In just six weeks, the Minnesota Vikings will host the New Orleans Saints in the 2017 season opener for both teams. Canal Street Chronicles continues our own series of countdown to kickoff; today we take a look at a few Saints players that have worn the No. 42. This jersey number typically identifies fullbacks, running-backs, linebackers, and occasionally hybrid defensive ends. Unlike my journey through the 70s, this segment of the list has many candidates.
Jason David (CB, 2007 – 2008)
The name Jason David is akin to swearing around these parts. If you really want to insult a guy, say he’s as bad as ‘he who shall not be named’. Watch how quickly the melee ensues! For those who do not know the story, here are the cliff notes: After 3 letter-man seasons of collegiate play at Washington State, David was drafted 125th overall by the Indianapolis Colts in 2004. After ‘helping’ the Colts win a Super Bowl in 2006, the 5’8” cornerback signed a four year offer sheet with the Saints which went unmatched. In his regular season Saints debut, David was torched by his former team, yielding many catches and yards. His brightest moment was a strip/forced fumble (after allowing a catch by Reggie Wayne) that he returned 55 yards for the Saints only touchdown of the game. The rest of his Saints stint would be rocky and the team would release him in August of 2009, robbing him of a potential second SB ring. Maybe.
Chuck Muncie (RB, 1976-1980)
Muncie was drafted 3rd overall by the New Orleans Saints in the 1976 draft. He joined the team after finishing 2nd in Heisman voting in 1975. Chuck was one half of the ‘Thunder and Lightning’ duo…
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