Saints fire OC Pete Carmichael and two other Offensive Coaches

Saints fire OC Pete Carmichael and two other Offensive Coaches

The New Orleans Saints have announced a significant change in their coaching staff by parting ways with longtime offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, as confirmed on Tuesday afternoon.

Amid offseason rumors suggesting a potential shake-up in the Saints' offensive coaching staff, the decision has been made to conclude the tenure of the 52-year-old Carmichael, who has been responsible for calling offensive plays over the past two seasons.

Pete Carmichael initially joined the Saints in 2006 as the quarterbacks coach after previous roles in Washington and San Diego. His dedication and expertise led to his promotion to offensive coordinator in 2009 under the then-Saints head coach Sean Payton.

In addition to Carmichael, the Saints are also bidding farewell to senior offensive assistant Bob Bicknell and wide receivers coach Kodi Burns.

Expressing gratitude for their service, Saints head coach Dennis Allen remarked in a statement, “I would like to thank Pete, Bob, and Kodi for their service to the New Orleans Saints and to this coaching staff. These types of decisions are never easy to come to but are necessary as we move forward. I would especially like to thank Pete for his contributions to this staff for 18 seasons. I have a tremendous amount of respect for the job he has done and as a colleague.”

The Saints, under Carmichael’s coaching, achieved notable success, making nine playoff appearances, including a significant victory in Super Bowl XLIV against the Indianapolis Colts.

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