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and running a cash-for-concussions scheme, then sure, I take issue with that. And quite honestly I resented the way Sean Payton came back from his year-long Bountygate suspension and was treated by an adoring media like he was a conquering hero coming back from war, whereas
let a neutral observer do it for me. A while back, Jeff Duncan of NOLA.com did an evaluation of the Saints drafts of the Sean Payton era, meaning 2006-2012. And he found that the Patriots in that span produced as many Pro Bowlers and more All Pros than any other team in football. The talent that took the Pats to five AFC championship games, three
product, was taken in the fifth round of the 1983 draft by the Bengals, and ending up playing eight years in the league. ( Sean Payton and Tony Romo also played quarterback at EIU.) He said that Garoppolo has what it takes to succeed in New England. “He is definitely the
when he was 25. While he does get points for adjusting to life without his head coach for a season as a 33-year-old -- Sean Payton served a year-long suspension in 2012 for his role in the Bountygate scandal -- he hasn’t quite done enough as a thirtysomething
intelligent guy. But with Kansas City imploding, there's little chance he returns in 2013. Not Listed: Chuck Pagano, Colts; Sean Payton , Saints. Both of these are unique situations -- Pagano has spent the bulk of the season away from the team as he undergoes
any good, he’d be in line for his first NFL MVP award. But the defense stinks again, and rumors have surfaced that Sean Payton may want out. 22. (20) Vikings (7-7) — If the Vikings’ fall from grace could be summed up in one play, it came Sunday when Linval Joseph (330
trend, as Tennessee hosts the visiting Broncos, who lost a heartbreaker on Sunday night. 20. (24) Saints (5-6) — Sean Payton finally got his chance to exact revenge on Gregg Williams for his role in the Bountygate scandal. Any doubt that Payton wanted to stick it to Williams was erased when WR Willie Snead threw
there are plenty of big-picture problems that can’t be erased, even if they were at full strength. The Drew Brees/ Sean Payton combo always gives them a fighting chance, but the current state of the Saints goes to show you that even if you have rock-solid
game? This is the fourth time Drew Brees and the Saints have started the season 0-3. But let’s go ahead and extend Sean Payton for another five years. 30. (30) Browns (0-3) — Terrelle Pryor is the best player on his team at two positions. If he could
and at 0-2 now face an 82 percent chance of missing the playoffs for the fourth time in five years. New Orleans extended Sean Payton to 2020 in the offseason and likely expected a lot more as the Drew Brees window closes. 30. (30) Browns (0-2) — Josh McCown