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Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs New Orleans Saints connections

Posted Dec 25, 2013

A list of the player and coaching connections between the Saints and Buccaneers

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Player Connections

 *Buccaneers T Demar Dotson is an Alexandria native who played at the University of Southern Mississippi.

*Tampa Bay G 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.

*New Orleans NT Brodrick Bunkley prepped at Chamberlain (Tampa) HS and played at Florida State.

*Saints QB Drew Brees, RB Darren Sproles and Tampa Bay WR Vincent Jackson were teammates with the San Diego Chargers in 2005.

*New Orleans LB Curtis Lofton and Tampa Bay P Michael Koenen were teammates in Atlanta in 2008. Lofton and Buccaneers DT Gerald McCoy were college teammates at Oklahoma from 2006-07.

*Saints RB Mark Ingram and Buccaneers S Mark Barron were college teammates at the University of Alabama. Barron prepped at St. Paul’s Episcopal (Mobile, Al.) HS.

*New Orleans DE Glenn Foster and Tampa Bay LB Akeem Spence were college teammates at the University of Illinois.

 *New Orleans WR Nick Toon and Buccaneers G/T Gabe Carimi were college teammates at the University of Wisconsin.

*Tampa Bay CB Danny Gorrer was signed by New Orleans as an undrafted free agent in 2009 and played for New Orleans for part of his rookie campaign.

Coaching Connections

*Saints director/player development Fred McAfee played for Tampa Bay in 1999.

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

*New Orleans offensive assistant/wide receivers Carter Sheridan played defensive back at Florida A&M.

*Saints assistant athletic trainer Duane Brooks graduated from Florida A&M and earned his master’s from Florida State, where he served as an asst. athletic trainer for six seasons. Brooks completed internships with Tampa Bay in 1992 and 1993.

*Saints senior Vice President of Sales Michael Stanfield is a graduate of St. Leo University.

*Saints assistant secondary Coach Andre Curtis, Tampa Bay defensive coordinator Bill Sheridan and Offensive Coordinator Mike Sullivan served on the same coaching staff with the New York Giants from 2007-08. Sheridan and Saints tight ends coach Terry Malone served on the same University of Michigan coaching staff from 2002-04.

*Buccaneers cornerbacks coach Tony Oden served on the Saints coaching staff from 2006-11, serving as secondary coach his final season.

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

*New Orleans area scout Jason Mitchell served under Tampa Bay Head Coach Greg Schiano under several capacities from 2001-07 at Rutgers.

*Saints defensive line coach Bill Johnson, Tampa Bay special assistant to the head coach Butch Davis and special teams coordinator Dave Wannstedt served on the same staff at the University of Miami (Fla.) in 1987.

*Tampa Bay chief partnership officer Jim Pyne served as assistant offensive line coach in New Orleans in 2005.