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One Saints player, speaking anonymously, says defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo needs to be fired (Credit: AP Photo) The 2012 season did not go well for the New Orleans Saints. Heading into the season without their head coach, Sean Payton, most believed the Saints would stumble but not miss the playoffs. The Saints started the season 0-4, before rallying to 5-5. Unfortunately, the team lost four of their last six games and ended the season 7-9. One reason why the Saints struggled during the 2012 season was their awful defense. The Saints defense ranked 31st in the NFL in points allowed per game, 32nd in yards allowed per game and allowed the most yards to opposing offenses in NFL history. As black Monday has come and gone, one coach who did not receive a ticket out the door was New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. One anonymous Saints player, told Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune that Steve Spagnuolo should have been fired this week. “Trust me all the guys were being politically correct this season when answering questions,” the player said. “It’s bad.” The player added: “To give up what we gave up can’t be all talent. Look at where his units (have) been ranked before. I think one top 10?” “Don’t even get me started on lack (of) ability to adjust during games. Bad, bad, bad.” In addition to Spagnuolo’s lack of ability to coach a defense, the anonymous player had harsh things to say about Spagnuolo as a person as well. “He does have that good-guy persona, but he is a control freak and treats people like crap,” the player said. (Spagnuolo has) no patience and zero personality. (He) has a way of pissing players and our defensive coaches off with how he says and does things. (I) think it’s even harder after having (former defensive coordinator) Gregg (Williams), who guys enjoyed.” If the Saints want to win in a division that features Matt Ryan, Josh Freeman and Cam Newton, they will have to fix their defense this off-season. While I think Spagnuolo should be given one more season, including one that features Sean Payton as the head coach, if he cannot fix the defense quickly, he will be fired. However, if there is a split in the locker room and Spagnuolo has lost the players, he has to be fired this off-season The post Anonymous Saints player: Steve Spagnuolo should be fired appeared first on DOWN & DISTANCE.
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Anyone with a one-third of a brain noticed that the New Orleans Saints’ defense was not right this year.
Despite the obvious it was not suspected that anyone would step up and discuss it. There has been enough drama down by the bayou.
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On Tuesday an anonymous Saints player spoke out about the defense’s feelings for DC Steve Spagnuolo. The mouthpiece for the defense Jonathan Vilma is not cool with how it went down.
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A nuclear bomb was dropped on Steve Spagnuolo and the Saints' coaching staff late last night while most of us were sleeping. Larry Holder of the Times-Picayune, citing an anonymous player of the Saints, gave the player's opinion that Spagnuolo should be fired immediately. What bothers me the most about these quotes is, well, pretty much all of it. Where to even start? Everyone...
According to Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, an anonymous Saints player told him that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo needs to be fired.One Saints player, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a “resounding” yes when asked if he thought Spagnuolo should be fired after just one season in New Orleans as the Saints broke the single-season record for...
The 2012 NFL season will not be one in which the New Orleans Saints will wish to remember. Take away the losing record and failure to make the playoffs, coupled with all of the player and coaching and executive suspensions, and this past season is one to forget in The Big Easy.
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One New Orleans Saints player speaking anonymously told Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune that he wants defensive coordinator Steve Spanuolo fired.
"Trust me all the guys were being politically correct this season when answering questions," the player said. "It's bad."
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The New Orleans Saints had one of the worst defenses in the NFL this season, which of course reflects poorly on defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. It was a hectic year in New Orleans between the bounty scandal and the suspension of head coach Sean Payton, so it’s tough to judge anyone based on the past 10 months.
At least one Saints player feels as though Spagnuolo is to blame...
Anonymously ripping people has become all the rage in the NFL. In the past year alone, an anonymous Dolphins player ripped Chad Johnson on his way out the door and an anonymous rival GM ripped Ndamukong Suh saying he belonged on the “All-Hype team”. And now an anonymous Saints player decided to join in the act by anonymously ripping first year defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo...
New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma is upset about the report the Times-Picayune ran regarding an anonymous defensive player coming out and saying the Saints need to fire defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.Vilma wrote via Twitter about the player’s comments saying, “don’t give me ‘anonymous source’ bs” and “say who said it.”When asked by NOLA.com | The...
Some pretty harsh words are being directed towards the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo per a anonymous player, callng him "a control freak" who "treats people like crap," according to Times-Picayune.
In total defense, the Saints ranked dead last, last in run defense, 31st in pass defense and 31st in points allowed.
We can remember when Rex Ryan called out the entire NFL to beat the New England Patriots.
Now, the worst defense in the history of the football, called out the Jets. Jonathan Vilma, a former Jet himself, blasted reporter Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune, who quoted an anonymous source that they should fire defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo.
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