New Orleans Saints vs Minnesota Vikings Week 4 Sport Preview

September 28, 2022

SAINTS vs. VIKINGS CONNECTIONS

New Orleans defensive finish Cameron Jordan was born in Minneapolis whereas his father Steve, who was a seventh spherical draft decide of Minnesota in 1982 out of Brown, performed tight finish for the Vikings from 1982-1994. Steve was a three-time All-Professional, six-time Professional Bowl choice from 1986-91, for whom he performed his whole profession, ending with totals of 498 receptions for six,307 yards and 28 touchdowns and was named one of many 50 biggest Vikings of all-time. He went into the Vikings Ring of Honor in 2019.

New Orleans guard Wyatt Davis was a 3rd spherical draft decide of the Vikings in 2021.

Vikings punter Ryan Wright dealt with punting duties at Tulane from 2018-21.

Saints offensive lineman Lewis Kidd prepped at Totino-Grace (Fridley, Minn.) HS.

Minnesota Offensive Coordinator Wes Phillips’ late grandfather, Bum, served as head coach of the Saints from 1981-85, whereas his father Wade, was defensive coordinator throughout the identical interval and took on interim head teaching duties for the ultimate 4 contests of the 1985 marketing campaign.

Minnesota Quarterbacks Coach Chris O’Hara served on the Jacksonville Jaguars teaching employees in 2020 below Saints Offensive Line Coach Doug Marrone, who was head coach.

New Orleans observe squad working again Latavius Murray performed in Minnesota from 2017-18.

Vikings observe squad linebacker Eric Wilson performed for the Vikings from 2017-20.

Minnesota quarterback Nick Mullens performed on the College of Southern Mississippi.

Vikings Broad Receivers Coach Keenan McCardell served as Marrone’s wideouts coach in Jacksonville from 2017-20.

New Orleans Offensive Coordinator Pete Carmichael and Vikings Inside Linebackers Coach Greg Manusky served on the identical San Diego Chargers teaching employees from 2002-05.

Minnesota School Scout/Regional Pat Roberts beforehand served as the pinnacle power coach and offensive line coach at Millsaps School in Jackson, Mississippi.

Vikings Assistant Director of Sports activities Efficiency Derik Keyes is a Laurel, Miss. native who performed at Louisiana-Lafayette and had teaching stints at his each alma mater and the College of South Alabama.

Minnesota large receiver Justin Jefferson prepped at Destrehan (La.) HS and performed at Louisiana State College, the place he was a highschool teammate of Saints observe squad large receiver Kirk Merritt.

Merritt and Vikings tight finish Johnny Mundt had been faculty teammates at Oregon in 2014.

Vikings tight finish Irv Smith Jr. is the son of former Saints tight finish Irv Smith Sr. and prepped at Brother Martin Excessive College.

Vikings Assistant Defensive Backs Coach Roy Anderson served as a defensive analyst at LSU in 2019.

New Orleans middle/guard Cesar Ruiz and Vikings security Josh Metellus had been faculty teammates on the College of Michigan.

Vikings defensive finish Jonathan Bullard performed on the College of Florida with Saints security Marcus Maye.

New Orleans cornerback P.J. Williams and quarterback Jameis Winston had been teammates with Vikings working again Dalvin Prepare dinner throughout the 2014 marketing campaign at Florida State.

New Orleans Assistant Head Coach/Particular Groups Coordinator Darren Rizzi and Vikings Offensive Line Coach Chris Kuper served on the identical teaching employees with the Miami Dolphins from 2016-18. Rizzi additionally served on the identical Dolphins employees with Vikings Defensive Backs Coach Daronte Jones in Miami from 2016-17. Jones served on the Nicholls State teaching employees in 2002, as defensive coordinator at Franklin (La.) HS in 2003 and as defensive coordinator at LSU in 2021.

Rizzi tutored Vikings kicker Greg Joseph as a rookie within the 2018 preseason with the Dolphins.

Saints large receiver Jarvis Landry and Joseph had been teammates with the Cleveland Browns in 2018.

New Orleans Professional Scout Tosen Eyetsemitan and Vikings Common Supervisor Kwesi Adofo-Mensah labored collectively in the identical Cleveland entrance workplace in 2020.

Vikings defensive finish Danielle Hunter performed at Louisiana State College.

New Orleans offensive lineman Calvin Throckmorton and Minnesota linebacker Troy Dye had been faculty teammates at Oregon.

Saints security Tyrann Mathieu performed at Louisiana State with Vikings cornerback Patrick Peterson in 2010 and the pair had been later teammates in the identical secondary once more with the Arizona Cardinals from 2013-17.

New Orleans kicker Wil Lutz and Minnesota defensive again Chandon Sullivan had been faculty teammates at Georgia State.

New Orleans Assistant Particular Groups Coach Phil Galiano tutored Minnesota lengthy snapper Andrew DePaola each in School at Rutgers and with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers from 2012-13. Winston and DePaola had been teammates in Tampa Bay from 2015-16.

Minnesota cornerback Cameron Dantzler prepped at St. Thomas Aquinas (Hammond, La.) HS after which performed at Mississippi State, the place he was a school teammate of New Orleans defensive again J.T. Grey.

New Orleans large receiver Marquez Callaway and defensive sort out Shy Tuttle performed with Vikings working again Ty Chandler on the College of Tennessee.

This week’s FOX colour analyst Mark Sanchez performed quarterback for Saints Head Coach Dennis Allen, when Allen was head coach of the Oakland Raiders in 2012.

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