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Steve Spagnuolo proved in St. Louis that he was overmatched as a head coach but there’s no denying that he’s one hell of a defensive coordinator. That’s why the New Orleans Saints did well to replace Gregg Williams with Spagnuolo when their coordinator position became open last January.
But do the Saints have enough pieces on defense to make Spagnuolo’s scheme work?
Make no mistake, Spagnuolo’s defense has more depth, is more creative, and is more versatile than the one Williams developed over his three-plus decades of coaching. Spags is a disciple of the late Jim Johnson, who was a blitz-happy playcaller but he also played with discipline on the backend.
That’s why New Orleans fans should take comfort in the fact that Spagnuolo will keep the Saints aggressive while also implementing more zone coverage in the secondary. Instead of almost irresponsibly blitzing defenders like Williams, Spags will bring a more calculated approach to his play designs.
That said, you have to wonder whe...
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The New Orleans Saints modified the contract of running back Chris Ivory by adding a $72,900 signing bonus to the final year of his contract, NFL.com reported Sunday. The team added the signing bonus to make up for the money he lost while on the physically unable to perform list last season. No years were added to the contract, and Ivory will be a restricted free agent after next...
When Cortland Finnegan signed a $50 million deal with the St. Louis Rams it was instantly clear who one of the team's starting cornerbacks would be. Who would start opposite him was still up in the air when the Rams selected Janoris Jenkins in the 2nd round of the draft. Technically, the matter has still not been settled, but head coach Jeff Fisher recently gave a pretty good...
Randall Gay last played in 2010 for the New Orleans Saints, helping them win their first ever Super Bowl.Gay didn't play at all in 2011 and probably will not return ever again. According to the Boston Herald, the 30-year-old has been experiencing with concussion symptoms that will now force him to hang up the cleats. “I can’t play anymore. I wish I could, but I’m still...
For the fourth consecutive year, I give you the Saints ten most valuable players going into the season. Last year's top 10 featured two players no longer on the team (Carl Nicks at #2 and Tracy Porter at #7). This year you will notice three newcomers in the top 10. Here are my top 10 players going into 2012:
1. Drew Brees: For the fourth straight year Brees is listed atop...
The New Orleans Saints are getting into OTAs without their head coach. Once the regular season begins, they will get underway without their offensive coordinator and general manager as well, causing a less than favorable start to the upcoming NFL campaign. If they also begin the year without their top overall player, can the Saints possibly expect to contend in a challenging division...
The New Orleans Saints have modified the last year of running back Chris Ivory's contract, giving him a signing bonus that essentially makes the player whole for time lost during the 2011 season, according to league sources. Ivory, the team's leading rusher in 2010, missed 10 games last season because of various injuries. The $72,900 bonus means, in effect, Ivory will be...
If Drew Brees doesn't have a long term contract by mid July, then he has a choice to make - 1. sign the 1 year franchise tender or 2. sit out 2012. Drew Brees sitting out the entire 2012 season due to a contract dispuste is not something I've been really considering much. Even with the latest Pat Yasinskas of ESPN article bringing that possibility to our collective attention...
QB Drew Brees (New Orleans)
Drew Brees was insane last season with 5476 yards, 46 touchdowns, and 14 interceptions. He won’t be that good again for 3 reasons. One, no one does that. Two, he lost one of his starting receivers, Robert Meachem. Three, he lost his Head Coach. He should see his YPA go down, as well as his TD:INT ratio, but the Saints have thrown the ball 1315 times...
New Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo appears to be the ideal leader to build off all the successful aspects that former coordinator Gregg Williams brought to the Saints defense, while breathing a new life into the unit at the same time according to Mike Tripplet of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. But then even before the bounty scandal erupted this offseason, Williams...
The NFL Players Association asked an arbitrator Tuesday to determine whether New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been hit with the franchise tag for a second time, according to sources. The Saints placed their exclusive rights tag on Brees earlier this offseason and Brees' first team, the San Diego Chargers, placed the tag on Brees in 2005 after his rookie contract...
The New Orleans Saints have signed offensive lineman Scott Winnewisser, an undrafted free agent from Cal Poly, Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced Monday. Winnewisser, 6-5, 301, joins the team after participating in the Saints rookie mini-camp. He played mostly at tackle but moved to right guard in his senior campaign at California Poly State University...
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