The New Orleans Saints lost to the Buccaneers in the divisional round, and with their season being over, they may be saying goodbye to a few coaches.
Yesterday was a discouraging day for the New Orleans Saints. After starting up 6-0 and having the momentum early, they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after offensive miscues brutally killed their chances.
While it started with Jared Cook‘s second-half fumble, Drew Brees‘ interceptions did not help. It was just terrible execution from New Orleans, and after seeing how the game ended, it’s not a shock that they lost.
This team was a Super Bowl-caliber roster, and now without future Hall of Fame quarterback Drew Brees (reportedly planning to retire), the Saints will need to move forward into the offseason cautiously.
They’ll be doing it with a few holes to fill as well. While the title mentions assistant to the head coach and tight ends coach Dan Campbell, the Saints are expected to lose their director of pro scouting, Terry Fontenot, as well.
Both pieces of news were reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
As for Campbell, he was a coaching intern with the Dolphins before becoming their tight ends coach and eventually their interim head coach for a brief stint. He’s spent the last several seasons in his position with the Saints and is now expected to head up north.
The Lions are coming off a 5-11 season.
Unless they do the unlikely and release Matthew Stafford, he’ll be what Campbell is working with along with a top-ten pick and star rookie running back D’Andre Swift. He will have a versatile tight end in T.J. Hockenson to work with as well.
Things are set up for success for Campbell, but entering a team that has had a track record of failure up north may not be the perfect place for a new head coach. He’ll have a solid defense which should help solidify his ability to show off how capable of a head coach he can be.
As for Fontenot, he’ll also be missed as the Saints could very well go with a quarterback in the first round. In Atlanta, he’ll have the chance to look forward to having a top-five pick. It should be a good place for Fontenot to thrive in a high-impact role.
Both will be missed as they take on new opportunities, but the Saints should be just fine and will likely look to replace them in the near future.