Steve Spagnuolo: What His Hiring Means for Every Saints Defensive Player

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Steve Spagnuolo: What His Hiring Means for Every Saints Defensive Player
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The New Orleans Saints lost former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to the Rams less than a week after their playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers.

However, they also hired their new defensive coordinator. Just a few days after Williams agreed to become the Ram's coordinator, Steve Spagnuolo agreed to become the Saints' new coordinator.

Spagnuolo will bring a 4-3 defense to New Orleans, which is what the Saints already have. However, he will also bring a new system that involves a lot of coverage and less blitzing. Spagnuolo expects his four down linemen to get pressure and that frees up the secondary to just play in coverage.

Spagnuolo is known for his days as an assistant with the Eagles and for being a great defensive coordinator with the Giants.

The Saints' new defensive coordinator is known for getting the most out of his defensive line and that is exactly what the Saints need. If Spagnuolo can make the Saints' line play great football, then the other units will benefit directly from that.

Spagnuolo should be able to affect every one of the Saints current players. In fact, let's take a look at how Spagnuolo will change each of the Saints defensive players.

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