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.