Connections! Quantum, Psychic or Other, these coincidences between the Bucs and Saints are REAL!



  • Buccaneers Offensive Coordinator Greg Olson worked as the quarterbacks coach at Purdue University and coached Saints QB Drew Brees through his entire collegiate career from 1997- 2000.
  • Saints Offensive Line Coach and Running Game Coordinator Aaron Kromer worked as the Buccaneers senior assistant in 2005 and senior assistant/offensive line coach from 2006-07. 
  • Buccaneers Linebackers Coach Joe Baker worked for the Saints an assistant secondary and special teams coach from 2000-01, assistant secondary coach in 2002 and secondary coach from 2003-04.
  • Buccaneers Assistant to the Head Coach Jay Kaiser served as Saints WR Lance Moore’s Position Coach at Toledo in 2001.
  • Buccaneers Quarterback Coach Alex Van Pelt played for Saints Defensive Coordinator Gregg Williams in 2001-03 for the Buffalo Bills. 
  • Buccaneers C Jeff Faine played for the Saints from 2006-2007.
  • Saints TE John Gilmore played for the Bucs from 2008-10. During his three seasons, he recorded 31 receptions for 330 yards and two touchdowns. 
  • Saints Director of Player Development Fred McAfee played for the Buccaneers in 1999.
  • Buccaneers TE Kellen Winslow and Saints LB Jonathan Vilma were teammates on the University of Miami Hurricanes when they won the 2001 National Championship.
  • Buccaneers DT Roy Miller, DE Tim Crowder and Saints TE David Thomas were teammates at the University of Texas in 2005, when the Longhorns won the National Championship. The University of Southern California Trojans, whom the Longhorns defeated in the title-game, featured Saints T Charles Brown.
  • Buccaneers Assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach Chris Keenan worked in the same capacity at Tulane University from 2006-08.
  • Buccaneers College Scout Tony Kinkela worked as the director of football operations for the Tulane University from 2006-08.
  • Saints TE Jimmy Graham played collegiately at the University of Miami from 2005-09.
  • Saints CB Patrick Robinson played collegiately at Florida State University from 2006-09, and is a native of Miami, Florida.
  • Saints Offensive Assistant/Assistant Player Programs Coach Carter Sheridan played collegiately at Florida A&M University.
  • Saints CB Johnny Patrick is a native of DeLand, Florida.
  • Buccaneers S Devin Holland played collegiately at McNeese State (LA) and is a native of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
  • Buccaneers T Demar Dotson is a native of Alexandria, Louisiana.

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