I seem to recall there was one game where Shuler finally seemed to have turned the corner (I visualize it outside so it was an away game). The Saints had a lead very late and just had to gain a couple of first downs to win. But Ditka ordered Shuler to keep passing. He ended up throwing an interception and the Saints lost. And Shuler was never again the same player.
seriously, I can't remember a time when it looked like Shuler was turning the corner, he sucked. three games that really come to mind about him that year where the San Diego game at home, the road game in Chicago, and the home game against the Seahawks.
in the San Diego game, he tossed like 2 or 3 ints. I remember that Jim Everett was the Chargers QB and he threw a late TD pass to put the game out of reach. He looked over at the Saints bench as he trotted down the field after the play and gave them a cocky look to suggest that they should not have gotten rid of him.
in the bears game in Ditka's return to Chicago, he threw a bomb to Randall Hill late in the game that ended up winning it for us. To me, that was his best moment as a Saint even though I think he had a mediocre game in general.
in the Seattle game, he got picked off and the guy ran it back for a TD. The Saints rallied for the win but I don't think he finished the game. I think either Wuerffel or Nussmeier finished the game at QB. Doug Brien hit a field goal for the win in OT. I think this may be the game you are thinking of only it wasn't a road game. I don't know how much he played the rest of the year, or if he did at all. He didn't return the next year though
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