Category: Sean Payton

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 Defends Hiring Rob Ryan, Lays Out Priorities for 2013

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013

Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints took some heat when they decided to hire Rob Ryan this offseason. Sean Payton doesn't particularly care about that heat. Now reinstated and gearing up for the 2013 season, Payton says the team did its homework and did what's best for the program. Sean ...

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 ...

Drew Brees Believes The Saints Can Create A Legacy Of Winning Multiple Super Bowls And Is Excited To Have Sean Payton Back

Friday, January 25th, 2013

This past Tuesday the NFL reinstated Sean Payton to his full time duties as head coach of the New Orleans Saints. Payton has served his time after admitting his role in the team's pay-for-performance program. Drew Brees believes the Saints have the ability to turn things around quickly next season. The ...

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 ...

Drew Brees Harbors Zero Doubt that Sean Payton Will Coach in New Orleans Next Year

Friday, December 21st, 2012

It's been a disappointing season for the New Orleans Saints following the fallout of the bounty scandal. New Orleans has struggled to maintain consistency and the defense has been spotty at best. For a team that sits at 6-8, the Saints are looking to finish strong and also play spoiler. ...

Will Smith: Roger Goodell Made a Mistake, but I Still Respect Him

Thursday, December 13th, 2012

The suspensions for all the Saints players originally punished in the bounty scandal have been vacated, but the story won't likely die soon. Roger Goodell is still the commissioner and Will Smith and Jonathan Vilma will likely remain in this league for years to come. Awkward? Smith is relieved that his ...

Dallas Cowboys VP Stephen Jones Downplays Possibility Of Hiring Sean Payton

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012

The news that New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton coule potentially become a free agent following this season was big news on Sunday, and big news that the media latched onto in terms of the possibility that he could go to Dallas. The Cowboys' loss to the Atlanta Falcons Sunday ...

Sean Payton Discusses the Saints’ Crowded Backfield and the Team’s Ability to Turn Things Around

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2012

Sean Payton hasn't been seen or heard from a lot lately. But when he has made some appearances on TV and radio, it's been appointment viewing and listening because his situation is so unique that his perspective on the team, the league and himself is fascinating. Sean Payton joined Bobby Hebert ...

Aaron Kromer: New Orleans Saints May Have Been Hurt By Distractions

Wednesday, September 12th, 2012

The New Orleans Saints have been pretty good about preaching a no-excuses mentality. They said they were going to do their best not to let the suspension of some of their defensive players become a distraction. Some of those suspensions were lifted, however, heading into Sunday's opener and interim head ...