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Senior Bowl: Saints wish Aaron Kromer well

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Mobile, Ala. - As Saints assistants eye the newest crop of draft prospects at the Senior Bowl, they're doing so with one less familiar face, now that Aaron Kromer is the offensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears.

"That's a huge loss," assistant head coach Joe Vitt said.  "Aaron is very, very talented.  His players believe in him.  Ever since Aaron came in here, we've been able to run the football and protect the quarterback."

Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael, Jr. added, "Anytime you lose a guy like that, it's going to be hard to replace.  He's been doing the run game for the last three or four years so he's ready for that."

Vitt agreed: "This is something, I think, is the next progression for Aaron, to go be an offensive coordinator and be more active in the playcalling and this is what he wanted and we're proud of him."

As for who will replace him, that's up to Sean Payton.  But he can't officially make a decision until his suspension is over.

Vitt believes Payton will find the right guy. "I can promise you this," he said, "Sean knows what he wants to do and what direction he wants to go.  I haven't talked to him but when his feet hit the ground in about the next several days, it's going to be pedal to the metal and we're going back to the gym as we would say.  It's going to be dirty, and it's going to stink, and it's going to be hot but we're going back to the gym."

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