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SanAntonioGiant
01-24-2013, 06:41 PM
New Orleans Saints Relieve DC Steve Spagnuolo and Secondary Coach Ken Flajole of Their Duties
Posted 39 minutes ago

By NewOrleansSaints.com

Sean Payton said the Saints will be changing to a 3-4 alignment on defense


The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and Secondary Coach Ken Flajole have been relieved of their duties with the team.

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

Tuckit91
01-24-2013, 06:48 PM
Let him work with the defense some how!

SanAntonioGiant
01-24-2013, 06:53 PM
I made a Thread about this & it got Moved, WTF!?!?

Tuckit91
01-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Mine probably will too then!

SanAntonioGiant
01-24-2013, 06:54 PM
Fired twice in two years!

radar-ray
01-24-2013, 06:56 PM
Let him work with the defense some how!Better than Fewless, but don't think it will happen.

Tuckit91
01-24-2013, 06:56 PM
Bet he eneds up with the Eagles as their D-Cord

RoanokeFan
01-24-2013, 06:57 PM
Spags is on a downward spiral it seems

BlueBlooded1979
01-24-2013, 06:57 PM
Just fired by NO. I say it is time to release Fewell and bring Spags back. Fewell has never put a top 10 defense out there and his system still doesn't fit the personell here. NO had a bad defense this year but they improved late in the season when they started buying into his system. He also brings a nastiness to a defense by installing a physical, downhill defense.

The 2008 defense went to Pittsburgh and beat them up physically. I watch a lot of Pitt games and never see them get out-physicaled by anyone.

The owner can promise improvement all he wants but aging veterans, no cap space, bad contracts and a mediocre DC won't do much to deliver.

Flip Empty
01-24-2013, 07:17 PM
I don' t get it; Spags has tanked two teams in two consecutive years, yet people still want him back? What for? The sake of nostalgia?

SanAntonioGiant
01-24-2013, 08:59 PM
Why is this Thread in this section??!?!?!?!

Flip Empty
01-24-2013, 10:15 PM
Why is this Thread in this section??!?!?!?!
Presumably because it has nothing to do with the Giants.

giantyankee1976
01-25-2013, 07:06 AM
here's sthe thing: Spags benefitted by having a Pierce, Madison and Strahan. He had veteran leadership coupled with competitive attitude at all 3 layers of his defense.

Spags also had younger fresher legs in Osi, Justin, Matthias, Rocky and Barry (hell even Freddy Robbins was playing his butt off)

To his defense and Fewells, no puns intended, a percentage of what happens and doesn't happen on the field goes to the Players themselves. This may be a reason to let some of the guys experiment with UFA and RFA at this point.

I think that we have to understand that Perry is trying to get the most he can out of what we have but unless I'm wrong didn't we lose like 5 Defensive Backs early in the year? It is hard to fill in the gaps when that happens, add in the fact that Webster had a seemingly down year...

the 34 is being used more and more as is the 3-3-5 because the league is becoming increasingly pass-happy. Perry and Coughlin want the best talent on the field at the same time. They have put most of their eggs in the basket of D-Ends it seems and so they are glued to a 4 linemen concept.

Fewells 4-2-5 ( 3 safety look) is our version of the 3-3-5 (which many 34 teams sub in depending on their situations.)
To me this Season should be his make or break one. We don't have to be top 3, just effective in my book. Make the stops on 3rd downs.

Now our Offense doing their parts to control the clock and score TDs rather than FGs? that is another story.

speedman
01-25-2013, 07:57 AM
Fewell's scheme doesn't fit our players. I would rather have Spags.

SanAntonioGiant
01-26-2013, 03:01 PM
Presumably because it has nothing to do with the Giants.

But all the other ones in the Giants section do??!?!?

Flip Empty
01-26-2013, 07:21 PM
But all the other ones in the Giants section do??!?!?
They ask whether the Giants should bring him back, so yes, they do. This one just states the news from the Saints' perspective.

The moderating is incredibly anal on here, if a thread isn't explicitly Giants-related, it'll most likely be moved. Fair enough, I suppose.