Saints special teams coach Mike Westhoff recounts non-call: ‘Smacks you in the face’ (1 Viewer)

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By Christopher Dabe - | The Times-Picayune

New 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 did he he leave a field feeling like he did after a controversial non-call by game officials impacted the Saints in their NFC championship loss, he told WFAN on Tuesday (Jan. 22).

“For me, it was a lifetime dream,” Westhoff, 71, said about coaching in a Super Bowl. “I took a chance. I came out of retirement. I didn’t know anyone in that building. I knew about Sean Payton. I said, ‘OK, I’ll try.’ And I said I would help them. And I did. I took a unit that was maybe toward the bottom and ended up maybe right at the very top. I’m proud of that. But now I’m driving home. It just smacks you in the face. It’s a very, very difficult experience.” ...

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