Stinchcomb overcomes injuries to have career season

Last year, an injured Jon Stinchcomb updated his medical school applications and wondered what his future held. Now he's one game away from the Super Bowl, writes Len Pasquarelli.

Updated: January 16, 2007, 12:39 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- By the time Jon Stinchcomb finished cutting off the athletic tape that sheathed both ankles and glanced up to see a familiar visitor hovering at his locker stall, Saturday night had just about turned into Sunday morning.

And given that the New Orleans Saints had not yet morphed into playoff pumpkins and had advanced to the franchise's first NFC Championship Game with their divisional playoff victory over the Philadelphia Eagles, the team's starting right offensive tackle was ...

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