Posted October 01, 2012 on AP on Fox

MIAMI GARDENS, FL - FEBRUARY 07: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints watches the game against the Indianapolis Colts from the sidelines during Super Bowl XLIV on February 7, 2010 at Sun Life Stadium in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
The Saints are close to becoming a lame-duck team before assistant head coach Joe Vitt returns from his six-game suspension. Even so, interim head coach Aaron Kromer says he won't make drastic changes to a team that has competed hard and showed progress each week during a 0-4 start. The Saints haven't opened this poorly since 2007, which was Sean Payton's second year as head coach. This time, Payton can't help turn things around because of his season-long suspension in the NFL's bounty investigation. Kromer says the Saints are not giving up after four single-digit losses, the latest by one point at Green Bay. New Orleans next plays at home Sunday night against San Diego, which opened 0-4 in 1992, but still made the playoffs.
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