Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/21/14
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The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton this week. On his first day back as the Saints head coach, Peyton wasted little time trying to right the ship after a disastrous season. The first order of business for the Saints head coach was the firing of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo replaced former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last season. Defensively, the Saints were atrocious on the field last season. New Orleans finished 32nd in the league in total team defense, yielding 440 yards per games. The Saints allowed an NFL record 7,042 total yards this season. The Saints also allowed 454 points, second only to the Tennessee Titans who allowed 471.The Saints allowed 34 or more points in losses five times during the season. Peyton also announced that the Saints will be changing defensive alignments next season, moving from a 4-3 to a 3-4 scheme. This move raises some questions about the personnel the Saints have currently on their roster and whe...
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