Sean Payton expects at least “another good 5-6 years” in New Orleans

It took the Saints a long time to find a head coach that could lead them to the promised land. They should be able to keep him for a while.

There has been a lot of speculation about how long Sean Payton will stay with the Saints. During a compelling interview Tuesday on PFT Live, Payton tied his future in part to Drew Brees.

“I think we got at least another good 5 or 6 years in us here,” Payton said when asked how long he’d continue coaching. “The correct answer would be as long as Brees is here and we feel like we’re in this window of opportunity.”

Payton told Florio that he’s looking forward to another contract.

“I’m very comfortable here, we’re excited, and really look forward to being here for quite a while and signing another extension when that time comes,” Payton said.

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34 responses to “Sean Payton expects at least “another good 5-6 years” in New Orleans

  1. beckzhere says:Aug 30, 2011 4:39 PM

    Kind of sad that he is planning on leaving as soon as Brees is done. I guess he knows that Drew is the only reason they got the Lombardi.

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    DB was no doubt extremely important – of course won the MVP – but it is quite ignorant to say he is the only reason that they won…

    As I recall there were some other good players on that team like Garret Hartley and Tracy Porter who combined to score more points that Brees in the SB….

  2. beckzhere says:
    Aug 30, 2011 4:39 PM
    Kind of sad that he is planning on leaving as soon as Brees is done. I guess he knows that Drew is the only reason they got the Lombardi.

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    I think you’re totally underestimating the importance of Brett Favre and Brad Childress to the Saints Super Bowl victory….

  3. I like everything about Payton’s comments except for the tied to Brees part. I can’t put a finger on it, but something about the statement does not sound good. Oh well, I’ll gladly take him for another 5 or 6 years, versus spending another lifetime waiting for a winner. Geaux Saints!

  4. What happens if Jason Garrett crashes and burns with the Cowboys? Payton will Parcells the Saints and he’ll be in Dallas within about five minutes.

  5. phillybirds says:
    Aug 30, 2011 5:26 PM
    Payton will always be a scum bag in my eyes. Saints won a superbowl?
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    That can’t be a serious comment coming from an Eagles fan.

  6. “What happens if Jason Garrett crashes and burns with the Cowboys? Payton will Parcells the Saints and he’ll be in Dallas within about five minutes.”

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    Nope. He has too much control over his team. No way he trades the team he built up from the ground and won a superbowl with to have Jerry Jones micromanaging over him.

  7. Same could be said about Shanahan – should have hung ’em up when Elway was put out to pasture. Sounds to me like Brees is Peyton’s security blanket and he might be a little bit too dependent.

  8. Yeah the Saints good run ends with the career of Brees seems to be the underlying message here.

  9. r8rsfan says:
    Aug 30, 2011 5:55 PM

    Sounds to me like Brees is Peyton’s security blanket
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    So Brees is Peyton Manning’s security blanket? That seems odd to me.

  10. The ring is impressive and all, but think how many rings they would have had if they DIDN’T let Aaron Brooks go.

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    Are you claiming that the New Orleans Saints were destined to win multiple super bowls with Aaron Brooks? The same Aaron Brooks that was benched in 2005 for Todd Bouman? The Aaron Brooks who could barely hold his own when he went to Oakland? Or the Aaron Brooks who had his franchise passing records shattered by Drew Brees within 3-4 years? Are you insane?

  11. @paulitik74, great comment coming from a Falcons fan. How’s your teams SB trophy? Oh yeah, that’s right, they don’t have one. Wishful thnikng. Maybe by then Matty choke will have a playoff win.

  12. paulitik74 says:
    Aug 30, 2011 6:02 PM
    Ladies and Gentlemen, your 2013 Dallas Cowboys head Coach, Sean Payton.
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    Falcons suck.

  13. not that he’s brees 2.0 or anything, but when the time comes for brees to take a seat, i’ll be completely comfortable with chase daniel. he’s shown multiple times on multiple levels that he’s a winner.

    as for payton, he’ll be in new orleans as long as brees is there obviously, and then most likely will head to dallas to be a gm NOT a coach. he’s the only person who could wrangle the gm job away from ol’ jerry.

  14. We’ll see, now that he moved the wife and kids and permanant home to Dallas, how long it takes for that commuting situation to truly work out.

  15. No…but get the name right if you decide to make a dumb comment.

    But thanks for agreeing with me that the Falcons suck…good job.

  16. Sounds about right. He brought them their only title and he can’t possibly do worse than anyone who has come before him.

    And as far as the run ending when Brees retires, well where will the Patriots be when Brady hangs it up. Hell, where will the Colts be when Manning retires? That’s the other sharp edge to that sword.

    Just enjoy ’em while there here, DVD the games and play ’em when the team sucks again.

  17. crawfish2011 says:Aug 30, 2011 6:56 PM

    If Sean Payton is so comfortable in New Orleans then why does he live in Dallas?

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    If you really have to ask that question then no answer will explain it to you…

  18. That’s just a weird thing for a coach to say. You would never here a guy like Bill Belicheck or Andy Reid say they plan only to coach a successful team in their city for another 5 or 6 years. Basically as long as their starting qb is still in the league. We at least we know Andy Reid would never think that. That guy doesnt believe in windows closing. Especially not do to a qb change. He believes he can train up a new qb before his old ones career is over and plug them right in and keep on winning.

    I also believe Bellicheck would never say anything like that but I dont know if he could stop it from happening. Yes he has had great teams in New England. And yes him and Peyton both have Rings and Reid doesnt. But what we do know is that Bellicheck has never coached a successful team that didnt have Tom Brady at qb. He was the head coach of the Browns for 4 years and only made the playoff once and got bounced out early. His 1st season in NE he went 5-11. The year after going 19-1 Tom Brady tore his ACL and Matt Cassel(who has proven to be a good qb) stepped in and they didnt make the playoffs. That was an extremely talented team which still had a top 20 QB under center. There is no way that team shouldnt have made the playoffs. For the genius everyone claims him to be he hasnt really done anything without Tom Brady under center. And even with Tom Brady under center he hasnt won a playoff game without Scott Pioli. But anyway he is still the 2nd longest tenured coach in the NFL and has continually put out a high quality product every year.

    Coaches like Reid or Bellicheck would never think let alone tell the public that they can only compete for a title for as long as they still have their all pro caliber qb under center. I guess that’s the difference between great coaches with longevity in the sport bc they put together teams that constantly compete for titles and good coaches who cant last more then 6 or 7 year in one place bc they can only put together short strings of success and 1 year wonders.

    I know their is a love affair in NO with Peyton bc he brought u guys a Super Bowl which is understandable. But after the drug, Cowboys s rumors, Seahawks loss and now a comment like that, its probably about time you start looking at Peyton without your Black and Gold glasses on.

    It probably wont happen now, but if the Saints keep losing like they did last year to Seattle, you guys will probably look back at this comment and think thats why the Saints couldnt become a dynasty or atleast a pernial NFC power. Not because they didnt have the talent but because their coach didnt have the will or the mindset to do it.

  19. I know their is a love affair in NO with Peyton bc he brought u guys a Super Bowl which is understandable. But after the drug, Cowboys s rumors, Seahawks loss and now a comment like that, its probably about time you start looking at Peyton without your Black and Gold glasses on.

    It probably wont happen now, but if the Saints keep losing like they did last year to Seattle, you guys will probably look back at this comment and think thats why the Saints couldnt become a dynasty or atleast a pernial NFC power. Not because they didnt have the talent but because their coach didnt have the will or the mindset to do it.

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    Payton has already said in the past he doesn’t plan to spend 20 years coaching. He wants to have his run with the Saints and move on to retirement or a front office job.

    Hearing him say he’s in for another 5-6 years is welcome news to me. That’s the only surprising thing….I didn’t see him being around that much longer.

  20. SP is a former undersized QB, who in 5 or 6 years will have a kid old enough to start playing organized football. I think Sean will be there to coach his kid in high school as an undersized QB to State Title in TEXAS probably at some wealthy school in the Dallas metroplex.

    The same area were he scouted undersized QB Chase Daniels ( the Saints backup QB) when he was playing h.s. ball for South Lake Carol and won a State 5A Title Game (also Saint’s long snapper & kicker Garret Hartley played on same team.)

    Not to mention the star of his team (Drew Brees) is another slightly undersized QB, who led his high school football team to a 16-0 record winning the 5A Texas State Title for Austin-Westlake High School.

    Think about it. It makes too much sense. DB & SP are a once in a lifetime QB-Head Coach pair, like Montana-Walsh. It’s all down hill from there and I’m sure he’s excited to coach his son into stardom someday.

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