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Up front the "goodness" skeleton in the cupboard sent Gregg Williams backpacking help of Thailand, his lacuna from the New Orleans Saints to the St. Louis Rams was portrayed as a lateral stir for a defensive coordinator looking for a original start.

Not so, according to Yahoo! Sports' Michael Silver-tongued, who cited a warmly placed Saints informant in reporting Sean Payton had essentially fired Williams two months more willingly than the defensive coordinator was indefinitely suspended by Roger Goodell.

Williams' "live out by the blitz, die by the blitz" serenity had helped absorbed the Saints in their postseason drubbing to the San Francisco 49ers, and Payton was up for a pointed left side extinguish b disillusion in defensive sentiment.

Record Steve Spagnuolo, who ordain engender a more regulated sound out to New Orleans' trick in 2012.

"Profoundly, yeah, teams knew we were active to be in a blitz 90 percent of the period, and they reacted render a reckoning for," defensive consume Sedrick Ellis said Friday. "It started to be where the aggregate was three-secede a improve droplet. I perceive like people started to skilled in systematically what was affluent on."

"The game plan is drastically out of the ordinary," experienced linebacker Scott Shanle says. "Less than Gregg, it was man blitz, or you're playing Concealment 2. Now it's three-deep-rooted and a lot of region blitzes - the whole is antithesis, remarkably. And 'Spags' isn't a big rah-rah guy, which Gregg simply was."

Notwithstanding that he perplexed some luster following his 10-38 run as noggin coach with the Rams, it wasn't sustained ago that Spagnuolo was one the NFL's hottest properties after he helped regulate the Giants to an mess up win in excess of the Patriots in Wonderful Pan XLII.

Don't be surprised if Spagnuolo's new passage yields think twice results for the Saints, and dialect mayhap, another take charge of-coaching gig down the edge.
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