Inside the Game: Saints vs Patriots connections – New Orleans Saints News

Inside the Game: Saints vs Patriots connections – New Orleans Saints News

• Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael prepped at Medway (Mass.) HS in football and baseball and went on to a college baseball career at Boston College where he was a four-year letterman and team captain in 1994. Carmichael started his coaching career as an assistant New Hampshire in 1994.

• New England WR Brandin Cooks was a first round draft pick of the Saints in 2014, playing for them from 2014-16.

• Senior Defensive Asst. Peter Giunta is a Salem, Mass. native who played at St. Johns (Danvers, Mass.) Prep, Northeastern and served as an assistant at Brown.

• New England area scout Tim Heffelfinger served in the same position with New Orleans from 1998-2005.

• Linebackers Coach Mike Nolan served on Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels’ staff when he was head coach in Denver in 2009 as his defensive coordinator.

• TE Michael Hoomanawanui played for the Patriots from 2012-14. Hoomanawanui and Patriots WR Danny Amendola were teammates with the Rams from 2010-11 and in New England from 2013-14.

• LB Craig Robertson and New England Asst. Special Teams Coach Bubba Ventrone were Cleveland teammates in Cleveland.

• New England K Stephen Gostkowski is a Baton Rouge native who prepped at Madison (Miss.) Central HS.

• TE Coby Fleener and Patriots TE Dwayne Allen were draft picks of Indianapolis in 2012 and teammates from 2012-15…LB Stephone Anthony and Allen were teammates at Clemson in 2011.

• Patriots wide receivers coach Chad O’Shea served as special teams/recruiting coor
dinator at Southern Mississippi from 2000-02. Giunta and O’Shea served on the Chiefs staff from 2004-05.

• Patriots…

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