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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Originally Posted by pherein We don't need cute names. We need a real defense. Rio or Spags, are just names.They haven't been DC's for years now. Who is producing now, not who was great in 1995. Del Rio began his ...

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Old 01-17-2012, 06:15 AM   #31
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We don't need cute names. We need a real defense. Rio or Spags, are just names.They haven't been DC's for years now. Who is producing now, not who was great in 1995.
Del Rio began his coaching career with the New Orleans Saints in 1997 as the Strength and Conditioning coach. In 1999, he accepted a position with the Baltimore Ravens as their linebackers coach. He is in part credited for the success of the Ravens' defense, particularly the 2000 Ravens' defense. After the 2001 season, he was named defensive coordinator of the Carolina Panthers. In his first season as defensive coordinator, he led them to the second best defense in the league that season.

Fact is Del Rio has relatively recent success as a DC, 2001 really isn't that far off, and it kind of reminds me of what Wade Phillips was able to do ala Houston.
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Old 01-17-2012, 10:02 AM   #32
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Originally Posted by pherein View Post
Im over names

Chuck Pagano -Ravens
Dick Jauron - Browns
Mel Tucker - Seahawks

Look at the top defenses in the NFL
2011 NFL Opposition & Defensive Statistics - Pro-Football-Reference.com

We don't need cute names. We need a real defense. Rio or Spags, are just names.They haven't been DC's for years now. Who is producing now, not who was great in 1995.

We have a consistent top #10 defense, we can beat anyone. People get so goofy with the names after all who was SP before he created the best offense sense 2006.

There's no way Pagano leaves the Ravens and if we are just throwing names around I might as well say that the Saints should sign Dick LeBeau.

Out of the realistic targets I like Spags, because he was the one who pretty much made the Giants' defensive front into the beast it is today - I would sure like to see the Saints' defensive front get more pressure without having to bring the extra man to blitz all of the time.

If not Spags, I would like to see them sign Nolan over Del Rio, because Nolan is much more inventive in his schemes and has the ability to surprise offenses even in the latter weeks of the season when the opposition already has tons of film to watch and prepare. And best of all, his inventiveness does not involve just coming up with exotic blitz packages like it seemed to have boiled down to with GW.

I also wonder if Sharper would be interested in a secondary coaching position?
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I think Ron Zook is available and just got fired by Illinois. I think it might be wise to bring him back in as D Coordinator. He now has lots of college head coaching experience and has a good read on the talent in the Big 10 and SEC for the draft. Dang if it wasn't for Spurrier he wouldn't have left us in the first place.

Zook had coached up Pierre Thomas and Martez Wilson for us.

If not, I think we should hire someone fresh and full of ideas from the top college ranks. Or a promising assistant from another pro team. Doesn't have to be a big name.


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Old 01-17-2012, 11:10 AM   #34
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del rio is a no brainer, if payton has no knocks on him. i believe your looking at the next saints D.C. thats if he accepts. then it would be nolan. del- rio would bring back a spirit that the saints have'nt had since the 90's. gw made it work for a year. then the whole league figured his schemes out. from ball striping to blitzing the s.s. i don't believe that st. louis rams fans are that excited about having him, not after what happened in N.O. the last couple of years. you can say its what he had to deal with in talent that killed his schemes so be it. see ya in st louis coach. and thanks for a super bowl and a half. u were there almost.

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Del Rio.
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Del Rio he's the smart move I think.
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Old 01-17-2012, 02:12 PM   #37
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Add 1 more team to the Steve Spagnuolo mix. Spagnuolo spent Mon. visiting w/Colts about their DC job.
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I think they should give me a shot at it...
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Atlanta Falcons Hire Mike Nolan

The Falcons have hired Mike Nolan as the new defensive coordinator.
Nolan Named Defensive Coordinator | Atlanta Falcons
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Damn!

I would've hoped that he would have signed with some other team than the Failclowns if not with the Saints. I don't look forward seeing the Saints play against his defense twice a year.
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