It should be a great fit for both sides. Spagnuolo was the biggest name left on the defensive coordinator market and the coach wanted to hire when Gregg Williams said he was going to the Rams.
Spagnuolo is a talented defensive mind that knows how to create a pass rush, something the Saints are lacking.
It's an ideal landing spot for Spagnuolo because he can rehab his coaching reputation during games in the national spotlight with a chance to compete in the Super Bowl.
Spagnuolo was interviewed and hired on Wednesday, and was the only known coach to interview with Payton.
Many members of the Who Dat Nation will believe they have upgraded the defensive coordinator spot although they had a lot of respect for Williams and the role he had in helping the Saints to get to and win the Super Bowl.
After contemplating taking a year off from football, Spagnuolo wasn't unemployed for long. He accepted the Saints' job just 18 days after his firing in St. Louis. Despite his 10-38 record in three seasons with the Rams, his team played some of its best football against the Saints.
Spagnuolo was defensive coordinator with the Giants in 2007-08, and two of his three Rams games were had to make an impression on Payton,
in 2009, the Rams forced three turnovers in a 28-23 loss to the eventual Super Bowl champs. This season, the Rams registered one of the most shocking upsets of the NFL regular season by beating the Saints 31-24. The Rams defense sacked Drew Brees six times, intercepted him twice and, limited the Saints to 283 yards in total offense.
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