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  • • Sean Payton: Loss had nothing to do with missing coaches
    The Saints went from 38-3 winners over the Packers in Week One to 26-7 losers to the Panthers in Week Two and one difference between the two games was the number of assistant coaches they had available for the game. Eight of head coach Sean Payton’s assistants were not at the game because of COVID-19 [more]...2021
  • Payton: Saints' woeful offense 'starts with me'
    • Payton: Saints' woeful offense 'starts with me'
    Quarterback Jameis Winston and the Saints struggled to move the football all day in a surprising loss to the Panthers, but New Orleans coach Sean Payton took ownership of the effort, saying it "starts with me."...2021
  • Saints to spend Week 3 in Dallas, then go home
    • Saints to spend Week 3 in Dallas, then go home
    The Saints will likely spend one more week practicing in Dallas before they return home to New Orleans following their Week 3 game at New England, according to coach Sean Payton....2021
  • Opinion: Amid Saints' continued chaos, Sean Payton won't flinch as the NFL's best crisis manager
    • Opinion: Amid Saints' continued chaos, Sean Payton won't flinch as the NFL's best crisis manager
    The Saints have been displaced by Hurricane Ida and have several coaches quarantined after testing positive for COVID-19. But Sean Payton forges on.       ...2021
  • • Jameis Winston relishing working closely with Sean Payton with assistants sidelined
    A COVID-19 outbreak within the New Orleans Saints has led to six assistant coaches being sidelined this week among their collection of positive cases. That circumstance has led head coach Sean Payton to have to pick up more of the slack this week as the Saints prepare to face the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. For [more]...2021
  • • Jameis Winston grateful for his second chance as a starter
    Jameis Winston‘s last NFL start came Dec. 29, 2019, when he played for the Buccaneers against the Falcons. On Sunday, Winston officially will become Drew Brees’ successor. Saints coach Sean Payton named Winston the team’s starter last week, picking the former No. 1 overall choice over Taysom Hill. “It’s just fun,” Winston said Wednesday, via [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton: Latavius Murray was important to us and gave us a lot of good snaps
    The Saints released running back Latavius Murray on Tuesday after he declined to take a pay cut, and part of the reason why was his status on the depth chart. Murray was set to make $2.95 million in base salary this season. And according to head coach Sean Payton, he was also about to be [more]...2021
  • • Saints considered every detail in choosing Jacksonville for opener, even price for Packers fans
    After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans in 2005, the NFL forced the Saints to move a home game against the Giants to Giants Stadium. New Orleans lost 27-10. Sean Payton became the team’s head coach the following season. After Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans last weekend, the Saints had the decision of where to play [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton: Jameis Winston earned starting job
    The Saints hadn’t publicly named their starting quarterback when reports surfaced Friday that Jameis Winston was the guy. That became clear after the team’s Week 2 preseason game when Winston completed 9 of 10 passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns against the Jaguars. Saints coach Sean Payton confirmed the news Tuesday. “Jameis is going [more]...2021
  • 'Realistic' that Saints host Week 1 game in Texas
    • 'Realistic' that Saints host Week 1 game in Texas
    Saints coach Sean Payton said Tuesday there is a good chance they will "host" their Week 1 game against the Packers in Dallas' AT&T Stadium if New Orleans is unable to host the game in the Caesars Superdome....2021

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Sean Payton injury and suspension

  • • Report: Michael Thomas ignored calls from Saints’ coaches, trainer for three months
    Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas reportedly spent much of the offseason ignoring calls from the team checking in on the status of his ankle injury. Jeff Duncan of Nola.com reports that Thomas ignored multiple calls over a three-month period as then-Saints trainer Beau Lowery, wide receivers coach Curtis Johnson and head coach Sean Payton all [more]...2021
  • • Saints coach Sean Payton on Michael Thomas surgery: 'It should have happened earlier'
    Payton said not having Thomas to start this season is 'disappointing'...2021
  • Saints' Payton vents at timing of Thomas surgery
    • Saints' Payton vents at timing of Thomas surgery
    Saints coach Sean Payton questioned why Michael Thomas opted not to have ankle surgery until June when the injury plagued him for much of last season. "Obviously we would've liked that to happen earlier than later. And quite honestly, it should've."...2021
  • • Sean Payton: Michael Thomas surgery should have happened sooner
    Saints coach Sean Payton seems to be unhappy with how long he’s going to have to wait to get wide receiver Michael Thomas on the field this season. Thomas had surgery last month on the ankle he injured during the 2020 season, and Payton said today that the surgery should have been done earlier in [more]...2021
  • Report: Actor Kevin James to play Saints coach Sean Payton in Netflix movie about year after Bountygate
    • Report: Actor Kevin James to play Saints coach Sean Payton in Netflix movie about year after Bountygate
    Actor Kevin James is set to play Saints coach Sean Payton in a movie that takes place the year after the NFL suspended Payton for Bountygate.       ...2021
  • Kevin James to play Saints' Sean Payton in Netflix movie based on 2012 suspension
    • Kevin James to play Saints' Sean Payton in Netflix movie based on 2012 suspension
    James is an interesting choice to portray the Saints coach....2021
  • • Kevin James set to portray Saints head coach Sean Payton in upcoming Bountygate movie
    The film will follow Payton's time coaching his son's sixth-grade football team during the suspension...2021
  • • Kevin James to play Sean Payton in movie based on 2012 Bountygate suspension
    Nine years ago, a gross miscarriage of NFL justice carried Saints coach Sean Payton out of the NFL for a year. During that year, he helped coach his son’s youth football team. And there’s a show, that’s a show. Or at least a movie. From Adam Sandler’s Happy Madison Productions, Home Team stars Kevin James [more]...2021
  • Jameis Winston likely to start for Saints in 2021?
    • Jameis Winston likely to start for Saints in 2021?
    These developments are interesting because Saints head coach Sean Payton opted to start Hill at quarterback when Brees went down with an injury last season....2021
  • Sean Payton: Saints have 'big interest' in re-signing Jameis Winston
    • Sean Payton: Saints have 'big interest' in re-signing Jameis Winston
    Winston didn't play much in 2020. Even when Brees went down with fractured ribs, Payton opted to start Hill. However, the former Buccaneers quarterback has a lot of promise....2021

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Sean Payton lifestyle

  • • 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
  • • Matt Miller's Scouting Notebook: Mixon Undraftable, Trubisky Grading & More
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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
  • • NFL Week 15 Picks: The Rise and Fall of the 49ers Empire (Also: Johnny Manziel)
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Sean Payton trade, contract, salary rumors

  • • Sean Payton: Latavius Murray was important to us and gave us a lot of good snaps
    The Saints released running back Latavius Murray on Tuesday after he declined to take a pay cut, and part of the reason why was his status on the depth chart. Murray was set to make $2.95 million in base salary this season. And according to head coach Sean Payton, he was also about to be [more]...2021
  • Two-time All-Pro WR Michael Thomas, Saints trying to patch things up?
    • Two-time All-Pro WR Michael Thomas, Saints trying to patch things up?
    Thomas and Saints head coach Sean Payton "have had positive talks" and are trying to "clear the air" following rumors the 28-year-old vet could be headed for a trade, according to sources....2021
  • • Sean Payton excited about Devonta Freeeman’s versatility
    Devonta Freeman played against the Saints for many years when he was a member of the Falcons and he’ll be trying to earn a spot on their roster this summer after signing with New Orleans as a free agent over the weekend. Those past matchups with Freeman factored into the decision to bring him to [more]...2021
  • • Saints have 87 percent OTA attendance, won’t have formal practices
    The third phase of the NFL’s offseason programs got underway on Monday with the start of organized team activities and the NFLPA’s push to have players opt not to participate in in-person work will lead to a lot of attention being paid to who takes part. Saints head coach Sean Payton offered a look into [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton: We wanted a corner, but no team wanted to trade out of the top 10
    Reports emerged last week that the Saints were trying to trade up from the draft’s 28th overall pick into the top 10. During an interview on the Rich Eisen Show, head coach Sean Payton confirmed those reports — admitting the club was targeting its clearest position of need. “It was pretty simple. There were a [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton once said Ian Book reminded him of how he played in high school
    The Saints drafted quarterback Ian Book in the fourth round and head coach Sean Payton said that he thinks Book showed he’s a “real good competitor” while at Notre Dame. Payton added that he doesn’t think Book’s style of play is reminiscent of the way Payton played in high school. That came up at his [more]...2021
  • • Saints add cornerback Paulson Adebo
    The Saints waited longer than most expected them to, but they’ve finally drafted a cornerback. With the 76th pick in the 2021 NFL draft, the Saints selected Stanford cornerback Paulson Adebo. Saints coach Sean Payton acknowledged last week that the Saints had to add a cornerback before training camp, and now they’ve done so. The [more]...2021
  • • Mickey Loomis: I love our quarterback room
    With Drew Brees’ retirement, the Saints will have a new starting quarterback for the first time since 2006. At this point, the club has both Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill to compete for QB1. Head coach Sean Payton said recently that quarterback isn’t a “must” position for the Saints to draft this week. General Manager [more]...2021
  • • Saints 2021 NFL Draft: Sean Payton doesn't believe drafting a quarterback is a 'must' for New Orleans
    New Orleans could punt on the QB position in 2021...2021
  • • Sean Payton doesn’t think Saints “must” draft a quarterback
    Sean Payton has said throughout the offseason that Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill will compete to become the successor to Drew Brees as the Saints’ starting quarterback. Winston recently said he feels he’s outworking everyone at his position. Hill recently said he’s shifted his offseason work to focus on being a full-time quarterback. But could [more]...2021

Sean Payton stats and results

  • • 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
  • • NFL free agency expected to start on time despite growing coronavirus threat?
    The NFL is reportedly expecting free agency to go on as planned despite the growing threat of COVID-19, the coronavirus pandemic. Some expected a different result, such as Sean Payton, who thought it would be delayed. However, as noted by Dan Graziano of ESPN, there were a few factors at play here. The legal tampering period is set to start on Monday after the deadline to franchise players, with f...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
  • • 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
  • • 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
  • • Drew Brees Injury: Updates on Saints Star's Shoulder and Return
    2015
  • • Saints' Sean Payton says he's been cleared of coronavirus, 'feeling a lot better' after home quarantine
    The coach is now more than a week removed from when he first felt symptoms...2020
  • • Drew Brees ruled out for Saints vs. Panthers
    Quarterback Drew Brees has been ruled out for Sunday's game between the Saints and the Panthers, coach Sean Payton announced Friday....2015
  • • Sean Payton rails against guns after Smith's death
    Saints coach says gun defenders are hanging onto wrong ideas....2016

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

  • • Sean Payton: Jameis Winston earned starting job
    2021
  • • Saints release Devonta Freeman
    Running back Devonta Freeman won’t be on the initial 53-man roster in New Orleans. Adam Schefter of ESPN reports and PFT has confirmed that the Saints have released Freeman on Tuesday. Freeman signed with the Saints at the start of training camp and head coach Sean Payton cited his versatility as the reason why he [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton: Saints unsure about Week One home game, New Orleans has higher priorities
    The Saints are scheduled to host the Packers in Week One, but after Hurricane Ida hit New Orleans yesterday, it’s unclear whether that game can be played at the Superdome. Saints coach Sean Payton said today that the Saints don’t yet know whether the stadium and the city will be in shape to host an [more]...2021
  • Former Pro Bowl QB Jameis Winston named Saints' starting quarterback
    • Former Pro Bowl QB Jameis Winston named Saints' starting quarterback
    The former Bucs QB competed with Taysom Hill for the starting job this summer. He has much more experience and Saints head coach Sean Payton enjoys using Hill as a running back, receiver and special teams player....2021
  • • Report: Jameis Winston will be Saints’ Week One starter
    Jameis Winston is the Saints’ starting quarterback. Winston will start for the Saints in their Week One game against the Packers, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN. Saints coach Sean Payton hadn’t publicly named his starter, but from all appearances Winston was ahead of Taysom Hill after a strong performance in the Saints’ Week Two [more]...2021
  • Sean Payton has no time frame to name Saints' starting QB
    • Sean Payton has no time frame to name Saints' starting QB
    Payton and company still have time to evaluate film and also leave Green Bay coaches curious about who will be New Orleans QB1 for that Week 1 clash....2021
  • Watch: Jameis Winston burns Jaguars with 43-yard touchdown pass
    • Watch: Jameis Winston burns Jaguars with 43-yard touchdown pass
    Ahead of Monday night’s preseason game, New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton indicated that Jameis Winston was involved in a battle with Taysom Hill to be the team’s Week 1 starting quarterback....2021
  • • Sean Payton says he has no timetable to name a starting quarterback
    Saints coach Sean Payton told Peter King that Payton hopes to name a Week One starting quarterback before Saturday’s preseason finale. On Monday night, prior to the start of his preseason game against the Jaguars, Payton disputed the notion that a decision is coming by the end of the week. Lisa Salters asked Payton if [more]...2021
  • • Sean Payton reiterates that he has no timetable for making a quarterback decision
    On Monday night, Jameis Winston seemed to make a strong case for becoming the starting quarterback in New Orleans this season. After the game, coach Sean Payton still wasn’t ready to declare a winner in the competition to replace Drew Brees. “I don’t have a timeframe,” Payton told reporters. “When we know what direction we [more]...2021
  • • Jameis Winston’s big game makes strong case for Saints’ starting quarterback job
    Saints coach Sean Payton has no timetable for naming his starting quarterback. But if he had to choose right now, it would be hard to go against Jameis Winston. Winston was excellent in Monday night’s preseason game, completing nine of his 10 passes, for 123 yards and two excellent deep throws for touchdowns. Taysom Hill, [more]...2021

Sean Payton rumors, scandals

  • • 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
  • Week 9 Snap Judgments
    • Week 9 Snap Judgments
    Musings, observations and the occasional insight as we review an NFL Week 9 heavy on divisional rivalries, with all that familiarity perhaps prompting some fighting.... * Semi-serious question at midseason: Do the 8-1 Eagles really want to take a bye in Week 10, the way they’re rolling? Time off is always nice, but Philadelphia has everything working these days, and its’ 51-23 destruction of visit...2017
  • • Report: Adrian Peterson has no issue with Sean Payton, will not be traded
    It took only one game for speculation to run rampant that Adrian Peterson is unhappy in New Orleans, but all indications are that the so-called “rift” between the star running back and Saints coach Sean Payton has been overblown. Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports that Peterson and Payton did not exchange words during Monday night’s loss to the Minnesota Vikings. While many believed a brief si...2017

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