• New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo can't wait for Sean Payton to return from suspension

    Summary of 50 articles · Updated Jan 26, 2013
    Now Payton is back and Spagnuolo is out. - New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo feels like one of the best things that will help improve a defense in need of vast improvement is when suspended Coach Sean Payton returns to the team, presumably Feb. In 2012, Spagnuolo’s first year running the Saints’ defense, New Orleans was last in the league in total defense and run defense, and 31st against the pass and in points allowed. 4, 2012 - It's reported that Sean Payton's September 2011 contr...
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    • Eagles unlikely to hire Steve Spagnuolo

      Since Steve Spagnuolo was fired Thursday by the Saints, the prospect of the Eagles hiring the former Eagles linebackers coach, Giants defensive coordinator, Rams head coach, and Saints defensive coordinator has become a hot topic.
      Source: philly.com
    • What the national media is saying about Payton firing Spagnuolo

      Why it happened and where Spagnuolo may land are among the topics the media examine.
      Source: nola.com
    • Former Giants DC Steve Spagnuolo fired by Saints; would he return to NY?

      The New Orleans Saints Steve Spagnuolo after one season with the team. Spags, the former Giants defensive coordinator and head coach of the St. Louis Rams, directed the league’s worst total defense, which allowed the most yards ever (7,042) in a single
    • Payton’s in no hurry to hire a new defensive coordinator

      With the 2013 hiring cycle nearing a conclusion, the Saints are just getting started in their search for a new defensive coordinator. But coach Sean Payton isn’t concerned about that.  He says that the team will take its time in finding someone to run
    • Sean Payton says New Orleans Saints will take their time before hiring next defensive coordinator

      Payton explains reasons for firing Steve Spagnuolo, switching to 3-4 defensive system
      Source: nola.com
    • Sean Payton's bold switch to 3-4 defense is the right move for New Orleans Saints

      Whether or not Steve Spagnuolo was the problem, it was time for Saints to make a drastic change
      Source: nola.com
    • Saints fire def. coord. Spagnuolo after 1 season

      NEW ORLEANS (AP) The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Sean Payton Has Been Back For Two Days And Already Fired Two Coaches

      The NFL announced on Tuesday that Sean Payton's season-long suspension for his role in the bounty scandal was over. He presumably spent Wednesday moving all his desk tchotchkes back into his office. Today he fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo a…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Saints fire Spagnuolo, will switch to 3-4 defense

      The New Orleans Saints have fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo after one season -- a record-setting year in the wrong way.
    • DC Spagnuolo And Secondary Coach Flajole Fired

      The Saints today announced they have fired former Rams coach and DC Steve Spagnuolo, and also have sent secondary coach Ken Flajole packing. “I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 2012 season,â
      Source: saintsgab.com
    • Sean Payton was prepared for return to the spotlight

      New Orleans Saints coach was at ease in his first day back
      Source: nola.com
    • Eagles Notebook: Saints head coach Sean Payton talks 'closure' at Senior Bowl

      New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton kept using the word “closure” during an extraordinary, 45-minute news conference Wednesday morning.
      Source: philly.com
    • Payton says there’s “no way” he was leaving Saints

      In November, the disclosure that the long-term contract negotiated by the Saints and coach Sean Payton had been rejected by the league office spawned breathless reporting that Payton could be a free agent.  (We reported at the time that the Saints were …
    • Sean Payton is back to work at the Senior Bowl after his NFL reinstatement

      MOBILE, Ala. -- You know what they say about the coaching bug -- it's tough to shake, especially when you haven't done it for a while. So it was for New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, who was at the Senior Bowl in Mobile on Wednesday, one day af…
    • Sean Payton's first priority with New Orleans Saints: Moving past the bounty saga

      Payton's buzz word was 'closure' after productive meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell
      Source: nola.com
    • New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton tackles all questions in 45-minute press conference

      'I'm grateful for that opportunity and excited to be back'
      Source: nola.com
    • Payton back to work, talks regrets, future

      Sean Payton has returned to work following a nearly yearlong suspension for his role in the Saints' bounty program.
    • New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton press conference, live updates

      This is Payton's first press conference since his reinstatement from a season-long suspension in the wake of Bounty-Gate
      Source: nola.com
    • Saints Coach Sean Payton's NFL friends happy to have him back

      "He deserves to be coaching football," said Oakland Raiders Coach Dennis Allen.
      Source: nola.com
    • With Sean Payton reinstated, New Orleans Saints ready to make up for lost time

      He will hold press conference Wednesday at Senior Bowl
      Source: nola.com
    • Sean Payton to be featured on 'OTL'

      Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the reinstatement of New Orleans coach Sean Payton will be the featured topic on Tuesday’s edition of “Outside The Lines." The show is scheduled to air on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET. I’m scheduled to be one of the p
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Joe Vitt says he can forgive, but won't forget what Saints went through without Sean Payton

      Vitt is anticipating emotional reunion with friend, coach
      Source: nola.com
    • Updated Sean Payton, New Orleans Saints bounty scandal timeline

      Payton is now free to rejoin the team, effective immediately.
      Source: nola.com
    • NFL reinstates Saints' Payton from suspension

      The NFL reinstated New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton on Tuesday from his season-long suspension as a result of the league's investigation into the team's bounty program.
    • Payton statement: “Mistakes were made”

      As part of his Tuesday reinstatement from his year-long bounty suspension, Saints head coach Sean Payton acknowledged that something happened, and he should have stopped it. “I am thankful today Commissioner [Roger] Goodell has granted me reinstatement,
    • NFL Announces Payton Reinstated After Year Suspension

      As the NFL world begins to turn their eyes to New Orleans, the Saints after nearly a full year have their coach back. Today NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell reinstated Saints Coach Sean Payton. The coach sat out the entire 2012 season after being connecte…
    • Time to move on from bounty scandal

      Just in time for the Super Bowl, the bounty scandal has come to a close New Orleans Saints. The last remaining issue involving the Saints has been resolved (former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams remains suspended). The NFL announced Tuesday mornin…
      Source: ESPN.com
  • No One In Mind? Payton Says No One Is A Front Runner For DC Job

    Late Thursday the Saints announced they have canned both defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo as well as fired special teams coordinator Ken Flajole. “I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 201
    Source: saintsgab.com
  • PFT Live: Sean Payton, PFT Planet

    We hoped to have Saints coach Sean Payton on PFT Live on Thursday, but it didn’t work out. So we’ll have him Friday instead. Payton has returned to work following his reinstatement and didn’t waste any time shaking things up. The Saints fired defens
    • Sean Payton joins PFT Live on Thursday

      He was reinstated Tuesday.  He met with the media on Wednesdsay.  And he’ll be dialing the PFT Live hotline on Thursday. Saints coach Sean Payton is scheduled join the show today. There’s plenty of things to discuss, and not nearly enough time.  Iâ
  • Five defensive coaches to watch as the New Orleans Saints search for a defensive coordinator

    Former Chiefs Coach Romeo Crennel could be the early favorite to become defensive coordinator
    Source: nola.com
  • Roger Goodell reinstates New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton from suspension, perhaps to ingratiate himself with Big Easy resid

    Roger Goodell issued a pre-emptive strike, which can be interpreted as a peace offering, to Who Dat Nation and the city of New Orleans on Tuesday by reinstating Saints coach Sean Payton from his season-long BountyGate suspension one week before the comm…
  • Goodell deserves respect from Saints fans

    There has been a lot of talk about how NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will be received in New Orleans during the week of the Super Bowl. It’s a well-known fact that Saints fans are more than a little upset with Goodell over the bounty scandal. Personall
    Source: ESPN.com

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