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Sean Payton agrees to multi-year contract with Saints

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Sean Payton will not be going anywhere after all.

Payton, the suspended Saints head coach whose future in New Orleans was in doubt because of questions about his contract, has agreed to a new multi-year contract extension, Jay Glazer of FOX Sports reports.

The NFL suspended Payton for the entire 2012 season after the league’s investigation into the Saints’ bounty program. During his suspension, word emerged that Payton’s contract had been voided by the league. There was widespread speculation that he could leave to coach elsewhere, but now that won’t be happening.

Instead, Payton will return in 2013 to the role he had from 2006 to 2011: Head coach of the New Orleans Saints.

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  1. MindofSportsFanatic says: Dec 28, 2012 7:28 PM

    There’s no way this can be a bad thing. He’s just as much at fault for the bad stuff as he is for all the good stuff.

    Revitalized the Saints with Brees and got them rings and a trophy. Makes sense to extend his contract

  2. cags777 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:28 PM

    You’ve been warned, coach. No more cheating.

  3. chawk12thman says: Dec 28, 2012 7:29 PM

    Brees’ needs no further explanation……Great News for NFL Fans, N.O. and Brees.

  4. ppc50 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:31 PM

    Damn it!!! Now the Cowboys are stuck with Garrett!!!!

  5. ecupatsfan12 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:32 PM

    Drew Brees no longer needs an explanation!

  6. bettis3636 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:33 PM

    Sorry Dallas… youre still gonna suck!! NO ONE wants to play for Jerry Jones!

  7. goodellsadouche says: Dec 28, 2012 7:35 PM

    Goodouche must be fuming!!! Not only did his plan pressure the Saints into selling to an Los Angeles based ownership, but his plan to have our coach go elsewhere backfired on his triffling ass

  8. redstar504 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:36 PM

    Shocking news to just about everyone outside of New Orleans. What coach leaves Drew Brees in his prime?

  9. scarletmacaw says: Dec 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    Now that the money has been spent, buyer’s remorse sets in when Saints management finally figure out that it was the absence of Gregg Williams, not Sean Payton, that made the difference in 2012.

  10. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    Now all you need is a total Defensive Secondary makeover and they will be back to competing in a increasingly tough division…

    Atlanta ain’t going anywhere, Tampa is building, and Carolina should be better next year…should be.

    And don’t cry about the Bounty gate crap…they bought that crap upon themselves

    Tough division

  11. the1bigbird says: Dec 28, 2012 7:37 PM

    He gets a nice pay raise and all the vicoden he wants!

  12. the1bigbird says: Dec 28, 2012 7:38 PM

    Bet he still will live in Dallas. N.O. is too low brow for Coach Paidtons.

  13. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Dec 28, 2012 7:41 PM

    “Well that’s good news.” Sincerely, Jason Garrett

  14. the1bigbird says: Dec 28, 2012 7:44 PM

    Breeze prime was 3 years and a contract ago. They are already way over the cap and with out Williams “leadership” the saints end up with the worst defense in league history. Paidton may not see the end if this contract before he is asked to leave.

  15. bh83 says: Dec 28, 2012 7:45 PM

    Brian Urlacher thinks Sean Payton is a good running back.

  16. beerbudsnbevo says: Dec 28, 2012 7:53 PM

    Shocking news to just about everyone outside of New Orleans. What coach leaves Drew Brees in his prime?

    ***************

    In his prime?

    He was drafted in 2001 by the Chargers…

    So he has been playing for 11 years. People forget how long he has been in the league.

    By comparison, Montana played for approximately 12 years before fading quickly with KC, and Elway played for about 14 years…and he is much bigger guy than Brees.

    I think Brees may have a couple GOOD years left. Couple at most

  17. the1bigbird says: Dec 28, 2012 7:58 PM

    How fast do you think Benson raises ticket prices on the average fan after having to pay Breeze and Paidton. Keep in mind he got his Superdome rebulit compliments of the NFL and the US tax payer. I am sure that want stop the ticket increase even coming off of a loser season.

  18. hatesycophants says: Dec 28, 2012 8:12 PM

    Clearly, Saints fans are less educated and more delusional than even Chicago fans. Quite an accomplishment!

  19. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 28, 2012 8:12 PM

    I like the dude throwing out the conspiracy that this whole thing was to pressure the Saints into selling to LA owners…that’s the most nonsensical thing posted on here (saying a lot!) in a long time! The Saints sell out and make quite a bit of money, they also have solid ownership, add to that the fact that the NFL loves holding their biggest event in New Orleans every 4 years or so….your theory makes no sense. Maybe if this were happening to Jacksonville, Buffalo or even San Diego I’d buy it, but no they’re not encouraging a team to leave a place where there’s so much going for it.

  20. fuddpucker says: Dec 28, 2012 8:13 PM

    Smart move by Payton..and for all the Dallas talk can anyone imagine somebody other than a total weak suckup working for Jerry Jones?

    Jerry’s worst enemy is Jerry.

  21. rajbais says: Dec 28, 2012 8:18 PM

    Thank God!!! No more Dallas talk!!!

    It was meant to be and shall be!!!

  22. thebadguyswon says: Dec 28, 2012 8:22 PM

    Was Jimmie Johnson weak?

    Bill Parcells?

    I love you fans that act as if Jones has never had a strong-minded coach.

  23. canmannac says: Dec 28, 2012 8:24 PM

    yeah… wasn’t it Scoop Glazer telling us just a few days ago that SP signing with the Saints was not a lock…. a viola!!! the Man signs… What gives?
    These are the same reporters who brought you the bountyscam…. Welcome home Coach, missed you a ton.Now time to skewer this entire effing league. Who Dat baby!

    And feel free to cheat Coach the league is joke anyway… DUI’s lining up to join, O line guys who let their QB.s get drilled, rapists and felons but geees don’t hurt anybody!!!

  24. spicymudbugs says: Dec 28, 2012 8:26 PM

    Better win it all this year Matty Ice because Saints will be back to dominating the NFC South for the next 5 yrs. Payton intimidates Mike Smith

  25. nawlinssaints1956 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:26 PM

    Considering the Saints will finish 8 – 8 this season, getting their HC back makes this a 12 – 4 team in 2013. Mickey manages the cap as well as any GM in the NFL. All the haters predicting the collapse of this organization can move on now…

  26. purplekobra69 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:30 PM

    Saints are back with payton and brees

  27. piis314 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:40 PM

    As an owner, how can you not clean house and start fresh? Payton is a tremendous coach, but how do you bring him back?

  28. ivan0461 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:41 PM

    Ok, I’m confused. He is banned all contact with any saints or nfl personal but he is able to negotiate and sign a multi year contract?

  29. mazblast says: Dec 28, 2012 8:45 PM

    I don’t think The Great Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person intended to force a sale of the Saints to an LA owner, but there’s grounds for thinking he was trying to split up the Benson/Loomis/Payton combo, preferably by having Payton sign with Dallas.

    In any event, conspiracy or not, Payton will be back to coach the Saints, and that’s great news. I’m not even a Saints fan, but I like it, especially since I’m sure The Great Roger Goodell Himself Live And In Person doesn’t.

  30. packerpauly says: Dec 28, 2012 8:46 PM

    Glad to see the Saints fans have some good news to celebrate in a season that was taken from the by Da Commish. Payton is a heck of a coach and should have the team vying for a deep playoff run next year.

  31. tightend82 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:48 PM

    Sad really that this guy is being rewarded, even after his part in the BountyGate Saga, and having been suspended for the entire year by the NFL. This reminds me of Congress and the job they are doing for this country…..Lame, and really sad, considering his admitted part in such a serious effort to actively try and hurt other NFL Players….good going Tom Benson, and the NFL for allowing such a thing to take place…

  32. eatitfanboy says: Dec 28, 2012 8:57 PM

    cags777 says:
    Dec 28, 2012 7:28 PM
    You’ve been warned, coach. No more cheating.
    ==========

    Yes, you’ve been “warned” by getting a multi-year deal worth tens of millions of dollars after getting a year off to spend with your family.

    How come no one ever warns me like that?

  33. billyjsunday69 says: Dec 28, 2012 8:59 PM

    Drew Brees reviewed and approved the contract

  34. jimthebuilder27 says: Dec 28, 2012 9:02 PM

    Hate the Saints but he shouldn’t have been suspended for a year. 6 games maybe but not a year. Commissar Goodell has to go!

  35. stoneydog1000 says: Dec 28, 2012 9:14 PM

    He knows where to get his Vicidins.

  36. chattanola says: Dec 28, 2012 9:25 PM

    Woohoo!!!! Happy New Year!

  37. chief67 says: Dec 28, 2012 9:29 PM

    Glad to hear it , would hate to see the Cowboys get a real NFL coach …

  38. samapoc says: Dec 28, 2012 9:33 PM

    Dallas is screwed.

  39. thetooloftools says: Dec 28, 2012 9:35 PM

    Talk about a chip on you shoulder.

  40. mrlaloosh says: Dec 28, 2012 9:37 PM

    1bigbird must be on vacation. Get a life, loser.

  41. bruno1433 says: Dec 28, 2012 9:48 PM

    Glad they signed him.so jerry did not do something stupid. Most cowboy fans myself included want to stick with Garrett. for one we haven’t seen this team fight this hard over the last six weeks and were sick of starting over every two years. Watch out for the boys next season get are def back heath and get a couple online men were gonna be tough next season you can count on that. Hell they better look out this season

  42. jpspear says: Dec 28, 2012 9:50 PM

    You have to really make an effort to ignore reality as totally as the1bigbird. But if he believes the Saints are better off without Brees and Payton he is a bigger dreamer than I. Sounds more like he’s trying to talk himself into believing it’s going to be okay and the Saints won’t be back. It’s not going to be okay. Atlanta’s South championship needs an asterisk noting that it should be called a Goodell-aided championship.

  43. ningenito78 says: Dec 28, 2012 9:57 PM

    All the speculation was media invented BS anyway. Just lazy connecting the dots to Dallas and schitzo Romo. Was never gonna happen. Payton won’t leave the Saints until Drew does. Period.

  44. ilovefoolsball says: Dec 28, 2012 9:59 PM

    Suck it haters!

  45. panther17 says: Dec 28, 2012 10:08 PM

    Brees in his prime?

    2 maybe 3 years left.

  46. purplegreenandgold says: Dec 28, 2012 10:08 PM

    Congrats Coach!!

  47. akasaintsbaby says: Dec 28, 2012 10:09 PM

    I can’t believe that the Cowgirl fans thought that there was a chance in hell that they would have anything better than a puppet for a coach, LOL.

  48. xxwhodatxx says: Dec 28, 2012 10:12 PM

    Suck it Jerrah!

  49. vtopa says: Dec 28, 2012 10:18 PM

    Payton and Brees are going to be so driven that they will make Bellicheck and Brady look like homeless welfare recipients. Smartest move Saints owner could have made and dumbest move Goodell could have made because he is going to have to swallow his pride multiple times in the coming years handing these guys trophy after trophy.

    The rest of the NFL jus smacked their forehead and said, Doh!

  50. flannlv says: Dec 28, 2012 10:30 PM

    Have to love the comments about Brees being out of his prime. Yeah, it’s awful having a QB who only throws for 5k yds and puts up 40 tds. Granted, INT is up this year, but that will go down with Payton’s return.

  51. jsrdc says: Dec 28, 2012 10:36 PM

    @bettis3636,

    Ahhhhhhh, are you still butt-hurt about losing to the Cowboys, and also exiting the playoffs because your Steelers are old and slow? Misery just loves company, doesn’t it? Nobody wants to play for Jerry Jones? He is one of the best owners in the league as far as players go, and THAT is the reason you have guys like Witten, Ware, and Romo there, fool. You can hate all you want, but it won’t change the fact you are a butt-hurt little b*#ch.

    Here it is in a nutshell. Steelers choked it away this year, last year they were beaten by Tebow (yes, Tebow) in the first round of the playoffs, and the year before that they lost the SB. Do you see the downward trend, bro? Of course you do, and that is why you are trying to hate on the Cowboys.

    What a waste of time and energy. You have MUCH more to focus on than hating another team and its owner who control their own destiny and have a playoff spot because they won 5 of their last 7 games (and of course one of those was against your sorry team). And next year you won’t even have your deep threat in Wallace. He is outta there, and so, too, will be your playoff chances NEXT season. What a maroon……

  52. jackers252 says: Dec 28, 2012 10:46 PM

    the1bigbird – Learn to spell. Maybe then people will begin to take you serious. Until then, it is just dribble.

    Brees has plenty left in the tank. He is almost at 5K yards…again. How many other QB’s have done it once, let alone three times?

  53. uglynora says: Dec 28, 2012 10:49 PM

    It’s amazing how many delusional Minnesota and Dallas fans there are posting tonight. Minnesota, you hitched your cart to Brett Farverever. He was NEVER a great quarterback, but he was good enough to make people think he might be and in the end, he bit you like he did GreenBay in all but one year. And speaking of quarterbacks who are overrated, Dallas fans, get over it. Your owner and GM wouldn’t recognize a great coach if he were on your staff. Oh wait, he was. Sorry about that. Enjoy the next several years.
    I actually think Garrett will end up being a good coach, in fact, one that the Cowboys fans posting here tonight don’t deserve. But get over yourself. Dallas is FAR from the best place on earth to live.

  54. ningenito78 says: Dec 28, 2012 11:06 PM

    Bottom line- take the Saints and the over next year on their win total. You will thank me later. I’m guessing 15:1 in 2013. Throw down at least a hundo.

  55. hor2012 says: Dec 28, 2012 11:29 PM

    I never thought that he would leave. He has the one thing in New Orleans that he would have never gotten in Dallas- control. I’ve been a Saints fan my entire life. I can still remember sitting in the end zone seats at Tulane Stadium watching the Saints. Mostly the lost a lot back then. And, I remember Atlanta beating us 62 to 7. But, through it all we stood by our team. And, to all of you that want to insult us, no this the Who Dat nation will always stand behind our team. That’s what real fans do. It’s great news. And, hopefully RG will reinstate him so we can get started on next year.

    As for the Cowboys fans. I now live in Texas. So, I watch the Cowboys a lot. I don’t pretend to no more about your team then you do. But, I’ve got to be honest. I really believe that they’re going to win Sunday. And, they’ll win their first playoff game. I don’t think JG is a bad coach. You might want to stick with him a little longer.

    As for the rest of you idiots that feel the need to not only insult the Who Dat Nation, the Saints, and even the city I was raised in New Orleans. I hope you high moral rantings make you feel good about yourselves. But, if I were you I wouldn’t talk about any city. I doubt that if you had the heart to say what city you lived in it would be considered a perfect place.

  56. the1bigbird says: Dec 28, 2012 11:30 PM

    Brees has plenty left in the tank. He is almost at 5K yards…again. How many other QB’s have done it once, let alone three times?

    I love it win the losers start quoting stats. Breeze had 5K yards but at what cost. He kept both teams in most games. He has proven that he is mostly concerned about his stats. The saints can run the ball if only breeze would allow it.

  57. hor2012 says: Dec 28, 2012 11:33 PM

    panther17

    I’ll take 2 or 3 good years from him especially sense the will come with 2 or 3 superbowl trophies

  58. dobberdubinsky says: Dec 28, 2012 11:43 PM

    Once a cheater……always a cheater!

  59. hor2012 says: Dec 28, 2012 11:43 PM

    bruno1433

    I’m a big Saints fan but I agree. In fact; I’m picking the boys to win Sunday and the following week. Good luck to you and your team and we’ll see you next year

  60. marat28051988 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:12 AM

    fans tampa, carolina, atlanta needs an explanation. a ha ha ha

  61. maatopdogg32 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:18 AM

    Not a Saints fan at all but this was a solid move by the Bensons. Goodell (GODELL) went way overboard in suspending him for the season. Would have fined him a million, suspended him for 7 games and taken draft picks. GODELL almighty, is talking about adding more teams to the playoffs, fining players for legal hits (Ed Reed), in cohorts with an owner who takes Salary cap space away from teams, and wants to get rid of PR/KR all together. He needs to be striped of some of his power before the NFL starts to resemble the NBA. Glad for Payton though.

  62. saintsfan34 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:26 AM

    ILove all the HATE!! Its okay i know all of you were hoping he was leaving. You all got tired of us hanging 30-40 points on ur pitiful teams. But now you can say you jave been warned. The Saints are coming to get you and i guarantee you it will not be good for the opposition. You can bank on it. We will be hoisting that trophy mext season. OH and BTW for those of you with the Brees explanation remarks i think its past your bedtime kids. Get off your parents computer. WHO DAT!

  63. cags777 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:28 AM

    And there are many delusional Saints fans who believe there was no bounty. Face it, Roger Goodell screwed up with his investigation by not going after everyone and getting some information wrong. However, Paul Talibague confirmed there was a bounty in place and that coaches, including Payton, knew about it and then lied to the NFL. The Super Bowl ring that was “earned” will have an asterisk next to it for life. Just don’t complain if Saints players are targeted in bounties from other teams in the future – especially when Payton regains control. You reap what you sow.

  64. marcinhouston says: Dec 29, 2012 12:46 AM

    There was once a coach named Bill Walsh who was a former whiz offensive coordinator, designed genius offenses as a head coach, and had a small aging QB. Somehow, he was able to develop another QB when that one got old. Maybe Sean Payton can do the same. The reasons you can’t win in Dallas now are the overbearing owner and the sense of entitlement that comes from media hype and a palacial stadium, there can’t be a healthy winning culture there with any coach. They could only win before the salary cap when they could outspend people and had less expectations and their owner had not built up as much ego.

  65. genericuser8888 says: Dec 29, 2012 1:02 AM

    Thanks Goodell, way to show Payton! The man takes a year off to coach his son’s football team, play keyboards at a Warren Haynes show, play drums on stage for Kenny Chesney, play drums on stage for Jimmy Buffet, and then he gets a long-term deal and (no doubt) a nice pay raise now that his value to the team has been proven.. Then, he’s going to be greeted like a hero back in New Orleans.

    Yep. All things considered, while he lost a year of football, Sean Payton really came off pretty well out of this “suspension” deal. Good job thinking it through Goodell. I can see why so many people think you’re doing a great job as commish.

  66. ryanw411 says: Dec 29, 2012 1:13 AM

    The bounty scandal actually worked out for Payton on a personal level. Yeah he did serve a year suspension but that team fell apart without him and did not look the same at all, it makes it very hard to argue against his importance to that team. If they bounce right back next year then it makes him pretty much bulletproof in New Orleans.

  67. chrismgillis says: Dec 29, 2012 1:23 AM

    So on a side note…if Sean Payton is suspended until the first day after the Super Bowl. How could he have negotiated a contract without any contact with the Saints organization? As Mr Brees would say…I need an explanation

  68. rjkilla says: Dec 29, 2012 1:39 AM

    5 more years of dirty play and cheap shots. get these awful human beings out of my division please

  69. dlmcc1010 says: Dec 29, 2012 2:06 AM

    This is coming from a Cowboys fan. Why in the world would he want to go and coach in Dallas? Jerry Jones is way too hands on. Plus Sean Payton and Drew Brees are extremely close. Would you want to go from Drew Brees to Tony Romo? Want to coach Dez Bryant?

    Plus him leaving that city would have made him look awful. Im sure New Orleans is paying him pretty good considering how badly this season went without him coaching there. There shold never have been a doubt in anyones mind. The ogranization stood by his side its not like they shunned him

  70. beauregard says: Dec 29, 2012 2:21 AM

    Brees ans Payton will have some success, but will never hold a trophy above their heads as long as Manning is in Denver or Brady is in New England.
    The Saints are 2nd tier and will remain there until the old Royalty retires.

  71. veence69 says: Dec 29, 2012 2:43 AM

    Just in time for the rebuilding. Should have traded Drew Brees when you had the opportunity. By the time the Saints are ready to compete again, Drew will be in his golden years as a NFL QB.

    Who Durt?

  72. redstar504 says: Dec 29, 2012 3:17 AM

    @beerbudsnbevo, @panther17

    So two years left for Brees?

    Just taking that for what it’s worth that is two legitimate shots Payton has at winning a Super Bowl. Who passes up that to go to another team?

    I will admit I might have my Saints blinders on but I think Brees has 4 years left at a high level due to his quick release. Rarely does he take contact and when he does he knows it’s coming and folds up. Defenders almost never get Brees blind. The last hit he took like that was by DeMarcus Ware back in 2009. Aside from the quick release he’s one of the smarter qb’s to play the game. I expect that as he ages he will adjust his game.

    The fact that we are debating the shelf life of Brees is just another reason the bounty scandal and subsequent punishments stink. This past year was truly a lost year.

    Turning to the defense I am happy with the progress they made this year, take away the debacle in New York they improved each week. Greg Williams’s system covered poor personnel by bringing the house on every play, problem with that sooner or later the attack becomes expected and gets exposed. Coach Spagnolo did a great job this year getting the most out of what he had. He also unearthed a decent pair of safeties along the way.

    The only thing the Saints miss about Williams is that his system was a perfect fit for the offense the Saints have. He was either going to give up a quick TD or force a 3 and out allowing N.O. to dominate the TOP forcing teams into shoot outs that suited Sean Payton’s style of aggressive play calling.

    When Payton gets back I think the defense will only improve because he will get Spagnolo to take risks. That is what makes the Saints the Saints and that was missing this year.

    It is a tough division Atlanta is Atlanta, the Bucs are going to improve and the Panthers with coaching adjustments and keeping the injury bug at bay next year will allow them to improve. Perhaps more importantly it’s becoming a tough conference. The west has risen up with the Hawks and 49ers. The North is just brutal and the East is going to get tougher with the Skins back in play. The Saints needed to get Payton back and did. It’s going to be a rough road in the future but I like our chances here in New Orleans with him calling the shots. I think next year is all about redemption and I am glad he’s back at the helm.

    Good luck in the playoffs this year will be back next year!!!

  73. theheyseed says: Dec 29, 2012 5:36 AM

    Funny how Greg Williams is such a great coach. He sure did stink it up in DC. Payton will be out to prove Goodell wrong. Watch out for the Saints next year.
    Jerry should hire Rex then the Boys would have both of the cryin Ryans.

  74. saintmac9 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:35 AM

    How can 1 big bird say we will miss Williams more than Payton what an idiot. Williams defense wasn’t that great either in the last year before he thew everyone under a bus

  75. louhudson23 says: Dec 29, 2012 8:45 AM

    I find the idea that the Saints missed Williams more than Peyton to be highly laughable.While Williams has put together some good squads,Williams had descended so far down the rabbit hole of looking to inflict harm as opposed to playing defense. Way too much head down missile launching and too little coverage and piss poor tackling. Giving the playoff game away to SF last season was the epitome of this. To the end,they were were concerned with hitting people and couldn’t cover or tackle the one guy capable of hurting them. No amount of Brees can overcome this idiotic mindset and resulting porous defense….

  76. dccowboy says: Dec 29, 2012 9:15 AM

    Umm, Duh! Did anyone seriously think he was going to go anywhere else. If so, they were (and are) delusional.

    Jerry (and Stephen) were never going to fire Garrett and hire Payton. This was an invention of the haters, the media trying to make a story, and delusional band wagon ‘fans’. The same ‘delusional’ band wagon fans who think that the solution to any problem the team has is ‘cut the QB’, ‘fire the coach’, ‘cut the entire team mid-season and hire all the pro bowlers standing around on street corners looking for work’.

    I think Garrett is a very good coach and will be better as he gains experience. He’s changed the psyche of that group of players (they weren’t a ‘team’ under Phillips or even Parcells for that matter) from a mentally weak, ‘quit at the first sign of adversity’, not really worried about winning, too a resilient, tough, focused on winning team. Are they going to go undefeated for the next five years? Of course not, but I’d bet they will win a lot more than they lose. Its shown in the last half of this season. I look forward to seeing what he does next season.

    People who want him fired are part of the ‘instant gratification’ generation. It just doesn’t work that way in football or anything else.

  77. kenstabler says: Dec 29, 2012 9:46 AM

    I’m sure there is an ethics clause in his contract this time.

  78. panther17 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:47 AM

    @redstar504

    Brees can still have 2 or 3 years of elite play. Maybe even your 4. Doesn’t mean he is in his prime. Career is still edging closer and closer to retirement.

  79. vegasvinnie says: Dec 29, 2012 10:36 AM

    cags777 says:
    Dec 29, 2012 12:28 AM
    And there are many delusional Saints fans who believe there was no bounty. Face it, Roger Goodell screwed up with his investigation by not going after everyone and getting some information wrong. However, Paul Talibague confirmed there was a bounty in place and that coaches, including Payton, knew about it and then lied to the NFL. The Super Bowl ring that was “earned” will have an asterisk next to it for life. Just don’t complain if Saints players are targeted in bounties from other teams in the future – especially when Payton regains control. You reap what you sow.

    Saying that the NFL got some evidence wrong is like saying that there are some cold days in winter. The NFL had nothing but a grandstand play because of mitigating concussion lawsuits by former players. Goodell picked the wrong team to mess with and it’s come back to bite him on his ass. Tagliabue even said as much. However, keep trying to make yourself feel better by denigrating the Saints’ Super Bowl win. Something tells me that it’s one more SB win than your team has. :)

  80. hehateme2 says: Dec 29, 2012 11:57 AM

    Let’s just hope that 2013 brings smarter fans that can find another word to use other than “hater” when someone else disagrees with them.

    Happy New Year!

  81. lynchmobb12 says: Dec 29, 2012 12:38 PM

    With peyton back, brees playing lights out, n not to mention the saints are probably really ticked off about the commish knotting this season up, I have a feeling they are going to be dangerous next season

  82. bluebongzilla says: Dec 29, 2012 12:42 PM

    “And speaking of quarterbacks who are overrated, Dallas fans, get over it.”

    Romo has one of the best winning records as a starter of all active QB’s (.597. If you need a point of reference, Brees is .589, Eli Manning is .574, Matt Schaub is .543) working with mostly pedestrian offensive players around him and owns some pretty prominent Dallas Cowboys passing records (and we’re talking about the Dallas Cowboys, here. Not the Giants, not the Eagles, not the Saints, Jags or Bucs. ) yet he is almost universally characterized as average, at very best. How is he OVERrated?

  83. phillyfanmatt says: Dec 29, 2012 1:53 PM

    Romo is Overrated because he can’t win in the playoffs. Just like D’Mac is Overrated for the same reason.

  84. holysmokebatman says: Dec 29, 2012 2:05 PM

    the1bigbird says:Dec 28, 2012 7:58 PM

    How fast do you think Benson raises ticket prices on the average fan after having to pay Breeze and Paidton. Keep in mind he got his Superdome rebulit compliments of the NFL and the US tax payer. I am sure that want stop the ticket increase even coming off of a loser season
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    Mr. Benson owns the TEAM …. Louisiana taxpayers are the ones who funded and continue to suplement the LOUISIANA SUPERDOME (no matter who bought naming rights) …. get that srtaight.

    The Louisiana Stadium & Exposition District is a political subdivision created under Louisiana law. The LSED has ownership of and jurisdictional authority over the John A. Alario Center, the Louisiana Superdome, the New Orleans Arena, the Saints Training Facility, TPC Louisiana and Zephyr Stadium. The LSED provides oversight concerning these facilities through a 7 member Board of Commissioners appointed by the Governor. Board members have no set term length, and may serve for as long as the governor determines that their participation and actions align with the best interest of the LSED.
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    chrismgillis says:Dec 29, 2012 1:23 AM

    So on a side note…if Sean Payton is suspended until the first day after the Super Bowl. How could he have negotiated a contract without any contact with the Saints organization? As Mr Brees would say…I need an explanation
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    one person Sean Payton could talk to was Benson by permission on the Godell … if you had actually been objectively keeping up with things instead of just regurgitating what other closed minded individuals have been spewing
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    Dec 29, 2012 10:36 AM

    cags777 says:
    Dec 29, 2012 12:28 AM
    And there are many delusional Saints fans who believe there was no bounty. ……… Just don’t complain if Saints players are targeted in bounties from other teams in the future – especially when Payton regains control. You reap what you sow.
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    You sound just like Godell… PFP… its ok for everyone else to know about it, run it, and use it as motivation …. everyone except the Saints …. hypocritical to say the least

  85. sb44champs says: Dec 29, 2012 2:14 PM

    sb44champs says:
    Dec 29, 2012 2:11 PM
    cags777 says:
    Dec 29, 2012 12:28 AM
    “And there are many delusional Saints fans who believe there was no bounty…. However, Paul Talibague confirmed there was a bounty in place…”
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    Since Tags(lawyer for the NFL) confirmed there was a ‘bounty’, then there definitely was a bounty, surprise, surprise lol….

  86. chi01town says: Dec 29, 2012 3:08 PM

    I would have liked a shot at Payton in Chicago. but Emery still has a Shot at Pete Carmichael Jr.

  87. phillyfanmatt says: Dec 29, 2012 4:06 PM

    How about the fact that the Judge that was hearing the case in La also said that PFP=bounty. Remember that? Ya I didn’t think so.

  88. redstar504 says: Dec 30, 2012 4:10 AM

    @panther17

    I’ll give you that that his playing days are closer to the end then the beginning but we are arguing semantics. The point I was trying to convey is Payton would have been foolish to leave an elite QB to go somewhere else. If Brees is at an elite level that is chances at getting another ring and you don’t pass that up. Elite QB’s are hard to come by.

    Either way I am glad he’s back and here is to a safe game tomorrow.

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