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frankeefrank 10-24-2004 10:32 PM

Credit... where it's due
I have been and continue to be...
a proponent of firing Has...
But, today I eat crow.
Good tiem to ask for a play


"'Coach Jim Haslett gathered his special teams players together and told the Saints they were about to line up for one of their most important kickoffs of the season.
A rookie took it to heart.

Moments later, Colby Bockwoldt scooped up Carlos Francis' fumble on the kickoff and ran it 6 yards into the end zone for what turned out to be the deciding score Sunday in New Orleans' 31-26 victory over the Oakland Raiders that snapped the Saints' three-game losing streak.

"That was pretty nice," said Bockwoldt, who made a similar play last season while with BYU. "We practice these drills, fumbles. You don't have time to think about it. My eyes were on the goal line."

His big play made it 31-19 only 14 seconds after John Carney kicked a 41-yard field goal for the Saints with 4:31 left. Oakland charged back down the field to score again — on Jerry Porter's first touchdown catch of the season with 2:34 left — making the special teams' performance so critical.

"I told them field position was going to be big, and try to stick them inside their own 20," Haslett said.'"

RDOX 10-25-2004 07:11 AM

Credit... where it's due
Yep! This Bockwold kid is real. I think that a mistake is being made not putting him in to spell Rodgers, who is aging. He couldn\'t be worse than James Allen!!!! :)

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