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Payton expresses his displeasure with overtime vote

Now, Saints coach Sean Payton knows how Cowboys owner Jerry Jones felt when Payton drank that last bottle of wine.

A month after Payton and his posse guzzled the final magnum of Caymus Special Selection at St. Elmo Steakhouse a day before Jones could get it, Jones and his posse voted to expand overtime in the postseason before Payton and his coaching colleagues could chime in.

And Payton isn’t happy.

Said Payton at the NFC coaches’ breakfast, per Mark Maske of the Washington Post“That [vote] kind of got slipped in the back door. 
That’s a taste you have in your mouth that’s bitter.”

Jones might tell Payton that perhaps he should try to wash that taste out of his mouth with another swig of Caymus Special Selection.

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39 Responses to “Payton expresses his displeasure with overtime vote”
  1. MrHumble says: Mar 24, 2010 8:37 AM

    Pretty easy to understand why the Saints would be against the new OT rule but it is mind-boggling why the Vikings voted against it. Guess it just goes to show that some teams still take the high road when it comes to playing a game whereas the Saints decided to become the newest version of the old Raiders.

  2. tv says: Mar 24, 2010 8:41 AM

    It won’t matter – Payton is smart enough to have every angle figured out and his team prepared to take advantage of every OT opportunity.
    He probably just doesn’t like the fact that the owners collectively slipped this one past the coaches. I’m with him on that.

  3. Love_Boat_Scandal says: Mar 24, 2010 8:45 AM

    I think the funniest part about the whole Sean Payton/Jerry Jones wine stealing story is how Peter King’s version was disputed by the people working at the restaurant. What happened there, PK?

  4. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 8:46 AM

    MrHumble: The Saints voted for the rule to pass. Don’t let facts get in the way of your sour-grapes rant, though.

    Just because the Saints coach doesn’t like the rule doesn’t mean his owner has to vote that way.

  5. Topher says: Mar 24, 2010 8:47 AM

    Slipped in the back door?
    Clearly he hasn’t been listening to fans who have been complaining about OT for a decade!

  6. Marv_Sleezy says: Mar 24, 2010 8:53 AM

    The coaches are temporary. Usually only in their positions for a few years. They are employees of the league who take directions from the owners.
    So who do they think they are?

  7. The Upsetter says: Mar 24, 2010 8:57 AM

    Oh yes, those classy Vikings. Give me a break!
    1998, The Vikings, after a 15-1 season, go to overtime in the NFC championship. THE VIKINGS won the coin toss and had to punt it and eventually lost the game.
    I don’t wanna hear anymore whining Viking fans! Overtime is not a conspiracy against the Vikings. Its just not, so deal with it.
    Is there any Viking fans out there that have any dignity? The ones that fill these comment boards definitely don’t!
    Who Dat?

  8. Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says: Mar 24, 2010 8:57 AM

    Payton knows that this will always leave the question to their superbowl ring: What if Favre had the ball one more time?

  9. Jonathan says: Mar 24, 2010 9:02 AM

    Disputed by people at the restaurant?? What article have you read?? Payton himself confirmed every aspect of the “wine theft” story.

  10. Biff Henderson says: Mar 24, 2010 9:17 AM

    I feel the same way everytime they add something new to my employee handbook.

  11. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:17 AM

    “Payton knows that this will always leave the question to their superbowl ring: What if Favre had the ball one more time?”
    We already saw the answer right here: http://www.nfl.com/videos/new-orleans-saints/09000d5d815f1c71/Favre-INT

  12. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 9:20 AM

    “Payton knows that this will always leave the question to their superbowl ring: What if Favre had the ball one more time?”

    Joeyjoe scooby doo (or whatever jibberish that handle represents): There is no question to the Saints’ Super Bowl ring. This isn’t the BCS. Saints beat the Vikings, Saints beat the Colts, Saints are the champs. Not sure your level of education, but that’s not too hard to understand.

    What if Favre had not thrown the INT in regulation? Here’s the better idea for Vikings fans: Blame your QB messiah instead of the OT rules. Your current QB has thrown two of the all-time worst INTs in the history of the NFL, given the circumstances of each game and what was at stake. Chew on that when you wait for him to quit blowing off training camp this season and come back to the team.

  13. Saints#12 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:22 AM

    Turnovers beat the Vikings not the OT rules,I can’t understand why Vikings don’t blame there coaches and QB for the loss,it’s football 101 run the football. LOL Worst coaching descsion ever made in Playoff history

  14. scorpiodsu says: Mar 24, 2010 9:24 AM

    Who cares what the coaches think, seriously. The owners are in it to win and make a good product and if this is what they want then it doesn’t matter if the coaches are present for the vote. You do what the owners say point blank or you are fired.

  15. jcjets says: Mar 24, 2010 9:24 AM

    Maybe the vikings knew it would pass, and didn’t want everyone to think it was their idea, or they were crying about the playoffs.

  16. purple4life says: Mar 24, 2010 9:27 AM

    @TheUpsetter.
    Dude, you have no idea the heart ache Vikes fans have felt over the years. The Saints have had 1 great year in their franchise history and were the benefit of exceptional call going their way all year long and exceptional luck all year long (see Skins game).
    Your team was not the best in the league and its evident by needing 5 TOs in the NFC title game and racking up barely 200 total yards.
    They won the title, congrats and its over. But I bet your ass wont be talking $#@ when the true karma comes your way and see that your defense is made of paper meche next year.
    BTW, put it in the books, the Purple will roll the Saints in the opener on Sept 9th and your team wouldnt even be holding a trophy with these new OT rules.
    Go back to Bayou and play with a gator’ loser.

  17. Annuvin says: Mar 24, 2010 9:28 AM

    > What if Favre had the ball one more time?
    He would have thrown another INT like we got all to used to seeing toward the end of his career in Green Bay. Oh wait, that was exactly what he did do!

  18. absolutsaints says: Mar 24, 2010 9:29 AM

    # Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says: March 24, 2010 8:57 AM
    Payton knows that this will always leave the question to their superbowl ring: What if Favre had the ball one more time?
    —————————————————-
    Anthony Hargrove would have sacked him and broke his leg as Porter picks it off and takes it to the house….

  19. ccoolahan14 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:30 AM

    To answer your question Joey, Favre would have just thrown another season-ending pick to add to his NFL record. Three consecutive years, three season-ending INTs, and then he subjects us to months of non-stop coverage of himself so he can stroke his ego, even though no one outside of Minnesota actually enjoys the coverage of him. Save us the frustration, Brett, we know you’re coming back, we know you’re just going to choke again.

  20. myeaglescantwin says: Mar 24, 2010 9:30 AM

    If farve had the ball one more time Childress would still have called a passing play. The pressure still woulda got to Farve and they still would be on there asses watching the superbowl. OR in Farve’s case and ice tub and hyperbaric chamber..
    NFL overtime has sucked D since its inception.

  21. Jackson says: Mar 24, 2010 9:33 AM

    # Joeyjoejoeshabadooooo says: March 24, 2010 8:57 AM
    Payton knows that this will always leave the question to their superbowl ring: What if Favre had the ball one more time?
    —————————————
    He would have choked AGAIN and thrown another interception. he had his chance in that game………and he blew it.

  22. rickah8888 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:34 AM

    Hmmm, let’s break this down shall we:
    Payton, 1 Superbowl and an expensive bottle of wine.
    Facelift Jones: 1 playoff win in the last decade, a rule change, and a lot of WHINE!
    Steers @ Queers!

  23. purple4life says: Mar 24, 2010 9:39 AM

    The Vikings voted against the measure because they believe it should be altered to include all regular season games as well. Since every game in the NFL is vitally important, I tend to agree with them.
    @The Upsetter. Dude, purple faithful have suffered heartbreak so many times over the years, that most fans are either incredibly disappointed or bitter quit a bit. With one great season under the Saints belt and years upon years of ineptitude, you should understand.
    And you should be overly greatful to win a title since its not only rare and difficult, but unlikely you’ll see another in for another 20 years. Look how many calls and good fortune went your way all year long in order to win that trophy!
    You wouldnt even be holding a trophy had the OT rules been the 2010 version. Mark my words, the purple will rip the Saints in the 2010 opener on sept 9th and while its not revenge, at least its something. Your 2010 season will be utterly dissapointing without all the calls going your way. Id prep myself if I was you.

  24. pushing50 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:47 AM

    This rule was put in place for a different Payton. God forbid the Dolts should have to put a defense on the field.

  25. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 9:49 AM

    “Maybe the vikings knew it would pass, and didn’t want everyone to think it was their idea, or they were crying about the playoffs.”

    Highly likely that was the case. Very astute observation.

  26. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 9:53 AM

    “Your team was not the best in the league and its evident by needing 5 TOs in the NFC title game and racking up barely 200 total yards.”

    Obviously, you’re team wasn’t, either, in that you turned the ball over five times in a championship game. The Saints created at least three of those turnovers, which is called good defense.

    “They won the title, congrats and its over. But I bet your ass wont be talking $#@ when the true karma comes your way and see that your defense is made of paper meche next year.”

    No way of knowing that. Here’s the true karma: Saints scored more points than their opponent in all three playoff games. Thus, by rule, they were awarded the title.

    “BTW, put it in the books, the Purple will roll the Saints in the opener on Sept 9th and your team wouldnt even be holding a trophy with these new OT rules. “

    No way of knowing either, especially since we don’t know for sure the Vikings will be granted the honor of playing on opening night, something the true champs already know.

    Don’t cry so much. It’s very unbecoming.

  27. EP504 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:56 AM

    Wow! Farve loses and the league changes rules. That’s how it’s done in the NFL (National Farve League).
    Now only if they could change a rule to stop overrated quarterbacks from throwing away the NFC championship game it would really be a productive owner’s meeting.

  28. SATAN567 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:59 AM

    The vote slipped in the back door??? It was 28-4! Sean Payton is a whining pussy. The vast majority supported this move and he should shut his mouth. I can’t wait for the day that the Saints are again the ‘Aints.
    Go ANYBODY BUT NEW ORLEANS in the NFC South in 2010.

  29. johnboy says: Mar 24, 2010 10:07 AM

    One thing was obvious in the NFC Championship game: no matter how many chance they got, the Vikes and Favre were going to choke. They had the ball in Saints territory at the end of both halves and gave it away both times.
    Hell, they started choking with 3 weeks left in the season; every time the Saints gave the Vikings a chance to get home-field, they gagged on it, getting crushed by the Cardinals and then throwing the Bears game away.

  30. saintswhodi says: Mar 24, 2010 10:14 AM

    Come on Vikes fans, y’all still crying? Really? You lost. The Saints FORCED you into numerous turnovers, and several other potential turnovers and sent you packing. Get over it.
    As far as the one good year comment, the Saints were in the NFC Championship 2 years ago, and maybe to go watch some Dome Patrol footage and see some of our good years going against the all world 49ers late 80s and early 90s. But no matter. The final score showed Saints win, Vikes go home and cry about a potential rematch in a season opener, and pray Favre decides he wants to catch another beatdown in the dome.
    On to luck, seemed extremely lucky to me the Vikes even beat the 49ers and Ravens, ya know, with a less second hail mary pass and the Ravens kicker missing a FG, so maybe people in glass houses?? Football is about breaks, sometimes you get them, sometimes you don’t, sometimes you make your own. But hypocritical Vikings fans still crying about their choke job in the dome is just screaming pathetic. Just like Florio’s passive aggressive whining about the Saints.

  31. SF Saints Fan says: Mar 24, 2010 10:21 AM

    purple4life:
    “Dude, you have no idea the heart ache Vikes fans have felt over the years. The Saints have had 1 great year in their franchise history and were the benefit of exceptional call going their way all year long and exceptional luck all year long (see Skins game).”
    See 1987 regular season – Saints second best record in NFL 12-3 (strike year Niners scabs won one more “strike” game) Saints lost to Vikings in playoffs – you want heartache – there’s your heartache. See 2006 NFL season – Saints #2 Seed in NFC and lose NFC Title Game to Bears. 1988 NFL Season – Saints 10-6 and miss out on playoffs. 1991 NFL Season – Saints #3 Seed in NFC. 1992 NFL Season – Saints had third best record in NFC, but are #4 Seed in NFC. (FACT – from 1987-1992 the Saints WERE one of the best teams in the NFL and especially the NFC, but were playing in the same Division as one of the best teams in NFL history – the San Francisco 49ers led by Joe Montana and Steve Young. You want heartache, I’ll give you heartache.)
    I’ll give you that the Vikings have more history of winning AND losing big games in their NFL history than the Saints, but the Saints are not a one trick pony.
    I’ll see your Redskins game and raise you. See 49ers game. Miracle finish for Vikings. Both teams (Saints and Vikings) earned the win.
    “Dude, purple faithful have suffered heartbreak so many times over the years, that most fans are either incredibly disappointed or bitter quit a bit. With one great season under the Saints belt and years upon years of ineptitude, you should understand.”
    Saints have had several good seasons and have one more Super Bowl win in the last 30 years than the Vikings.
    “And you should be overly greatful to win a title since its not only rare and difficult, but unlikely you’ll see another in for another 20 years. Look how many calls and good fortune went your way all year long in order to win that trophy!”
    You really want to bring up “good fortune” and “calls”, how many calls did the Vikings get all last season? Just look at the calls that went the Vikings way in the NFC Championship Game.
    Who knows what will happen in the 2010 season? One thing that cannot be diminished is that the Saints were the #1 Seed in the NFC following the 2009 season and won the Super Bowl.
    And enough on the heartache and how much “better” the Vikings fans are than the Saints fans. The Vikings have had trouble selling out their stadium for years (but have sold out eventually) while the Saints (In a larger stadium, with more expensive seats and with a much smaller metro area.) have been sold out for the past few years to season ticket holders and have a waiting list of 50,000 for season tickets.
    Good luck holding off the Packers and Bears this year. You may finish the season third in your division.

  32. nps6724 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:21 AM

    “You wouldnt even be holding a trophy had the OT rules been the 2010 version.”
    You’re betting on Favre to NOT throw another season-ending INT?
    “Mark my words, the purple will rip the Saints in the 2010 opener on sept 9th and while its not revenge, at least its something. Your 2010 season will be utterly dissapointing without all the calls going your way. Id prep myself if I was you. ”
    Yes because Minnesota had every call and every bounce in every game go against them and it was only by the sheer GREATNESS of their team that kept them going. Good to know.

  33. DasBoot504 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:25 AM

    Purple4life:
    You wouldnt even be holding a trophy had the OT rules been the 2010 version. Mark my words, the purple will rip the Saints in the 2010 opener on sept 9th and while its not revenge, at least its something. Your 2010 season will be utterly dissapointing without all the calls going your way. Id prep myself if I was you.
    ———————————————–
    First off, you got to witness Brees on an off day, being that he only completed 54% of his passes, that said he still threw 3TDs and 0 INTs….what was that line on Farve again? I pray we meet later in the season, when there are playoff implications so we could be the ones to ensure yall are eliminated. You guys talk about bad calls, rewind to the Monday night game in ’07 when every call and bounce went yalls way, so cry me a river. Here’s another nugget to chew on, if the 2010 overtime rules were in place last season Payton would’ve likely went for the kill and not “settled” for a field goal b/c that’s the type of coach he is. You do what it takes to win, unless that includes putting twelve men on the field, that would just be dumb. BTW we had our starting LT and FB on IR when we last met, so don’t be suprised when we route them by 2TDs or so this season.

  34. Gautam says: Mar 24, 2010 10:25 AM

    I think he’s pissed at how the owners got this done, rather than the rule itself. I understand he’s an employee but he’s their most important employee at the end of the day.

  35. ChicagoJo says: Mar 24, 2010 10:26 AM

    Bob says:
    “Joeyjoe scooby doo (or whatever jibberish that handle represents)….”
    (man leaves bar crying)
    “Hey! Joey Joe-Joe!” – Barney Gumble
    That help?

  36. Bob says: Mar 24, 2010 10:45 AM

    “Bob says:
    “Joeyjoe scooby doo (or whatever jibberish that handle represents)….”
    (man leaves bar crying)
    “Hey! Joey Joe-Joe!” – Barney Gumble
    That help?”

    Even more intelligent. Puts Joeyjoe’s illogical rant in proper context.

  37. FiveFiveNine says: Mar 24, 2010 12:58 PM

    “That kind of got slipped in the back door.”
    That’s what she said.

  38. The Upsetter says: Mar 24, 2010 3:03 PM

    To all the Saints fans who backed me up, thanks. Also, thank you purple4life and Satan567 for proving my comment about a lack of dignity.
    All though I enjoyed your comical S++t talking and excuse making, there’s a few things I have to take issue with.
    a – I never questioned Viking fans’ heartache. I wouldn’t because I don’t give two craps about some fans heartache. No team wins it all every time, heartache is part of being a fan. There’s millions of fans for many teams that have been waiting generations for a championship. You Vikes are no different and you’ll get no sympathy from me as I wouldn’t expect it from you.
    b – Brees is only 30 or something and is only getting better, why would you suggest they’re a one year wonder? Loomis and Payton have built a solid team from top to bottom. They’re not going anywhere.
    c – Why would you think that the Saints and their (awesome) fans wouldn’t want the Vikings in the opener? I, for one, would love it! Shut you whiny excuse makers up for good, why wouldn’t we want that? BRING IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Oh, if Favre retires, what tune will you be singing then?
    Speaking of Favre, shouldn’t you be erecting billboards begging him for one more year? You know, because without him you’re back to being a mediocre team.
    Question: when the Vikings lose in OT with the new rules, who or what will you blame then? Or will you then, finally, display a shred of dignity and admit the better team won?
    Oh yeah, I don’t live in “the bayou”. I live in Canada, yup, Canada.
    Thank you and stay classy Viking fans

  39. tdnyg says: Mar 25, 2010 12:30 PM

    Wow!!! With all of this latent and maybe boring N.O. hubris are we next to expect a “Repeat”theme song being sung….? Then again, one does like the idea of setting up the scenario of a very entertaining game come next season with them Boys & Saints. Talk is cheap, as they say.
    Back to the subject – Kudos for the new OT rule…sorry about that to N.O. and Vikes….the rest of us like at least one chance when we have to leave it to ‘kickers’.

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