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Old 12-02-2014, 08:42 AM   #1
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METAIRIE, La. -- Has anyone ever had to work so hard for his first NFL touchdown?

New Orleans Saints receiver Nick Toon had to wait three years to finally reach the end zone. When he finally did, he had to fight his way through four Pittsburgh Steelers defenders on his way in for the 11-yard score in Sunday's 35-32 victory.

"I'm happy for him. Especially since that wasn't just any old catch and waltz in the end zone," said quarterback Drew Brees, who threw a short pass in the third quarter before Toon did all of the work -- stiff-arming cornerback Ike Taylor, spinning away from Taylor and safety Troy Polamalu, then absorbing two big hits near the goal line from end Brett Keisel and linebacker Lawrence Timmons.

"His contributions over the last two weeks have been great with (Brandin) Cooks going down," Brees continued. "So I'm excited for the opportunity he's getting."

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Old 12-02-2014, 09:28 AM   #2
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Hopefully this boost confidence in Toon's play making ability going forward. Many of us (myself included) expected this a year or two ago.
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He definitely has the potential, injuries have put him in the lineup and he played well

I hope he can start showing up for us
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It's about time. I had given up on the boy but I'm excited to see him taking the top off the defense. Also Drew was throwing the deep ball beautifully. Yeah, he's still got it!

I really want to see our receivers playing like this and contesting for the ball at it's high point instead of catching it with their bodies.

He's making the most of this opportunity to show that he can be productive. Next week will have him back with a chance to impress us again.
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can he string together back to back games is the question.

what i did like was he was fighting for the YAC.
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Old 12-02-2014, 11:31 PM   #7
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Wait and see. I like the sound of that Toon.
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He looked good, but the main wr's I'd like to see locked into the future of this team are Cooks,Stills,and Morgan. I think they are a great core group. It's too bad we don't have Lance with us anymore....I really miss that guy.
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Just in time for him to become a free agent.

Edit: Nevermind... I thought his rookie contract was for 3 years but it's 4. That makes me feel better.
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Catching passes is starting to pay off for Nick Toon.
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