Saints offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. did such a good job calling plays when head coach Sean Payton was unable to earlier this year, Payton has kept him in the role.
This is a change from previous years in New Orleans. Payton had called every play for six season in New Orleans, according to Jeff Duncan of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.
“We’re on a roll, and obviously he’s doing a great job — not just a good job, he’s doing a great job,” quarterback Drew Brees said. “I think we all feel comfortable with the way the dynamics have been here the last 10 weeks.”
Payton still has a big say in the offense, of course. But he’s been freed up to concentrate on other aspects of his job on gameday, like clock management.
Give Carmichael credit for doing so well in his new role. The Saints have won eight straight and scored over 40 points in four straight games. Also give Payton credit for giving up one of his big duties for the sake of the team.