When news broke yesterday that Steve Spagunolo had agreed to become the new defensive coordinator for the New Orleans Saints, social media networks rapidly spread the news that was welcomed by players and fans alike.
The phrase” SpagNOLA” began to trend on Twitter not long after it was announced by several media outlets that Spagnuolo had agreed to help the Saints defense return to it’s 2009 form. Although a contract is still being worked out, Saints fans and players are still happy about the move.
Who Dat Nation has been through a roller coaster of emotions for close to a week following the loss to the San Francisco 49ers in the Divisional Playoffs last Saturday. To make matters worse, the next day, the New York Giants defeated the Green Bay Packers.
The sting of what guard Carl Nicks referred to as being forty seconds away from hosting an NFC Championship was followed up by the departure of defensive coordinator Gregg Williams who will take on the same role with the St. Louis Rams.
Williams departure was speculated for weeks, however the Saints had barely been out of their final exit meetings on Monday when Williams made his. It was something that caught most of his defensive players like linebacker Jonathan Vilma and defensive end Cameron Jordan by surprise.
Jordan said he found out through the news media about Williams leaving and the mood stayed bleak until Spagnuolo arrived in New Orleans on Wednesday for his interview. What some thought might take some time, actually took a little over 24 hours.