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Saints hire new special teams coordinator

Mark Menard
February 11, 2019 - 1:09 pm

Saints Coach Sean Payton has announced the hiring of Darren Rizzi as the team's new special teams coordinator.

Rizzi brings 26 years of experience to the New Orleans staff. He's spent the last 10 seasons with the Miami Dolphins, serving as their special teams coordinator the last eight seasons.

Under Rizzi, the Dolphins rank first in blocked punts with 11 and second in blocked kicks with 22 since 2011. Dolphins kicker Jason Sanders made 18 out of 20 field goals last season under Rizzi's watch.

Rizzi replaced Bradford Banta, who was relieved of his duties with the Saints last week.
 

 

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