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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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NEW ORLEANS — The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season — a record-setting year in the wrong way.
New Orleans ranked last in the NFL in total defense and run defense, yielding the most yards (7,042) ever in a single season. The Saints went 7-9 this season and allowed 454 points — only the Tennessee Titans gave up more.
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.
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