Category: Bounty Gate

Sean Payton: Defense is a “Priority,” but Best Player Available Could Factor in on Draft Night

Friday, April 19th, 2013

The Saints weren't themselves with Sean Payton serving a season-long suspension in 2012, but the defense was particularly terrible. Naturally, everyone expects Payton and Co. to select a defensive player with the No. 15 overall pick in this year's draft, but Payton says that there are times when the best ...

Sean Payton’s Mindset: “This is My First Year Here and I Just Got Hired”

Friday, February 8th, 2013

Sean Payton is back and the New Orleans Saints are trying to forget one of the most painful periods in team history. Payton stresses that the team needs to forget about the bounty scandal and everything that took place before that. He wants to start fresh in 2013. Sean Payton joined ...

Sean Payton: “There’s No Promise of us Being an 11- or 12-Win Team just Because the Head Coach is Back”

Friday, January 25th, 2013

Sean Payton is back and thus the expectations have grown significantly for the 2013 New Orleans Saints. Sure, New Orleans was a perennial contender with Payton on the sideline, but this team looked so bad at times last year that it's tough to tell what they'll do with Payton coaching ...

Drew Brees: Saints Would Have Been Tough in the Playoffs had They Squeaked In

Thursday, January 17th, 2013

It's an offseason of what-ifs in New Orleans. What if the lowered punishments of many of those involved in Bounty Gate would never have been set so high in the first place? What if coach Sean Payton's sentence would've been reduced like that of nearly everyone else? And what if ...

LeRoy Butler Discusses The Green Bay Packers’ 1996 “Smash For Cash” Program

Monday, October 22nd, 2012

We're on the first page of what appears to be a new chapter in Bounty Gate. That's because the NFLPA has pulled a new club out of the bag in its fight to defend the New Orleans Saints players involved in the scandal, filing papers in federal court last week ...

Jeff Fisher Has the St. Louis Rams at 3-2 In His Return to Coaching

Thursday, October 11th, 2012

To say that the St. Louis Rams have been really impressive over the first five weeks of the NFL season would be a gross overstatement. But they have probably exceeded most folks' expectations up to this point under head coach Jeff Fisher, who returned to coaching after a year away ...

Sean Pamphilon “Ecstatic” Bounty Suspensions Overturned: “I Felt Sorry For Those Guys”

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Current and former New Orleans Saints are back to work  after their bounty suspensions were lifted by a three-member appeals panel just prior to Week 1. So naturally we go to documentary filmmaker Sean Pamphilon. After all, Pamphilon is the man who released audio of Gregg Williams talking bounties in ...

Saints’ Backup QB Chase Daniel on the Gregg Williams Audio: “It’s Tough to Hear Stuff Like That”

Friday, August 24th, 2012

The New Orleans Saints bounty scandal isn't going away. It's fading because real football is back, but so long as the legal challenges linger and the outrage exists, the story will have life. The latest member of the Saints organization to comment on the scandal is backup quarterback Chase Daniel. Chase ...

Filmmaker Sean Pamphilon Publicly Defends Releasing the Gregg Williams Audio

Tuesday, June 5th, 2012

Since the day that Sean Pamphilon released the audio of Gregg Williams' pre-playoff game speech a little more than two months, the filmmaker has been the target of about as much criticism as Williams himself. Pamphilon went out on the media circuit this week to try and clear his name ...

Former Saints DB Darren Sharper: Players Hope Vilma’s Case Leads to Less Goodell Power

Monday, May 21st, 2012

Jonathan Vilma hopes his lawsuit filed against NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will lead to a lessening of his penalty, which currently sits at a one-year suspension, for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty program. But plenty of other players will be keeping an eye on the case, at ...