The New Orleans Saints made some surprising moves this week by picking up two former Broncos' players.
The Saints claimed former Broncos' tight end John Phillips and safety Shiloh Keo ahead of the Week 10 matchup between the two teams. While Saints' head coach Sean Payton claimed that the two men were claimed to help their struggling special teams, which ranks among the league's worst, it seems there is another motive as to why they were acquired.
Broncos' special teams' coordinator Joe DeCamillis believes that Keo was claimed so he can spill secrets about the Broncos prior to Sunday's game.
“I can tell you, Shiloh is singing like a canary,” the Broncos' special teams coordinator told reporters Thursday, via the Denver Post. “It just means they now know our system. He did it when he came here. We played Cincinnati and he gave us everything.”
If Keo spilled secrets to the Broncos, then it seems very likely he is doing the same for Payton and the Saints. This is common place in the NFL, as teams look to gain any sort of competitive advantage and will exploit even the most minor of intel for their advantage in games.
Source: The Denver Post · Photo Credit: Images Courtesy of Keystone Press