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Kromer could ride Saints to bigger gig

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08:03 AM ET 09.07 | As far as titles go, Aaron Kromer's isn't exactly the most desirable in football. He's the interim-interim coach of the Saints, if you really want to get technical. With [Sean Payton] suspended for the year for his role in Bountygate, and [Joe Vitt] getting the first six games for his role in it, the Saints have turned to Kromer, the team's offensive line coach, to lead their team. ... Kromer interviewed with the Indianapolis Colts last year and was scheduled to meet with the Rams, but they hired Jeff Fisher before he could interview. So he's on the doorstep. The next six games just might decide whether he goes through it. "Next man up," Saints tackle Jermon Bushrod said.

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September 7, 2012  08:13 AM ET

Da Guy won't get much credit if they win, he's in a no win situation!

September 7, 2012  08:20 AM ET
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Da Guy won't get much credit if they win, he's in a no win situation!

Just like quarterbacks, there aren't enough top head coaches to go around. But, there are a lot of guys who haven't been tried yet.

And then, look at how many threads we've had already about coaches on the hot seat. Who would you offer a head coaching job to next spring? Would you bring in Norv Turner after he gets fired? Would you talk to Wade Phillips and hope the third time is the charm? Or would you roll the dice with Kromer?

September 7, 2012  08:25 AM ET

I never have cared much for the recycled head coach, and there have been some real stinkers.

September 7, 2012  08:27 AM ET
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Just like quarterbacks, there aren't enough top head coaches to go around. But, there are a lot of guys who haven't been tried yet.And then, look at how many threads we've had already about coaches on the hot seat. Who would you offer a head coaching job to next spring? Would you bring in Norv Turner after he gets fired? Would you talk to Wade Phillips and hope the third time is the charm? Or would you roll the dice with Kromer?

For Phillips it would be a 4th try (Denver, Buffalo, Dallas).

September 7, 2012  08:38 AM ET
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For Phillips it would be a 4th try (Denver, Buffalo, Dallas).

I sit corrected.

September 7, 2012  08:39 AM ET

He just needs to offer the players a little extra cash incentive for big hits... oh wait....

September 7, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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Just like quarterbacks, there aren't enough top head coaches to go around. But, there are a lot of guys who haven't been tried yet.And then, look at how many threads we've had already about coaches on the hot seat. Who would you offer a head coaching job to next spring? Would you bring in Norv Turner after he gets fired? Would you talk to Wade Phillips and hope the third time is the charm? Or would you roll the dice with Kromer?

The results aren't in yet, but Philbin who was considered a can't miss Head Coach isn't doing this guy any favors!

September 7, 2012  08:49 AM ET
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The results aren't in yet, but Philbin who was considered a can't miss Head Coach isn't doing this guy any favors!

he'll be missing soon enough with that team.

September 7, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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he'll be missing soon enough with that team.

The Dolphins could surprise some people.

The could go 3-13.

September 7, 2012  09:03 AM ET
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The Dolphins could surprise some people.The could go 3-13.

And who would be surprised by that?


Wait.

Phish phans....Got it.

September 7, 2012  09:47 AM ET
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And who would be surprised by that? Wait .Phish phans....Got it.

I'd be surprised. I expect them to go 1-15 or 2-14.

September 7, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Mr. Interim you know the ropes if you win this year a head coaching job will be waiting for you in 13.

September 7, 2012  10:40 AM ET

The exposure is good for the guy, no doubt. Someone will give him a chance, eventually.

Even if the Saints perform well during his tenure, is he really just a Kolb/Flynn/Cassel of the coaching ranks? Only one way to find out.

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September 7, 2012  02:02 PM ET
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Just like quarterbacks, there aren't enough top head coaches to go around. But, there are a lot of guys who haven't been tried yet.And then, look at how many threads we've had already about coaches on the hot seat. Who would you offer a head coaching job to next spring? Would you bring in Norv Turner after he gets fired? Would you talk to Wade Phillips and hope the third time is the charm? Or would you roll the dice with Kromer?

Maybe Apple will come out with an app for that

September 7, 2012  08:59 PM ET

Well the Saints will have a key player back Vilma! That should put a smile on Brees face....Brees backed Vilma all the way!

September 7, 2012  09:00 PM ET
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Well the Saints will have a key player back Vilma! That should put a smile on Brees face....Brees backed Vilma all the way!

Guess wholl be invited over for dinner at Vilmas home?

 
September 7, 2012  09:01 PM ET
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Guess wholl be invited over for dinner at Vilmas home?

Nope! The Commish! begging for forgiveness!

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