Coordinator volunteers to speak after 35-27 loss to Carolina

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Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo expressed confidence in his unit, one day after the Saints fell to 0-2 with a 35-27 loss at Carolina.

The Saints are last in the NFL in total defense, allowing 461 yards per game.

Said Spagnuolo Monday, "I have the utmost confidence in our coaches, players, and our scheme."

Spagnuolo's Saints allowed Carolina quarterback Cam Newton 18 yards per completion.

Spagnuolo was reminded that the Giants started 0-2 in 2007 and won the Super Bowl. That season, Spagnuolo was the Giants defensive coordinator.

Said Spagnuolo, "I have heard that a lot. But, I cannot waive a magic wand."

Spagnuolo said he made several bad defensive calls in the game, including two that Carolina converted on third and long yardage.

Spagnuolo wouldn't get into specifics, but said the Saints will have a few wrinkles when they play Carolina again December 30th at the Superdome.



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