January 2, 1995 |
The team that wasn't supposed to be here stunned the quarterback who was supposed to go so much further. Steve Walsh led a precise offense with two touchdown passes Sunday and the Chicago Bears forced four turnovers in a shocking 35-18 victory over Minnesota, continuing the postseason futility of the Vikings and Warren Moon. Few people expected the Bears to reach the playoffs when the season began.
November 3, 1994 |
The Chicago Bears have switched quarterbacks. Steve Walsh will start and Erik Kramer will sit. "I think Steve has earned an opportunity to start," Coach Dave Wannstedt said. The Bears, 4-4 after a two-game losing streak, play at Tampa Bay Sunday. Kramer, given a three-year, $8.1-million contract, was 1-4 as a starter. . . .
November 4, 1991 |
New Orleans Saint Coach Jim Mora went to his bullpen Sunday, and Steve Walsh, backup quarterback and long-relief specialist, responded with another strong performance. Two weeks ago, Mora told Walsh about a half hour before a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers that he would be starting in place of Bobby Hebert, and Walsh led the Saints to a 23-7 victory.
October 21, 1991 |
Steve Walsh turned a rough beginning into a starring role in his first start of the season. He converted key third-down plays on three scoring drives and passed for a fourth-quarter touchdown that helped seal a 23-7 victory for the New Orleans Saints over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday. Walsh started in place of Bobby Hebert, who has a bruised right shoulder, and completed 19 of 31 passes for 205 yards and a touchdown to help the Saints improve to 7-0. The Buccaneers fell to 1-6.
December 8, 1990 |
It had been hyped as a grudge match between former teammates-turned-rivals, but last Sunday's New Orleans Saints-Dallas Cowboys game was really no more than Buster Douglas-Evander Holyfield. One guy just wasn't prepared. Troy Aikman, the Cowboy quarterback who had kept Steve Walsh on the bench in Dallas, was making his 24th start and running an offensive system he had studied for two years. Walsh, traded Sept.
November 26, 1990 |
The New Orleans Saints' trade for quarterback Steve Walsh is looking better and better. Walsh, acquired in September from Dallas, connected with Eric Martin on a six-yard touchdown pass play with 2:10 left Sunday to lift the Saints to a 10-7 victory over the Atlanta Falcons. The Saints improved to 5-6. The Falcons are 3-8. "Thank God that games are four quarters long and last 60 minutes, because it was a nightmare before that," said Walsh, who completed 22 of 37 passes for 181 yards.