After an extensive search, the New Orleans Saints have found their newest defensive coordinator.
The Saints’ defense allowed the 13th fewest points in the league this season, with 20.9.
While this defense certainly didn’t light the world on fire by any means, the team decided that it was time for a personnel change.
The New Orleans #Saints are expected to name Joe Woods their defensive coordinator, per sources. Woods, the Cleveland Browns DC from 2020-22, reunites with Dennis Allen from their Oakland Raiders days.
— Jeremy Fowler (@JFowlerESPN) February 6, 2023
Joe Woods should be a great fit for the Saints, especially since he and head coach Dennis Allen worked together in Oakland during the 2014 NFL season.
Woods comes to the Saints with over 30 years of coaching experience, including nearly 20 years of NFL coaching experience.
In his career, Woods has been a defensive backs coach, defensive quality control coach, and most recently, a defensive coordinator.
This experience will be vital to the Saints organization, a team that hasn’t quite been the same since Drew Brees retired.
With any luck, Woods’ experience will help the Saints in their rebuilding process, bringing them back to the former glory that they haven’t been able to achieve without Brees.
Even though their defense might get better under Woods, the Saints are still on the hunt for a solution at quarterback.
The organization has demonstrated that they don’t have faith in Jameis Winston to get the job done, and Taysom Hill is more of a utility player than a full-time quarterback.
Will the Saints be a team that will be buying a new quarterback in free agency?
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