Saints added $250K back into Payton's pocket

ESPN’s Ed Werder reports that the Saints reimbursed head coach Sean Payton for the $250,000 he paid to get defensive coordinator Gregg Williams on staff last offseason.

Payton was reportedly paid the money in Week 9.
Williams’ defense gave up a lot of yards during the regular season, but was a turnover-forcing machine.  Only the Packers and Bills intercepted more passes.  
FOX Sports’ Jay Glazer reported Payton’s donation last January.  At the time, it was believed Payton might be headed for a win-or-else season.
New Orleans went on to finish the regular season 13-3 and claim the NFC’s No. 1 seed en route to their first Super Bowl berth in franchise history.

23 responses to “Saints added $250K back into Payton's pocket

  1. I honest to God do not get the fascination with the Saints 25th ranked defense.
    Did anybody watch their playoff game against the Vikings? How does anybody view the Saints defense as “good?” Seriously?
    The Colts will win today and it won’t even be close.

  2. Citizen Strange says:
    February 7, 2010 11:30 AM
    I honest to God do not get the fascination with the Saints 25th ranked defense.
    Did anybody watch their playoff game against the Vikings? How does anybody view the Saints defense as “good?” Seriously?

  3. Well strange citizen a quick look at dictionary.com gives you the below…
    a. the practice or art of defending oneself or one’s goal against attack, as in fencing, boxing, soccer, or football.
    b. the team attempting to thwart the attack of the team having the ball or puck.
    c. the players of a team who line up in their own defensive zone.
    d. the positions on the field, ice, etc., taken by such players.
    That being said the defense succeeds by doing one of two things – forcing 3 outs (Minn Def) or forcing turnovers (like the Saints). You see in the end they accomplish the same. So with that said I assume you prefer a Def up less yardage but more points (

  4. Also the Top 17 Def’s as you define it are off today. Maybe this Def works well with the Saints Off.

  5. Citizen Strange – unless you’re a colts fan – where’s YOUR team…??? – also – where are the #1-10 defenses in the nfl – WATCHIN’ the game that’s where…

  6. erroneous, erroneous on both count… Aint’s lose and everyone says that it should of been The Vikes and Colts in order to have a good game… you Bretcha

  7. The Saints offense is what carries the team. The defense is just along for the ride.
    The same way the Raven defense carried the team to Super Bowl XXXV. The Raven offense was just along for the ride.

  8. Riiight, because 19 fewer yards and 2.1 fewer points against shitty offenses is so much better.
    What, you thought the colts d was any good? Watch them get lit up in about 6 hours

  9. I don’t care if Special Teams carries us to a Superbowl win. It’s still one more Lombardi trophy than Minnesota.
    You Bretcha!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. I agree with ciizen strange, Saints defense isn’t really that good. Vikings defense would have been a better match up.

  11. Well then the Vikings should have not let the Saints strip the ball. Then they would have been able to choke in the Superbowl again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  12. Liston, we here in New Orleans all LOVE Peyton, he’s our homegrown son. BUT, he has his SB ring, and we want one now for our adopted son, Drew Brees!
    The two BEST teams are in the Super Bowl and I hope the Saints can come out on top!!

  13. yep – the stillers are watchin’ like i said…@ the end of the game there’s only a W or an L – you can’t beat down someone who’s LOST for 40+ yrs –
    WHO DAT!!!…anything better than right now is icing on the king cake…

  14. yep – the stillers are watchin’ like i said…@ the end of the game there’s only a W or an L – you can’t beat down someone who’s LOST for 40+ yrs –
    WHO DAT!!!…anything better than right now is icing on the king cake…

  15. Saints offense makes defense better. They played with leads through much of the season, and forcing teams to be one dimensional typically makes them easier to defend. That has worked pretty well for them this year. Problem today is the Colts are one dimensional by choice, and pretty damn good just throwing the ball.

  16. people keep saying 25th ranked defense. that is only by how many yards compared to other teams, the Saints have other things on defense that does not show on that stat. number 1 forcing turnover. red zone defense. who dat

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