Saints defense week 1: Spagnuolo back?

I will not panic. I will not panic. I will not panic. Those were my repeated words on Sunday while watching the Saints lose to the Falcons in the Georgia Dome 37-34. On one hand, the week one loss to the biggest division rival was not that big of a shock to me. I previously called it a trap game of sorts. A rival that always plays the Saints closely + an away game for a team that...
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September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Is this the answer at safety?

Not more than an hour after posting a roughly 1,000 word expose on the Ravens plans (or perceived lack thereof) at the safety position, the organization announced that they agreed to a one-year deal with former St. Louis Ram, Darian Stewart. Who?, you might ask.  Well, I’ll admit that the undrafted Stewart had flown under the radar of myself and seemingly most organizations....
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Spags is a Ravens defensive coach---but most Baltimore fans say "Meh"...

I expected a lot more enthusiastic fan reaction to the Ravens' re-hiring of Steve Spagnuolo this past week. To me the guy is a defensive genius. Having Spags on staff makes a big potential difference for the Ravens defense if you ask me. But most Baltimore fans I've heard reacting to the news are apathetic at best about the hire John Harbaugh has appointed Steve Spagnuolo...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Spagnuolo hired by Ravens to coach secondary

The Baltimore Ravens have hired Steve Spagnuolo to be their secondary coach and assistant head coach. Spagnuolo became Baltimore's senior defensive assistant in 2013. Before then, he was defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints in 2012 and coach of the St. Louis Rams from 2009-11. Spagnuolo also spent two seasons as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator, in...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens promote Steve Spagnuolo to defensive backs coach/assistant head coach

Spagnuolo had been expected to become the secondary coach as the replacement for Teryl Austin since Austin was hired by the Detroit Lions as defensive coordinator. Spagnuolo was also given the additional responsibility of assistant head coach. Special teams coordinator Jerry Rosburg now holds the title of associate head coach after previously being assistant head […]The post Ravens...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Ravens move Steve Spagnuolo to secondary coach

The Ravens continue to adjust their coaching staff, and have given a former NFL head coach new job description. The team announced the hiring of tight ends coach Brian Pariani, and that Steve Spagnuolo had been moved from senior defensive assistant to secondary coach. Spagnuolo was in the consultant role last year after getting washed out in New Orleans, where the defense he coordinated...
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January 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill O’Brien’s tactics similar to Steve Spagnuoulo’s

Houston Texans fans beware. Your new coach is doing things that sound very similar to what former Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo did upon his arrival to St. Louis back in 2009. I’ll let NFL Network’s Albert Breer fill you in. Interesting nugget: I'm told Bill O'Brien & others spent time last weekend removing anything emphasizing individuals at the Texans facility. ...
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January 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Spagnuolo believes the Ravens defense can be special

Steve Spagnuolo was hired by the Ravens to be a defensive assistant a few short months ago. Spagnuolo believes that this defense could be one of the best he’s ever coached. “This is as good a looking football team that I’ve ever seen. I’m talking about physically and stout.” Spagnuolo is even comparing the Ravens defense to the 2007 Giants defense. “I had little visions...
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June 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Breaking news on Derby Day---Spags is a Raven...

Defensive genius Steve Spagnuolo was kinda left hanging in NFL limbo this past offseason, somewhat as a leftover from the disaster in New Orleans in 2012. But it makes sense that his former colleague John Harbaugh has reached out to Spags. They worked very well together when both were members of the Philadelphia Eagles staff almost a decade ago.       ...
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May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens hire Steve Spagnuolo as defensive assistant

The Baltimore Ravens continued to add to their team with the addition of Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo has served as a head coach for the Rams and formerly was a defensive coordinator with the Giants and Saints. After serving one year with the Saints he was fired at the seasons end. Ravens head coach John Harbaugh and Spagnuolo have a relationship dating back to their team in Philadelphia...
May 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens hire Spagnuolo as assistant

The Baltimore Ravens hired former Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as a senior defensive assistant on Friday, offering Spagnuolo and opportunity at redemption following an unsettled 2012 season in which he oversaw a historically bad defense with scandal-plagued New Orleans. Spagnuolo was fired in January by Saints coach Sean Payton following one season in New Orleans...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens reportedly hire Steve Spagnuolo as a defensive assistant

According to Stacey Dales of the NFL Network, the Baltimore Ravens have hired Steve Spagnuolo as a defensive assistant. Per team source, Ravens have hired Steve Spaguolo as a Sr. Defensive Assistant (spent 8 yrs alongside John Harbaugh in PHI under Andy Reed) — StaceyDales (@StaceyDales) May 3, 2013 Spagnuolo was the Saints defensive coordinator last season and had a rough time...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Ravens Hire Steve Spagnuolo As Senior Defensive Assistant

Stacey Dales of the NFL Network is reporting that the Baltimore Ravens have hired former Saints’ DC Steve Spagnuolo as a Senior Defensive Assistant. Spagnuolo was fired by the Saints just one day after Sean Payton returned from his yearlong suspension. He held the Saints defensive coordinator position for one season, which resulted in a historically bad performance. Spagnuolo...
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May 03, 2013  |  Discuss

In depth 2013: New Orleans Saints

The Bounty-gate driven absence of Sean Payton, discontent driven by Steve Spagnuolo’s newly-installed defensive schemes and the absence of other coaches and key players caused havoc on the New Orleans Saints in 2012 to the point where not even another exceptional season by Drew Brees could completely turn things around. The Saints can put Bounty-gate behind them now. But questions...
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March 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Georgia defensive coordinator won't discuss Saints

Georgia defensive coordinator Todd Grantham says he expects to remain with the Bulldogs but won't address reports that he's up for the same job with the New Orleans Saints. Grantham and former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan are reportedly in the running to replace Steve Spagnuolo, who was fired last month after the Saints gave up more yards (7,042) than any...
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February 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Fire Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo After Just One Season

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. Head coach...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Spagnuolo out as Saints defensive coordinator

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...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Sean Payton fires Steve Spagnuolo

Recently reinstated Saints head coach Sean Payton isn't wasting any time reasserting his authority, firing the team's defensive coordinator as well as its secondary coach.

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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo, plan for 3-4 defense

The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton this week. On his first day back as the Saints head coach, Peyton wasted little time trying to right the ship after a disastrous season. The first order of business for the Saints head coach was the firing of defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. Spagnuolo replaced former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams last season...
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Fire Steve Spagnuolo; Switching to 3-4

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was recently reinstated by the National Football League, and he hasn’t waited long to make his presence known. Yesterday Payton and the Saints announced that they were parting ways with defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and switching to a 3-4 defense. "I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what...
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January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Steve Spagnuolo Fired As Saints Defensive Coordinator

It’s clear that Saints head coach Sean Payton is back in full blown work mode after sitting out the entire 2012 season due to his bounty gate suspension. Just one day back and he’s levied the axe on defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo. As reported by  the Saints have wasted no time in ‘cleaning house’ dispatching of their secondary coach, Ken Flajole, too. Payton...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints Nation: Saints Fire Steve Spagnuolo, Will Move to 3-4

Sean Payton wasted no time in his first 48 hours back as he fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo just one year into his new job. Less notably, The Saints also fired defensive backs coach Ken Flajoe who was the defensive coordinator of the Rams under Spagnuolo. They were relieved of their duties in tandem, suggesting neither really were the right fit in New Orleans. It also...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints fire D-coordinator Spagnuolo

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. The Saints went 7-9 this...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo, moving to a 3-4

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and are moving to a 3-4 defense. Saints announced today that defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and secondary coach Ken Flajole have been relieved of their duties. — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) January 24, 2013 I don’t think Spags had to personnel to be succesful...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Saints fire Spagnuolo, will move to 3-4 defense

Sean Payton wasted little time putting his stamp back on the New Orleans Saints, firing defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and announcing the team will switch to a 3-4 defensive scheme. Secondary coach Ken Flajole was also let go. The moves came just two days after Payton was reinstated by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell from his suspension. Spagnuolo was hired last offseason...
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January 24, 2013  |  Discuss
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