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Old 01-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #11
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:50 PM   #12
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Re: Spags Released

Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo, announce plans for 3-4 defense
Posted by Michael David Smith on January 24, 2013, 6:43 PM EST

APSean Payton is back as the Saints’ head coach, and his first act is to fire his defensive coordinator and reshape his defense.

The Saints have announced that Payton fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole, and that Payton wants to shift to a 3-4 defense.

“I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 2012 season,” Payton said in a statement released by the team. “Philosophically we are changing our defense to a 3-4 alignment and right now is the best time to accomplish this transition.”

Spagnuolo replaced Gregg Williams as defensive coordinator a year ago, after Williams left for St. Louis — and before the news broke that the Saints had previously run a bounty program that would result in Payton being suspended for 2012 and Williams being banned indefinitely. Now Payton is back and Spagnuolo is out.

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Old 01-24-2013, 05:53 PM   #13
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Didn't see this coming. Payton is really shaking things up.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:54 PM   #14
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Welp....guess he didn't get one more year. In Payton I trust. LOL. He was watching for a whole season so he has all the info he needs to feel comfortable making that change so. LETS GO 3-4!!
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:57 PM   #15
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3-4? Interesting! Some major personnel changes coming on the defensive side I bet. Dome Patrol v 2.0, we have some work to do. Maybe we should bring back the gold pants too, I miss them.
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Old 01-24-2013, 05:59 PM   #16
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This almost shifts our whole draft strategy, is this 3-4 gonna have 4-3 principles or do we have to start looking for a nose tackle now....... Where's Norman hand when you need him.......
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #17
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Bunkley is more than suited to play that roll.
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #18
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I think we have personnel that could fit. Vilma, Smith are almost certainly gone now with the switch I would imagine. I think Cam, Hicks will fit nicely with it as the DE's. Need a NT. Not sure how Bunkley fits. Its great news for guys that fit it to a tee in Gallete and Tez @ OLB. Wonder who they hire as DC now tho? Lovie maybe?
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:01 PM   #19
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That might just be it. But wow! I didn't see this coming
Me neither. I advocated for Spags staying, oh well. Sean is a much smarter man than me
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Old 01-24-2013, 06:03 PM   #20
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WOW...Do we really have anyone on our D that is suitable for the 3-4??
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