Steve Spagnuolo to meet with Saints Wednesday

AP

Saints coach Sean Payton said he would look far and wide for the most talented coach available to be his next defensive coordinator.

He will start that search with Steve Spagnuolo. It wouldn’t surprise us if the search ended there as well.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports the former Rams head coach will meet with the Saints on Wednesday. We suspect New Orleans wouldn’t meet with the former head coach unless they were ready to hire him.

Spagnuolo may have his choice of jobs. Indianapolis could be interested and Philadelphia might also be a fit. New Orleans would seem to be the most attractive because of the presence of Drew Brees.

The quickest route for Spagnuolo to get back on the head coaching radar is to win another Super Bowl as a coordinator.

Unless, of course, Spags is already on the head coaching radar with the Colts.

40 responses to “Steve Spagnuolo to meet with Saints Wednesday

  1. If Spags wants to be in a situation that he has the talent to be more succesfull, he should go to New Orleans… Better situation then Philly, especially since the Giants not will ride the Perry Fewell train for the next year or so…

  2. Spags was in a bad situation in STL, I think he would be great as the Colts HC but it doesn’t make sense to hire him as the DC in Indy especially if they don’t have a HC already

  3. Great move in my mind as the incompetent STL Defense went into lock down load against the Saints durring the regular season. Probably caught their eye no?

  4. Spags got hurt by injuries last year and a
    new offense. I think he learned what it takes and what not to get hung up with, ie new equipment mgr., remodeling the locker room,etc. he is a good coach but, should not be concerned with the color of the drapes. Good luck where ever u go, don’t get diluted
    But delegate the no coaching details.

  5. Looks like Andy Reid dragging his feet is about to pay off. He is going to make the cb coach a scapegoat for 4 4th quarter blown leads. If even an average DC had been hired this year, the giants would not have made the playoffs this season. So Andy will come into next season with the same exact staff and tell everyone that things will somehow get better, even though they are the same. Not hiring spagnuolo on day one was the biggest mistake he could have made.

  6. Spags would be nuts to hitch his wagon to Andy Reid right now – no DC with options would be that stupid. Chances are Philly moves on from Reid and his staff in a year or two, where the Saints should be stable for the next few years.

  7. Andy Reid will never win a Super Bowl as a head coach.He is too arrogant and he thinks he could put his paper boy at defensive coordinator ans make it work.

  8. I don’t see where he is that great. His D was bottom of the barrel all three years with the Rams. Jim Johnson was the innovator Spags the linebacker coach. He had a 6 game run with a great Giant D line and not much else. More rep then results.

  9. He’s too good to accept same old thing with Philly and work for Andy Reid.

    It would be interesting however, to see Spags take over in NY if they hoist the Lombardi up this year and carry Coughlin into the sunset.

  10. The Saints can only win at home. Pathetic on the road. Great hire, if the Saints get him.

    Still, if you don’t win home field (and get some more help from the refs) – plan on being home again next January.

  11. let the duel of the rivals continue: Atlanta steps up its defensive game by getting Nolan. Will the Saints respond by hiring another of the great defensive minds?

  12. As a life long Eagles fan, I am sticking with Juan. Crazy talk I know, but Juan deserves a full offseason to work with the defense. He has a season under his belt as DC, and the defense played MUCH better in the lat half of the season.

    A full offseason of practicing under Juan’s system. New faces will no longer be new faces but teammates that have worked together and gelled over the last season. Hopefully he plays his DBs to their strength though… Nnamdi is a man coverage guy, not zone. Asanti is a zone guy, not man… but Asanti will most likely be gone so that is a mute issue.

    So Spags, thanks but no thanks.

    If anyone needs to leave the Eagles, it is Vick. He brings a lot to the table, but one of those things is 2-4 missed games a year with great potential for season/career ending injury. Not sure I would be willing to trade the draft for Luck like Ditka did for Ricky Williams… but a move up for RGIII without trading away the entire draft would be interesting. But I really doubt that will happen.

  13. I really don’t have a problem with Castillo staying. Give him a full off season to do his thing and lets see how it turns out next year. If it flops again, then there is no reason to keep him around. Andy will be gone too and the new coach will bring in his own staff.
    As far as Vick goes, who do they have that’s better? That’s the problem there. They have nobody adequate to replace him, and these retread backup types that will be available in free agency aren’t the answer. I guess they can always bring McNabb back for one last shot at it 🙂

  14. askbri says:
    Jan 17, 2012 9:32 PM
    The Saints can only win at home. Pathetic on the road. Great hire, if the Saints get him.

    Still, if you don’t win home field (and get some more help from the refs) – plan on being home again next January.
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    Hey, if they get home field they WILL be home next January. Since the Super Bowl is in New Orleans in February, I’m hoping they’ll be home then as well.

  15. Payton + Spags + Brees, Sproles, Thomas, Colston, Graham, Vilma, Porter, Jordan, Smith, Nicks = 2-3 more Superbowls and a bunch of miserable teams in the NFC South and the rest of the NFL. Scary.

  16. vtopa says:
    Jan 17, 2012 11:01 PM
    Payton + Spags + Brees, Sproles, Thomas, Colston, Graham, Vilma, Porter, Jordan, Smith, Nicks = 2-3 more Superbowls and a bunch of miserable teams in the NFC South and the rest of the NFL. Scary.

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    you forget that the saints still have to play at least 8 road games each season… but its all good im sure they’ll break some more yardage records.

  17. would be a good hire…some head coaches who were fired like spags aren’t meant to be head coaches, but are meant to be very good coordinators…same with nolan in atlanta…a good defensive coach, but sucks as a head coach

  18. The Saints can only win at home. Pathetic on the road.

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    The Saints are 16-8 on the road over the last three years. Best in the NFL. Their road record during Sean Payton’s tenure is also the best in the NFL over that 6-year span.

    Try again.

  19. I love how your reasoning for a defensive coordinator signing with a team is who the QB is on that team. Don’t you think it is more important that the DC have talent on the DEFENSIVE side of the ball? If the Saints win the Super Bowl, but allow a lot of points and are just outscoring teams I highly doubt that the DC would get much credit for the Super Bowl win.

  20. The Baseball Gods says:
    Jan 18, 2012 10:47 AM
    I love how your reasoning for a defensive coordinator signing with a team is who the QB is on that team. Don’t you think it is more important that the DC have talent on the DEFENSIVE side of the ball? If the Saints win the Super Bowl, but allow a lot of points and are just outscoring teams I highly doubt that the DC would get much credit for the Super Bowl win.

    Why would you NOT want to be the dc for a team with the best offense in the game? If you’re any good at your job, you can be part of a dominant team.

  21. Gregs D wasn’t ever that good to begin with. His style leaves the DBs 10-15 yards off the ball almost every play! His over use of the blitz showed the backfield was thin and the linerbackers except for Dunbar and Vilma are more of back ups. We needed a better D and thank god we can start with a new for 2012! I am glad he is gone, now lets focus on getting Drew, Colston and Nicks signed for at least 3 years! Hopefully Drew will realize he has more then enough money to spend in a lifetime and winning championships is more important then a few extra million per year.

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