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Postby TheOneManShow 26 » Fri Jan 27, 2006 11:19 pm

The Payton Era begins...

Saints | Vitt hired as LBs coach
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:16:30 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have hired Joe Vitt as their assistant head coach and linebackers coach.


Saints | Marrone added as offensive coordinator
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:16:13 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have hired Doug Marrone to serve as their offensive coordinator and offensive line coach.


Saints | Bonamego hired
Fri, 27 Jan 2006 14:15:56 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have hired John Bonamego as their special teams coordinator.

http://www.kffl.com

Very solid prospects, especially Vitt. Any feedback on these coaches.
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Postby eastcoaster » Sat Jan 28, 2006 12:07 am

Vitt: Hired by Martz in 2004 as Asst HC & LB Coach. Rams were 8-8 in 2004, ended up 6-10 in 2005 (4-7 under Vitt as interim HC). The Jets didn't want him as HC (neither did the Rams).

I dunno if I would be thrilled about Vitt.
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Postby Keyser_WV » Sat Jan 28, 2006 8:46 am

eastcoaster wrote:Vitt: Hired by Martz in 2004 as Asst HC & LB Coach. Rams were 8-8 in 2004, ended up 6-10 in 2005 (4-7 under Vitt as interim HC). The Jets didn't want him as HC (neither did the Rams).

I dunno if I would be thrilled about Vitt.


You have to put Vitt's record in perspective.

He didn't have Bulger, Holt, or Bruce for quite a few of those games and the defense was among the worst in the league..

From what I hear the players respect Vitt and play hard for him.

I think it is a good hire. He is a hard nosed no nonsense guy.
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Sat Jan 28, 2006 3:29 pm

not to mention Gary Gibbs...

former LSU DC and Dallas LBcoach...

hired in NO to be DC.

Gibbs is a solid coach who's always made our LBs produce despite injury. And he of course has history with Sean Payton... as they spent the last couple seasons in the Big D.

Good hire by NO.
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Postby eastcoaster » Sat Jan 28, 2006 6:45 pm

Keyser_WV wrote:You have to put Vitt's record in perspective.

He didn't have Bulger, Holt, or Bruce for quite a few of those games and the defense was among the worst in the league..


Agreed - he has a long history with the NFL, and has coached many successful players.

But as far as the Rams defense being among the worst in the league - didn't that fall under Vitt's responsibilities as a linebacker coach?
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Postby mikus » Sat Jan 28, 2006 10:00 pm

y'all are missing the point ... vitt is a HUGE step-up from Venturi. A great sign by the Saints ;-D
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Postby maddog60 » Sun Jan 29, 2006 1:14 pm

eastcoaster wrote:
Keyser_WV wrote:You have to put Vitt's record in perspective.

He didn't have Bulger, Holt, or Bruce for quite a few of those games and the defense was among the worst in the league..


Agreed - he has a long history with the NFL, and has coached many successful players.

But as far as the Rams defense being among the worst in the league - didn't that fall under Vitt's responsibilities as a linebacker coach?


That defense had been aging and losing key players for several years, slowing deteriorating. This past off-season they lost their best young LB in Tommy Polley, and the FA's they signed, Coakley and Claiborne both ended up on IR. Injuries, not coaching weakened that LB corps into one of the worst in the league. Also, starting DeJuan Groce and Ronald Bartell at CB due to IR for 4 members of the secondary probably didnt help either.
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Postby a4ce » Sun Jan 29, 2006 6:42 pm

That's good and all, but the question is, how will this affect the Deuce?
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