Found April 12, 2012 on Fox Sports:
The New Orleans Saints announced Thursday that assistant coach Joe Vitt will serve as head coach in place of Sean Payton, who is set to serve a one-year NFL suspension over the team's bounty payments. Vitt was also suspended for six games in the bounty scandal, but the ban will not go into effect until the end of the preseason. The team said it has not yet decided what the coaching roles will be for the first six games. "We will work through the offseason under this plan and when we get to training camp we will decide on a course of action for the first six weeks of the season, while Joe Vitt is unavailable," said general manager Mickey Loomis, who will have to serve an eight-game ban. "We are fortunate to have a great veteran coaching staff well equipped to handle this challenge. Joe and Sean have worked closely together to build our program, one of the most successful in the NFL in the past six years, and I have the fullest confidence that Joe will continue ...

Saints Nation: Preparing for Life Without Sean Payton

We learned Monday that Sean Payton's appeal was denied and that his year long suspension will commence next Monday, April 16th. The Saints will use the upcoming days to design a plan of attack for how things will go in this unprecedented time. The first question is obviously: who will be the head coach? Joe Vitt (suspended the first 6 games), Pete Carmichael, Steve Spagnuolo...

Joe Vitt Promoted As Sean Payton's Interim Head Coach, Though Questions Still Loom for Saints

The Saints have finally implemented their plan to get by without suspended head coach Sean Payton, but now they need a Plan B, too. New Orleans tabbed assistant head coach/linebackers Joe Vitt will serve as the interim head coach while Payton serves his season-long suspension in 2012. The problem, though, is Vitt will be suspended for the first six games of the regular season due...

Saints Announce that Assistant Head Coach Coach Joe Vitt to Assume Sean Payton Duties

Saints Assistant Head Coach/Linebackers Coach Joe Vitt will assume the day-to-day duties of Saints Head Coach Sean Payton in his absence, effective April 16, it was announced today by Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis. “It is important that we keep Sean Payton’s philosophy front and center during this season. Sean has been the driving force behind...

Joe Vitt Interim Coach For Saints

The New Orleans Saints needed a one-year replacement for suspended head coach Sean Payton and have decided to go with Joe Vitt. Payton's one season suspension begins Monday and goes through to next February's Super Bowl. Joe Vitt will be suspended for the first six games of the season for his involvement with the Saints bounty program.  Saints offensive line coach Aaron...

Saints name Vitt interim coach

The New Orleans Saints on Thursday named Joe Vitt as the team's interim coach.Vitt will guide the team in the absence of head coach Sean Payton, who will begin his one-year suspension Monday for his role in the team's bounty program.The Saints did not disclose their plans for the beginning of the regular season, when Vitt must start serving a six-game bounty-related suspension...

Should Bobby Petrino try for the New Orleans Saints job?

The Arkansas Razorbacks fired its head football coach Bobby Petrino. Petrino has proven himself to be a person with very little moral fiber. You ever hear the joke about the old married man and the 25 year-old blonde that got into a motorcycle accident? If not, you ever hear the one about the football coach that abandoned his team in the middle of a hard season and didn’t even...

Fantasy Football Impact: Sean Payton's Suspension

It has certainly been a tumultuous offseason for the New Orleans Saints, as multiple coaches and general manager Mickey Loomis have been suspended for their roles in the team's ongoing bounty scandal. Head coach Sean Payton will be suspended for the entire 2012 season, and it's fair to wonder how his absence may impact one of the league's most prolific offenses in recent...

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Saints Nation: Joe Vitt Becomes Interim Head Coach for Saints

Joe Vitt is now officially the new head coach of the New Orleans Saints... for 10 games. The suspended coach takes over for another suspended coach in Sean Payton. While Vitt is out for the first 6 games of the season, the "interim interim" head coach will be Aaron Kromer, most likely. As if this situation wasn't already complicated enough, the Saints just made it worse...

Vermeil is perfect choice for Saints

Dick Vermeil is the perfect interim coach for the New Orleans Saints. Yes, the 75-year-old retiree is a far better choice than Sean Payton pal, Bill Parcells. You remember the last time Vermeil came out of long retirement? He discovered Kurt Warner, unleashed Marshall Faulk as a lethal weapon, built the Greatest Show on Turf and won a Super Bowl. Most important, as it relates to...

Author/filmmaker fingers Mike Cerullo as Saints’ bounty snitch

Local author/filmmaker Alan Donnes who has covered the Saints and even did a book about them title ‘Patron Saint’ did a wide ranging interview with America’s Radio News Network where he fingered former Saints defensive quality control Mike Cerullo as the snitch that set “Bountygate” into motion.Donnes contends that Cerullo was a “disgruntled employee” that left the...

Laughing at the Saints Pain: More NFC South Nuggets

Grits Blitz is locked and loaded for another NFC South Nuggets, where I discuss news around the division in a belittling way.  Lets start off with the low-hanging fruit given to us by those silly whodats. Finally I can have more time to write another book. Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis appealed their punishment in Bounty Gate, which ended up like a Bobby Petrino motorcycle...

Just Some Thoughts

There’s no doubt about the culpability of Sean Payton and Greg Williams in handing out cash bounty rewards. It’s bad stuff folks, no ifs, ands, or buts. But certainly the hype machine that is all over the NFL breaking the latest news of the latest bounty offered by then Saints DC Gregg Williams with the [...]
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