At first, their long search led them to Oregon’s Chip Kelly, which would have been a great hire. When Kelly decided to stay in college, the Bucs kept looking for a man with similar qualifications, eventually ending up with Rutgers’ Greg Schiano. To me, this hire makes sense. The Bucs need a tough guy. They need a man with some swagger. They need a coach who is not going to let the players run the team. And most of all, they need a coach that the organization could totally commit to.
In yet another example of a rabid sports fan accused of bad behavior, a Michigan man is wanted by the FBI on suspicion of threatening to blow up the packed Mercedes-Benz Superdome during the New Orleans Saints‘ playoff victory over the Detroit Lions three weeks ago. And in a quirky coincidence, the suspect shares the same name as the Saints head coach, albeit with a different spelling.
DeAngelo Peterson watches the Saints’ Jimmy Graham, New England’s Rob Gronkowski and the 49ers’ Vernon Davis and sees himself. At least, he sees NFL tight ends doing what he suspects he can do if only he’s given the opportunity. And after four years at LSU, Peterson feels it’s safe to say he wasn’t given the opportunity in Baton Rouge to show his complete set of skills.
Del Rio’s name was associated with the New Orleans Saints not long after Gregg Williams left the Saints to join the St. Louis Rams as their new defensive coordinator. He was considered one of the possible candidates to replace Williams before Steve Spagnuolo took the job.
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