The New Orleans Saints have already undergone a monumental shift on special teams this offseason. 

For the first time in the Sean Payton era, Greg McMahon is no longer one of the special teams coaches, fired after a season full of special-teams mishaps that were hard to ignore, even with McMahon's track record of monumental plays. 

Along with McMahon, the Saints fired Stan Kwan, and now New Orleans will be coached by newly-hired Bradford Banta and Kevin O'Dea, who was brought onto the staff in midseason specifically to work with the kicking mechanism, from long snap to hold to kicker. 

Banta and O'Dea have some work to do. New Orleans finished 25th in the annual special-teams rankings compiled by the Dallas Morning News' Rick Gosselin, a legendary writer who puts the rankings together on an annual basis by ranking the league's 32 teams in 22 different categories, then assigning a point for each.

Philadelphia finished first in Gosselin's rankings, and San Diego came up at the bottom. For the Saints, the 25th-place finish was four spots lower than where they landed in 2015, and that was even after rookie kicker Wil Lutz turned in the best season for any New Orleans kicker in five years.

With that in mind, here's a look at where the Saints stand in each of the 22 categories, and where Banta needs to help this team the most. 

KICKOFF RETURNS

Best: Minnesota, 27.3 yards

Worst: Tampa Bay, 14.6 yards

Saints: 31st, 16.5 yards

PUNT RETURNS

Best: Kansas City, 14.8 yards

Worst: Jacksonville, 5.5 yards

Saints: 9th, 9.6 yards

KICKOFF COVERAGE

Best: Carolina, 18.1 yards

Worst: Green Bay, 26.3 yards

Saints: 20th, 22.5 yards

PUNT COVERAGE

Best: Los Angeles, 4.3 yards

Worst: Chicago, 12.8 yards

Saints: 11th, 8.2 yards

KICKOFF STARTING POINT

Best: Philadelphia, 27.2-yard line

Worst: Cleveland, 23.2-yard line

Saints: 28th, 24.2-yard line

OPPONENT KICKOFF STARTING POINT

Best: Philadelphia, 22.7-yard line

Worst: Green Bay, 26.6-yard line

Saints: 17th, 24.9-yard line

PUNTING

Best: Oakland, 48.6 yards

Worst: Arizona, 40.9 yards

Saints: 4th, 48.3 yards

NET PUNTING

Best: Los Angeles, 46.0 yards

Worst: Arizona, 36.5 yards

Saints: 4th, 44.1 yards

INSIDE THE 20 PUNTS

Best: Los Angeles, 51

Worst: Washington, 15

Saints: t-24th, 22

OPPONENT PUNTING

Best: Miami, 41.8 yards

Worst: Denver, 48.9 yards

Saints: 26th, 46.8 yards

OPPONENT NET PUNTING

Best: Kansas City, 34.2 yards

Worst: Carolina, 43.1 yards

Saints: 23rd, 42.8

FIELD GOALS

Best: Baltimore, 38

Worst: Miami, 16

Saints: t-12th, 28

FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

Best: Baltimore, 97.4 percent

Worst: Tampa Bay, 70.9 percent

Saints: 21st, 82.4 percent

OPPONENT FIELD GOAL PERCENTAGE

Best: Cleveland, Seattle, 70.4 percent

Worst: Chicago, 94.3 percent

Saints: 28th, 91.4 percent

EXTRA POINT PERCENTAGE

Best: Five teams tied at 100 percent

Worst: Minnesota, 78.7 percent

Saints: 7th, 98.0 percent

POINTS SCORED

Best: Kansas City, 30

Worst: 15 teams tied with 0

Saints: Tied for worst, 0

POINTS ALLOWED

Best: Ten teams tied with 0

Worst: NY Jets, 24

Saints: 8 (ranking unavailable)

BLOCKED KICKS

Best: Baltimore, Miami, 4

Worst: 9 teams tied with 0

Saints: Tied for worst, 0

OPPONENT BLOCKED KICKS

Best: Five teams tied with 0

Worst: Seattle, 7

Saints: 27th, 3

TAKEAWAYS

Best: Kansas City, 4

Worst: 13 teams tied with 0

Saints: Tied for worst, 0

GIVEAWAYS

Best: 12 teams tied with 0

Worst: San Francisco, 4

Saints: t-13th, 1

PENALTIES

Best: Houston, 9

Worst: Jacksonville, 32

Saints: 10th, 14

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