The Saints haven’t announced who will inherit the head coaching job when Joe Vitt begins serving his six-game suspension, but one of the candidates got a vote from tackle Zach Strief on Tuesday.
Strief said that he thought offensive line coach Aaron Kromer would make a good choice for the interim job replacing the guy with the interim job while Sean Payton serves his own suspension. Kromer was one of the names floated back in March before the whole Bill Parcells saga and the Saints’ decision to keep Vitt in the job through the offseason.
Strief the linemen would be fine if Kromer took on an expanded portfolio this season. He also thinks that Kromer has the chops for the job.
“I know playing for the guy, it’s obviously going to be a guy that’s going to be a head coach one day,” Strief said, via Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. “I think he has that personality and he has that type of knowledge. I think he has the respect of guys. That being said, they haven’t told us. I think that’s been an assumption up to this point. If that’s the case, then we’ll move on and deal with that. I think he’d do a good job.”
Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael and defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo are also thought to be in consideration for the role.