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Anonymous Saints Player says Spags should be fired

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Posted: 1/2/2013 7:59 AM

Anonymous Saints Player says Spags should be fired 


http://www.nola.com/saints/ind...layer_stev.html

One Saints player, speaking on the condition of anonymity, said a "resounding"
yes when asked if he thought Spagnuolo should be fired after just one season in
New Orleans as the Saints broke the single-season record for most yards
allowed.
"Trust me all the guys were being politically correct this season
when answering questions (this season)," the player said. "It's bad."

"He does have that good-guy persona, but he is a control freak and treats people

like crap," the player said. (Spagnuolo has) no patience and zero personality.
(He) has a way of pissing players and our defensive coaches off with how he says
and does things. (I) think it's even harder after having (former defensive
coordinator) Gregg (Williams), who guys enjoyed."



After being historically the worst defense in NFL history...I can understand how the defense must feel....but I've never heard of one of our own calling out a coach...sounds like things are NOT all happy in Saints camp...

World Champions   2009

Last edited 1/2/2013 8:06 AM by bubbamoniz

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Posted: 1/2/2013 11:04 AM

Re: Anonymous Saints Player says Spags should be fired 


It seems it is a question of a guy who has a system that works, but not the players to make it work.  To me, this is a bad DC.

A good DC would be able to see what he has and make the best Defense out of it.  As bad as Greg Williams got beat at times with the blitz, his defense were no where close to what we had last year under Spags.  I mean, he didn't have a "bad defense", he had one of the worst defenses ever...I mean, how much rope do we give him?

I vote he goes as well....but who would u bring in.
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Posted: 1/2/2013 11:59 AM

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Ultimately Payton has to be blamed for this hire.  Maybe he felt pressure because Williams was having to be let go so he wanted to make a "Home Run Hire".  Well like most Home run hitters sometimes you swing an miss.

Either Spags was not honest about being able to run his system with the personel or Spags was not willing to adapt his system o fit the players.

Either way Spags was a bad fit, so the question has to be what direction do we go in now.  2012 is gone and we have to go forward.

Payton has to sit down and figure out why we were so bad.  How many players are we short?  Is it something that can be fixed through the draft and free agency or is this a total makeover?

Ultimately the decision may have to be made to let Spags go and bring in someone new.  Through the draft and free agency you might be able to pick up 4-5 pieces to fit into the puzzle. 

Saint Tiger

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Posted: 1/3/2013 9:03 AM

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Seems Vilma and Lofton feel differently about the subject matter....


http://www.nola.com/saints/ind...mpid=nwsltrhead

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Posted: 1/4/2013 8:45 PM

RE: Anonymous Saints Player says Spags should be fired 


An anonymous source is a chickenshyt with very little credibility.

"I do not feel obliged to believe that the same God who has endowed us with sense, reason, and intellect has intended us to forgo their use. "

Galileo
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Posted: 1/5/2013 5:39 PM

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I still love him but...What's up with Mike?! Leaves us, or better, makes a comment that he knew would lead out of NOLA, applies for the Rams, says he'd take a bullet for Spags, supports him while in St. Louis, then leaves the Rams, and now he says that Spags is a poor coach and poor at relating to his players? Good grief...confusing there, too


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Posted: 1/6/2013 9:08 AM

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Jackofalltrades1977 wrote: An anonymous source is a chickenshyt with very little credibility.

Hmmm...funny you should say that JOAT....Mike Cerrullo was the anonymous whistleblower behind the supposed bountygate...and his supposed evidence was the damning evidence that the Saints ran a pay for injury program...which Goodell believed and still believes wholeheartedly....

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