On the Monday evening Coach’s Show on WWL Radio, Sean Payton said the New Orleans Saints were bringing in a new face to help with the special teams blunders.
This was something that caught steam after Sunday’s public report from FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer that the team was looking for help. WDSU’s Fletcher Mackel caught wind of the team look at O’Dea to help.
Source tells me Sean Payton/#Saints50 have spoken with former TB Bucs special teams coordinator Kevin O'Dea about job in NOLA. pic.twitter.com/tizIcQFvqH— Fletcher Mackel (@FletcherWDSU) November 20, 2016
O’Dea has been coaching in the NFL since 1994, serving in various roles for a number of teams. Most recently, O’Dea was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Clearly, fans were in favor of canning Greg McMahon altogether, but at this point in the season it might have been a bit farfetched.
The Saints have six games left in their season, which has been extremely disappointing to say the least. O’Dea will join McMahon and special teams assistant Stan Kwan to try to fix the team’s various problems.