Sean Payton hasn’t been back with the Saints for a full week yet, and he’s already making major changes to the team. Yesterday the team fired defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo and today Adam Shefter of ESPN is reporting that the Saints are considering adding Eric Mangini and Romeo Crennel to the coaching staff.
Two defensive coaching candidates the Saints will consider adding to staff include Eric Mangini and Romeo Crennel, per league sources. It’s even possible the two could go together to New Orleans with one serving as defensive coordinator, sources said. When reached Friday about this possibility, Mangini said he has not been contacted by anybody from the Saints about any position. Mangini and Crennel worked on the same Patriots coaching staff that won three Super Bowls in New England.