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Report: Dan Campbell, Joe Lombardi joining Saints staff

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - JANUARY 03: Head coach Dan Campbell of the Miami Dolphins looks on during the first half of the game against the New England Patriots at Sun Life Stadium on January 3, 2016 in Miami Gardens, Florida.  (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images) Getty Images

Sean Payton’s 2016 coaching staff will reportedly include a couple of assistants who didn’t finish the 2015 season in the same jobs they had when it got underway.

Dan Campbell made the move from Dolphins tight ends coach to interim head coach, but didn’t get the job on a permanent basis after going 5-7 in the wake of Joe Philbin’s dismissal. There were a few teams interested in bringing him to their staff, but Mike Triplett of reports that the Saints have ended his brief unemployment.

Per Triplett, Campbell will be assistant head coach in addition to serving as tight ends coach. Current tight ends coach Dan Roushar is expected to remain on the staff in a different position.

Campbell got bumped up during the season, but Joe Lombardi’s year went in the other direction. He was fired as the Lions’ offensive coordinator during the season and Triplett reports he’ll return to his previous job as the Saints’ quarterbacks coach. Mike Neu had been in that position, but left to become the head coach at Ball State.

Longtime NFL cornerback Aaron Glenn is also heading to New Orleans to serve as a secondary coach. Glenn, who wrapped up his playing career with the Saints in 2008, was an assistant secondary coach in Cleveland the last two years.

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23 Responses to “Report: Dan Campbell, Joe Lombardi joining Saints staff”
  1. codythao35 says: Jan 13, 2016 4:49 PM

    Too bad, he and Payton will be fired once again next year. Lol

  2. nolahxc says: Jan 13, 2016 4:49 PM

    Superbowl, here we come!

  3. pastanow says: Jan 13, 2016 4:54 PM

    Scraping the bottom of the barrel.

  4. 81megatron81 says: Jan 13, 2016 4:54 PM

    Hot garbage>Joe Lombardie

  5. corporatemediaprostitute says: Jan 13, 2016 5:02 PM

    How does Lombardi keep getting work?

  6. purpleguy says: Jan 13, 2016 5:04 PM

    Good, not saying he’s a bad coach or a bad hire, but my team needs an O-line coach, and it didn’t make sense to hire a TE coach to coach the Vikings O-line.

  7. Alumni2k11 says: Jan 13, 2016 5:06 PM

    Best of luck to Dan Campbell.

  8. contender21open says: Jan 13, 2016 5:41 PM

    Congrats to Dan Campbell!

    This is the Phins LOSS, big time.

    Bummed out in South Florida…

  9. ncphinsfan says: Jan 13, 2016 5:52 PM

    Good for Coach Campbell. A little surprised some small minded, immature, anonymously brave fool has not made a “Oklahoma Drills” comment yet. This guy is going to be a force in the NFL Coaching world and glad to see Payton will give him a shot. Classy move Saints!

  10. tokyosandblaster says: Jan 13, 2016 5:59 PM

    Wow. The Vikings wanted Campbell.

    Good for him to find a better position.


  11. fanofpft says: Jan 13, 2016 6:02 PM

    Runs to the other Parcells trash Ireland to rot.

  12. cowboysallday says: Jan 13, 2016 6:07 PM

    I’ll always remember Arron Glenn for getting torched by Santana moss twice in that prime time game. Scrub

  13. suhmonster90 says: Jan 13, 2016 6:41 PM

    There goes my dream of Lombardi as the new Bears OC.

  14. huggybear2014 says: Jan 13, 2016 6:56 PM

    Lol, a position coach like Campball with mixed and limited results, is so beloved by the schizo Fin fanbase. Never mind he is all bark.

  15. craniator says: Jan 13, 2016 7:09 PM

    The most celebrated 5-7 former tight ends coach in NFL history.

  16. fanofpft says: Jan 13, 2016 7:22 PM

    TE weren’t even good under him. Clay when he was healthy that was about it.

  17. thepopefromtv says: Jan 13, 2016 7:24 PM

    Everybody on Campbell’s bandwagon needs to ask themselves this: Can you name anything he ever did in his 5 years with the Dolphins before becoming interim hc, without mentioning Charles Clay?

  18. mrtullymars says: Jan 13, 2016 7:24 PM

    Tulane just fired Curtis Johnson, the Saints WR coach when they had the offense clicking. Maybe they should look at hiring him and “getting the band back together.” The Saints drafts haven’t been great over the last few years, but the coaching staff shakeups hurt as well. It’s good to see Payton getting “his people” on staff. Now Mickey Loomis just needs to create some cap room.

  19. mrlaloosh says: Jan 13, 2016 8:27 PM

    Joe Lombardi was trying to get Stafford to run the Saints offense. He just didn’t realize that Stafford has the physical tools but pales in comparison to Drew Brees in the intellectual tools. Can’t fix dumb….

  20. ahs2 says: Jan 13, 2016 9:34 PM

    mrlaloosh says:
    Jan 13, 2016 8:27 PM
    Joe Lombardi was trying to get Stafford to run the Saints offense. He just didn’t realize that Stafford has the physical tools but pales in comparison to Drew Brees in the intellectual tools. Can’t fix dumb….

    Jim Bob Cooter “fixed dumb” to the tune of a 110 QB rating, 17 TDs and one pick over the last 8 games!!

  21. mr1drful says: Jan 13, 2016 11:23 PM

    Lol, Stafford threw 19td 2int after Lombardi was fired.

  22. balt88 says: Jan 14, 2016 2:35 AM

    Looks like Payton > Zimmer….

  23. noteamforlosangeles says: Jan 15, 2016 2:59 AM

    Just dumping Rob Ryan is worth 2 extra wins…

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