Go Back   New Orleans Saints - blackandgold.com > Main > Saints
Shop Horizontal

Now here's the real deal. (Vitt)

this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; I got this from the Saints official website.. HEAD COACH SEAN PAYTON ADDS THREE TO COACHING STAFF January 27, 2006, New Orleans Saints Jan 27, 2006 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â‚¬Å“ 4:03 pm Vitt to serve as Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers; Marrone tabbed as ...

Closed Thread
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-27-2006, 04:23 PM   #1
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: CRYSTAL BEACH TEXAS
Posts: 4,100
Now here's the real deal.

I got this from the Saints official website..



HEAD COACH SEAN PAYTON ADDS THREE TO COACHING STAFF
January 27, 2006, New Orleans Saints
Jan 27, 2006 ÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬à ¢â‚¬Å“ 4:03 pm





Vitt to serve as Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers; Marrone tabbed as Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line; Bonamego as Special Teams Coordinator

The New Orleans Saints have added three assistants to the coaching staff of Head Coach Sean Payton, including Joe Vitt as Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers; Doug Marrone as Offensive Coordinator/Offensive Line and John Bonamego as Special Teams Coordinator.

Joe Vitt comes to the Saints after serving as the Interim Head Coach of the St. Louis Rams in 2005. A 26-year NFL coaching veteran, Vitt took over as head coach six games into last season and led the Rams to 4-7 mark under his guidance. He entered last season as assistant head coach/linebackers for St. Louis, a position he was hired for after serving as linebackers coach for the Kansas City Chiefs from 2000-2004. Vitt was the defensive backs coach of the Green Bay Packers in 1999, where he worked with current Saints CB Mike McKenzie. From 1995-98, Vitt was linebackers coach for the Philadelphia Eagles. Vitt spent 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, the final nine as defensive backs coach after beginning his tenure as defensive backs coach. He was assistant head coach/defensive backs coach from 1992-94 in his first stint with the Rams, and entered the NFL coaching ranks with the Baltimore Colts as strength coach from 1983-91.

Payton on Vitt:

"I worked with Joe at the Eagles and the one thing you can say is that his players always excel. Joe has a tremendous amount of NFL knowledge both coaching the position of linebacker as well as serving as a head coach in this league. That is an asset that we cannot overlook."

Doug Marrone, a former NFL offensive lineman who played the 1989 season with the Saints, enters his fifth year coaching in the NFL after spending the last four seasons with the New York Jets as Offensive Line Coach. In 2004 Marrone's group led the way for RB Curtis Martin to earn his first ever rushing title with 1,697 yards and helped the Jets offense finish third in the league in total rushing yards (2,388) and second in rushing first downs (135). He joined the Jets in 2002, after spending the 2001 season with the University of Tennessee, where he worked with the tight ends and offensive tackles. Marrone spent one season coaching the offensive line at the University of Georgia (2000) after spending five seasons (1995-99) with Georgia Tech. During his time with Georgia Tech, Marrone served as the director of football operations (1995), tight ends coach (1996) and offensive line coach (1997-99). He began his coaching career at Cortland (N.Y.) State as a tight ends coach in 1992 before serving one-year stints as the offensive line coach at The United States Coast Guard Academy (1993) and Northeastern University (1994). He was selected in the sixth round of the 1986 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Raiders, earning two accredited seasons in the NFL, one with the Miami Dolphins (1987) and the other with the Saints. He finished his professional career as a member of the London Monarchs of the World League (1991-92).

Payton on Marrone:

"Doug brings a wealth of experience from both the professional and collegiate level. His leadership and success coaching the offensive line position make him an excellent choice to serve as offensive coordinator. It will be important that Doug and I have a close working relationship and I am pleased he has decided to join our staff."

John Bonamego enters his eighth year in the NFL after a three-year stint with the Green Bay Packers as Special Teams Coordinator. He has spent the last 15 years tutoring special teams units, initially becoming an NFL assistant with Jacksonville in 1999. In 2005, the Packers surrendered an average of 21.6 yards on kickoff returns. In the two previous years, Green Bay was one of only five teams to rank in the top 10 in the annual comparison of special teams units by The Dallas Morning News. Bonamego joined the Packers after four seasons with the Jaguars (1999-2002), serving as the special teams coordinator in his final year in Green Bay. Bonamego was at Army from 1993-98, where he coached the outside linebackers in his first season and served as Special Teams/Recruiting Coordinator for his final five years.

Payton on Bonamego:

"He comes to us from Green Bay bringing a wealth of special teams experience and knowledge. He is an outstanding teacher, he is disciplined and detailed, all a must at his position as special teams coordinator."

Sometimes it's better to keep your mouth shut and be thought an idiot, than to open it and remove all doubt!!!!!

"Every time you think, you weaken the nation!" Moe Howard...The Three Stooges.
JOESAM2002 is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 05:31 PM   #2
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2,889
RE: Now here

Thank you for ending this fake coaching hire nonsense
TheDeuce is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 06:21 PM   #3
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 5,056
Blog Entries: 1
RE: Now here

Good post Joe. I guess Palmers not going to be the OC then? Just joking. I only post what I read and always with a link, well almost always.
CheramieIII is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 06:22 PM   #4
Site Donor 2014
 
Join Date: May 2004
Location: North Georgia
Posts: 5,056
Blog Entries: 1
RE: Now here

Oh and by the way now that I know who we actually hired I like this thread better anyway.
CheramieIII is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:13 PM   #5
500th Post
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Gulf Coast
Posts: 602
RE: Now here

Don't mean to be negative, but why is Marrone the offensive coordinator? Sounds like Mr. Payton wants to control the play calling and just have a disciplinarian as the coordinator.
turbo_dog is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:26 PM   #6
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 2,403
RE: Now here

Sean seems to be having fun getting his coaches in order, I'm just loving this, he's going after the right ppl..
Is this exciting to watch unfold or what?
LongTimeFan is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:31 PM   #7
Kinder, gentler
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: dirty south
Posts: 3,889
Re: RE: Now here

Originally Posted by turbo_dog
Don't mean to be negative, but why is Marrone the offensive coordinator? Sounds like Mr. Payton wants to control the play calling and just have a disciplinarian as the coordinator.
Doesn't bother me. HC tends to have a heavy influence on one side of the ball, anyways.

As long as Vitt isn't allowed in press conferences, I don't care.
BlackandBlue is offline  
Old 01-27-2006, 07:42 PM   #8
500th Post
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Belleview, FL
Posts: 526
RE: Re: RE: Now here

sounds like we got a guy to beat our o-line into shape
jergensl is offline  
Old 01-28-2006, 08:08 AM   #9
1000 Posts +
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Williamsburg, VA (aka Southern Canada)
Posts: 1,689
Saints hire Vitt

NEW ORLEANS -- The Saints hired former Rams interim coach Joe Vitt as linebackers coach Friday.

New coach Sean Payton also hired Doug Marrone as offensive coordinator and offensive line coach, and John Bonamego as special teams coach.

Vitt, who also will carry the title assistant head coach, took over in St. Louis six games into last season when Mike Martz was sidelined for health reasons and ultimately led the Rams to a 6-10 mark.

Before his promotion, Vitt was the Rams' assistant head coach-linebackers. From 2000-2004, he served as Chiefs linebackers coach.

Vitt was the Packers' defensive backs coach in 1999. He also coached linebackers for the Philadelphia Eagles and spent 10 seasons with the Seattle Seahawks.
http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2308812

http://www.neworleanssaints.com/news...articleid=2285

Neither of these articles mention Palmer. I was under the impression that we had hired Palmer for OC since there was soo much discussion about him in another thread. I guess someone just took a clip off of Dallas' homepage and ran with it before the hire was official.
ScottyRo is offline  
Old 01-28-2006, 09:57 AM   #10
Merces Letifer
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,317
RE: Re: RE: Now here

You know what scares me about Vitt???

... he looks a LOT like Venturi!!!

... I KNOW!!! BENSON HGAS PUT SOME GRECIAN FORMULA ON VENTURI!!! HE'S STAYING!!! ARRRGH!!!


BTW, great Avatar, BnB... I love the classics...
Tobias-Reiper is online now  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:56 AM.


Copyright 1997 - 2013 - BlackandGold.com
no new posts