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Bengals quarterbacks coach Dan Pitcher to interview for Saints OC job

We’ve got movement: after dismissing Pete Carmichael on Wednesday, the New Orleans Saints are interviewing a potential replacement on Thursday in Dan Pitcher, the Cincinnati Bengals quarterbacks coach, as reported by NewOrleans.Football’s Nick Underhill. CBS Sports’ Jonathan Jones confirmed that the Saints requested an interview with Pitcher.

Pitcher, 37, has worked with the Bengals since 2016 after starting his career as a scout with the Indianapolis Colts back in 2012. He initially coached wide receivers for Cincinnati before being reassigned to the quarterbacks when Zac Taylor was hired as head coach in 2019.

He’s played a key role in developing Joe Burrow and other quarterbacks the Bengals have picked up over the years; it was his responsibility to work with backup quarterback Jake Browning when Burrow went down with a season-ending injury this season. The Bengals went 4-3 with Browning under center and finished the year with a winning record.

We’ll see if anything manifests beyond this interview. Pitcher has drawn a lot of attention (he twice met with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last year when they were looking for a new OC) and he’s someone Taylor has pointed to as a coach with a good eye for game management, which is something the Saints have lacked on offense. Stay tuned.

Story originally appeared on Saints Wire