New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt will have rough return in season

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Oct 24, 2010; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints assistant head coach/linebackers coach Joe Vitt talks with New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (51) during the first half of a game against the Cleveland Browns at the Louisiana Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Saints interim head coach Joe Vitt will have a unique “Welcome Back Kotter” moment when he is done serving his six game suspension.

The NFL did the Saints and Vitt no favors when they scheduled the team’s bye week this season.  We are used to the Saints having a stretch the last three seasons before they enter their much needed bye week.

It may not seem like a big deal but a bye week is pretty crucial especially at the right time.  Teams that have their’s towards the middle or later part of the season helps recharge their batteries and get back on track.

The Saints will need to savor their bye week this season because it will come in Week 6.  After that, it will be all them for the rest of the season.  Vitt will have a real chance to not do savoring, but some simmering.

Saints fans have already begun to accuse the NFL of scheduling the bye on Week 6 on purpose.  The reason is because of the way Vitt’s suspension falls.

Vitt will begin his scheduled suspension after the final preseason game against the Tennessee Titans on August 30.  He then won’t be available until after the sixth game which will be an away game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on October 21.

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Tags: Aaron Kromer Denver Broncos Joe Vitt New Orleans Saints Peyton Manning Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tennessee Titans

  • larryjames836

    Time has come we must get pass all of the mess that our New Orleans Saints went through and be there for their support. I know some of our WHO DAT NATION fans have done lowed their flags on the Saints. This is the time to show everyone that we.are not cheater and we don’t play dirty ball we are going to face a lot of talking from other fans. Our respect for them and our team is our biggest task this season its not going to be easy but we can do this thang. I know we seen the Saints schedule for this year it dont look fair but we can’t do anything about it but win the games that sit before us. We need this Super Bowl Championship this 2013 support our team 100% they has a lot on them but we they know they fans are behind them all the way they will be alright. (2012 – 2013 New Orleans Saints year).

  • LI Saint

    We’ll be alright this season. Looking at the schedule, I see at least 10 wins easily with the strong possibly that the Saints grab 3 more. Kromer will do an excellent job of guidance in the interinterim (is that a word-just what is his designation since Vitt is the official interim?). I think the fans in the dome will account for many victories (it’s going to be insane in the CBD on home game days)….and the love and passion will travel with the team. I can’t wait for the season to start!!