Nov 18, 2012; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony Spencer (93) on the line of scrimmage during the game against the Cleveland Browns at Cowboys Stadium. The Cowboys beat the Browns 23-20 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
Now that the New Orleans Saints are set with Rob Ryan as their new defensive coordinator and the wheels are in motion towards the 2013 season, the only question mark will be where they make the biggest splash during the remainder of the offseason.
The Saints clearly need plenty of pass rushers in their new 3-4 defense that they will be running under Ryan. Players that the Saints already have such as defensive end Junior Galette and tweener defensive end Martez Wilson should provide some depth but will need more.
The Saints have a chance to make two big moves to secure those speedy rushers in the offseason. But will they be willing to make a huge move in either the upcoming 2013 NFL Draft or free agency?
On March 12th the Saints will have some big decisions to make in regards to their own housekeeping or making some moves outside of it. One that is possible has become a highly popular option since the hiring of Ryan, outside linebacker Anthony Spencer.
Spencer has not only operated under Ryan the past two seasons when Ryan was the defensive coordinator with the Dallas Cowboys, he would simply be a good snag by the Saints in free agency.
This past season he had 95 tackles, 11 sacks, and 2 forced fumbles. In his six-year NFL career, he has an impressive resume’ with 258 tackles, 32.5 sacks, 1 interception, and 12 forced fumbles.
The only problem is if Spencer will want to so badly follow his former coach to New Orleans and pass up some serious money that other teams, including the Cowboys, likely will want to shell out to him that the Saints really don’t have.