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papz 01-25-2012 11:38 AM

Steve Spagnuolo says he'll seek staff input, build on what New Orleans Saints defense has
 
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As Steve Spagnuolo, the new defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, knows, the worst thing an NFL coach faces isn't getting fired, it's silence.

Certainly, that was the dreaded prospect in the Spagnuolo household Jan. 2, when, as expected, he was sacked by the St. Louis Rams after three years as their head coach. It turned out, however, the NFL doesn't see Spagnuolo as a man whose time has run out.

Instead, the phone began to ring persistently. Spagnuolo, who cut his professional coaching teeth in the unbrotherly climes of Philadelphia and then earned a Super Bowl ring molding the New York Giants' defense in 2007, was on several short lists of teams seeking a defensive coordinator.

One of those was the Saints, and Coach Sean Payton wasted no time hiring one of the hot commodities in the NFL. Spagnuolo, 52, begins earning his weekly check with the Saints on Monday.

"I've been to the highest of highs and the lowest of lows in the past three or four weeks," he said. "I'm very blessed that when this thing happened in St. Louis, the phone did ring. There's times when something like this happens and the phone doesn't ring, but I was very, very blessed to have some opportunities. When all was said and done, I think Maria, my wife, and I have chosen the right place for us at this particular time."

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dizzle88 01-25-2012 11:46 AM

Thats all fine and dandy, but go and get Mario Williams from the texans and cut will smith.

Rugby Saint II 01-25-2012 12:37 PM

I'm a little bit more excited each time I read something about Spags.

Halo 01-25-2012 12:50 PM

You just get the feeling... we're going to be better on defense.

SmashMouth 01-25-2012 01:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 373525)
You just get the feeling... we're going to be better on defense.


JoanieNTX 01-25-2012 01:08 PM

Welcome to New Orleans, and the Saints, Coach! You saved the best for last!!!! :)

TheOak 01-28-2012 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 373525)
You just get the feeling... we're going to be better on defense.

We will be a different Defense... Most importantly not blitzing every play.... Offensive coordinators will now have to make a game plan other than anti blitz.

Which has to equate to better.... or at least unpredictable.

UK_WhoDat 01-28-2012 05:07 PM

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Originally Posted by Halo (Post 373525)
You just get the feeling... we're going to be better on defense.


vpheughan 01-28-2012 05:55 PM

He has his work cut out for him. When your sack leader is a safety, that doesn't speak well of the "guys up front"


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