Saints won’t have seven coaches for Sunday’s game

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The Saints coaching staff will be short-handed Sunday. They will not have seven coaches because of COVID-19 protocols.

The team announced offensive analyst Jim Chaney, offensive assistant Declan Doyle, assistant special teams coach Phil Galiano, senior offensive assistant/receivers Curtis Johnson, offensive line Brendan Nugent, run game coordinator/tight ends Dan Roushar, and running backs Joel Thomas will miss the game against the Panthers.

The team will divide their responsibilities among the offensive staff.

Everyone on the Saints staff is vaccinated, so the coaches will have to generate consecutive negative COVID-19 tests 24 hours apart before they can return.

11 responses to “Saints won’t have seven coaches for Sunday’s game

  1. I haven’t seen a coaching staff that thin since Hayden, Luther and Dauber coached the Orlando Breakers!

  2. This doesn’t make sense. It is only Friday. They can still show 2 negative tests between now and Sunday. Why are they declared out?

  3. Well I guess with travel and all they have them out. If it were a home game they could wait until the last minute. I guess getting on even a chartered plane positive is a jerk move.

  4. I’m waiting for someone to blame a non vaccinated person for the reason these vaccinated coaches tested positive, because everyone knows that’s how science works.

  5. Expected quicker turnaround time to negative test results with vaxx onboard. Wonder if any experienced significant illness/symptoms.

  6. How many coaches do these teams have now? They have senior analysts at every position sounds like.

  7. Man these NFL teams load up on “coaches”. Whatever happened to the old saying that too many cooks spoil the broth?

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