The Saints introduced head coach Sean Payton 10 years ago today, launching the trek to Super Bowl XLIV

Sean Payton was 42 years old when he was introduced as the 14th head coach in New Orleans Saints history on Jan. 19, 2006. He was a former offensive coordinator with the New York Giants and Dallas Cowboys, an up-and-coming assistant who a lot of teams had on their radar. Despite the city still recovering from […]

Video: Taking Fletcher Mackel to task for his column on Sean Payton’s future

WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and I stand squarely on opposite sides of the fence when it comes to Sean Payton’s future with the Saints, but I’m definitely on the right side. In case you missed it, here’s Fletcher’s column. We planned to conduct this “debate” in about two minutes, but we got a little carried away and […]

Saints’ inconsistent play leaves everyone befuddled

The Saints play the Bears Monday night and I have no idea what will happen. No one does. We’ve all been consistently and pathetically wrong about this team since the opening kickoff.

Packers will slip by Saints (Reverse Psychology!)

The Packers are the hottest team in the NFL, winners of four straight. It’s tough to find another quarterback playing better than Aaron Rodgers. The defense will be challenged yet again.

Saints will tame Cowboys in Dallas

The Saints own them. Sean Payton owns them. The Saints have dominated the series in recent years. THE SAINTS WILL WIN. Sound familiar?

Week two wrap: Saints give one away in Cleveland

The scoreboard says the Cleveland Browns beat the New Orleans Saints. But in reality, the Saints gave this one away. They have nothing to blame but their own mistakes.

Week one wrap: Saints defense blew it against Falcons

The Falcons never really had a chance. At least that’s how it looked this storyline would play out after almost two quarters. But we know better. This is Saints/Falcons. All the games are close.

Opinion: The Saints are getting younger and better with recent moves

Sean Payton and Mickey Loomis have proven to be pretty shrewd at evaluating aging talent on the roster.

SWTV 2013 Year in Review

Here’s a recap of 2013, as seen on this website. Happy New Year!

Brees achieves milestone, Saints rout Panthers

The Panthers’ defense had not allowed more than two touchdowns in a game this season and no team had scored more than 24 points against the league’s top-rated scoring defense.

Tuesday morning Saints wrap: Seahawks drown Saints

Fear not Saints fans. This is not the end of the world. Or the season. A lot of hype was thrown into the Battle in Seattle — maybe a little too much. It was a throwdown between NFC heavyweights, but not a season-maker or breaker.

What Sean Payton Means to the Saints

Sean Payton is back. That storyline has been played more than those Honda commercials this offseason. But what does it really mean?

NFL Statement on Sean Payton’s Reinstatement as Saints Head Coach

Following a meeting yesterday with New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton, Commissioner Roger Goodell has reinstated Coach Payton from his season-long suspension, effective immediately. Coach Payton acknowledged in the meeting his responsibility for the actions of his coaching staff and players and pledged to uphold the highest standards of the NFL and ensure that […]

Sean Payton: “I Clearly Recognize That Mistakes Were Made”

Saints head coach Sean Payton, exiled from the team for the duration of the 2012 season because of his role in the team’s bounty scandal, was reinstated Tuesday morning by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. Payton’s suspension initially covered the entire 2012 season and he wasn’t due for reinstatement until after the Super Bowl on February […]

> Statement From Saints Head Coach Sean Payton on Reinstatement

Statement from Saints Head Coach Sean Payton I am thankful today Commissioner Goodell has granted me reinstatement. As I stated back in March, “ I, along with Mickey Loomis, take full responsibility for all aspects of our football program.” I clearly recognize that mistakes were made, which led to league violations. Furthermore, I have assured […]