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.