NOLA Saints decide to stick with Pete Carmichael at offensive coordinator

Pete Carmichael, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images)
Pete Carmichael, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Jonathan Bachman/Getty Images) /

The NOLA Saints have spent the past few weeks trying to find their next offensive coordinator and ended up going with the same man who has held the position since 2009, Pete Carmichael.

When Dennis Allen officially got the head coaching job in New Orleans, it was reported that Carmichael would stay with the organization but would no longer be the offensive coordinator.

Well, after interviews with Jay Gruden and Scottie Montgomery, NOLA decided to stick with the man who has held the position for over a decade.

Ian Rapoport reported on Wednesday evening that Carmichael would indeed retain his offensive coordinator job.

NOLA Saints sticking with Pete Carmichael at OC

It felt like the decision to move away from Carmichael at offensive coordinator was because of how badly the offense struggled in 2021 and Allen wanting to see what else was out there. Taking the time to find the right fit was a good sign that this team was serious about the search but in the end, they’re choosing to stick with Carmichael.

Sean Payton was the one who received most of the offensive props when Carmichael was his OC so this will be the long-time offensive coordinator’s chance to show what he can cook up in the role.

Maybe this is another way of trying to lure back Jameis Winston, who is one of the best free-agent quarterback options on the open market. Winston has spent the past two years with the organization and while fans hope he’ll return, nothing is guaranteed in sports.

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I’m curious to hear from the fans about this. How do you feel about the Saints sticking with Pete Carmichael as their offensive coordinator?