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Sean Payton says he’d “absolutely” be interested in contract extension

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Sean Payton indicated Tuesday he would “absolutely” be interested in extending his contract beyond 2012, according to Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

In most cities, this might not be big news.  Every coach would like an extension.  But there is a segment of Saints fans who are a little uneasy after Payton decided to move out of the city to Dallas during this offseason.

Payton indicated that the timing for a possible extension would likely come later in the offseason and said it was down the “to-do” list of priorities for the club this offseason.

If nothing else, this story points out Payton’s hold over the organization.  In most places, coaches hope they can be kept around.

On the Saints, there’s a sense the team has to show they can keep Payton around.

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11 Responses to “Sean Payton says he’d “absolutely” be interested in contract extension”
  1. citizenstrange says: Mar 22, 2011 12:09 PM

    Sean Payton should give Brett Favre at least a 15% commission on any contract extension because without Favre’s epic, monumental and egregious crap the bed in the 2009 NFCCG Payton has a 2-3 playoff record including last year’s one and done against the hapless Seahawks.

  2. ilovefoolsball says: Mar 22, 2011 12:40 PM

    I guess that Bill Parcell’s should give commission to Scott Norwood for missing that field goal in the Superbowl…and James Harrison should give commission for throwing that pick 6 in the superbowl that year as well.

    It’s FOOTBALL you idiot. %hit happens that doesn’t always go as planned. Just because one guy screws up doesn’t mean the other team didn’t win. That’s how it goes. Live with it and be happy with Favre’s legacy and picture texts.

    I swear you Viking fans have no shame and no time limit on your whining. You’d think after suffering the collapse of your stadium you’d be humbled a little bit but you still keep spewing out the same ole same ole.

  3. giveseanpaytonhisjuicyfruit says: Mar 22, 2011 12:43 PM

    PAY DA MAN!

  4. annnann says: Mar 22, 2011 12:44 PM

    citizenstrange

    Someone’s still bitter. Just let it go dude.

    Anyways, good to hear Sean is up for an extension. Credit to him for turning around a franchise that was bad for so many years.

  5. midniterambler7 says: Mar 22, 2011 12:59 PM

    I would be “absolutely” interested as well if I had two mortgages to pay for along with commuting expenses to see my family.

  6. leeweezy8 says: Mar 22, 2011 1:04 PM

    @ citizenstrange
    First of all, you need to get your stat game up! SP has coached in 6 playoff games. Of those 6 games his record is 4-2. His only 2 losses were at the hands of the Bears in 06, and the Seahawks this year just past.
    @ GR
    And as for the writer of this article, the last two lines where your opinion. You could have kept that to yourself. Of course he has leverage on the team, the guy won the Superbowl last year. How many coaches in the league has done that. You would want to keep this guy around. He built this team and he knows what he has. So what does the team have to prove to him?

  7. citizenstrange says: Mar 22, 2011 1:52 PM

    leeweezy8 says:
    Mar 22, 2011 1:04 PM
    @ citizenstrange
    First of all, you need to get your stat game up! SP has coached in 6 playoff games. Of those 6 games his record is 4-2. His only 2 losses were at the hands of the Bears in 06, and the Seahawks this year just past.

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    Payton’s record is 4-2. If they would have lost to the Vikes it adds a third loss while at the same time taking away the win against the Vikes which means no Super Bowl win too which means a 2-3 playoff record. See? One more loss and two less wins. So there’s that. Can you follow?

  8. pmars64 says: Mar 22, 2011 2:50 PM

    Viking fans are a hoot! It never gets old enjoying their whining about that game. As a Saints fan for 30+ years, it’s fun to be whined about instead of doing the whining. I can never get enough of Paul Allen’s call on the Favre interception. Classic stuff.

    As for Payton, I don’t know if he will really stay or not, but it’s been a great ride any way this turns out.

  9. whoisthatteam says: Mar 22, 2011 4:10 PM

    “Sean Payton should give Brett Favre at least a 15% commission on any contract extension because without Favre’s epic, monumental and egregious crap the bed in the 2009 NFCCG Payton has a 2-3 playoff record including last year’s one and done against the hapless Seahawks.”

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    With this reasoning he should be giving an even larger chunk to Payton Manning and slightly smaller chunk to Kurt Warner. It seems like they were all having bad games and throwing crucial int’s. Because, ya know, it surely had nothing to do with our defense.

    Just let it go and enjoy the fact that your team completely screwed itself for years to come by entertaining the likes of favre.

    To 3g,

    I’m not sure what you are insinuating with those last 2 sentences. Are you saying this isn’t the same dynamic as Bill Bellechick has with the Patriots, McCarthy with the packers, Tomlin in Pitt. Surely you must understand that good teams make every attempt to resign their superbowl winning coaches.

  10. 504in860 says: Mar 22, 2011 9:32 PM

    Vikings fans are so cute…and equally pathetic.

  11. saintsfan1111 says: Mar 22, 2011 10:52 PM

    Truths:

    Sean should stay.
    Viking fans are crying little bitches.
    Saints in the superbowl next year!

    Whodat!

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