New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton has fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo
By Larry Holder, NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune
on January 24, 2013 at 5:34 PM, updated January 24, 2013 at 5:38 PM
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton wasted no time making sweeping changes on his third day back on the job as he has fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and defensive backs coach Ken Flajole.
"I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 2012 season," Payton said in a statement. "Philosophically we are changing our defense to a 3-4 alignment and right now is the best time to accomplish this transition."