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Saints 2013 Offseason Timeline

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1/22 – Sean Payton is reinstated by the NFL

Jan 23, 2013; Mobile AL, USA; New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton addresses the media during his press conference following the Senior Bowl north squad practice a day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell (not pictured) reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton after his season long suspension. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports

Coach is back, enough said. We could spend countless days providing reasons why we love Coach Payton, and what he means to the Saints. Arguably, the key missing element of the 2012 Saints was this man. We’re glad to have him back in and running things.

1/24 – Saints fire DC Steve Spagnoulo, and Secondary Coach Ken Flajole

Dec 9, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo during the game against the New York Giants at Metlife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Mills/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

A move that many didn’t see coming (or that everyone thought was coming). Sure, we knew the D was bad, and well, terrible. Let’s call it for what it was. However, some optimists thought that the return of Coach Payton would be a good thing for Spagnoulo, however, an earlier report of the locker room fiasco and Spags ‘control’ could have played a factor.

As far as Mr. Flajole’s departure? Worst secondary, you do the math.