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New Orleans Saints vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers connections

Posted Sep 12, 2013

Player and coaching connections for the upcoming game

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Player Connections

*Quarterback Drew Brees, running back Darren Sproles and Tampa Bay wide receiver Vincent Jackson were teammates at San Diego in 2005.

*Buccaneers tackle Demar Dotson is an Alexandria native who played at Southern Mississippi.

*Tampa Bay guard Carl Nicks was a fifth round draft pick of the Saints in 2008 and played for the Black and Gold for four seasons, earning two Pro Bowl berths.

*Buccaneers lineback Jonathan Casillas played for the Saints from 2009-12, capturing a Super Bowl XLIV Championship as a rookie.

*Tackle Brodrick Bunkley prepped at Chamberlain (Tampa) High School and played at Florida State.

*Cornerback Patrick Robinson and Tampa Bay linebacker Dekoda Watson were college teammates at Florida State.

*Linebacker Curtis Lofton and Tampa Bay punter Michael Koenen were teammates in Atlanta in 2008.

* Kicker Garrett Hartley, Lofton and Buccaneers tackle Gerald McCoy were college teammates at Oklahoma from 2006-07.

*Buccaneers wide receiver Russell Shepard played at Louisiana State University.

*Running back Mark Ingram and Buccaneers safety Mark Barron were teammates at the University of Alabama.

new orleans saints*Tampa Bay defensive end Trevor Scott was tutored as a rookie in Oakland in 2008 by Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan.

*Defensive end Glenn Foster, linebacker Martez Wilson and Tampa Bay linebacker Akeem Spence were college teammates at Illinois.

Coaching Connections

*Director of Player Development Fred McAfee played for Tampa Bay in 1999.

*Tampa Bay college scout Tony Kinkela served as director of football operations at Tulane University from 2006-08.

*Offensive assistant/wide receiver coach Carter Sheridan played defensive back at Florida A&M.

*Assistant secondary coach Andre Curtis, Tampa defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and offensive coordinator Mike Sullivan served on the same staff with the New York Giants from 2007-08.

*Tight ends coach Terry Malone and Bill Sheridan served on the same Michigan coaching staff from 2002-04.

*Buccaneers secondary cornerbacks coach Tony Oden served on the Saints coaching staff from 2006-11.

*Wide receivers coach Henry Ellard was tutored by Tampa Bay senior offensive assistant Jimmy Raye in his first two NFL seasons with the L.A. Rams from 1983-84 and later in 1991.

*Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and Raye served on the same Washington coaching staff in 2001.

*Buccaneers pass rush specialist coach Bryan Cox finished his played career with the Saints in 2002.

*Defensive line coach Bill Johnson and Tampa Bay special assistant to head coach Butch Davis served on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1997.