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Saints Coach Sean Payton Will Take Time Hiring Next Defensive Coordinator
Saints Coach Sean Payton said he doesn't have a specific candidate already targeted for the team's new defensive coordinator vacancy, Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.. And he said that he, General Manager Mickey Loomis and the rest of the organization will take their time studying the best options available before making a hire.
The last two times Payton switched defensive coordinators, he immediately and aggressively targeted a replacement - first Gregg Williams, then Steve Spagnuolo.
However, Payton said Thursday night that, "this one's different," now that the team is making a more dramatic philosophical change from a 4-3 system to a 3-4 system.
"This one's different because of the timing and because of the uniqueness of the situation. There's no any one candidate in mind," Payton said. "I know it appears to people that it's late in the (league-wide hiring) process. But I don't think it is. We'll be fairly patient, take our time in this decision. Obviously, it's going to involve philosophically a change, as well.
"We're going to want to be deliberate, look at our league closely. And I wouldn't discount looking at the college game as well."
Source: The Redzone
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