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The story behind Steve Gleason's blocked punt, as told by its key players

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; The game is best remembered for the New Orleans Saints' return home after Hurricane Katrina. For Steve Gleason and his punt block. For the triumph over the rival Atlanta Falcons. The game is also remembered as the first inside the ...

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Old 09-23-2016, 08:59 PM   #1
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The story behind Steve Gleason's blocked punt, as told by its key players

The game is best remembered for the New Orleans Saints' return home after Hurricane Katrina. For Steve Gleason and his punt block. For the triumph over the rival Atlanta Falcons.

The game is also remembered as the first inside the Superdome with Sean Payton as coach and Drew Brees as quarterback.

But for players and coaches on the field and in the booth, the game has a backstory.

Try to imagine someone other than Gleason -- a hero to many first for his actions that night and later for his fight against ALS -- blocking that punt. It was possible, and it took an attention to detail, execution and a little bit of fate to make it happen.

This is the story of that blocked punt, told by those who were in the special teams meeting room during the week before the game, and on the field when it happened.

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all time greatest moment in saints history. opening day kickoff return, 60 yard field goal and the block punt.
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Absolutely a game that I will never forget.
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