Dave Wilson #18, Finks picked him as the heir apparent to Archie. He was quite emblematic of so much of the Saints history to me... hope
. But unfulfilled hope. First, he was taken with a 1st Rd Supplemental Draft pick. Was really that
good of a prospect? I always questioned that. Then he had serious injuries right off the bat that virtually derailed his progress and career.
``It`s probably a good assessment to say I`ve been treated like a stepchild at New Orleans,`` Wilson agreed.
``The knee injury I got my second year held me back because I really felt they were ready to give me the starting job over Manning. Instead, I missed the season with that preseason injury.
``From that, I believe my arm injury came about. I wasn`t throwing properly and getting my legs into everything, and the shoulder problems developed.
``A lot of things happened to me in my first five years with the Saints. But then Jim Mora came in as head coach last year, and it was a fresh start for me.` LINK
Unfortunately for him Mora brought along his USFL QB Bobby Hebert that was a fan favorite from the start.
Years and years... friggin decades of hoping. That was the Black Ages. Now that we are in the Golden Age when late round draft picks and UDFAs turn into stars here. Enjoy and appreciate in peeps! Image: http://www.sportsnola.com/imagesnov/sports/saints/saints_dave_wilson.jpg Jeff Blake Note
: his son Emory is a WR at Auburn and on the Bilitnikoff watch list for the best receiver in the nation. 36 catches for 613yds though missing some time with injury. Longest play in Auburn history was a 94yd Newton pass to him in 2010 vs. ULM.
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