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 New Orleans defense was horrible. And that was most likely the big factor.
The Saints allowed 6.5 yards per play, 147.6 rushing yards per game, 292.6 passing yards per game, and were last in the league with 440.1 total yards per game. They also allowed 28.8 points per game and finished 25th with 30 sacks.
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