Former Miami Dolphins Coordinator John Bonamego Resurfaces with Saints

March 15, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Former Miami Dolphins special teams coordinator John Bonamego, who was fired on Oct. 5 after a disastrous showing in a blowout loss to the New England Patriots, has re-joined Sean Payton's staff in New Orleans as the Saints' assistant special teams coach.

Bonamego, who originally joined the Dolphins in 2008 after two seasons as the Saints' special teams coordinator, will now work under new coordinator Mike Mallory, who was promoted from his assistant role.

Tony Sparano and the Dolphins made Bonamego the scapegoat for a horrendous special teams exhibition in Week 4, in which the Patriots returned a kickoff and blocked field goal for touchdowns and also blocked a punt in a 41-14 victory on Monday Night Football.

The Dolphins handed the job to assistant special teams coach Darren Rizzi, who was hired in 2009 and was officially given Bonamego's old gig in a January announcement. The Dolphins also added Dave Fipp to serve as Rizzi's assistant in 2011.

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