6/ Steve Gleason named honorary captain
This is certainly a moment that could be higher. We wouldn’t argue that.
It’s certainly a top 10 memorable moment from this past season.
Everyone knew the story of former Saints special teamer Steve Gleason. He blocked the punt against Atlanta in the re-opening of the Superdome after Hurricane Katrina. He then retired and was set to live the life of a loved star.
But no one truly knew the story. That is, until Jeff Duncan of the Times-Picayune wrote an eye-opening story of Gleason’s battle with Lou Gehrig’s disease, or ALS.
The day that story came out, Gleason was named the Saints honorary captain.
And when Gleason was aided onto the field by his former teammates, the din began to grow, reaching a crescendo when he raised his arm, letting it fall to begin the “Who Dat!” chant.
The Saints went on to win that game against Houston in spectacular comeback fashion. Yet, the moment of the game was all Gleason’s.