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Bonamego back in the league with Saints

J. Bonamego

Five months after one disastrous night of special teams play cost John Bonamego his job, the longtime NFL coach is back in the league.

Bonamego, a 24-year NFL veteran, was the Saints’ special teams coordinator in 2006 and 2007.  He’s back as an assistant special teams coach.  (The team’s blocked punt in their return to the Superdome is right there with Sean Payton’s onside kick and Tom Dempsey’s field goal as the most memorable special teams plays in team history.)

Bonamego was booted from his gig in Miami after the Dolphins’ special teams memorably imploded on Monday Night Football in October.

The Saints also promoted Tony Oden to secondary from assistant secondary coach and moved Mike Mallory from assistant special teams coach to assistant secondary coach.

Mike Triplette of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports John Carney could be added to the staff later this offseason.

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7 Responses to “Bonamego back in the league with Saints”
  1. hobartbaker says: Mar 14, 2011 7:15 PM

    Bonamego goes Bonnaducci on us and keeps coming back from the dead.

  2. nineleveninsidejob says: Mar 14, 2011 7:37 PM

    He helped keep the Packers special teams garbage a few years back

  3. These pretzels are making me thirsty! says: Mar 14, 2011 7:59 PM

    Why not tell us what position they hired him for?

    Is he Coordinator for special teams? An assistant? Ball boy?

  4. screamingsheep69 says: Mar 14, 2011 8:14 PM

    And his new job is what? Seemed to leave that out of the post.

  5. thefiesty1 says: Mar 14, 2011 9:36 PM

    Who? Never heard of him. Did he really play for the Saints?

  6. MichaelEdits says: Mar 15, 2011 8:16 AM

    Well isn’t that special?

  7. breeshasabush says: Mar 15, 2011 9:39 AM

    HA… he looks like Dana White

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