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Old 05-25-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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What do the guys see in Martez Wilson and is your reasoning for testing him out at defensive end?

“It was feedback really from the coaches that have been here, Bill Johnson, Joe (Vitt), and Travis (Jones). They must have seen some things in him a year ago, most of the take off abilities and pass rush ability. Now we have a ways to go. He was excited about it and it fit into things. We have a number of linebackers right now working at outside linebacker so I think he is excited about it and we will see where it goes from here.”

Have you watched the film from last season coming in here? What did you say to yourself was going to be the biggest adjustment to get the players to understand your system?

“Well I’m a little bit different in that regard. When we put the tape on and we did it as a staff, obviously we have some new coaches and some guys that have been here, it was really more what was some scheme things that they’ve have done in the past that we can keep and are really good. And let’s just evaluate the player’s abilities. It wasn’t they run this, that doesn’t fit in this package, we’re not going to be good at that. Quite honestly I think that you have to find that out on your own. That is kind of what we are doing here with the OTAs. We said this all along, we have a number of calls to begin with that will be the foundation but we’ll build this thing on what the players can do. They were multiple enough here in the past that has a lot of things they can do good.”

In your evaluation as a linebackers coach, you signed three guys at that position. Would it be accurate that you needed an upgrade there? How do these three guys that come in fit?

“I wouldn’t preface it by saying that we thought this was a weakness and we had to. It is a little bit based on what is available, what you can fit in, and Mickey (Loomis) and his guys do a terrific job in that part of it. We were very fortunate, talking about as a team defensively to have some guys available that wanted to be here. Certainly the three guys that we got, we are happy they are here. I think that there was and continue to be some pretty good linebackers here. Each of those guys offers something different. Curtis (Lofton) is certainly a prototype mike linebacker but I think he could play another spot if he had to. Obviously, Chris Chamberlain I’ve had a lot of experience with. He can play both outside linebacker spots. And again, I’m singing the same tune but David Hawthorne is another guy that has played mike and he’s played outside. So I guess to wrap it up, all three guys are pretty versatile. We’ll find out where they fit best and get them plugged in.“

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Old 05-25-2012, 09:12 AM   #2
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Back up Joe - I got this...


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That is nothing.

I am Elated for Spagnuolo to be Here to the power of elated
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Every interview I watch on Nola.com with a defensive player always starts with them saying how impressed they are with spags, junior galette tweeted a few weeks ago that spags D is D-lineman friendly and not over complicated.

The more I read about spags the happier I get, can't wait to see us play some D
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Old 05-25-2012, 11:03 AM   #6
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Pretty positive Who Dat Nation is elated for him to be here as well.
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When you weren’t in base, was Jonathan Casillas lining up with the ones?

“He wasn’t out there at all today. He has a back injury right now that he hasn’t had. The trainers are working with him right now.”

omgwtf..this dude stays hurt!!
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When you weren’t in base, was Jonathan Casillas lining up with the ones?

“He wasn’t out there at all today. He has a back injury right now that he hasn’t had. The trainers are working with him right now.”

omgwtf..this dude stays hurt!!
Which is exactly why he signed his that low tender. He knew no one else would take a chance. Just one time I wanna see this guy stay healthy for a whole season....he could really be a monster....guys body just keeps failling him.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:48 PM   #9
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This is a great start. Elated for Spagnuolo to be Here
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BLACK & GOLD KITTY IS ALSO ELATED SPAGNUOLO IS HERE!
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