New Orleans Saints Coaching Staff In "Suspension Mode" Shows Early Promise

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August 25, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints offensive line and running game coordinator Aaron Kromer and offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael during the second half of a preseason game against the Houston Texans at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. The Saints defeated the Texans 34-27. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

Earlier in the offseason it had been surmised that Saints General Manager Micky Loomis would wait until just before Week 1 to announce the new Saints interim head coach but Loomis wasn’t letting any moss grow on the Saints playbook. When the Saints announced before the Texans game that Saints offensive line coach/running game coach Aaron Kromer will fill Coach Joe Vitt’s vacant interim head coaching position during Vitt’s suspension it was an indication that Loomis is trying to stay ahead of the situation.

I knew better than to pay attention to the early predictions at the time so when the decision was made for the new interim head coaching position I was as surprised as everyone else. I immediately wanted to size up the man Kromer, and the decision to put him in charge of the first six weeks of the Saints future and ran into a problem. Like the other coaches who have been working under Sean Payton, Kromer “flies under the radar”.

If the coaching staff of an NFL were to be compared to a wolf pack, then Head Coach Sean Payton would be the “Alpha Male”. Perhaps it’s because Payton is “larger than life” that the other coaches under him keep such a low profile. At any rate like many of you guys I had to Google up data on Kromer, then carefully read what comments I could find by Joe Vitt and Mickey Loomis before drawing any personal conclusions.

After reading what I could about not only coach Kromer, but the other Saints coaches who will be the backbone of the team in Sean Payton’s absence I mad some notes about my personal “comfort level” with the Saints coaching staff going into what is the most important season of our team’s future.

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  • Rodney Guidry

    I agree. It’s a shame what the Saints got punished for is no different than all the other teams did. You will not hear it from them, because they fear the wrath of Goodell. I pray for the Saints not to loose a beat without their head coach, and also assistant head coach. I even pray for Goodell, which I admit is not easy for me to do. I just have to put it in the Lord’s, Jesus hands. The Saints have proved they can do it, from Katrina and I am sure they will prove it again. God Bless our Saints. Me and my wife, Claire, daughters Ashley and Maggie live in Sacramento. We still have family in Slidell, and Denham Springs(via Chalmette). We lived in the city of New Orleans and the area as well. We miss it dearly. Our prayers go out to all Issac victims. God Bless.

  • Rodney Guidry

    We have four assistants that are capable of being head coaches in the NFL. Joe, Aaron, Pete and Steve. That’s pretty good. If any team in the NFL is built to handle this, it is the New Orleans Saints. I believe we will win even more this year. I will go with 14-2 regular season and an undefeated post season, on to a Superbowl win. Who Dat! Two Dat!. Pete’s experience from last year when Sean got hurt, was I believe something that God used to prepare him for this year. With the Lord Jesus’ blessings we will do great. Superbowl win baby!