The New Orleans Saints' offensive staff is receiving a facelift. Of course, Klint Kubiak, the 49ers' passing game coordinator, is likely to become the team's new offensive coordinator.
[Wide Receivers] Coach Kodi Burns, offensive line coach Doug Marrone, and running backs coach Joel Thomas all chose the same position with the Giants. Those three will not be back with the Saints next season.
Barone will return, however, and it is the right decision for New Orleans.
He's a respected and experienced coach on that side of the ball. He worked with Gary Kubiak with the Denver Broncos and coached alongside Klint in 2016.
Barone joined the staff before last season and helped develop Juwan Johnson into a vital player to the Saints attack.
Furthermore, utility player Taysom Hill has spent time with the tight ends in recent offseasons, so keeping the coach in control of his positional adjustments is critical.
The Saints' tight end room demonstrated actual progress and balance in 2023, so keeping Barone in the mix is a wise decision.
He's a more experienced candidate than many coaches in the league at that position.
With Ronald Curry leaving New Orleans, Barone will be the lone returning member of the Saints' 2023 offensive staff
His consistency may add strength to a team with a lot of veterans, particularly at tight end.