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AtlBrett
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Atlanta sports radio reporting Saints talking to UGA DC Todd Grantham...they are in full panic mode with signing day approaching....hmm l





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TigerB8
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quote:

. Todd Grantham, UGA DC


Atlanta radio is talking about Grantham being one of the prime candidates...I just can't tell if they actually have information that he's being talked to or if it's just hearsay.






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HMTVBrian2
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Grantham spent a lot of time in the NFL prior to landing at Georgia..had some good defenses, too. Even in Cleveland, before Cleveland did what it always does and killed his career.

Well, as a line coach I guess. I don't really remember. I know they struggled to stop the run when he was in Cleveland.

He's been looking to get back to the League too. Wouldn't be a surprise at all.



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TigerB8
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Thing is that I watch a lot of UGA here living in atlanta area and i'm not impressed with him. In my opinion, UGA defenses somewhat under achieve with the amount of quality talent they have. So, I'm just not sure he's going to be a success in New Orleans as a D coordinator. Maybe take him as a D-line coach.





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3HourTour
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Jim fricking Haslett

Make it happen Loomis






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Fun Bunch
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Grantham is a guy I thought of this morning.

Considered one of the best right now at running the 1 Gap, which is DEFINITELY the type of system I want to run. I would be pumped.






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Geecubed
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Fun Bunch, why the preference to the 1-gap? Is 2-gap more difficult to run?





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Kcrad
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Ditka, tanned. rested and ready.




























Oh, hell no.






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SaintEB
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Holder is reporting that the Saints have officially contacted Romeo.





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Big D of the LC
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What about Mangini...defenses were pretty stout when he was in Cleveland





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LooseCannon22282
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quote:

Holder is reporting that the Saints have officially contacted Romeo.


figured they would.

its the Parcells coaching tree.



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TOPAL
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Lovie Smith





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504hornets
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Lovie is a cover 2 guy





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Fun Bunch
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In no expert, but the 1 Gap seems to me to be a much more attacking style, and you don't necessarily need a giant NT to always take doubles. Its almost like playing a 5-2. I love the pressure it creates, and it can be easier to fit the pieces because you can use smaller lineman. Think the Texans.

The 2 Gap often, to me seems to be much more read and react. And you really need your lineman to all be in the 300 and up range. It's the traditional 34 look.

But I would still be very happy with Romeo. I love the 3-4 either way.






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seibert23
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I'm going with Ed Donatell. Not only did Payton fire Spags, he got rid of Ken Flajole(secondary coach). Hiring Donatell makes the most sense being 49ers secondary coach filling two jobs with one coach.





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Supernova
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Might as well remove Fangio and Del Rio, they're not going to leave their respective defenses and come coach that debacle known as the Saints defense. Not to mention they'll likely get HC opportunities in the near future.





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Kcrad
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At least the 49ers DBs will tackle people.





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TailgatinTigers
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Greg "Kill the Head" Williams





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judge
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if we could get him, Del Rio would be super.





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blueslover
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leaving some of the names not likely at all on the list just to maybe reduce the continued suggestions of them

wiki review of Grantham since 99...

99-01
Grantham was hired by Jim Mora in 1998 to coach the Defensive Line. His D-Line was one of the catalysts of the biggest turnaround in league history (3-13 to 13-3), ultimately helping the Colts defense compile 56 sacks in two years, which was a club record since moving to Indianapolis. During his tenure in Indianapolis, the Colts had a 29-19 record.

02-04
After Jim Mora was relieved of his duties in Indianapolis, Grantham would move on to the newly formed Houston Texans, joining the staff of former Pittsburgh Steelers Defensive Coordinator and Inaugural Carolina Panthers head coach Dom Capers. Grantham would be given lots of talent to work with from the start, as the Texans acquired Pro Bowl Defensive End Gary Walker and Nose Tackle Seth Payne from the Jacksonville Jaguars in the expansion draft.
In 2002, his influence was evident on the line as starters Gary Walker, Seth Payne, and Jerry Deloach all posted career high's in tackles. Gary Walker would also earn his second Pro Bowl appearance under his tutelage that season.
2003 would be a testing year for the line, as Pro Bowler Gary Walker and Seth Payne would only play in a combined six games that year due to injury. However, Jerry Deloach and Steve Martin would fill in with great success, posting a combined 201 tackles. Despite the very poor 5-11 record, there was optimism for the future of the steadily improving defense.
2004 would be a break-out year for the Texans. Todd Grantham's line would once again make a major contribution, helping the Texans achieve the 13th ranked run defense in the league. Despite the low number of sacks (5.5), they put great pressure on opposing quarterbacks (76 recorded pressures) and helped anchor the defense that was equipped with playmakers such as 2004 1st round draft pick Dunta Robinson, former Ravens Linebacker Jamie Sharper, and Veteran Defensive Backs Aaron Glenn and Marcus Coleman. Despite posting a mediocre 7-9 record, the Texans were poised to start making an impact in the NFL after improving every season since their inception in 2002.
After three strong seasons with the Texans, Todd Grantham would accept an offer by Romeo Crennel to become Defensive Coordinator of the Browns. After he left, the Houston Texans would fall apart as they posted a 2-14 record. Dom Capers was fired after the end of the season.

05-07
Todd Grantham's first year as coordinator of the Browns defense was an eclectic mix of good and bad. They once again fielded one of the NFL's top pass defenses, actually stepping up in rank from 5th to 4th in the NFL. When starting cornerback Gary Baxter went down with a knee injury that ended his season, Leigh Bodden emerged as a solid playmaker. Overall, their secondary continued to play at a high level. They also ranked 11th in scoring defense despite possessing one of the leagues worst run defenses. Orpheus Roye would post a career high with 88 tackles and also make 3 sacks.
He was fired on January 11, 2008 after the 2007 season with the Brown's defense ranking 25th against the pass, 27th against the run, and 30th in total-yards-against among 32 teams.

08-09
Grantham served as the defensive line coach for the Dallas Cowboys until the end of the season when he joined the coaching staff at the University of Georgia as defensive coordinator. During Grantham's 2 seasons with Dallas, the Cowboys improved from 13th (2007) to 2nd (2009) in the league in points allowed.

10-now
Grantham has installed a 3-4 defense. Despite breakdowns in coverage at times, the Bulldogs ranked 23rd nationally in total defense and 35th in scoring defense (22 points allowed per game). His defense also forced 26 takeaways, over twice as many as Georgia had in 2009 (12), and helped them move from 118th nationally in 2009 to 18th in 2010 in turnover margin.
Georgia's defense under Grantham finished the 2011 season ranked 3rd nationally in total defense, 7th in pass defense and 9th in rush defense. They also finished 2nd in the SEC in sacks (34), tackles for loss (94) and turnovers forced (29). In 2012, despite falling to 27th nationally in total defense, the unit was revered as one of the top in the country as the team finished the season 12-2, winning the Eastern Division of the SEC. Grantham's defense sported some of the top talent in the country with playmakers at every position including linebackers Jarvis Jones and Alec Ogletree, defensive linemen John Jenkins and Kwame Geathers, cornerback Sanders Commings, and All-American free safety Bacarri Rambo. Jones was Grantham's star player and was once again a consensus All-American in 2012, finishing the regular season leading the nation in tackles for loss, and 3rd in sacks.
Grantham is perhaps most famous for giving the University of Florida kicker, Chas Henry, the "choke" sign as Henry lined up for the winning kick in the 2010 Florida-Georgia game.

--thought hire by Crennel was interesting in that both these guys names are circulating as Saint possibilities.

Anyone have more direct insight into the commonalities of their defensive philosophies?







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