I can tell you several of the reasons the Saints are in the state they're in right now and two of them are coaches. Aaron Kromer is in over his head as an interim HC, he's effectively been leaving it up to Brees to coach the offense and in some respects the entire team as their main captain, and Kromer lacks the creativity and (for lack of a better term) balls to make the kind of gutsy play-call to try and spark his team out of a rut when things start to slip away from them. Spagnuolo is just plain overrated as a DC and is trying to fit square pegs in round holes. He's insisting on force-fitting players that don't fit into his scheme and it's showing horribly. He's had Malcolm Jenkins (a corner converted to safety and a quality cover safety) playing up close to the line and blitzing, while playing the 2011 sack leader among DB's in Roman Harper (who also happens to be a coverage liability) playing in the deep third and manning up on TE's. Will Smith is the only player on their DL getting any kind of consistent penetration and because Spags is really only blitzing DB's and not LB's they're allowing him to be consistently doubled. This is a front seven that looks eerily reminiscent of the variety we fielded last season that got minimal meaningful pass-rush and couldn't get off the field on 3rd down. If we limit the 1st half turnovers we should be able to get out to a lead against them and with a lead and them having to play from behind we very much can hang with this Saints team. Honestly what worries me the most about this game is that the real refs are back which means the blatant bias for the big name QB's and for popular home teams is in full-effect.