One anonymous Saints player, told Larry Holder of The Times-Picayune
that defense coordinator Steve Spagnuolo should have been fired this week.
“Trust me all the guys were being politically correct this season when answering questions,” the player said. “It’s bad.”
The player added: “To give up what we gave up can’t be all talent. Look at where his units (have) been ranked before. I think one top 10?”
“Don’t even get me started on lack (of) ability to adjust during games. Bad, bad, bad.”
In addition to Spagnuolo’s lack of ability to coach a defense, the anonymous player had harsh things to say about Spagnuolo as a person as well.
“He does have that good-guy persona, but he is a control freak and treats people like crap,” the player said. (Spagnuolo has) no patience and zero personality. (He) has a way of pissing players and our defensive coaches off with how he says and does things. (I) think it’s even harder after having (former defensive coordinator) Gregg (Williams), who guys enjoyed.”