Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Signs 5-Year Extension

MEDIA RELEASE: New Orleans Saints Sign Head Coach Sean Payton To A Five-Year Contract Extension For Immediate Release: Wednesday, January, 9, 2013 The New Orleans Saints have announced today that they have signed Head Coach Sean Payton to a five-year contract extension that will run through the 2017 season. “I am excited that we have […]

From the Cheap Seats: Falcons Ground Saints, Hose Needs Spigot Back

Let’s get this out of the way first: For all intents and purposes, the Saints dream of hoisting the Lombardi trophy above their heads on the floor of the Superdome in February is shot. Don’t even entertain the thought that the team can win out, finish 9-7 and (maybe) sneak into the playoffs. What should […]

Sean Payton Responds

FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer just reported that he spoke to Sean Payton and Payton said the issue with his contract has been going on for about a year and a half. Payton told Glazer, “I absolutely plan on being a New Orleans Saint.” Glazer said that Payton enjoys working for the Saints and owner Tom Benson […]

Why Sean Payton Will Stay in New Orleans

Saints head coach Sean Payton is the subject of more speculation this morning. And it involves the Dallas Cowboys again.
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the NFL voided the last year of Payton’s contract because of certain language that didn’t fly with the league, which could make Payton a free agent coach at the end of this season. The operative word is could because the league will have to determine if this season counts as a year toward Payton’s contract since he will end up being suspended for the majority of it.

While Schefter’s news has created a media firestorm on an otherwise lackluster NFL Sunday, I think it’ll end up being much ado about nothing. First, Cowboys head coach Jason Garrett still has a job. He would need to be fired for there to even be an opening in Dallas. If Garrett takes the Cowboys to the playoffs (which he should), he will not be fired. Second, I don’t believe Payton would trade what he has in New Orleans for what he would have in Dallas. Third, I don’t believe Payton would go anywhere else and start over when he has Drew Brees, Darren Sproles and all their friends waiting for him.

Sean Payton Era: Winning

This graphic jumped out at me during the Saints/Cardinals broadcast tonight.

Sean Payton Saga

I don’t pretend to know the details of Sean Payton’s personal life. I don’t know what’s true and what’s false. I do know this: I feel for the man. Has he made mistakes? Sure. We all have. But right now he’s going through a low point in his life probably unlike any other. Payton was […]

Payton Begins Suspension

Saints head coach Sean Payton begins his season-long suspension today. We’ll see him again (other than on bongos at Jazz Fest) after the Super Bowl. Time for the Joe Vitt era to begin…at least until the season opener. During Vitt’s six-game banishment, offensive line coach Aaron Kromer will likely run the team, according to ESPN’s […]

[VIDEO] Today’s Saints Developments

WDSU sports anchor Fletcher Mackel and I discuss the likelihood of Bill Parcells coaching the Saints.

Parcells to Saints?

ESPN is reporting that Saints head coach Sean Payton has approached former NFL head coach Bill Parcells about serving as the Saints’ interim coach during his year-long suspension. Payton’s suspension begins April 1. Some may argue that the Saints have perfectly capable in-house candidates to serve in the interim head coach role (offensive coordinator Pete […]

Sean Payton as Whistle Monster?

This is one of the funniest pics I’ve seen.

Sean Payton Releases Statement

[5:05 pm] Saints spokesperson Greg Bensel released a statement from head coach Sean Payton moments ago…

Shockey, Payton Exchange Texts

Maybe this will clear up whether former Saints tight end Jeremy Shockey is the person who blew the whistle on the Saints’ bounty program. Shockey tweeted this screen grab of an exchange with Saints coach Sean Payton last night. Shockey said, “The truth shall set u free!!”

Saints’ Bounty Scandal

When NFL commissioner Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on the Saints on Wednesday, I was about to eat lunch with my 6-year-old at his school. I had been waiting for the decision to come down all morning and was constantly checking Twitter for the first sliver of news. As I was waiting at the cafeteria, […]

A Wild Few Weeks

Those who follow the local sports scene might find it difficult to take a breath these days. I can’t remember a time when so many captivating storylines were happening concurrently. The NBA lockout continues. No one knows when the Hornets will play in the Arena again. LSU players Tyrann Mathieu, Spencer Ware and Tharold Simon […]

Saints' Success Under Sean Payton

Check out this screen grab from Monday’s game. Since 2006, Sean Payton and Drew Brees have been miracle workers.