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    Saints let go of special teams coaches Bradford Banta, Kevin O'Dea, expected to hire Darren Rizzi

    Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMERBy Nick Underhill | The AdvocateNew Orleans is moving on from its special teams staff.The team is parting ways with special teams coordinator Bradford Banta and assistant Kevin O'Dea, a source confirmed. Mike Westhoff also will not return. Former...
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    Saints special teams coach Mike Westhoff recounts non-call: ‘Smacks you in the face’

    By Christopher Dabe - NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneNew Orleans Saints special teams coordinator Mike Westhoff came out of retirement in November 2017 because he thought the Saints could get him to his first Super Bowl.By his count, he’s coached in more than 650 NFL games. Never before Sunday...
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    How Mike Westhoff Turned Taysom Hill into the Saints' Do-Everything Guy

    Tim Rohan - Sports Illustrated- Bleacher ReportMETAIRIE, La. — In November 2017, the Saints were 7-2 and riding a seven-game winning streak when Sean Payton decided his team needed a shakeup. The Saints had Super Bowl aspirations, and, despite their record, Payton wasn’t satisfied with how his...
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    A special coach: Mike Westhoff has Saints' kicking units thriving

    (Photo by David Grunfeld, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune)By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneMike Westhoff tells New Orleans Saints players that he sleeps well at night because he doesn’t have a conscience.The 70-year-old special teams coach can be demanding and prickly, but...
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    Mike Westhoff explains how he evaluates Saints' special teams

    Advocate Staff photo by SOPHIA GERMERBy Nick Underhill | The AdvocateMike Westhoff doesn’t overcomplicate how he evaluates his team’s performance.The Saints special teams guru keeps an eye on 12 categories to judge how his team is performing. There are a lot of different things that could...
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    Mike Westhoff returns to help Saints special teams after complex surgery

    By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-PicayuneLongtime special teams Mike Westhoff was hesitant to come out of retirement last year, but he enjoyed his half season with the New Orleans Saints so much that he wanted to return this year.Coming back wasn't that easy, though. After the 2017...
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