Category: Sean Payton

Saints Defensive Coordinator Steve Spagnuolo: Odd Training Camp is Going Very, Very Smooth

Friday, August 10th, 2012

Whenever someone starts off an explanation with, "You guys may not believe me..." you know you're probably in for something that you're not going to believe. Such is the case this time around as New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Steve Spagnuolo says camp is going smooth despite being without head ...

New Orleans Owner Tom Benson Says Sean Payton Will Be the Motivation to Get the Saints to the Super Bowl

Tuesday, July 31st, 2012

The New Orleans Saints are about to embark on a very difficult season. As they opened up training camp, one key person was missing from the practice field, suspended head coach Sean Payton. The mastermind of the Saints offense was suspended by the entire season for his alleged role in ...

Sean Payton Breaks His Silence, Insisting that the Saints Can Still Win the Super Bowl and Calling the Wiretap Report “Garbage”

Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

To nobody's surprise, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been extremely quiet since the bounty scandal excrement hit the fan nearly eight weeks ago. Payton made an appearance at the owners meetings in March, but he's now suspended for 2012 and no longer able to discuss football with ...

Jared Allen Addresses the Bounty Scandal and the League’s Emphasis on Safety: “Let’s Not Pretend They’re Making it Safer for Everybody”

Wednesday, April 18th, 2012

In regard to the New Orleans bounty scandal, no game is referenced as often as the 2009 NFC championship tilt between the Saints and Vikings. You know, the one in which Brett Favre was nearly decapitated by super-aggressive Saints defenders. Jared Allen had a sideline view of the barrage of hits ...

Malcolm Jenkins: “We are not going to use everything that has happened as an excuse. Our expectations are still to win.”

Thursday, April 12th, 2012

The New Orleans Saints are now in the process of moving on from the bounty gate scandal as the NFL’s league office has upheld the decision to suspend Sean Payton, Gregg Williams and Mickey Loomis. Here at SRI we've brought you commentary from every angle, including from former players and ...

Former Saint Hollis Thomas admits a pool paid players for “kill shots”

Monday, April 9th, 2012

Hollis Thomas left the New Orleans Saints in the same offseason Gregg Williams arrived, and so Thomas can't give us a first-person account of the bounty scandal that has rocked the Saints and the New Orleans football community. That said, Thomas did play under Sean Payton and with several of ...

Bernard Pollard Rants and Raves About the Bounty Punishments and the NFL’s Crackdown on Violence: “This is Not Powderpuff Football”

Wednesday, April 4th, 2012

The New Orleans bounty scandal isn't going away. Four penalties handed down from the league office are being appealed, and the fallout will only build when players are punished in the near future. As a result, new players continue to come forward with their perspectives on "Bountygate." Considering his history ...

Curtis Lofton Explains why the Bounty Scandal didn’t Factor into his Decision to Sign with New Orleans, Turned Down More Money Elsewhere

Monday, March 26th, 2012

There aren't a lot of positive stories out of New Orleans right now, at least from a pro football standpoint. But somewhat lost in the fallout from the bounty scandal sentences and a small exodus of veteran Saints free agents was the signing of Curtis Lofton. The 25-year-old linebacker not ...

Darren Sharper Has No Regrets but Admits Bounty Scandal “Puts a Little Bit of a Black Mark” on Saints Organization

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Last time we heard from former Saints safety Darren Sharper in regard to the Bayou bounty scandal, he was upset about the fact that someone snitched and was defending his head coach. He insisted that Sean Payton had no knowledge of the shenanigans, even though Payton has since admitted he ...

Former Saints Assistant Coach George Henshaw Was Surprised and Disappointed When he Heard of Bounty Gate

Friday, March 23rd, 2012

Roger Goodell dropped the hammer on many of the people involved in Bounty Gate earlier this week and he made a firm statement that the actions of the Saints organization, players, and coaches would not be tolerated. He may not be done handing down his punishment as the players could ...