never get the attention it deserves, yet so many games are won and lost right there.
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I'll always remember him for that!!
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Old 08-26-2010, 06:38 PM   #9
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I'd put Gleason in our HOF for that one play.
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Old 08-26-2010, 07:02 PM   #10
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I'd put Gleason in our HOF for that one play.
I agree SF...it was special
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