5 New Orleans Saints coaches that need to be gone in 2016
Oct 19, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; New Orleans Saints secondary coach Wesley McGriff against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Lions defeated the Saints 24-23. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Let’s face it. You don’t carry one the league’s worst secondaries (again) and get a pass. The Saints passing defense is ranked 30th in the league now with 3,870 yards allowed. Also, they’ve allowed 39 passing touchdowns this season. Far too often have we saw defensive assignments being missed, and general confusion among players in the secondary.
Let this tweet from ESPN set the tone for the New Orleans Saints defense making everyone look like Tom Brady.
McGriff joined the Saints in 2013 after a brief one year stint in Ole Miss. He also served as the head coach of Vanderbilt in 2011. Prior to the season, McGriff was reportedly heading for Vanderbilt as the team’s defensive coordinator. However, he remained with the squad.
When you look across the NFL’s interception leaders, the Saints are now tied for second to last in the league with a whopping 6 interceptions. Only the Baltimore Ravens are ranked worse with 4 interceptions. For comparison, the Carolina Panthers are tops in the league with 22 interceptions. Even the Atlanta Falcons are up there with 15 total, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have 11 picks.
The Saints interception leader this season? Delvin Breaux with 2. That simply doesn’t cut it. Also, how is it that other coaches can get the most out of Brandon Browner, but the Saints can’t?
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