A special coach: Mike Westhoff has Saints' kicking units thriving (1 Viewer)

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By Josh Katzenstein, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune

Mike 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 in his 14 months with the Saints, he has helped turn the kicking game into a strength for this team.

In 2018, consider the following:

*The Saints blocked two punts and converted first downs on two fake punts.

*Wil Lutz was the most accurate field-goal kicker in franchise history.

*Thomas Morstead remained one of the most effective punters in the NFL, and the Saints limited punt returns as well as any team in the league.

*Long snapper Zach Wood has done one or two interviews all season, a sign that he has had zero issues. ...

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