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KING : Sean Payton at Home Sweet Home?
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Sean Payton at Home Sweet Home?

METAIRIE, La. — Not long after the sun rose over New Orleans one training-camp morning, Sean Payton was a realtor showing off the best property in his luxe inventory. His inventory: the massively refurbished Saints training facility. There’s the ice box in the end zone, a remade long trailer where 20 or so players at a time can get refreshed in 32-degree chill to escape the 98-degree heat-index temps outside. There’s the $3-million team meeting room with Saints-logoed plush chairs and a $600,000 video screen in front of the room, the screen Payton debuted at the start of camp with an electrifying snakes-chasing-iguanas BBC video.






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It’s the kind of jewel, and this is the kind of team, that I believe could make Payton a Saints lifer. Could, I mean. This is his 14th season in Louisiana (13, if you subtract the year he was suspended over Bountygate), and all along we’ve assumed one day Jerry Jones would come calling with a rich trade offer and silly money, and the Saints would let Payton walk. He’d be an attractive free-agent coach—he’s won 126 games in 13 years, and his offense has the kind of John Nash “Beautiful Mind” cutting-edge feel that owners love. And maybe one day Jones or someone entices him. But the way Payton showed off this place for us, with such pride and excitement, I started to think he could grow old here, and be very happy.



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We sit down in the team meeting room, which slopes up to the back so that everyone can see the speaker and video screen, and Payton cues up the BBC Planet Earth video of hatchling iguanas being born out of the earth, and the stunning chase scenes of snakes going after the hatchlings. That’ll get your heart beating. That was Payton’s idea. “I didn’t want the first video to be some NFL instructional video,” he said. This had another intention.

“Moral of the story?” Payton said. “You better hit the ground running here.”


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BigPerm30
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BBC video


That’s an interesting motivation strategy.


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This is his 14th season in Louisiana (13, if you subtract the year he was suspended over Bountygate), and all along we’ve assumed one day Jerry Jones would come calling with a rich trade offer and silly money, and the Saints would let Payton walk. He’d be an attractive free-agent coach—he’s won 126 games in 13 years, and his offense has the kind of John Nash “Beautiful Mind” cutting-edge feel that owners love. And maybe one day Jones or someone entices him.


The media is so fricking ridiculous I don't know where to begin.


CBandits82
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And maybe one day Jones or someone entices him.


this shite is starting to piss me off.

its getting ridiculous.


jamal
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Honestly.

But let’s say in a hypothetical situation, what would it take a a team to pry him away from us? 2 1st rounders? More?


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jamal


Jamal.... Jamal... Jamal...


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UnitedFruitCompany
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“Moral of the story?” Payton said. “You better hit the ground running here.”


This pumped me up a bit.

Also, those poor fricking iguanas. I hate snakes. Loved the one that pulled a houdini on the snakes and somehow got away even after getting enveloped by what looked to be 30 snakes.


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lsutigers1992
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The media is so fricking ridiculous I don't know where to begin.



They're so fricking condescending. Like if Payton coached the Cowboys they'd be doing "what if another team like the Saints came knocking" stories.

And it's a self fulfilling prophecy like most things that become media talking points. They always say "it's the thing people are talking about." WRONG. It's the thing YOU'RE talking about and we're being forced to listen. Like Tim Tebow and Johnny Football.


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Northshore Saint
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re: KING : Sean Payton at Home Sweet Home?
One would think if he hasn't left by now after almost a decade and a half with multiple winning seasons, post season wins, and a Super Bowl victory, then chances are he's happy where he is. Almost no other coach in the league has more control of their roster except Belichick.

The Dallas ship has sailed with Payton imo. If it all falls apart with Garrett, I could see Jerry setting his sights on Sean McVay and throwing the entire bank at him.


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Mad Dogg
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But let’s say in a hypothetical situation, what would it take a a team to pry him away from us? 2 1st rounders? More?


I think we’d be able to recoup about 30% of the draft picks we gave up for Marcus Davenport. It would be a nice starting point for the new coach.


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BilJ
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outside of Belichik, no coach probably has more power within his organization than Payton has here. He gives that up to go work for Jerry Jones......because?


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GOP_Tiger
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Is no one going to post the video?

LINK


LooseCannon22282
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This is written by the same tubesteak that was offended by the espn 30 for 30 on the fricking hot dog eating contest.


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tigersbb
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That was like a long Reggie Bush punt return with a flip into the end zone.


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You have to put in the right l LINK


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