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CM84
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense

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My only hope is we can get this defense working properly before that fricking window closes.


I think this is the common dream among Saints Fans. All we need is to get close to the middle of the pack and we will be contending for a Championship, Again.
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Lsuhoohoo
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
I wish we could pry Wade Phillips away from the Texans. Houston's defense had been a disaster and when he took over in 2011, there was an immediate difference. Texans ranked 3rd in YPG this season.


Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
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I wish we could pry Wade Phillips away from the Texans. Houston's defense had been a disaster and when he took over in 2011, there was an immediate difference. Texans ranked 3rd in YPG this season.


I wonder how much of that is JJ Watt though.

This whole Spags situation has made me wonder how much defensive coordinators are responsible for their unit's success.


Suntiger
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
Wade Phillips has been good everywhere he's been. Some guys are good coordinators but bad head coaches. Phillips, Dave Campo, Gregg Williams, Dave Wandstache, Norv Turner, etc.


Lsuhoohoo
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
Phillips would be my dream DC but I don't see him just up and leaving the Texans for the same job with the Saints.


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Sentrius
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
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Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense


Holy shite.


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
the switch to the 3-4 is the biggest surprise. What do we do at LB now?

I do think Cam Jordan is really going to benefit in this system.

But what about Hawthorne? Vilma?


Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
What about Hicks?


BarbeTiger
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
Just got off of work and checked my phone so I know I'm late but holy shite I'm genuinely shocked by this


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LooseCannon22282
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
I guess nose tackle? he is a pretty big guy to put at DT but he could also be the perfect guy to have there to keep the offensive tackle occupied and let the LB's roam free to make plays.



LooseCannon22282
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
too bad we let Franklin go this past year.


THRILLHO
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
He's a FA. Played well for SD last season before getting hurt. If there is no hard feelings felt for letting him go last time, I'd love to bring him back and use him at his proper position. He doesn't seem averse to one year deals (he has signed two in a row), so he'd make a great "sure thing" while we see what we'll do with Bunkley/Hicks/possible pick.
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LooseCannon22282
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
ah, gotcha. Hell yes, i'd love get Franklin back.


eyeran
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Member since Dec 2007
18068 posts

re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
I posted it earlier in the thread but Bunkley was a top 5 nose tackle in the league playing in Denver's 3-4. He was out of place in our 4-3 last year.

He'll be our NT


Hoodoo Man
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
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posted it earlier in the thread but Bunkley was a top 5 nose tackle in the league playing in Denver's 3-4. He was out of place in our 4-3 last year.

He'll be our NT

That's how I see it, too.

Which makes me concerned about Hicks' use.
Hicks is the most exciting defensive prospect on the team, to me, so it would suck to not find a place for him.
I guess he'll compliment Jordan as an end.


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LooseCannon22282
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Mobile, AL
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
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He'll be our NT


I thought he played in a 4-3 in Denver?

he did for sure in Philly.


HMTVBrian2
Northwestern St. Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
Denver did run a 3-4 last year now that I think about it. People made a big deal of them going to a 4-3 and putting Dumervil's hand on the ground


HMTVBrian2
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Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2011
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
Actually now that I think about it, that was before he got there. He was in a 4-3 in Philly and when he got traded to Denver they were switching over to a 4-3 as well. He played Nose in the 4-3, but not a 3-4


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afatgreekcat
New Orleans Saints Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Jan 2013
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re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
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I wonder how much of that is JJ Watt though.


Solution:

Pry Wade Phillips from Houston with tons of money and hookers, and then trade up to the top 5 and take Bjoern Werner, the next JJ Watt.

Championship.


WicKed WayZ
New Orleans Saints Fan
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9867 posts

re: Saints fire Spags and announce switch to 3-4 defense
If we get Crennel I will feel better about this.


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