The final minute and a half of the Saints’ playoff game against the 49ers keeps replaying in my head like that “Macarena” song or “Sex and the City 2″ or William Hung’s version of “She Bangs”. In other words, it’s making me want to kill myself. Alex Smith’s game winning drive proved what many of us fans knew all along: our defense blows. The man who orchestrated that piss poor defensive series, Coordinator Gregg Williams, thankfully didn’t stick around long enough to get the flogging he most certainly deserved. He’s St. Louis’ problem now.
The Saints just signed a new coach who can hopefully handle the task of knowing how to stop the likes of an “almighty gunslinger” like Alex Smith. (Eyeroll). Steve Spagnuolo may have lost his job as head coach of the Rams but there is plenty of excitement about what he might be able to do for the Saints’ defense. For starters, unlike “Blitzen” aka Coach Williams, Spagnuolo is all about pressure from the front four. That frees up more players to cover big bodies in critical situations…like say, Vernon Davis in the last minute and a half of a f*cking playoff game when your awesome offense just pulled off what would have been an epic game winning drive. SONOFABITCH!!!!
As you can see, I’m still a little bitter.
Spagnuolo’s game plan might mean we’ll see some new faces on our defensive team next season. Nola Chick is totally fine with that. I’m thinking off the top of my head we need more speed and strength up front. We’re going to be playing Cam Newton twice a season folks and I sure as heck don’t have faith in all of our current personnel to get his butt to the ground as often as he needs to be. Not to mention the fact that we’ll also be seeing Aaron Rodgers again next season. We saw what the Giants’ defense was able to do to Aaron in their divisional playoff match-up. Spags (that’s how I’m referring to him from now on btw) is rumored to favor a similar defensive style as what the Giants were able to pull off towards the end of their season.
So what do you think of the Saints’ new hire? Is he the man with the plan or should we keep praying the offense can still put up 40+ points to cover our butts?