The New Orleans Saints have been firing and adding to their coaching staff all off-season and now that Rob Ryan is the new defensive coordinator it is one less thing head coach Sean Payton has to worry about. However, the Saints are still without an offensive line coach, a position that Payton would like to fill very soon. It appears that Payton might make a move for a new offensive line coach in the near future.
After former offensive line coach Aaron Kromer left to take an offensive coordinator job with the Chicago Bears the Saints were left with a huge void on their coaching staff. However, Payton finally has someone in mind to take over the offensive line coach position. It is rumored that Payton will switch the Saints’ running backs coach, Bret Ingalls, to the offensive line coach.
Ingalls has 30 years of coaching experience and has served as the Saints’ running back coach for the past four seasons. A shift to the offensive line coach would make sense for Ingalls because of all the coaching experience he has. Furthermore, Ingalls should be able to improve the Saints’ ground game and run blocking. Also, the pass protection should not miss a beat with Ingalls running the offensive line.
It is a smart move by Payton to promote within his coaching staff. With Ingalls coaching the offensive line the Saints coaching staff will have some consistency and it will only benefit the team. Payton is proving why he is one of the best coaches in the NFL and the Saints must be happy to have him back at work.