Corsicana Daily Sun from Corsicana, Texas on October 14, 1971 · Page 27
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SCOUTING REPORT . . . New Orleans The New Orleans Saints have come close a couple of times, but not in six meetings have they been able to master the Cowboys. Since playing the Cowboys in pre-season, the Saints offensive line has undergone a complete change. Quarterbacked by rookie sensation Archie Manning, the Saints record is 1-1-1, having beat the Los Angeles Rams in their season opener. PROBABLE STARTERS OFFENSE WIDE RECEIVER - Dan Abramowicz, 6-1, 195, 5th Year; Has led the Saints in rushing in each of their four years and is currently running a streak which has seen him clutch footballs in 50 consecutive games. A durable player, rarely misses a minute of action. Labelled a possession-type receiver. Speed is not his greatest weapon but has run the end- around play effectively on occasions. WIDE RECEIVER - Bob Newland, 6-2, 190, 1st Year; Acclaimed by Saints’ scouts as a great competitor who’ll reach for the ball and battle for it in a crowd. Runs excellent patterns and maintains fine body control. A well disciplined receiver with fluid moves and the ability to get open quickly. LEFT TACKLE - Don Morrison, 6-5, 255, 1st Year; Labeled by Saints’ scouts as strong with good speed. A great double team blocker and fine down- field blocker. He’s improved considerably as a pass blocker. Regarded as an all- out hustler and hard worker through every practice session. LEFT GUARD - Jake Kupp, 6-3, 249, 8th Year; The Captain of the offensive unit, Jake supplies solid leadership and consistently fine line play. Played in the 1970 Pro Bowl. Although operating on a pair of aching feet through much of 1970, he remained a superior pulling guard who rarely missed his defensive target when leading a Saints sweep and he was in action all the way, with no injuries keeping him on the bench. CENTER - John Didion, 6-4, 245, 3rd Year; Acquired via waivers late last season from Washington and placed on the taxi squad. Drafted seventh in 1969 by Washington and confined most of his activity to center. RIGHT GUARD - Del Williams, 6-2, 240, 5th Year; A solid, dependable player regardless of where he’s employed. Made the transition from right guard to center without a hitch. Quick - moving, tenacious blocker. RICHT TACKLE - Glen Ray Hines, 6-5, 265, 6th Year; New to Saints, this former Arkansas lineman is regarded by many as possibly the quickest offensive tackle in pro ball. Came COWBOYS OPPONENTS 1 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS Oct. 17 at New Orleans 944 St. Charles New Orleans, La. 70130 President — John W. Mecom Jr. Publicity — Harry Hulmes Office Phone — (504) 524*1421 Home Phone — (504) 887-2890 Colors — Old Gold, Black & White Tulane Stadium 80,997 Cap. — SERIES HISTORY — (Dallas Leads Series, 5*0) Year Site Winner-ScoreAtt 1967 Dallas Dallas, 1410 52,562 1967 N. 0. Dallas, 27-10 83,437 1968 N. 0. Dallas,17-3 84,728 1969 N. 0. Dallas, 21-17 79,567 1969 Dallas Dallas, 3317 68,282 1971 COACHING STAFF J D Roberts Head Coach Jim Champion Defensive Line and Defensive Co-ordinator Marv Matuszak Linebackers Jim Royer Offensive Line Ken Shipp Offensive Co-ordinator Charlie Tate Offensive Backfield Bud Whitehead Defensive Backfield in trade with Houston. TIGHT END - Dave Parks, 6-2 203, 8th Year; During mid-season in 1969 Dave was shifted from the wide receiver post he’d held his first 5-1/2 years in the NFL to the tight end role he now fills. He’s a small tight end but he can block effectively and provides the Saints with a third exceptional pass target. He knows how to get open and he’s an excellent ball carrier once he’s made the catch. QUARTERBACK - Archie Manning, 6-3, 204, 1st Year; In opinion of Saints’ scouts, “Manning is greatly endowed with special talents. He’s equipped to become the heart of a pro team. His arm is strong and accurate whether throwing from the pocket or on the run. He has good touch and puts zip on his passes. An exceptional scrambler who very seldom takes a loss. He has the knack of making the big play both passing and running. Fine all-around athlete with great poise and leadership ability. RUNNING BACK - James Ford, 6-0, 200, 1st Year. RUNNING BACK - Hoyle Granger, 6-1, 215, 6th Year; Recovery from a knee operation last October will be the key not only to Hoyle’s success in 1971 but perhaps to the Saints attack as well. In addition to his strong running, he’s also a powerful blocker who excels at providing protection for the passer. DEFENSE LEFT END - Richard Neal, 6-3, 254, 3rd Year; After serving behind Doug Atkins in 1969, Richard became starter in 1970 after shaking off a knee injury that benched him for the first two games. There are hopes that he’ll develop into a top notch pass rusher with increased experience. Strong and quick. LEFT TACKLE - Bob Pollard, 6-3, 245, 1st Year; Possesses fine speed, he’s run the 40 in 4.8, he was labeled by scouts as “an aggressive player who uses his hands effectively, gets off the ball quickly, has good pop and extension, gets rid of the blocker in a hurry and is a strong pass rusher with good lateral pursuit”. RIGHT TACKLE - Dave Long, 6-4, 250, 6th Year; Tough and strong, he’s particularly effective at jamming up the opposition’s run­ ning attack. It’s thought that he’ll best be able to accomplish this from the inside position. RIGHT END - Lawrence Estes, 6-6, 250, 2nd Year; Good strength and quickness. Last fall worked his way into all 14 contests, seeing some relief action at defensive end and serving on various special teams. LEFT LINEBACKER -Carl Cunningham, 6-3, 222. MIDDLE LINEBACKER Jim Flanigan, 6-3, 236, 5th Year; Came from Green Bay. Underwent knee surgery and is now being counted upon to vie for number one rule. RIGHT LINEBACKER -Wayne Colman, 6-1, 220,4th Year; In his second season with the Saints in 1970, Wayne stepped into a starter’s role at left side linebacker when Mike Morgan was injured and he finished the campaign in that position. Although not quite as big as a model linebacker could be, he’s quick enough and hits with authority. LEFT CORNERBACK - D’Artagnan Martin, 6-1,190, 1st Year; Has excellent speed and quickness, good hands and pursues well. His hands are above average and he’ll hit people. He likes to play and always gives that top effort. RIGHT CORNERBACK Delles Howell, 6-4, 202, 2nd Year; a cracked wrist plagued Delles throughout his rookie season but he still got into 13 games, developed into a starter at right corner- back and wound up with three interceptions and a bundle of solid tackles and knocked down passes. LEFT SAFETY - Hugo Hollas, 6-1, 190, 2nd Year; Logged considerable playing time at both safety and cornerback and paced team with five interceptions. RIGHT SAFETY - Doug Wyatt, 6-1, 195, 2nd Year; One of the Saints’ surprises as a rookie last fall, earning a starting job as a cor­ nerback, though eventually being shifted to free safety. Intercepted four passes and tackled hard. PUNTER - Julian Fagan, 6-3, 205, 2nd Year; Lead the NFC with 77 punts averaging 42.5 yards in 1970. Drives the ball high as well as deep and should be even more effective this year. KICKER - Charles Durkee, 5-11, 165, 3rd Year; Cut by Houston he came back to boot last second field goal that tied Oilers two weeks ago. 1970 Regular Season (2-11-1) New Orleans 3’Atlanta 0at Minnesota 14 ’New York Giants 17 at St Louis 20 at San Francisco 14 at Atlanta 17 'Los Angeles 19 ‘Detroit 10 at Miami 6 ‘Denver 6at Cincinnati 16 at Los Angeles 27 ‘San Francisco 3 172 ‘Chicago ‘Home Game Opp. Att. 14 77.042 2647.900 1069,126 24 45.294 2039.446 3258.850 3077.861 1766,910 21 42.866 31 66,837 26 59 342 34 66.410 38 61,940 24 63 518 34 7 843 342 Club Leaders At A Glance 1970 Season Category Name Performance Passing (Pet ) Bill Kilme' 57 0 Passing (Yards)Bill Kilmer 1557 Passing (TDs)Bill Kilmer 6 Rushing (Yds ) Tony Baker337 Receiving (No ) Dan Abramowicz 55 Receiving (Yards) Dan Abramowicz 906 Kickoff returns (Avg ) Al Dodd 21 3 Punt returns (Avg ) Al Dodd 9 2 Punting (Avg )Julian Fagan <2 5 Interceptions (No ) Hugo Hollas 5 Field Goals Made Tom Dempsey 18 Touchdowns (Tot )Dan Abramowicz 5 Points (No )Tom Dempsey 70 Saints Record Holders Category Passing (Pet ) Passing (Yards) Passing (TDs) Rushing (Yds ) Receiving (No ) Receiving (Yds ) Kickoff ret (Avg ) Punt returns(Avg ) Punting (Avg ) Interceptions (No.) Field Goals Made Touchdowns (Tot ) Points (No ) Name & Year Performance Bill Kilmer. 1970 57 0 Bill Kilmer, 1969 2532 Bill Kilmer. 1969 20 Andy Livingston. 1969 761 Dan Abramowicz. 1969 73 D Abramowicz. 1969 1015 John Gilliam. 1967 30 1 Al Dodd. 1970 9 2 Tom McNeill. 1967 42 9 Dave Whitsell, 19C7 10 Tom Dempsey. 1969 22 Andy Livingston. 1969 8 Tom Dempsey, 1969 99 First Player Selected Year Player, College. Position 1967 Les Kelley. Alabama. RB 1968 Kevin Hardy. Notre Dame. DE 1969 John Shinners. Xavier. G 1970 Ken Burrough. Texas Southern. WR 1971 Archie Manning Mississippi QB 1970 Team Statistics New Orleans Opp First Downs 183263 Rushing 55100 Passing 112150 Penalty 1613 Net Total Offense 3673 4952 Total plays 814 916 Avg Gam per Play 4 55 4 Avg Gain per Game262 4 353 7 Net Rushing 12151891 Rushing Plays 371 469 Avg Gain per Rush 3.3 4 0 Avg Gam per Game 86 8 135.1 Net Passing 2458 3061 At tempts/Completions 415/213 430/238 Touchdowns11 19 Had Intercepted 2222 Tackled/Yards Lost 28/23217/136 Avg Gam per Pass Play 56 6.9 Avg Gam per Completion 12 6 13 4 Avg Gam per Game 1756 2186 Punts/Average 77/42 5 56/40 4 Had Blocked 2 1 Punt Returns/Yards 29/21441/434 Avg per Return 7.4 10.6 Kickoff Returns/Yards 53/1044 35/735 Avg per Return 19 7 21.0 Interceptions By/Yards 22/260 22/256 Penalties/Yards 91/102979/875 Fumbles/Number Lost 27/18 26/16 Total Points 172 347 Touchdowns 17 40 Rushing 4 15 Passing 11 19 Others (see individuals) 26 Points After Touchdowns 1638 Field Goals Made/Attempted18/3423/34

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