Mental blocksThe Bears' Donnell Woolford got so excited...

PLAYS AND REPLAYS

October 10, 1994

Mental blocks

The Bears' Donnell Woolford got so excited after causing New Orleans wide receiver Michael Haynes to fumble that he forgot to block when Bears teammate Shaun Gayle started to run with the ball.

"I was already on the bench. I started to go out and block, but by then they had already tackled him, so I said, 'Oh well.' Next week

I'll block."

Lighter Ironhead still a load

A trimmed-down Craig "Ironhead" Heyward gave the Atlanta Falcons coaches just what they expected when he went into the starting lineup for the first time this season.

"He's a load in there," coach June Jones said after Heyward pounded out 87 yards and two touchdowns on short runs in a 34-13 rout of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Heyward, who weighed 328 pounds last year and was fighting a drinking problem, has quit using alcohol and dropped to 265 pounds.

"It was an OK day," Heyward said. "My philosophy about playing is as long as I'm out there, I'm happy."

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