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  • • Matt Rhule: David Tepper told me there’s nothing to Sean Payton report
    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule’s Friday press conference was scheduled to discuss the start of the team’s rookie minicamp, but he also faced one question that had nothing to do with this year’s draft class. A report on Thursday said that the Panthers are eyeing former Saints head coach Sean Payton for the 2023 season [more]...2022
  • • Report: Panthers are “eyeing” Sean Payton for 2023
    Former NFL head coach Sean Payton continues to loom as a future NFL head coach. The Carolina Panthers reportedly are “eyeing” Payton for the team’s head-coaching job in 2023, according to Michael McCarthy of FrontOfficeSports.com. That would be regarded as good news by Mike McCarthy of the Dallas Cowboys, since Payton is most commonly linked [more]...2022
  • Who will be Tom Brady's placeholder at Fox? 6 potential options, including Greg Olsen, Drew Brees
    • Who will be Tom Brady's placeholder at Fox? 6 potential options, including Greg Olsen, Drew Brees
    Tom Brady will be heading to Fox, but not until he's done playing in the NFL. Greg Olsen, Drew Brees and Sean Payton are among the notable placeholders Fox could consider while they wait him out....2022
  • What's next for Sean Payton? Former Saints coach reportedly nearing TV deal with Fox
    • What's next for Sean Payton? Former Saints coach reportedly nearing TV deal with Fox
    Payton could soon be joining Fox Sports to become one of the studio analysts on "Fox NFL Kickoff."...2022
  • • Report: Sean Payton in negotiations with Fox to become studio analyst
    Sean Payton won’t coach in 2022. He could coach in 2023, and a studio analyst job, rather than as a game analyst, will make it easier for him to leave TV and return to the NFL if that’s what he wants. To that end, Payton is nearing a deal with Fox Sports, Andrew Marchand of [more]...2022
  • • Drew Brees thinks Taysom Hill should still get 10-15 snaps a game at quarterback
    The Saints are planning to have Taysom Hill focus on tight end instead of playing quarterback, but Drew Brees isn’t so sure that’s a good idea. Brees, who played with Hill for four years in New Orleans, believes that Hill should keep playing some quarterback, just as he did under former head coach Sean Payton. [more]...2022
  • Sean Payton addresses Miami Dolphins rumors, hints at 2022 plans
    • Sean Payton addresses Miami Dolphins rumors, hints at 2022 plans
    Sean Payton is enjoying his break from coaching in the NFL months after resigning as the New Orleans Saints head coach. While he is not quite sure what the future holds for him in coaching, he knows he was never going to be joining the Miami Dolphins....2022
  • Sean Payton comments on rumors connecting him to Tom Brady, Dolphins head-coaching job
    • Sean Payton comments on rumors connecting him to Tom Brady, Dolphins head-coaching job
    Payton didn't deny that the Dolphins were interested in him, but he isn't sure how Tom Brady factored into all of it....2022
  • • Sean Payton says he’s “probably” taking a studio job for 2022
    Saints coach Sean Payton has made clear his desire to join the media. He apparently will. Via Katherine Terrell of TheAthletic.com, Payton said Tuesday that he’s likely taking a studio job with a network to be named later. “I think so, I just don’t want to be the one that puts my foot in my [more]...2022
  • • Sean Payton admits that “intermediaries talked” about the possibility of him coaching in Miami
    Former Saints coach Sean Payton spoke to reporters on Tuesday at the Zurich Classic celebrity shootout. As he did, a few interesting things shot out of his mouth regarding the persistent rumors and reports linking him and Tom Brady to the Dolphins, a Miami plan that (as PFT reported on February 28) was scrapped when [more]...2022

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Sean Payton injury and suspension

  • • Report: Saints are not expected to trade Michael Thomas
    The Saints have said goodbye to Sean Payton this offseason, but word is that they are not planning to say farewell to wide receiver Michael Thomas. Thomas missed all of last season because of an ankle injury that required preseason surgery and then led him to have another procedure during the season after having a [more]...2022
  • • Taysom Hill is expected to have surgery to repair Lisfranc injury
    Saints quarterback Taysom Hill wasn’t able to finish Sunday’s win over the Falcons because of a Lisfranc injury in his foot and head coach Sean Payton shared some news about what’s next for Hill at a Monday press conference. Payton said, via Mike Triplett of ESPN.com, that Hill is expected to have surgery to install [more]...2022
  • Saints QB Taysom Hill suffers Lisfranc injury in left foot
    • Saints QB Taysom Hill suffers Lisfranc injury in left foot
    Saints head coach Sean Payton said quarterback Taysom Hill suffered a Lisfranc injury in the first half of the Saints’ Week 18 matchup in Atlanta....2022
  • • Taysom Hill questionable to return with Lisfranc injury
    It didn’t look good as Taysom Hill walked to the locker room with a slight limp, carrying his left shoe in his right hand. It does not sound good either. Saints coach Sean Payton told Fox sideline reporter Laura Okmin that the quarterback has a Lisfranc injury. The team lists Hill questionable to return, though [more]...2022
  • Jay Glazer gives updates on Antonio Brown, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sean Payton
    • Jay Glazer gives updates on Antonio Brown, Jimmy Garoppolo and Sean Payton
    On "The Inside Scoop", Jay Glazer updates the Antonio Brown fall-out with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Jimmy Garoppolo's injury status for the San Francisco 49ers and Sean Payton calling Sean McVay to ensure a Los Angeles Rams win....2022
  • • Sean Payton: Alvin Kamara gave us some real good juice and energy
    The Saints took a five-game losing streak into Sunday’s game against the Jets, but they put an end to it with a 30-9 win at MetLife Stadium. One of the biggest reasons for the win was the play of running back Alvin Kamara. Kamara missed four games with a knee injury, but looked like he [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton on Taysom Hill: Sunday will be next opportunity, I think he’ll do well
    Saints quarterback Taysom Hill injured the middle finger on his throwing hand against the Cowboys last Thursday, but word after the game was that he’ll play through the injury. There has been no word to the contrary since he suffered the mallet finger injury and Saints head coach Sean Payton pointed to Hill playing against [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton got no explanation for blindside block call that went against the Saints
    Saints coach Sean Payton was furious about a blindside block call that went against his team on Thursday Night Football, but after the game he could say little about it. Payton said he got no explanation for the penalty and wasn’t sure why it was called. “I’m not real familiar with that type of block [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton on Taysom Hill starting: We’ll see how he does Wednesday
    A report earlier this week said that Taysom Hill will get the first-team reps at quarterback at Saints practice this week, which would put him in line to start against the Cowboys on Thursday night. Hill didn’t play at all last week because of a foot injury, but was a full participant in practice for [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton: We knew Taysom Hill couldn’t play QB Thursday night
    Saints quarterback Taysom Hill was listed as a full participant in practice all week and he didn’t have an injury designation for Thursday night’s game against the Bills, but he never saw the field during a 31-6 loss that featured a dismal offensive performance across the board. Given how poorly the offense looked with Trevor [more]...2021

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Sean Payton lifestyle

  • Sean Payton not committed to Saints for 2022?
    • Sean Payton not committed to Saints for 2022?
    Payton has been contemplating his future while on vacation and “gone dark” on several people close to him....2022
  • • Sean Payton cites fleur-de-lis tattoos as reason for not leaving Saints
    Sean Payton has been head coach of the New Orleans Saints since 2006, and he recently mentioned how permanent reminders of his ties to the organization are one reason why he isn’t planning on leaving anytime soon. “I’ve got fleur-de-lis tattoos that can’t be erased!” Payton said during an interview Thursday night on WWL radio, via NOLA.com . Tattoos notwithstanding, the reason Payton is presently ...2019
  • • Sean Payton downplays Cowboys rumors
    It has been long speculated that the Cowboys will target Saints head coach Sean Payton as a replacement for Jason Garrett. Payton, of course, has heard the chatter, but he’s doing his best to downplay the rumors. “I’m in my 13th year. I don’t know how to answer it,” Payton said (via Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune). “I feel like it’s every other year; it’s on the odd number years, so 2019 i...2019
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  • • Saints Setting Up Drew Brees for Career Year in New Orleans
    2016
  • • Mike Freeman's 10-Point Stance: Is It Still OK to Love Football?
    2016
  • • Monday Morning Hangover: Chuck Pagano Leads List of NFL Coaches in Jeopardy
    2015
  • • Saints won't rush to judgment on Jordan's alleged nightclub incident
    Coach Sean Payton and several players are withholding judgment while police look into allegations that defensive end Cameron Jordan touched a woman inappropriately at a New Orleans night club and then tried to physically intimidate her boyfriend....2015
  • • It's Time for Washington Redskins to Add Power Back to Supplement Alfred Morris
    2015
  • • Mike Tanier's Monday Morning Hangover: Colts, Cam, Cowboys Conspiracy
    2015

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Sean Payton trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Matt Rhule: David Tepper told me there’s nothing to Sean Payton report
    Panthers head coach Matt Rhule’s Friday press conference was scheduled to discuss the start of the team’s rookie minicamp, but he also faced one question that had nothing to do with this year’s draft class. A report on Thursday said that the Panthers are eyeing former Saints head coach Sean Payton for the 2023 season [more]...2022
  • • Sean Payton tried to convince Giants to draft Tom Brady back in 2000, didn't have much pull with front office
    Payton was the Giants offensive coordinator heading into 2000...2022
  • • Saints weren’t interested in Deshaun Watson under Sean Payton; post-Payton, they are
    In 2017, the Saints were preparing to select quarterback Patrick Mahomes with the eleventh overall selection in the draft. They came within one pick of getting him. (For more, check out Playmakers. Coming Tuesday.) When the Saints were on the clock that year, they could have had quarterback Deshaun Watson. They instead picked cornerback Marcus [more]...2022
  • • Sean Payton: Tanking doesn’t work
    Tanking has become a hot topic in recent days, thanks to the claim from former Dolphins coach Brian Flores that he was offered $100,000 for each 2019 loss. Former Saints coach Sean Payton has some opinions regarding the value of tanking. In his view, it has none. His point is that trying not to win [more]...2022
  • • Report: Saints are not expected to trade Michael Thomas
    The Saints have said goodbye to Sean Payton this offseason, but word is that they are not planning to say farewell to wide receiver Michael Thomas. Thomas missed all of last season because of an ankle injury that required preseason surgery and then led him to have another procedure during the season after having a [more]...2022
  • • Sean Payton: I’d like to do TV, I think I’d be good at it, but I haven’t talked to anyone
    As he walks away from his job as head coach of the Saints, Sean Payton is thinking about working in television, but he hasn’t had any job offers. Payton said any reports that he has talked to anyone about a media job are false, but he would like to try it. “I don’t know what’s [more]...2022
  • • Could Raiders try to trade for a “rock star” coach like Mike Tomlin or Sean Payton?
    It’s a device that rarely is used by NFL teams. It arguably should be used more often. It could be used this offseason. Jay Glazer of Fox Sports, when reviewing the various current and potential vacancies, suggested that the Raiders could try to essentially trade for a coach currently employed by another team. “I think [more]...2022
  • • Sean Payton on OBJ: It’s impossible for us to put a claim in on the player with our cap space
    Because he’s being released after the trading deadline, former Browns receiver Odell Beckham Jr. will hit the waiver wire before becoming a free agent who can sign with any team. The Saints are apparently one of his preferred destinations, along with the 49ers and Seahawks. But Beckham may not be able to get to any [more]...2021
  • Saints HC Sean Payton: Mark Ingram will 'absolutely' play in Week 8
    • Saints HC Sean Payton: Mark Ingram will 'absolutely' play in Week 8
    Just six days ahead of the 2021 NFL trade deadline, the New Orleans Saints made headlines Wednesday night in acquiring running back Mark Ingram from the Houston Texans....2021
  • • Sean Payton says there's a 'high chance' Mark Ingram plays for Saints in Week 8 following trade from Texans
    New Orleans acquired Ingram this week...2021

Sean Payton stats and results

  • • Will Saints call Cam Newton?
    For the better part of a decade, Saints coach Sean Payton had to deal with defending quarterback Cam Newton. Now, with quarterback Jameis Winston suffering a knee injury that apparently has resulted in a season-ending torn ACL, will Payton give Newton a call? With Winston done for the year, one of the key prerequisites to [more]...2021
  • • Alvin Kamara scores six times, Saints win NFC South
    It looked like Alvin Kamara would be stopped short of a six-touchdown game by Saints head coach Sean Payton, but it turned out that no one could stop Kamara on Christmas. Kamara tied an NFL record with six touchdowns in the Saints’ 52-33 win over the Vikings. It looked like Kamara would miss his chance [more]...2020
  • Taysom Hill gets pass from Sean Payton after Saints' run-heavy win
    • Taysom Hill gets pass from Sean Payton after Saints' run-heavy win
    Hill's passing stats were ugly but Payton defended his QB, who executed a game plan that changed "drastically."...2020
  • • Report: Saints coach Sean Payton cleared by doctors of COVID-19
    On March 19, longtime Saints coach Sean Payton revealed he tested positive for COVID-19. Payton received good news nearly two weeks later.  Doctors cleared him of the coronavirus, he announced this week (via Jarrett Bell of USA Today). Payton, 56, represented the NFL’s first scare related to this virus, which has paused the sports world and altered the way of life for millions around the world. Af...2020
  • • Report: Tony Boselli was in ICU with COVID-19
    The coronavirus pandemic inevitably will touch every industry, every walk of life. Although only one current member of the broader NFL family has tested positive (Saints coach Sean Payton), there surely will be more. And they won’t just test positive. The statistics guarantee that some NFL figures will get sick, some will get very sick, [more]...2020
  • • Sean Payton cleared by doctors from coronavirus
    Saints coach Sean Payton, who tested positive for COVID-19 last week, said doctors “cleared” him Tuesday. “I’m feeling a lot better,” Payton said on WWL Radio on Wednesday, via Jeff Duncan of TheAthletic.com. Payton began feeling the symptoms of coronavirus on March 15. He took a COVID-19 test the following day and received the result [more]...2020
  • • Sean Payton 'cleared' and 'feeling a lot better' after COVID-19 diagnosis
    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is on the mend after testing positive for COVID-19 last week and is “feeling a lot better.” Payton shared the good news of his recovery during an appearance with WWL Radio, as shared by Jeff Duncan of The Athletic. Duncan noted that Payton was tested a week ago Monday and received his results the next Thursday. As of today, he is 10 days removed from when ...2020
  • • Report: Two Lakers players tested positive for coronavirus
    Two players on the Los Angeles Lakers have tested positive for COVID-19, commonly known as the coronavirus, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The Lakers put players on 14-day quarantine Tuesday and had them undergo testing for COVID-19. The results came back on Thursday, which determined that two players have the coronavirus. The Philadelphia 76ers announced on Thursday that three members of thei...2020
  • • Saints head coach Sean Payton says he has tested positive for coronavirus
    New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton told ESPN on Thursday that he has tested positive for the coronavirus, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Payton is the first known person in the NFL to test positive for COVID-19. The 56-year-old head coach attended a horse race in Arkansas on Saturday. He told ESPN he didn’t feel well this past weekend and underwent testing on Monday. Payton learned his result to...2020
  • • Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus
    The NFL officially has its first known of the coronavirus, and it is one of the most recognizable people in the sport who has tested positive. Sean Payton told ESPN’s Adam Schefter on Thursday that he has tested positive for COVID-19. The New Orleans Saints coach said he chose to go public with his diagnosis because he wants to stress to people the importance of following social-distancing guideli...2020

Sean Payton parents, kids, wife / husband, girlfriend / boyfriend

  • • Saints' Taysom Hill proves Sean Payton right and 'groupthink' wrong with big performance in first career start
    The Saints cruised to a win behind Hill's arm and legs, giving Payton an I-told-you-so moment...2020
  • • Saints coach Sean Payton is a big fan of the virtual NFL Draft
    Payton may have a point — there’s something fun about seeing draftees in their homes with their families celebrating a huge moment in their lives....2020
  • • Sean Payton calls himself a 'dummy' for saying Drew Brees will retire after season
    Sean Payton inadvertently created a huge headline on Tuesday when he indicated that Drew Brees is planning to play just one more season in the NFL, but the New Orleans Saints coach insists he does not have any inside information about his quarterback’s career plans. Payton was discussing Taysom Hill’s role with the Saints during an appearance on ESPN’s “Get Up!” when when he said Brees is “coming ...2020
  • • Report: Tony Boselli was in ICU with COVID-19
    2020
  • • Sean Payton thinks another team will try to lure Taysom Hill from Saints
    The Taysom Hill momentum has continued to the point Sean Payton expects his gadget quarterback to receive an offer sheet, perhaps even if the Saints apply a first-round restricted free agent tender to the veteran. Drew Brees has not confirmed he will return yet, but signs point to the league’s all-time passing kingpin coming back for his age-41 season. The Saints, assuming they can retain Hill, wo...2020
  • • Drew Brees and son Baylen recreate iconic Super Bowl picture, 10 years later
    After Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints won Super Bowl XLIV, an iconic moment took place when Brees was photographed holding his son Baylen up above his head as confetti came streaming down. Exactly ten years to the day, Brees and his son recreated that image at home. Then the quarterback shared it side by side with the original image on his Instagram account. Brees doesn’t seem to have aged a...2020
  • • Jerry Jones to try ‘anything possible’ to bring Sean Payton to Cowboys?
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones will almost certainly look to make a flashy hire if he decides not to bring back head coach Jason Garrett next season, and it sounds like his top choice for the job is under contract with another NFC team. Jon Machota of The Athletic listed several candidates that Jones could target when the season ends, and New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is among them. ...2019
  • • Sean Payton provides 'Salute to Service' hoodie to Saints fan serving overseas
    Sean Payton came through in a big way for a New Orleans Saints fan currently deployed overseas by providing him a "Salute to Service" hunter green hoodie just like the one the coach has been wearing during recent games on the sidelines. Falynn Philipello's husband, Michael, is a member of the Mississippi Army National Guard and has been stationed overseas since June. She wanted to get her husband ...2018
  • • Malcolm Jenkins calls out Eagles: 'We can't carry non-essential personnel'
    The Philadelphia Eagles suffered an embarrassing loss on Sunday, getting drubbed 48-7 by the New Orleans Saints. Safety Malcolm Jenkins is clearly not pleased with the efforts of some of his teammates. While Jenkins wouldn’t name anyone specifically, he made it clear that poor efforts won’t be tolerated. “We can deal with guys getting beat. Mistakes happen. If you don’t win at the point of attack,...2018
  • • Watch: Drew Brees sets NFL passing yards record on long touchdown
    Drew Brees set an NFL record on Monday night, and he did so in awesome fashion. Brees tossed a 62-yard touchdown pass to Tre’Quan Smith to put his New Orleans Saints up 26-6 against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter. The touchdown pass gave Brees 71,968 career passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning’s mark of 71,940. Brees actually surpassed both Brett Favre and Manning on the same ni...2018

Top Sean Payton news

  • • Saints coach Payton tests positive for coronavirus
    Saints coach Sean Payton tested positive for the coronavirus on Thursday, he told ESPN, and is now resting at home amid his recovery....2020
  • Sources: Saints coach Payton stepping away
    • Sources: Saints coach Payton stepping away
    Saints coach Sean Payton has decided to step away after 16 years with the franchise, a source confirmed to ESPN....2022
  • • Saints hire defensive coordinator Dennis Allen as next head coach, replacing Sean Payton for 2022, per reports
    This marks Allen's second run as the top man in New Orleans...2022
  • • Sean Payton steps away from Saints: Cowboys among most logical suitors for longtime New Orleans head coach
    Other teams have reportedly looked into acquiring Payton...2022
  • • Drew Brees Injury Update: Saints Plan to Start QB in Week 4
    2015
  • Saints coach Sean Payton on President Trump: 'We need a little bit more wisdom in that office'
    • Saints coach Sean Payton on President Trump: 'We need a little bit more wisdom in that office'
    New Orleans Saints coach adds every time President Trump is "opening his mouth, it's something that is dividing our country and not pulling us together."         ...2017
  • • Cowboys reached out to Sean Payton ahead of 2019 season, were ready to move on from Jason Garrett
    Jerry Jones and Co. made a subtle move on Sean Payton, but it didn't pay off...2019
  • • Drew Brees Injury Update: Saints QB Will Not Play in Week 3 vs. Panthers
    2015
  • • Robert Griffin III: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Redskins QB
    2015
  • • Saints HC Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus, encourages others to heed warnings and stay inside
    The Saints coach is the first big NFL name to come forward with a positive diagnosis...2020
  • • Brett Favre calls Drew Brees and Sean Payton most prolific duo in NFL history
    Brett Favre hold Brees and Payton in high regard...2019
  • • Saints head coach Sean Payton could take year off, then coach for new team, per report
    Payton has reportedly not committed to coaching another year in New Orleans...2022
  • • New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton addresses Drew Brees trade rumors
    In an interview with Chris Myers, Saints coach Sean Payton dispelled the notion that the team is shopping quarterback Drew Brees....2015
  • • Sean Payton tests positive for COVID-19
    The NFL is taking COVID-19 very seriously, and on Thursday an example of a positive COVID-19 test from within NFL community underscored that it should be. Saints coach Sean Payton told ESPN that he has tested positive for the virus. There’s no mention as to whether Payton, 56, is suffering from any symptoms. Many who [more]...2020

Sean Payton fantasy rankings and news

  • • Sean Payton on Drew Brees’s stats: ‘Not in the business of playing fantasy football’
    Drew Brees may be putting up one of his more underwhelming seasons statistically speaking, but Sean Payton dismissed the notion it’s any cause for concern. In fact, the New Orleans Saints head coach took a shot at the obsession over fantasy football while pointing out that the only thing that matters is winning.The evolution of a dangerous running game, led by the two-head monster backfield of Mar...2017
  • Week 2 Snap Judgments
    • Week 2 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we digest a less-than-captivating Week 2 in the NFL…. * The Cowboys-Broncos game was delayed by lightning for over an hour in the first half, but the biggest bolt out nowhere was Denver’s ability to completely bottle up Dallas running back Ezekiel Elliott like no one else has been able to do. Elliott entered play Sunday with 15 consecutive games ...2017
  • • Week 16 Fantasy Football Projections: Flex, PPR Stat Predictions for Top 100
    2016
  • • WATCH: Mark Ingram flips out on sideline after being pulled from game
    Saints running back Mark Ingram wanted to finish off a drive that he was the workhorse on during Sunday’s game against the Cardinals, but things didn’t go his way. Ingram carried the ball 17 times for 78 yards in the game and helped take the pressure off Drew Brees, as well as ensuring that the Saints were balanced on offense. On one particular drive, though, Ingram was in on nearly every down, an...2016
  • • Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 11: Reviewing Fantasy Football's Top Fringe Starters
    2016
  • • Start 'Em, Sit 'Em Week 9: Rounding Up Latest Expert Advice on the Web
    2016
  • • Fantasy Football Week 9 Rankings: Each Positions' Flex and PPR Projections
    2016
  • • Week 9 Waiver Wire Pickups: Best Fantasy Sleepers to Target on ESPN and Yahoo
    2016
  • • Week 9 Fantasy Football Projections: Top 100 Players and PPR Predictions
    2016
  • • C.J. Spiller to Seahawks: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction
    2016

Sean Payton schedule, game

  • • Matt Rhule: David Tepper told me there’s nothing to Sean Payton report
    2022
  • Taysom Hill, backup tight end? Saints demotion spells the end of strange starting QB experiment
    • Taysom Hill, backup tight end? Saints demotion spells the end of strange starting QB experiment
    With longtime offensive-minded coach Sean Payton no longer coaching the Saints, Taysom Hill lost his biggest advocate to be a quarterback option for the team. Here's how the signing of Andy Dalton confirmed Hill won't be playing the position in the Dennis Allen era....2022
  • • Dennis Allen: Sean Payton a great example, I’m going to put my little spin on it
    The Saints have their first new head coach since 2006 and Dennis Allen is stepping into some big shoes. Sean Payton’s 16 years on the job featured the team’s first Super Bowl win and nine playoff appearances, which was a major change of fortunes for a franchise that went to the playoffs six times in [more]...2022
  • Saints to hire Dennis Allen as new head coach, per report
    • Saints to hire Dennis Allen as new head coach, per report
    Sean Payton retired as head coach of the Saints after the 2021 season with a 152-89 record. New Orleans went to the playoffs in nine of Payton's 15 seasons at the helm and won Super Bowl XLIV....2022
  • • Brian Flores, Aaron Glenn, Dennis Allen set for Saints interviews this week
    The Saints’ search for Sean Payton’s successor will get rolling on Tuesday. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team will interview former Dolphins head coach Brian Flores on Tuesday. Lions defensive coordinator Aaron Glenn is scheduled for an interview on Wednesday and Saints defensive coordinator Dennis Allen is on tap for Thursday. There’s [more]...2022
  • Can Matthew Stafford carry the Rams all the way? What’s next for Sean Payton? I Peter Schrager’s Cheat Sheet
    • Can Matthew Stafford carry the Rams all the way? What’s next for Sean Payton? I Peter Schrager’s Cheat Sheet
    Peter Schrager takes a closer look at the coaching matchup between Sean McVay and Kyle Shanahan as the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams look to duke it out in the NFC Championship. Plus, Schrager questions whether Matthew Stafford is capable of leading the Rams to the Super Bowl and whether the Chicago Bears can thrive with Ryan Poles as the new GM. Lastly, Peter speculates on what's next ...2022
  • • Gayle Benson: We’re going to make a thorough search
    The Saints are looking for a head coach for the first time in a long time and it didn’t take long for one name to pop up as a favorite to succeed Sean Payton. Defensive coordinator Dennis Allen had an interview with the Bears scheduled for the same day that Payton announced he is stepping [more]...2022
  • Sean Payton called Drew Brees about returning to Saints in late December
    • Sean Payton called Drew Brees about returning to Saints in late December
    Following a difficult season during which the New Orleans Saints posted an overall record of 9-8 but fell just shy of a playoff berth, head coach Sean Payton officially informed the club this week he was stepping down from his role and from coaching, in general....2022
  • • Saints QB Taysom Hill suffers Lisfranc injury in left foot
    2022
  • • Sunday Night Football: Saints stun Buccaneers with dominant 9-0 victory
    For whatever reason, the Saints continue to be a bad matchup for the Buccaneers in the regular season. Even without head coach Sean Payton, who missed the game after testing positive for COVID-19, New Orleans used a dominant defensive performance to defeat the Buccaneers 9-0 on Sunday. Quarterback Tom Brady hadn’t been shut out in [more]...2021

Sean Payton rumors, scandals

  • Cowboys' Mike McCarthy, Jerry Jones 'addressed' Sean Payton speculation
    • Cowboys' Mike McCarthy, Jerry Jones 'addressed' Sean Payton speculation
    Almost immediately after Sean Payton stepped down as head coach of the New Orleans Saints in January, more than a few individuals linked him with a potential move to the Cowboys....2022
  • • Sean Payton: My plans are not to be coaching in 2022
    After reports emerged that Sean Payton would be stepping down as the Saints’ head coach, speculation immediately began as to whether Payton could land with another team — particularly the Cowboys. At least for now, that doesn’t seem like it’s going to be the case. Payton said he’s not retiring — “We’re not writing an [more]...2022
  • • Saints' Sean Payton doubts NFL will investigate James Harrison's envelope claims: 'Don't hold your breath'
    Payton was suspended in 2012 for New Orleans' Bountygate scandal....2020
  • • Antonio Brown shouts out Saints following reports they want to sign him
    The New Orleans Saints were reportedly blown away by Antonio Brown’s abilities when he worked out for the team earlier this week, and the star wide receiver may already be envisioning himself in black and gold. ESPN’s Adam Schefter said Sunday morning that the Saints would like to sign Brown if they could get some clarity on his status from the NFL, and Brown already seems on board with that. He t...2019
  • • Sean Payton laughs off Cowboys rumors
    Sean Payton spent three years as a Dallas Cowboys assistant before ultimately becoming the head coach of the New Orleans Saints, and his name always seems to come up when discussing future Cowboys head coaches. For Payton, these rumors are enough to make him laugh, and he said Wednesday he feels he’s sufficiently demonstrated his commitment to New Orleans. There was widespread speculation three ye...2019
  • • Sean Payton downplays Cowboys rumors
    2019
  • • Sean Payton claims NFL tried to get him fired after 'Bountygate'
    Now more than a half-decade removed from the entire Bountygate scandal that plagued the New Orleans Saints, head coach Sean Payton is opening up about it.Payton himself was suspended for the entire 2012 NFL season after the league found him to be responsible for leading an organization that was putting a bounty on the heads of opposing players.In an interview on “In Depth with Graham Bensinger,” P...2018
  • • Sean Payton claims NFL wanted him fired over Bountygate
    New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton was suspended for a full season over his role in the “Bountygate” scandal, but he claims that the NFL wanted much more than that.In an interview with "In Depth with Graham Bensinger," Payton said that former Saints owner Tom Benson had told Payton that two other league owners had called encouraging the owner to fire the coach — which Payton believes was a direc...2018
  • • Twitter reacts to Brandin Cooks' ridiculous contract
    Earlier on Tuesday, the Los Angeles Rams announced that they have locked up wide receiver Brandin Cooks on a five-year contract extension.This comes mere months after Cooks was acquired from the New England Patriots for a first-round pick in the 2018 NFL Draft. It’s a move the Rams needed to make.The terms of the contract, reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter to be $80 million over five seasons, seems...2018
  • Wild Card Playoff Snap Judgments
    • Wild Card Playoff Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we re-cap the mostly entertaining first round of the NFL playoffs... * The NFC has had the lead in the glamor department all season and next week’s divisional round matchups will be no different. While the Falcons at Eagles game on Saturday will be intriguing, put me down for thinking the NFC will be represented in the Super Bowl by the winner of...2018

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