September 23, 2012; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during the second quarter of a game against the Kansas City Chiefs at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE
Only three games into the season and impatient New Orleans Saints fans are already calling for the end of the current defensive regime that was welcomed so heavily earlier this year.
Following the Saints 27-24 overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, many in Who Dat Nation are already calling for defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo to be fired by the front office.
A huge turnaround from the beginning of the offseason when he was practically begged by a majority in New Orleans to help fix a stagnant defense that appeared to peak after only a year under former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams.
Speaking with several yesterday after the game one fan jokingly asked, “How long is he(Williams) suspended for? Think he’d come back?” While others shouted, “Let’s bring back the bounty!!”
Williams is serving an indefinite suspension from the NFL resulting from the bounty investigation that will be reviewed at the end of this season to see if he will be reinstated.
As far as him returning, it obviously won’t happen especially after he signed a declaration for the NFL over a week ago saying that linebacker Jonathan Vilma did indeed put a $10,000 bounty on former Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Farve. It’s safe to say the welcome mat has been removed for Williams.
Spagnuolo has mentioned that the defense is getting better slowly and is close to becoming what was originally planned. But slowly seems to be edging out the closer part and there is one obvious reason.