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Sebastian in New Orleans asks if safety Darren Sharper might retire and take over as New Orleans’ defensive backs coach.
Pat Yasinskas: That’s going to be up to Sharper. Yes, it appears his career is near the end, and he’s a bright guy who certainly could go into coaching if he chooses. But Sharper also has the skills to go into broadcasting (and already has done some of that). The life of an assistant coach isn’t very glamorous and the hours are brutal. A guy like Sharper probably could earn a lot more money as a broadcaster, and the hours wouldn’t be nearly as long.
Saints promote assistant Tony Oden to secondary coach
"Oden has been a tireless worker and is a very talented staff member. Whenever we can promote from within, we feel it pays big dividends," explained Payton via phone on Sunday.
New Orleans Saints promote Tony Oden to role of secondary coach | NOLA.com
Oden, who served as assistant secondary coach for five years, replaces Dennis Allen
NFL, union resume mediation for 4th day in row - NFL - Yahoo! Sports
Say this for the NFL and its players' union: They are on speaking terms at the moment. The sides met with a federal mediator for the fourth day in a row Monday, trying to make progress toward a new collective bargaining agreement before the current labor deal expires. After months of infrequent -- and sometimes contentious -- bargaining, the league and union were face-to-face Friday, Saturday... - National Football League news
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