Coaching the New Orleans Saints this upcoming season will be a group effort

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Aug 22, 2011; Oxnard, CA, USA; New Orleans Saints linebackers coach Joe Vitt (left) and defensive line coach Bill Johnson at training camp at the River Ridge Fields at the Residence Inn. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-US PRESSWIRE

With New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton suspended for the year, assistant coach Joe Vitt out for six games, and Bill Parcells declining to want to coach the team, it appears it will be a group effort as far as coaches and players this season.

What it means by a group effort is that Vitt will have the reins as interim head coach this coming Monday when Payton begins his suspension.  The question will be what will happen when the Saints have their first game who will it be?

The Saints couldn’t get Parcells because he declined to come out of retirement, which I think is best for everyone.  Parcells can keep trucking towards the Hall Of Fame and the Saints are spared a media circus.

Let’s be honest, it would have been “cool” to have Parcells come in, but it would have probably just been another unneeded distraction for the team that really needs to focus on the upcoming season.

The “interim”, interim head coach has been a literal hot potato that has been passed back and forth between offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael Jr, defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo, and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer.

It’s confusing to fans that figured Carmichael would easily transition into the role because he did it last year when Payton was injured.  There is a big difference with last year though.

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Tags: Aaron Kromer Ben Grubbs Bill Parcells Drew Brees Joe Vitt New Orleans Saints Pete Carmichael Jr. Sean Payton Steve Spagnuolo

  • larryjames836

    Don’t count the Saints out 3 heads is better than one if Sean Payton is not there what some of us don’t understand the Saints is a elite team they always had a group team. Even with Sean Payton there they hear each others ideas they will be alright as long as they keep to themselves as a team everything will be okay I believe in the Saints all the way I seen what they can do they are the elite team the only the team in NFL that you can’t put 14points on the broad and think you okay against the Saints you not because they can beat you with those 14.