Report: New Orleans Saints adding defensive passing coordinator to staff

NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: The New Orleans Saints logo is seen on the field during a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - SEPTEMBER 11: The New Orleans Saints logo is seen on the field during a game at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on September 11, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /
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The New Orleans Saints are reportedly adding former Maryland defensive passing coordinator Cory Robinson to their staff.

As the New Orleans Saints gear up in preparation for next month’s NFL draft, they have reportedly made an addition to their coaching staff.

According to AL.COM reports, the Saints will be hiring 32 year-old Cory Robinson to their staff as possibly a cornerbacks coach or the same title of defensive passing coordinator position he held with Maryland. This hire is on the heels of former assistant defensive coach Leigh Torrence leaving for the New York Jets last month.

While the Terps did finish last in the Big 10 in pass defense and total defense overall, they were middle of the pack when it came to interceptions.

That in itself shouldn’t be an indictment on Robinson as much as the lack of talent on the Maryland team.

His teams have shown success in the past however. Take his stint with the Temple Owls in 2017 for example. As the cornerbacks coach there, he led the Owls to the number one passing defense in the AAC, yielding just 206.8 yards per game.

His talent pool will be much greater with the New Orleans Saints, and he’ll be able to have an instant impact on a team that could improve their coverage.

There he will have the likes of two-time pro bowler Marshon Lattimore at cornerback, emerging star Marcus Williams at safety, and rookie surprise C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

Getting another starting corner to pair up with Lattimore and the contract negotiations with safety Vonn Bell will be at the top of the Saints priorities this offseason.

The New Orleans Saints will be giving Robinson his first coaching opportunity in the NFL. While they may be some player personnel questions the Saints will have to address, the Saints have seemingly found their coach.

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