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As a starter, Delhomme faces old team

Updated: October 3, 2003, 2:05 AM ET

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett was not impressed the first time he saw Jake Delhomme.

The quarterback was fresh off eye surgery, and Haslett said Delhomme was "tripping and falling and stumbling" as he struggled to complete an agility drill.

"I went right upstairs after that and said to the quarterback coach, 'What the heck is this?' " Haslett said. "He was bumbling around and it was part of (the eye surgery), but that was my first introduction to Jake."

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