New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton took in the numerous sights and sounds of Super Bowl 2013 after attending a handful of parties and the game itself in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Sunday. Now that the Super Bowl spotlight has been dimmed, it's time for Payton to work in earnest on filling his staff with five assistant coaching openings to fill with defensive coordinator being at the top of the list.

Payton said last week the search for filling his five spots - defensive coordinator, secondary coach, offensive line coach, assistant defensive line coach, assistant special teams coach - would speed up this week as his staff will undertake one its most significant staff turnovers since he compiled his original staff in New Orleans in 2006.

It wouldn't be out of the realm of possibility to have Payton fill at least some of these positions by the end of this week. It also probably isn't coincidence how Payton's decision to take a slower look at filling the defensive coordinator job coincided with the pool of candidates who would run a 3-4 defensive scheme opening up with the completion of Super Bowl XLVII.

This will be Payton's fourth time he's hiring a defensive coordinator during his Saints tenure. While many new coaching staffs have been completed, New Orleans and Philadelphia could easily be sifting through the same candidate pool as both have defensive coordinator vacancies.

Ravens General Manager Ozzie Newsome told the Philadelphia Inquirer after Super Bowl XLVII that he wouldn't block Ravens linebackers coach Ted Monachino from talking to the Eagles about their defensive coordinator job. Monachino received glowing praise from Ravens defensive coordinator Dean Pees saying Monachino is ready to become a defensive coordinator.

San Francisco secondary coach Ed Donatell and defensive line coach Jim Tomsula told | The Times-Picayune last week they both hope to become defensive coordinators. Donatell said he would listen to any situation presented to him, but it's uncertain if the Niners would allow him to talk to other teams, even for a promotion.