Latest Dennis Allen News

Saints name Klint Kubiak offensive coordinator in a break from Sean Payton's legacy

Feb. 14, 2024 19:38 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints named Klint Kubiak as their offensive coordinator on Wednesday, marking a new direction for a unit that has been overseen by either former coach Sean Payton or his protege, Pete Carmichael Jr., since 2006. The 36-year-old Kubiak was the...

Bills hire ex-Saints assistant Ronald Curry to coach QBs as part of offseason staff shuffle

Feb. 07, 2024 19:19 PM EST

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Ronald Curry is going from working with Derek Carr in New Orleans to Josh Allen in Buffalo after being hired as the Bills quarterbacks coach on Wednesday. Curry fills the role left open by Joe Brady, who took over as Buffalo’s interim offensive...

Saints GM Loomis defends retaining Allen, blames self for club getting 'too comfortable'

Jan. 17, 2024 19:06 PM EST

METAIRIE, La. (AP) — New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis on Wednesday shot back at a groundswell of fans who've called recently for coach Dennis Allen's firing and urged critics to consider the records that several of the most successful coaches in NFL history posted in their first...

Saints fire offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., who spent 18 years with the club

Jan. 16, 2024 16:46 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The New Orleans Saints have fired offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr. along with senior offensive assistant Bob Bicknell and receivers coach Kodi Burns. “These types of decisions are never easy to come to, but are necessary as we move forward,” Saints...

Analysis: Victory formation was never meant for the kind of trickery the Saints used against Atlanta

Jan. 09, 2024 06:03 AM EST

Victory formation hits different now — just like the Atlanta Falcons defenders undoubtedly will next time they face the New Orleans Saints. That's the fallout of backup quarterback Jameis Winston going rogue during mop-up duty and leading New Orleans to a rub-it-in touchdown Sunday...

Saints coach Dennis Allen expects to be back, but says changes are coming

Jan. 08, 2024 20:50 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen expects to keep his job after New Orleans improved by two victories, finished with a winning record and missed the playoffs by the narrowest of margins. He is not, however, looking for pats on the back after his second season as the...

For Saints coach Dennis Allen, players' decision to score late vs. Atlanta was no mutiny

Jan. 08, 2024 17:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints coach Dennis Allen is taking a nuanced view of his players' decision to disobey coaches' orders and hand the ball off to Jamaal Williams for a 1-yard touchdown run in the final minute of a season-ending 48-17 victory over Atlanta. With a night to digest...

Derek Carr passes for 4 TDs, Saints rout Falcons but miss playoffs when Packers win

Jan. 08, 2024 02:16 AM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Derek Carr and the New Orleans Saints' offense produced when they had to — and when they didn't. In the end, they still missed the playoffs and were left answering questions about a late play-call that caused some hard feelings. Carr passed for...

Saints players defy their own coaches and score from kneel-down formation, angering the Falcons

Jan. 07, 2024 20:27 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Reserve quarterback Jameis Winston and New Orleans' offense capped off a convincing victory with an aggressive play call that defied the orders of their own coaches and upset the rival Atlanta Falcons. Leading 41-17 with 1:10 left, the Saints lined up in...

The Saints realized their potential in Week 17, but was it too late?

Jan. 02, 2024 20:08 PM EST

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Now that the New Orleans Saints have avoided the dreaded fate of playing meaningless late-season football, all they can do is try to replicate their most recent performance — easily among their best during an up-and-down 2023 campaign — and hope that fortune favors them. ...