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With suspension ending, Joe Vitt will meet with Saints tonight

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After today’s game at Tampa Bay, Joe Vitt takes over as the Saints’ interim head coach, and Aaron Kromer will no longer be the Saints’ interim interim head coach. And Vitt plans to get to work immediately.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Vitt, who was suspended for the first six games as a result of the league’s bounty investigation, will be at the New Orleans airport tonight to greet the Saints when they arrive from Tampa. Vitt will meet with the team at the airport before the players head home.

Vitt has been involved in football at some level every year of his life since childhood, and he told Schefter, “I missed these guys so bad.”

The question is whether Vitt will be greeting a 2-4 team that’s on a winning streak and still has a chance to make a playoff run, or a 1-5 team whose hopes of accomplishing anything this season are close to zero.

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6 Responses to “With suspension ending, Joe Vitt will meet with Saints tonight”
  1. sdisme says: Oct 21, 2012 11:08 AM

    2-4 and I’m as sure about this as I am that NFL Network received 100s of tweets about Michael Irvin having an 8-ball on the morning show.

  2. ldfontenot says: Oct 21, 2012 11:23 AM

    If i may, I’d like to point out two things re the bounty mess: one is my opinion and the other is fact.

    Fact: the overwhelming majority of players in the NFL regard Jon Vilma and Scott Fujita as heroic, standing up to a dictatorial bully. They wouldnt even make the top 100 list of dirty players in the NFL, much less the top 10. Your team”s players (excluding Vikes and maybe falcons) support them whether you do or not.

    Opinion: the ends don’t justify the means. If you want to improve player safety and punish players who cross a line you should not be criticized. But when you throw all fairness and integrity out the window and sacrifice basic decency to do it, you have become much worse than that you wanted to punish.

  3. thejuddstir says: Oct 21, 2012 11:26 AM

    Who really cares?

  4. thejuddstir says: Oct 21, 2012 11:59 AM

    ldfontenot says:Oct 21, 2012 11:23 AM

    If i may, I’d like to point out two things re the bounty mess: one is my opinion and the other is fact.

    Fact: the overwhelming majority of players in the NFL regard Jon Vilma and Scott Fujita as heroic,
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    How asinine is this as a “fact”? LOL I haven’t heard a single player in the NFL outside of current or ex saints* players make any kind of comment regarding bountygate which I perceive as the rest of the NFL players not supporting Vilma and Co.

  5. westclaims says: Oct 21, 2012 12:03 PM

    How about not making the team hang around after a game and travel, just so you can have your meeting with them that same night? He better hope they win today, or they won’t be in the mood to listen to any rah rah speeches tonight.

  6. whatevnfl says: Oct 21, 2012 1:24 PM

    Joe Vitt is meeting Saints in Tampa, not New Orleans.

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