Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 3/11/13
Season SummaryIt was obvious early on that the season would be a wash for New Orleans in 2012 after Commissioner Goodell ruled that “Bounty-gate” actually did exist and players in past years (under the regime of head coach Sean Payton & defensive coordinator Gregg Williams specifically) received monetary compensation for injuring players on other teams during games. As a result Williams was suspended indefinitely by the NFL and Payton received a year penalty where he couldn’t contact the team. And so began the short head coaching reigns of Aaron Kromer and Joe Vitt. The offense was its usual 28pts-per-game self, while the defense was ranked 2nd to last in points allowed. 2012 RecordA 7-9 record was actually a positive for the Saints after they started the season in shellshock by losing their first 4, including RG3’s coming-out party in week 1 and a week 3 overtime loss to Kansas City (in the Superdome no less)….who only won TWO games ALL SEASON. Positions of NeedIt all begins an...
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