New Orleans Defensive Coordinator Rob Ryan served as the defensive backs coach under his father Buddy for the Cardinals from 1994-95…Saints Assistant Special Teams Coach Stan Kwan served as a special teams assistant and defensive quality control coach for the Cardinals from 2001-03 and prepped at Camelback (Phoenix) HS, where he played both quarterback and shortstop, then spending one year at South Mountain Community College in Phoenix where he was the first freshman named team captain of the baseball team…Arizona Coach Bruce Arians coached tight ends for the New Orleans Saints in 1996… Cardinals Assistant Head Coach/Offense Tom Moore served as the running backs coach of the Saints in 1997… Cardinals Special Teams Coordinator Amos Jones has a history in New Orleans, serving as the linebackers coach at Tulane University (1995-96) and as an assistant coach at East St. John HS….Cardinals Running Backs Coach Stump Mitchell was the head coach at Southern University from 2010-12…Cardinals Pass Rush Specialist Tom Pratt was the defensive line coach for the Saints from 1978-80…Cardinals Assistant Offensive Line coach Larry Zierlein was the offensive line coach at Louisiana State University from 1993-94 and at Tulane from 1988-90.
The Cardinals have three players from LSU on their roster: CB Patrick Peterson, S Tyrann Mathieu and ILB Kevin Minter. Mathieu is a New Orleans native, where he prepped at St. Augustine HS…Saints DE Cameron Jordan is from Chandler, Ariz., and prepped at Chandler High School...New Orleans DT Tyeler Davison prepped at Desert Mountain (Scottsdale, Ariz.) HS...Saints LB Stephone Anthony and DE Tavaris Barnes played with Arizona WR Jaron Brown, K Chandler Catanzaro and RB Andre Ellingtonat Clemson. Ellignton served as New Orleans RB C.J. Spiller's backup at Clemson in 2009 and the two also played with Arizona S Chris Clemons were previously teammates for the Tigers. Saints LB Dannell Ellerbe and Clemons were teammates on the Miami defense in 2013...New Orleans CB Damian Swann and Cardinals P Drew Butler were college teammates at the University of Georgia...Saints RB Khiry Robinson and Cardinals WR Brittan Golden were teammates at West Texas A&M...New Orleans RB Mark Ingram and Arizona S Rashad Johnson were teammates at Alabama in 2008...Saints T Andrus Peat prepped at Corona del Sol (Tempe, Ariz.) HS and his father Todd, played for the Cardinals from 1987-89. Peat and Arizona DE Josh Mauro were teammates at Stanford...New Orleans S Kenny Vaccaro and Arizona LB Alex Okafor were teammates at Texas.