While the possibility of having Bill Parcells lead another team to the Super Bowl was nice and distracting for a while, it appears that the Saints are going with the logical choice for Sean Payton’s replacement next season. On Thursday the Saints announced that assistant head coach (and linebackers coach) Joe Vitt would serve as the head coach of the team while Sean Payton is suspended due to the Bountygate scandal.
As the assistant head coach he would (or at least should) be the man who is the most familiar with the team. He’s been with the team in his current capacity since January 2006, and did take over briefly last season when Sean Payton was laid up with a broken leg. His record as a head coach is not stellar (4-7 with the St. Louis Rams in 2005), but in all fairness he really didn't have much to work with there.