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Sean Payton was sure the Drew Brees deal would get done

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Even from exile, Sean Payton was confident the Drew Brees deal was going to happen.

The suspended Saints coach told Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune he was sure the five-year, $100 million deal would eventually happen.

Payton was forbidden by the terms of his suspension from having contact with either side (cough, cough, sorry, something stuck in my throat), but tried to stay abreast of the news like the rest of us.

“I think I said this before, it wasn’t a question of ‘if,’ it was a question of ‘when,’” Payton said. “I’m excited. I’m excited and happy for him as well as the Saints. I think it’s a good deal for both parties. I know a lot of work’s gone into it, with [General Manager Mickey Loomis] and [Brees' agent] Tom Condon.

“I kind of look at things in a glass-half-full way. It just came down to the last couple days, and I felt confident all along that both parties would be able to work something out, and I’m happy they did.”

Having Brees in camp is more important than ever before, given Payton’s absence.

“I think his stability, his leadership and all the things he brings to our team — certainly this season, but really in any season – are extremely valuable,” Payton said.

At the moment, the only coaching Payton’s doing is assisting with his son’ sixth-grade team in Dallas. But when he returns to New Orleans, he’s going to have a very rich, and hopefully happy quarterback.

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6 Responses to “Sean Payton was sure the Drew Brees deal would get done”
  1. cowboyscanada says: Jul 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    Who cares what the former coach thinks,,,,

  2. MichaelEdits says: Jul 13, 2012 9:17 PM

    I’m putting a bounty on Brees. Five bucks.

  3. cincinnasti says: Jul 13, 2012 9:24 PM

    (cough, cough, sorry, something stuck in my throat)… That’s what she said…

  4. silentcount says: Jul 13, 2012 9:44 PM

    Why again was Sean Payton suspended for an entire year? Oh yeah, for saying to Goodell, “Bounty system to intentionally injure other players? What in the world are you talking about, Roger? Our guys just joke about making hard hits the same way other other teams do.”

  5. inthezone4 says: Jul 13, 2012 11:00 PM

    Some one got nailed by payton! $20 bounty!

  6. buccaroo989 says: Jul 13, 2012 11:11 PM

    I’m glad to see Drew finally got paid. Unfortunately most of his teammates will now have go depend on their (under the table) bounty supplements to get buy.

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