Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 12/6/12
The way New Orleans middle linebacker Curtis Lofton sees it, the Saints have two defensive coordinators. Steve Spagnuolo and himself. "Really, I'm the on-field coordinator," Lofton told FOXSports.com in a telephone interview. "In this system, you've got five different calls in one (defensive) call. Your job from what you are seeing is to get the defense in the best call. If you're not feeling something is there, check out of that call and put the defense in something else. "It's a challenge every week. I've been up for it so far and enjoying it." Lofton especially likes the fact his unit has shown improvement entering the FOX America's Game of the Week against the host New York Giants (4:25 p.m. ET Sunday). New Orleans (5-7) became the only team in NFL history to open a season by surrendering 400-plus yards in each of the first 10 games. The Saints, though, have gradually gotten more comfortable running Spagnuolo's scheme in his first season with the team. The yardage allowed h...
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