I feel like Steve Spagnuolo is the obvious choice for the Saints and it is no coincidence that many other teams are trying to reel in Spagnuolo's services.
It was reported earlier that Spagnuolo was headed to Philadelphia, but the deal has yet to finalize. And according to Philly.com's Daily News sports columnist Les Bowen, who talked to "someone close to Steve Spagnuolo" Sunday, "Spagnuolo is going to take his time with his decision on what comes next, that he wants to 'see what develops.'"
Spagnuolo is known for creating amazing defensive lines, and that is exactly what the New Orleans Saints need.
They have not had a destructive pass-rush since the days of the Dome Patrol, and Spagnuolo should be able to come in and create a line that can wreak havoc on offenses around the league. The Saints definitely have the talent, but just cannot seem to do it. Hopefully Spagnuolo can change that.
Spagnuolo ran a 4-3 defense in New York and St. Louis and I am sure he would continue that trend in New Orleans. The Saints already have a 4-3 scheme set up, and there is no reason to believe that Spagnuolo would change that.
Spagnuolo would undoubtedly get more out of the defensive line, helping the linebackers and secondary immensely. The Saints need help in the secondary, but if the defensive line is able to get pressure with only four guys, then the Saints defense could become one of the best in the NFL very quickly.
In my opinion, Spagnuolo is the best candidate for the Saints and I expect to see him in New Orleans. He could be an immediate fix to the defense, which could result in the Saints appearing in multiple Super Bowls in the next few seasons.