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Crennel was never contacted by Saints

Crennel was never contacted by Saints

profootballtalk.com Updated Feb 6, 2013
In the aftermath of the announcement from Saints coach Sean Payton that the team would be shifting from a 4-3 defense to a 3-4 front, it was reported that former Browns and Chiefs coach Romeo Crennel was on the short list to replace Steve Spagnuolo. It …
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  • Ed Donatell says it’s fair to block him from interviewing

    Ed Donatell says it’s fair to block him from interviewing

    profootballtalk.com Feb 6, 2013
    The 49ers blocked the Saints from interviewing secondary coach Ed Donatell for their defensive coordinator job, a right that teams hold over coaches under contract unless the opening is for a head coaching job. Donatell addressed that possibility during…
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  • Mayor defends New Orleans after power outage

    Mayor defends New Orleans after power outage

    CNNSI.com Feb 6, 2013
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) New Orleans' mayor defended his city days after a power outage plunged the Super Bowl into 34 minutes of darkness, while authorities still baffled by the cause announced they were bringing in a consultant to help investigate.
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  • NFC South links: Cuts looming for Falcons?

    NFC South links: Cuts looming for Falcons?

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    Atlanta Falcons Defensive end John Abraham and running back Michael Turner are candidates to be released by the Falcons to create cap room, writes D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Dave Choate of SB Nation lists his candidates to…
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  • Sources: Saints to hire Ryan as D-coordinator

    Sources: Saints to hire Ryan as D-coordinator

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    The New Orleans Saints plan to hire former Dallas Cowboys assistant coach Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator, according to league sources.
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  • NFC South programming notes

    NFC South programming notes

    ESPN.com Feb 6, 2013
    I’m going to take a little down time over the next few days. But keep an eye on the blog. Our editors will be posting roundups, videos and anything else related to the NFC South. When I return next week, we’ll start the process of looking ahead to fre
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  • Video - Is Rob Ryan a good fit with the New Orleans Saints? 00:52

    Is Rob Ryan a good fit with the New Orleans Saints?

    Feb 6
    Brian Baldinger explains whether or not Rob Ryan would be a good fit as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator.
  • Video - Is Rob Ryan a good fit with the New Orleans Saints? 00:52

    Is Rob Ryan a good fit with the New Orleans Saints?

    Feb 6
    Brian Baldinger explains whether or not Rob Ryan would be a good fit as the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator.
  • Video - Are Saints A Better Fit For Rob Ryan Than Cowboys? 06:47

    Are Saints A Better Fit For Rob Ryan Than Cowboys?

    Feb 6
    Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless discuss the Saints' interest in hiring Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator.
  • Video - What Ryan Could Bring To Saints 01:02

    What Ryan Could Bring To Saints

    Feb 6
    Brian Dawkins discusses Rob Ryan's candidacy for the Saints' defensive coordinator position.

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