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Saints fire Steve Spagnuolo as they move to a 3-4

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He and Rivera coached defense togother in Philly (Rivera coached linebackers, Spagnuolo defensive backs).

And DP is right. He has coached LBs before. In fact, he's coached all three phases of defense. Did pretty well as DC in New York where he also would have worked with Dave Gettleman.

I'd bring him aboard. He probably needs to take a step down the ladder (DC to position coach) to rehab his image anyway.

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He and Rivera coached defense togother in Philly (Rivera coached linebackers, Spagnuolo defensive backs).

And DP is right. He has coached LBs before. In fact, he's coached all three phases of defense. Did pretty well as DC in New York where he also would have worked with Dave Gettleman.

I'd bring him aboard. He probably needs to take a step down the ladder (DC to position coach) to rehab his image anyway.

That would give us a wickedly strong defensive coaching staff, with Rivera, McDermott, Wilkes, Spagnuolo, Washington, et al.

I'd love it.

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So who's making the decision to move to a 3-4? Shouldn't that be the D-Coordinator's decision based on the personnel you have? Payton don't know poo about defense.

chud's changing the browns D on them.

i guess it happens.

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That's pretty much 100% verification Vilma is cut, too. He got dumped from the Jets because he couldn't fit in the 3-4 Mangini switched to.

ageed. he sucked in a 3-4 and he wanted out as badly as they wanted him out.

he's older now so he's going to suck more.

as long as they don't do that bounty poo, i'm cool with whatever they do.

i'm sure with that tons of cap space they have after the brees extension and the one that graham is going to get, they'll have lots of room to add talent.

yep.....

tons of room.

lots of it.

yep.

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oh...and hire spags as LB coach, please.

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That D was horrible last season.

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They let go of former Panthers LB Coach Ken Flajole too (he was coaching DBs).

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So with the Saints picking right behind us, what is their biggest need on the new D?

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So with the Saints picking right behind us, what is their biggest need on the new D?

All of it? They don't have anything close to a 3-4 NT, pass rushing OLB. Cam Jordan should transition well to DE (lotta people were saying that's what he'd be before that draft) but they don't have another DE to my knowledge. As far a I know all these guys would be in play for their pick: Hankins, Jenkins, either of the LSU pass rushers, dion Jordan, Sheldon richardson

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They let go of former Panthers LB Coach Ken Flajole too (he was coaching DBs).

Read some speculation (keyword) that Chip Kelly could be interested. But it seems like 2 DC jobs in 2 years would warrant some pause. Super Bowl or not. I guess we'll all find out in the next few weeks.

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Ohhhh 3-4

We love vs a 3-4

Our coach knows all about it

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All of it? They don't have anything close to a 3-4 NT, pass rushing OLB. Cam Jordan should transition well to DE (lotta people were saying that's what he'd be before that draft) but they don't have another DE to my knowledge. As far a I know all these guys would be in play for their pick: Hankins, Jenkins, either of the LSU pass rushers, dion Jordan, Sheldon richardson

They have Martez Wilson who is the prototypical 3-4 pass-rushing OLB. And Will Smith seems like he could transition into a 3-4 DE. Not sure about the other pieces...I know they drafted Akiem Hicks last season, maybe he could play nose?

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