Originally written on thepigskinreport.com  |  Last updated 10/15/14
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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. Payton signed a five year contract extension to remain as the head coach of the Saints, which is great news for the organization. But it appears as if the problems with the defense is still going to be an issue. We all know the story with former New Orleans defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who left the team and was suspended for at least a season for his role in reportedly orchestrating the bounty program with the team a few years ago. The Saints hired Steve Spagnuolo to take over as defensive coordinator, hoping he could not only restore a top defensive unit, but also the reputation of the players...
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