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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; 2013 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Search: Who Is the Best Choice? BY JASON BERNOS (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON JANUARY 28, 2013 2,360 Sean Payton was reinstated on Tuesday. Steve Spagnuolo, in New Orleans Saints gear, was noticeably distant from Payton, ...

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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2013 New Orleans Saints Defensive Coordinator Search: Who Is the Best Choice?
BY JASON BERNOS (FEATURED COLUMNIST) ON JANUARY 28, 2013 2,360

Sean Payton was reinstated on Tuesday. Steve Spagnuolo, in New Orleans Saints gear, was noticeably distant from Payton, Mickey Loomis and Joe Vitt on Wednesday, and then the hammer got dropped on Thursday.

That is a hell of a first 72 hours back in office.

There are two observations you should make from that bold move and the subsequent statements about it. First, if Payton was going to make a move as bold as this a couple days into his reinstatement tells me that he has to already have someone in mind to replace Spags. Secondly, when Payton says "we will take our time in hiring a DC" that just tells me that the person who he has in mind must be on either Baltimore or San Francisco's staff. (Both teams run highly successful 3-4 defenses, which Payton said he was switching to, and their positional coaches will be in high demand for coordinator positions.)

With that in mind, Payton could surprise everyone and choose to go with a relative unknown, or he could grab a veteran coach who has championship experience. Nobody knows what the head coach has in store, but i do know one name it won't be: Triple Snitch Williams.

Let's take a look at the best candidates out there to come in and run the defense that Payton wants. (Hint: It won't be Tampa 2-embracer Lovie Smith or Romeo Crennel, who will make more money NOT coaching in 2013.)

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Old 01-29-2013, 02:45 PM   #2
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No Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou?
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Originally Posted by QBREES9 View Post
No Romeo, Wherefore Art Thou?
Yeah, he's in there too:

Romeo Crennel, former Kansas City Chiefs head coach

Crennel popped into my head as soon as Payton announced he was switching to a 3-4. He is the ultimate players coach who has had plenty of experience putting out top notch defenses no matter where he was. The numbers might not have always backed that up, but put on a tape of one of his defenses and see if you notice any slack on teams that were subpar.

You don't.

The only problem with Crennel is that he will be making about $6.5 million in 2013 without coaching one practice thanks to the Chiefs. That figure drops to zero if he accepts a job before his contract is "up" with Kansas City. After the year that he had, I would think that he would want to keep his mind focused on new things and not have as much time to dwell on his last year in the NFL.
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Why does height always play into things?
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Give me Tomsula all day long!!!
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Give me Tomsula all day long!!!
Never knew who tomsula was before reading that and man, the 49ers have the best D line in the league, he could be a real under the radar find if SP wants to hire him

Darren perry should come in and coach the DB's from what he did at Green Bay

I wish SP would make his move, I can't wait to see our improved D
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Old 01-29-2013, 03:55 PM   #7
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the reason we are waiting has to be to get permission to talk to a coach from one of the super bowl teams

Tomsula

He could be the guy that Sean Payton is being "patient" for.
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I don't think with this team that you go unknown.

You need a name... you need someone who the D will respect and heard of. This isn't a young team and we need to win now.
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I don't think with this team that you go unknown.

You need a name... you need someone who the D will respect and heard of. This isn't a young team and we need to win now.
Didn't we already have that with GW and Spags?
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I wish SP would make his move, I can't wait to see our improved D

Confusous says "when you water a barren garden it takes some time for you to see flowers and fruit"

Patience my friend Payton at least got the gears turning......
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