New Orleans Saints: 4 Reasons Joe Vitt Won't Produce More Wins

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New Orleans Saints: 4 Reasons Joe Vitt Won't Produce More Wins
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New Orleans Saints fans hope that the return of Joe Vitt as the interim head coach will bring stability to an otherwise tumultuous year so far.

After serving his six-game suspension resulting from the bounty controversy this offseason, Vitt will assume the role of interim head coach in place of Sean Payton, who has been suspended for the entirety of the 2012 season. 

However, it remains to be seen whether or not Vitt can turn around the Saints’ 2-5 season.

Certainly there was an understandable expectation that the Saints would struggle in the wake of the bounty scandal and the suspension of Payton, but I expected that the transition would be mostly seamless under the leadership of Drew Brees.

During the lockout in the spring of 2011, Brees had demonstrated this type of leadership by organizing team practices. That said, I don’t know that he hasn’t played this role. 

Given losses to weaker competition, like the Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs, it seems as though the problems in New Orleans extend beyond a missing coach. 

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