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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 for a disappointing 2012 season. In speaking with the The Times-Picayune on Tuesday, the anonymous player reportedly gave an emphatic “yes” when asked if Spagnuolo deserved to be fired after a season in which the Saints set an NFL record for yards allowed.
“Players have no say in anything,” the player said. “It was (a) complete opposite from before where it was a simple D that players had lot of control and say. We couldn’t suggest (expletive)…Nothing ever changed. It was his way only.
“Don’t even get me started on lack (of) ability to adjust during games. Bad, bad, bad.”
On Wednesday, linebacker Jonathan ...
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A Saints player quoted anonymously said that Steve Spagnuolo deserves to be fired, claiming the team's defensive coordinator "treats people like crap."
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.
Yet, discuss it they have as an anonymous player discussed how the unit felt in a published report.
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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...
The Steve Spagnuolo era in New York with the Giants was a successful one, with the Massachusetts native orchestrating one of the game’s best defenses as defensive coordinator. Things went so well, in fact, that the tenure earned Spagnuolo a head coaching gig with the St. Louis Rams.
It’s all been downhill from there, though. The Rams went 1-15 in his first season, and things...
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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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...
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...
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...
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.
Unfortunately, it appears as if the damage control is nowhere near complete for Sean Payton and the Saints...
The New Orleans Saints defense was woeful in 2012. New Orleans ranked dead last in the NFL in total yards allowed (7,042) and finished second from the bottom in points allowed (28.4 PPG). And it appears as though the problems go well beyond just their performance on the field. One anonymous Saints player recently railed on defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, saying that the coach...
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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Andrew Juge of the Saints Nation stops by for his final regular season visit. Now that the Saints gave up most yards in NFL history there shouldn't be any option off the table to fix things including firing Steve Spagnuolo. Can one guy change the Saints defense? Why depth at corner is as big an issue as the pass rush. Who is better option at safety Malcolm Jenkins or Isa Abdul...