Originally written on The Saints Nation  |  Last updated 1/2/13

GLENDALE, AZ - DECEMBER 27: Head coach Steve Spagnuolo of the St. Louis Rams shouts instructions during the game with the Arizona Cardinals on December 27, 2009 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals won 31-10. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)
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 hates him, he's not open to suggestion, he rules with an iron thumb, he's a poor communicator and he struggles mightily with in game adjustments. If any of that is even half true, he should indeed be fired immediately. Of course, this is one player's word and he won't even reveal his name and stand behind his comments. It could be a prominent player on the team that is entrenched in the lineup, or a disgruntled player on his way out. If I had to guess, it's mostly likely the latter... and if that's the case you have to wonder if his comments are motivated purely by some sort of revenge, or if there's significant genuine sincerity to them. If the locker room does feel anything close to what is suggested, though, it's a really bad sign. Even if you're not interested in hearsay or the word of one anonymous player, dealing in fact is enough to state a pretty significant case against Spagnuolo returning. If there was ever a justification for firing a coach after one season, this would pretty much be it. The Saints were the first team in NFL history to yield over 7,000 yards from scrimmage in one season. That's right, the worst ever. The Saints finished 32nd overall, 32nd against the run, and 31st against the pass. The fan base has generally leaned towards blaming the talent, or lack thereof, but this latest news could maybe shift that. I know it's made me question everything all over again, and when you consider that the defense didn't really improve as they saved their absolute worst performance for week 17 - maybe Spagnuolo should be sent packing. After all, the Saints were bad last year under Gregg Williams, but they weren't the worst ever. The talent this year was similar, if not better with Bunkley and Lofton. Do you think Spagnuolo should be fired? Does this latest article change things for you?
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Diamondbacks GM: Padres wanted Goldschmidt for Kimbrel

'Rowdy' Roddy Piper dead at 61

Mets acquire Yoenis Cespedes from Tigers

Sheldon Richardson escapes felony charges for recent arrest

Lawyer who litigated against NFL: Brady plays every game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Cowboys should sign interested RB Steven Jackson

Jameis Winston confirmed as Buccaneers starting QB

Russell Wilson contract increases likelihood of change

Jim Harbaugh doesn’t care if he’s popular

Johnny Manziel struggles in first day of Browns camp

Report: Wilson, Seahawks agree to four-year, $86.7M contract

Jonathan Papelbon thinks he became ‘scapegoat’ for Phillies

Padres don’t sell at trade deadline, reportedly because AJ Preller still believes in team

First photos of Jason Pierre-Paul’s injured hand emerge

Stop kvetching about Notre Dame, please

Rebuttal banner supporting Tom Brady flies over Pats practice

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

LeSean McCoy cancels party, but it wasn't some 'weird orgy'

Redskins making huge mistake by signing Junior Galette

New Blue Jay David Price got a flat tire on his way to Toronto

Five of the worst baseball trades since 2000

Famed ballboy Red Lightning spotted at Falcons camp

Rickie Fowler aces final hole, treats media to free beers

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Mets acquire Cespedes from Tigers

Ranking the NFL’s 32 head coaches

Five worst baseball trades since 2000

Examining the state of the NFL

Puig: Broke out of slump by playing baseball video games

Braves dump risk, exchange it for risk

David Price traded to Blue Jays

The indefensible Hulk Hogan

Cole Hamels chose Rangers over Astros

Can Preller fix the mess in San Diego?

Next summer's top 10 NBA free agents

Who is the NL's new top shortstop?

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker