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New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told the media that there was “no way” he was going to coach another team when the NFL rejected the new contract he signed with the Saints last year. There were rumors that Payton wanted to sign with Dallas if they fired Jason Garrett.   Those reports could have been false, but I do believe that Payton only wanted to coach the Saints...

Saints' Payton gets back to work

Sean Payton returned to work Wednesday following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program. The newly reinstated New Orleans Saints coach watched Senior Bowl practice and planned to meet later in the day with the staff to evaluate a defense that struggled during a 7-9 season and opened with four straight losses. Payton said there's plenty of...

Payton had no thoughts of leaving Saints

New Orleans coach Sean Payton never considered leaving the Saints for another team during his suspension from the NFL, he said Wednesday. Payton served his time and has returned from his yearlong exile as a result of the bounty case against the Saints. He was interviewed extensively for the first time in a year in Mobile, Ala., where he was watching players in the Senior Bowl ...

Saints fans unlikely to forgive Goodell

Sean Payton wants Saints fans and the city of New Orleans to provide a "gracious" environment when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell comes to visit next week. And I want to visit Bourbon Street and swill Hurricanes at Pat O'Brien's all night while waking up hangover-free. Neither of these things is going to happen. Just like chugging water and taking aspirin before...

Saints Fire Steve Spagnuolo; Switching to 3-4

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was recently reinstated by the National Football League, and he hasn’t waited long to make his presence known. Yesterday Payton and the Saints announced that they were parting ways with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and switching to a 3-4 defense. "I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what...

Steve Spagnuolo Fired As Saints Defensive Coordinator

It’s clear that Saints head coach Sean Payton is back in full blown work mode after sitting out the entire 2012 season due to his bounty gate suspension. Just one day back and he’s levied the axe on defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. As reported by NFL.com  the Saints have wasted no time in ‘cleaning house’ dispatching of their secondary coach, Ken Flajole, too. Payton...

Saints Nation: Saints Fire Steve Spagnuolo, Will Move to 3-4

Sean Payton wasted no time in his first 48 hours back as he fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo just one year into his new job. Less notably, The Saints also fired defensive backs coach Ken Flajoe who was the defensive coordinator of the Rams under Spagnuolo. They were relieved of their duties in tandem, suggesting neither really were the right fit in New Orleans. It also...

Spagnuolo out as Saints defensive coordinator

The past two weeks the Saints have locked up head coach Sean Payton with an extension, the NFL reinstated him a few days back, and now he has fired two of their defensive assistants. One of them being defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. When speaking to reporters on Wednesday, Payton stated the move was part of a defensive transition to a 3-4 defense. But in actuality, the 2012...

Saints fire D-coordinator Spagnuolo

The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season. New Orleans ranked last in the NFL in total defense and run defense. Head coach Sean Payton, who returned to work this week after a season-long suspension, announced Thursday that Spagnuolo was being released. Payton also fired special teams coordinator Ken Flajole. The Saints went 7-9 this...

New Orleans Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo, plan for 3-4 defense

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...
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