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Aaron Kromer expects “flawless” transition for Saints

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Saints offensive line coach Aaron Kromer is functioning as the head coach for the first six weeks of the season while both the regular head coach, Sean Payton, and the interim head coach, Joe Vitt, are suspended. And Kromer says that he, Vitt and Payton are all on the same page to such an extent that the Saints won’t miss a beat no matter who’s running the team.

Kromer said the Saints take pride in the fact that they didn’t change anything as they transitioned from Payton to Vitt when Payton’s yearlong suspension began, aren’t changing anything as they transition from Vitt to Kromer, and won’t change anything when they transition back from Kromer to Vitt when Vitt’s six-game suspension ends.

“What other program or business do you know or have seen, where they took away the CEO away and said, ‘You can’t come to work,’” Kromer said, via the Shreveport Times. “They took your boss away, and he can’t come to work. I bet you would see a difference. I’ll tell you today that you don’t see a difference in the New Orleans Saints. You don’t. It is the same as it has been. I have seen how this thing works, and I think that it should be flawless.”

Kromer said he’s running the team the same way Payton would.

“We have a good plan here,” Kromer said. “I’m following the plan, and the team is with us. I don’t know that there is a lot of adjustment. We all have to work together in this situation. We can’t have factions, and we never do in our building. Luckily, this is after Sean’s sixth year as opposed to the second year. That would be a lot different. We are going to work this as a group, and I just happen to be sitting in this chair. For me, it’s an opportunity, but it is also a collaborative situation.”

Can a team really lose its coach and not lose anything? Kromer seems to think so.

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11 Responses to “Aaron Kromer expects “flawless” transition for Saints”
  1. lightcleric says: Sep 7, 2012 7:14 AM

    They lost their head coach, but they actually have a defensive coordinator with all his marbles now. I don’t see them falling too far.

  2. chesslungo says: Sep 7, 2012 7:19 AM

    Every time an injury occurs to a member of the opposing team a saints player is getting at least 15yds maybe ejected. Wouldn’t call that flawless

  3. musicman495 says: Sep 7, 2012 7:33 AM

    If the Saints make it to the Super Bowl, Sean Payton should be Coach of the Year – for creating the staff and the system that made it happen entirely in his absence.

  4. spicymudbugs says: Sep 7, 2012 8:05 AM

    12-4, NFC SOUTH champs…..AGAIN and a Who Dat Super Bowl

  5. sj39 says: Sep 7, 2012 8:12 AM

    Just beat the Redskins. After that I could care less what you do.

  6. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2012 8:37 AM

    “Can a team really lose its coach and not lose anything? Kromer seems to think so.”
    ——————————————
    Yeah, and everybody that really follows the Saints as well – We still have a top 3 QB – and that should mean something!!!!!
    This team loves doubters!!!

  7. thetokyosandblaster says: Sep 7, 2012 8:42 AM

    He added with a grin:

    “Hey, we got all the notes for the bounty system… the interim people will keep the pay for injury thing going strong. New Orleans has a proud group of players, and they’ll keep adding wins with asterisks until they shut us down!”

  8. sb44champs says: Sep 7, 2012 10:50 AM

    Anyone else think that picture of Aaron Kromer looks like Lance Armstrong?

  9. infectorman says: Sep 7, 2012 11:25 AM

    “They took your boss away, and he can’t come to work. I bet you would see a difference. I’ll tell you today that you don’t see a difference in the New Orleans Saints. You don’t. It is the same as it has been.”

    What a complete tub of BS this dude if selling.
    Vast majority of high-powered CEO’s in Corporate America are too busy counting their 8 figure semi-annual bonuses while Marlin fishing in the Caymans with their private Security teams, lobbyists and politicians angling for “relaxed” regulation votes, no-bid contracts and favors for their friends.
    Meanwhile, the politicians are too busy stuffing their face at the public trough to catch any fish..

    OK, now that I got that over with, onto the Saints.

    If they do stumble significantly, it will be an indictment on Payton.
    It will prove he did not build a strong enough foundation of effective coaches around him to succeed in his absence.

    We can only wait and see…

  10. richndc says: Sep 7, 2012 12:16 PM

    Yeah, who really need their head coach and coordinator, no doubt about it, they wont miss a beat.

  11. blackqbwhiterb says: Sep 7, 2012 1:09 PM

    not a word about the suspended PLAYERS?? That’s who will make the difference!! Redskins in an upset!

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