As the fourth game of the pre-season approaches, it is obvious that the New Orleans Saints are short in man-power. The two soft areas right now are linebacker and head coach.
Some of the plans to replace Jonathan Vilma with a strong set of replacements now need to be replaced.
Also, as the two losses in exhibition season has verified, the Saints can use all of the help it can get. The abstract notion that the Saints will be without its head coach and its backup coach in Joe Vitt is now becoming more concrete. The New Orleans Saints did not win all of its games and certainly did not win the really crucial games and that is when they were at full throttle. Now, imagine the top two heads out of operation for the first part of the season due to suspensions and then the main cog being out for the entire year, Sean Payton, and what you have is a lack of not just hard bodies but gray matter up top.
While it might be easy to bring in a free-agent or trade for a new player to back up a wounded warrior, the idea of installing a new coach for a sizeable part of the season to replace Vitt is almost nonsensical.