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- Sep 30, 2004
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By Jeff Duncan/The Times-Picayune
Did you feel the earth move Friday morning?
That tremor was caused by an axis-shifting confession from former Saints Coach Jim Haslett.
Haslett, who is preparing for his head coaching debut with the St. Louis Rams this weekend, finally admitted he should have benched quarterback Aaron Brooks at the end of the 2002 season for backup Jake Delhomme.
It took six years, a job change and a dose of humility, but he finally admitted it.
"We had a chance to go to the playoffs, and I got hard-headed because Aaron Brooks got hurt, " Haslett said to Rams beat reporter Jim Thomas in an interview with the St. Louis Post-Dispatch this week. "I should've put the backup in and didn't. Everybody wanted the backup in, and I didn't. In hindsight, I probably should have, because the backup turned out to be a pretty darn good quarterback, Jake Delhomme."
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