Due to a COVID-19 outbreak, the New Orleans Saints’ coaching staff is down to the bare bones, but head coach Sean Payton sees the bright side, joking that the situation is like something out of ‘Ted Lasso.’ Due to a string of positive tests, mostly among the offensive coaching staff, only a few of the Saints’ offensive coaches, including Payton, offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr, quarterbacks coach Ronald Curry, and offensive line coach Zach Strief, are currently available to coach the team. With six offensive coaches testing positive, HC Sean Payton said: “I told Pete (Carmichael) today, Ronald (Curry), and Zach (Strief), it’s like Ted Lasso, four of us.” The rest are preparing in their hotel rooms to the best of their abilities. ”
With six Saints’ offensive coaches testing positive, HC Sean Payton commented: “I said to Pete (Carmichael) today and Ronald (Curry) and Zach (Strief), it’s like Ted Lasso, four of us. The rest are up in their hotel rooms and doing the best they can with preparation.”
Six assistant coaches, one team nutritionist, and star receiver Michael Thomas were all diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. Thomas has been training separately from the rest of the Saints team because he is not on the active roster and is on the Physically Unable to Perform list.
Currently, none of their active players are affected by COVID-19, but the news isn’t ideal after such a strong start to the 2021 season. In Week 1, the New Orleans Saints beat the Green Bay Packers 38-3 in Jacksonville, with quarterback Jameel Winton throwing a league-high five touchdown passes. ‘Ted Lasso,’ a critically acclaimed sports comedy drama, follows a fictional college football coach who is hired by a Premier League soccer club and finds himself in a series of unlikely, unexpected, and farcical situations. Drew Brees got Sean Payton into Ted Lasso for
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Drew Brees got Sean Payton into Ted Lasso.
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Due to Hurricane Ida’s impact, the team continues to practice away from home at TCU in the Fort Worth/Dallas area. Coaches who tested positive are being held in isolation at the team hotel while still coaching through Zoom meetings. According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the positive tests so far will have no bearing on which coaches are available for Sunday’s NFC South divisional matchup against the Carolina Panthers. As of now, the Week 2 matchup at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte is expected to take place as planned.
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