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$8 million salary makes Sean Payton America’s top-paid coach

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When Sean Payton returns to coach the Saints after his yearlong suspension, he’ll do so with a salary that may make him America’s highest-paid coach, in any sport.

Payton’s five-year contract with the Saints is expected to pay him more than $8 million a year, ESPN’s Ed Werder reports. That is believed to be the most any coach makes in any American sport.

In May Forbes estimated that Patriots coach Bill Belichick was the highest-paid coach in America, at $7.5 million a year. Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, Rams coach Jeff Fisher and Redskins coach Mike Shanahan are each believed to make a little less than that, about $7 million. Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers is believed to be the highest-paid coach in sports outside the NFL, at about $7 million a year.

Unlike players’ contracts, coaches’ contracts are usually kept private, so it’s possible that some of the reported numbers are incorrect. But at $8 million, Payton would probably be making more money than any coach in the NFL. Or anywhere else.

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  1. jimmysee says: Dec 29, 2012 5:46 PM

    Mike McCarthy gets $50 a week and lunch at Curley’s Pub.

  2. jrfrom508 says: Dec 29, 2012 5:49 PM

    Saints owner must have been a little uneasy regarding all the interest/speculation Payton received this season. Couple that with a team that look absolutely lost all year in spite of an elite, top five QB at the helm. I’d be feelin the pressure to get this guy back ASAP as well. Good for Payton.

  3. ninerswilldominatelikebefore says: Dec 29, 2012 5:51 PM

    haha what an overrated coach, he won 1 LOMBARDI cheating ALLEDGEDLY, and now this? good luck next year! salary cap a mess but hey atleast u signed the best coach of all sports haha

  4. airboss37 says: Dec 29, 2012 5:53 PM

    Rodger tried to tear this team apart, but he might have inadvertently created a dominant monster! Hopefully, Spags can get all those #1 draft choices to gel on DEF. If that happens, you’ll see several LambardiGras’s!

  5. nyyjetsknicks says: Dec 29, 2012 5:53 PM

    He needs to write a book. I want to know how I can get suspended from work for a year and than comeback to a raise.

  6. spicymudbugs says: Dec 29, 2012 5:54 PM

    If Pete Carrol gets 7 mill year than Payton’s 8 mill is a bargain

  7. shelovesfootball says: Dec 29, 2012 5:55 PM

    A Brat and a cup of Beer Chowder soup is only 3.50 so that 50.00 goes a long way at Curly’s! Mike can even treat Ted!

  8. tinkletinkleonyourstar says: Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM

    shanahan fleeced snyder (as many others have done). enjoy it while it lasts skins fans…cause it won’t last long.

  9. randyschwimmer7 says: Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM

    Who ever said cheating doesn’t prosper?

  10. rj88888 says: Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM

    Absence makes the heart grow fonder.

  11. tokyosandblaster says: Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM

    So…. you just paid a cheater an ass-ton of money. You have a tainted lombardi. How does it make you saints fans feel?

  12. mavajo says: Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM

    I don’t like the guy, but he’s worth it — one of the top five coaches in the league.

  13. rycoem says: Dec 29, 2012 5:58 PM

    Just another example of the obscene and out-of-context amount of money in professional sports…it won’t stop as long as corporations and fans keep buying the overpriced tickets, concessions & parking

  14. 13fitzj says: Dec 29, 2012 5:58 PM

    That’s what Jerruh Jones will force you to do if you want to outbid him.

  15. bobbyfinstock says: Dec 29, 2012 5:58 PM

    The guy gets a year off AND a pay raise.

    Good work if you can get it.

  16. eastsideballa says: Dec 29, 2012 6:02 PM

    shutup meg

  17. fuglyflorio says: Dec 29, 2012 6:03 PM

    4 million is salary … 4 million is hush money.

  18. dalucks says: Dec 29, 2012 6:03 PM

    Well deserved. I wish he was coaching in Houston.

  19. mhs8031 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:04 PM

    Good for Payton? Really? I think the Saints have painted themselves as victims because Roger Goodell was hard on them. I think this contract was a statement–not only will the Saints tolerate a dirty cheating coach, they are going to celebrate him and show the world that they are back. Even if the players were let off the hook by Tags, the coaches were WRONG. I am sick of Brees and his comnents as if he is the voice of reason. Just shut up, Drew. It is OK that you are not in a headline about the Saints.
    What they did is inexcusable, and to make him the richest coach in any sport is a statement baseed on a lack of character and misguided values. Mr. Benson, if you want to make a statement with your checkbook, you hypocrite, send a check to the Northeast to help with the hurricane releif effort–your asses sure got help.

  20. sf944 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:05 PM

    Payton is 62-34 as in regular-season games as Saints head coach and 5-3 in the postseason. During the three seasons before his suspension, the Saints won 41 regular-season and playoff games combined, more than any other team in the NFL.

  21. mikellie says: Dec 29, 2012 6:13 PM

    13fitzj…Jerry Jones had no intentions to even talk to him. Jerry has his guy in Jason Garrett. Garrett will surpass anything that Payton will ever do.

  22. mikellie says: Dec 29, 2012 6:14 PM

    Pay the guy all the money in the world…won’t fix their defense.

  23. atwatercrushesokoye says: Dec 29, 2012 6:17 PM

    Payton is like Coach Cal at Kentucky, his reputation is much greater then the results they’ve actually produced, one championship in both respects.

    Two other things Saints fans:
    1. If Spagnolo were able to turn all of those number 1′s into a great defense, wouldn’t he have done it by now? Or does everything just magically change once Freddy Muniz gets back?

    2. Denver has been to as many Super Bowls as you have all time playoff wins, and Pittsburgh has won as many, so quit talking about your team like its got some great post season history.

  24. manilarizzo says: Dec 29, 2012 6:25 PM

    tinkletinkleonyourstar says:
    Dec 29, 2012 5:56 PM
    shanahan fleeced snyder (as many others have done). enjoy it while it lasts skins fans…cause it won’t last long.

    What???

    Don’t think anyone has anything but respect for BOH Shanahans for gutting the franchise after the Vinny mess, building depth through the draft and finding a late round gem in Morris and customizing his coaching to fit one of the most exciting QB’s the league has ever seen? I’m not feeling so fleeced right now. Anyone else in Skins nation feeling like we got fleeced?

    Good for Shanny. Good for Payton. These guys work a million hours a week and are the best in the biz at what thy do. Why shouldn’t they make a little coin.

  25. rajbais says: Dec 29, 2012 6:26 PM

    That’s what happens when the Brooklyn Nets get turned down by Phil Jackson.

    He’s worth at least $10 million annually.

  26. onlysane1intheroom says: Dec 29, 2012 6:26 PM

    Doc is worth every cent of that $7 mil.

  27. snaxdsp says: Dec 29, 2012 6:34 PM

    Feels great Tokyo. Thanks for asking

  28. larrydavid7000 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:34 PM

    way to reward a cheater and a loser.

  29. tharoostah says: Dec 29, 2012 6:38 PM

    Belichick’s contract should guarantee that he automatically makes triple whatever the next highest paid coach is.

  30. tedmurph says: Dec 29, 2012 6:41 PM

    Nobody outside the Pats organization knows what Belichick makes or how long his contract runs. They guess. But, I’ll bet he’s still the highest paid coach in sports next year after Kraft tweaks
    his deal, and BB deserves it.

  31. dcmaxx says: Dec 29, 2012 6:42 PM

    If anything is “tainted” it’s this season where a team was put at a huge competitive disadvantage all so an overzealous ruler could send a message. One of the teams in the NFC playoffs this year and the Falcons for winning the division should thank Goodell. Fact.

  32. kellij666 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:47 PM

    So…. you just paid a cheater an ass-ton of money. You have a tainted lombardi. How does it make you saints fans feel?

    makes us saints fans feel GREAT!!@!!! no one here wanted him to leave. lookout 2013!!!! can’t wait to kick ass!!!!!

  33. 4thqtrsaint says: Dec 29, 2012 6:48 PM

    Thank goodness for jealous haters or reading these posts wouldn’t be near as much fun. Those people are ticked off and that is just funny to me.

  34. commonsensedude says: Dec 29, 2012 6:49 PM

    Just in time for the tax hikes on millionaires. Congratulations, politicians .. er .. Payton.

  35. 6thsense79 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:56 PM

    Redskins fan here. I’m trying to figure out what all these accusations of cheating is comming from. What exactly did the Saints do to cheat and win a title? I mean name specifically the action or play on the field that some of you think was cheating. Really sounds like sour grapes to me but I’ll keep an open mind.

  36. 56chevygirl says: Dec 29, 2012 6:57 PM

    to mhs8031: New Orleanians HAVE sent help to the Northeast just so you know. Don’t just be throwing stupid accusations out there to fill up your post.

    And, HOW do you know Mr. Benson hasn’t sent help??? Brees sent $1 million to the Northeast for disaster help. No what you are talking about before you post.

  37. buffalobills2012 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:58 PM

    Belichick cheats and wins 3 super bowls and gets a raise to highest paid coach. Payton supports bounty and now is highest paid. Nothing to see here. Look away

  38. goldrush36 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:58 PM

    mikellie says:
    Dec 29, 2012 6:13 PM
    13fitzj…Jerry Jones had no intentions to even talk to him. Jerry has his guy in Jason Garrett. Garrett will surpass anything that Payton will ever do.
    ____________________________________
    Lol you must’ve bumped your head. Dallas will always be one of the most dangerous teams but until they get a REAL coach they are going nowhere. I know I wouldn’t like to see him in Dallas. Nor would the NFC east. Garrett worries NOBODY. I really dont think his salary is too high either but i think most guys right below him aside from Fisher and Bellichick are definitely overpaid

  39. chief67 says: Dec 29, 2012 6:59 PM

    Get kicked out of the league for a year and get a giant raise ?

  40. thesmedman says: Dec 29, 2012 7:10 PM

    Let me get this straight: you get kicked out for a year for condoning a system of payments to hurt players (questionably legal) and you get rehired, and with a raise?

    Maybe he ought to go to DC and work on the “fiscal cliff”…

  41. dgcaz says: Dec 29, 2012 7:17 PM

    People that keep bringing up “spy gate” are total jack asses… Seriously, think about it – they recorded defensive signs, which HELPS THE OFFENSE!

    They have only scored over 500 points in four of the of the 6 years since then; Brady has led the most prolific offenses in NFL history… You sound like jealous losers when you bring that up!

    I would take BB in Arizona any day, and I bet you would too!

  42. aintasinner says: Dec 29, 2012 7:20 PM

    So…. you just paid a cheater an ass-ton of money. You have a tainted lombardi. How does it make you saints fans feel?

    Like $40 million bucks! How does it make you feel, loser?

  43. daknight93 says: Dec 29, 2012 7:30 PM

    The haters say Saints are cheaters for winning the championship in 2009, but can’t come up with 1 legit reason to validate their claim…Godell drowned the media and his supporters into believing a bounty program was in place for 3 yrs, but Saints were deemed innocent of the charges by appeals panel and Taglibue..these hating fans are upset the Saints have been cleared and made their coach the highest paid coach in NFL..No way Sean Payton was leaving New Orleans, where he has 100% full control of the organization then to go to Dallas with Jerry and have 0 percent control and be a puppett…use common sense folks, it wasn’t happening..congrats to Sean Payton and his new contract extension.

  44. mrlaloosh says: Dec 29, 2012 7:33 PM

    All you losers (Falcons fans) , get ready for business as usual. Mike smith must be crying in his grits. After the Fail-cants underperform, as usual, in the playoffs, all hope is lost. Back to irrelevancy for the Notlanta sports scene.

  45. hansenbrothers says: Dec 29, 2012 7:36 PM

    They must have made a lot off of those bounties to be able to afford that salary.

  46. denverscott says: Dec 29, 2012 7:37 PM

    Not surprising really. N.O. is a dirty city after all. Katrina was the universes attempt to clean the filth. Apparently, the citizens want it back. 4 -5 wins next year is what will happen. Get your bags ready.

  47. lawyermalloy says: Dec 29, 2012 7:45 PM

    His agent was brilliant in simply floating a story that there MAY be interest elsewhere, WITHOUT making any statements whatsoever. All he needed to do is let a rumor fly and the press did the rest; job well done!

  48. amaf21 says: Dec 29, 2012 7:49 PM

    good job overpaying this blabber mouth cheater. he probably needs the extra coin to pay off his tab at promises malibu. now just bring back williams and the gang will be back together!

  49. midwestwarrior says: Dec 29, 2012 7:50 PM

    denverscott says:
    Dec 29, 2012 7:37 PM
    Not surprising really. N.O. is a dirty city after all. Katrina was the universes attempt to clean the filth. Apparently, the citizens want it back. 4 -5 wins next year is what will happen. Get your bags ready.

    I don’t think Mr. Peyton Manning, a New Orleans native playing for your Broncos, would appreciate your comment. I am not a Saints fan either but I am still waiting for actual proof of some bounty program existing or an actual example on the field that parlays into justifying the suspension and all that happened that is any different than the rest of the NFL teams. Are you saying that if Denver gets to the Super Bowl you wouldn’t go to New Orleans to see the game if given a chance?

  50. seahawksbmx says: Dec 29, 2012 7:51 PM

    If Pete Carrol gets 7 mill year than Payton’s 8 mill is a bargain
    __________
    PC inherited a team that was in absolute shambles 3 short years ago. We were told that a Top Ten defense was possible under his guidance (#1 scoring defense, check). The surprise has been on the other side of the ball. If the ‘Hawks can score 27 points tomorrow, they will be only the 2nd team since 1950 to score 200 points in a month (’07 Pats being the other). Great hire.

    Keep running (this team), Pete.

    And congrats to Coach Payton.

  51. schmokes says: Dec 29, 2012 8:05 PM

    daknight93 says:
    Dec 29, 2012 7:30 PM
    The haters say Saints are cheaters for winning the championship in 2009, but can’t come up with 1 legit reason to validate their claim…Godell drowned the media and his supporters into believing a bounty program was in place for 3 yrs, but Saints were deemed innocent of the charges by appeals panel and Taglibue..these hating fans are upset the Saints have been cleared and made their coach the highest paid coach in NFL..No way Sean Payton was leaving New Orleans, where he has 100% full control of the organization then to go to Dallas with Jerry and have 0 percent control and be a puppett…use common sense folks, it wasn’t happening..congrats to Sean Payton and his new contract extension.

    ———————————————————

    You do know that the appeal you are speaking of didn’t find the Saints innocent right? In fact, Tagliabue was quite specific in stating that the Saints were GUILTY of everything they were accused of. But Tags thought the punishment should be focused more on the arrogant coaching staff. But just to repeat, GUILTY….And not in the playoffs….I love all the saints fans chanting about next year, that’s the loser mantra right there.

  52. kappy32 says: Dec 29, 2012 8:25 PM

    Extremely overpaid. I don’t get it. I can understand BB getting $8 million for winning multiple Super Bowls & building a dynasty – he’s hands down the best coach since Lombardi. I can see Tom Coughlin getting $8 million for winning 2 Super Bowls in 4 years. But Sean Payton? $8 Million per year? He has 1 Super Bowl in which everything fell into place perfectly. It is clear the Saints can’t win outside late in the season & the lack of adjustments to the weather elements falls squarely on the shoulders of the coach. Also, with the Saints upcoming salary cap problems & the bullish, selfish attitude Brees has taken to not restructuring his contract to help the team is going to lead to years of decline as Brees’ career winds down at the same time. $8 million for a coach who will be lucky to finish .500 the next 3-4 years is too damn much.

  53. dcmaxx says: Dec 29, 2012 8:33 PM

    They were guilty of injuring players on the field for money?? Wow. Did Tagliabue name exactly which players were hurt because I didn’t see any?

  54. kappy32 says: Dec 29, 2012 8:39 PM

    4thqtrsaint says:

    Thank goodness for jealous haters or reading these posts wouldn’t be near as much fun. Those people are ticked off and that is just funny to me.
    ——————————-
    Thank goodness for idiot fans who get upset when others rightfully talk crap about their team. If it didn’t bother you as much as your comment says, you wouldn’t have posted anything. You’re an idiot & the Saints suck. Fans who think the presence of Payton would’ve helped the Saints this year are just plain stupid. Payton is an offensive coach & does NOTHING with defense. Payton’s lack of interest & control with the defense was proven when the team hired Spanuolo, one of the most highly regarded defensive coaches in the NFL, to run the Saints’ D. Not even Jesus Christ could’ve helped that defense this year. Despite Payton’s absence, the offense barely missed a beat; as a matter of fact, I would argue they were better without Payton. The Saints were the best passing team this year, but what made them better was that Vitt ran the ball more than Payton ever did. The Saints offensive production this year just showed $8 million is too much for Payton. People are “jealous haters,” we are just speaking the truth. I’m sorry your inbred mind couldn’t comprehend that. Truth.

  55. tightend82 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:35 PM

    Dear Tom, get a grip. This guy you just offered 8 million a year took your franchise into uncharted territory with the Bounty Gate debacle. He led the OK to purposely Injure other players on NFL Teams…importantly, the Better Players on those Teams(See Brett Favre, Kurt Warner). He directed, or at the least approved of the tactics that Greg Williams suggested and implemented. Along the way, the Ain’ts won some games, and even a Super Bowl. To have the NFL suspend him for a Full NFL Season, and you to reward him with this type of Contract opportunity, making him the highest paid coach at least in the NFL, is just plain sad and really stupid….he is way down the list when it comes to coaching ability, and from a class standpoint way down the list. Tom, you are part of what is wrong with this country….the Rich guys with the money who have no sense of what is important, rewarding people for doing something wrong….it didn’t work with the recent Presidential Election, meaning all of the money spent to defeat the sitting President, and I expect this will end poorly as well….Payton, God Bless America, where anything is possible, thanks to dopes like Tom Benson…..

  56. hor2012 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:37 PM

    mhs8031

    I’m sorry I can’t continue to allow stupid people like you to say want you want to say about our team, city, or owner without responding. First of all it’s obvious that you’ve lost all objectivity concerning this issue. And, although this is going to fall of deaf ears, I’ll try this again. At no point did anyone in our organization, and this includes coaches or players admitted to going out and trying to hurt anyone. What they admitted to was that during meeting they said things and did things as a way of motiviation. Even Greg Williams stated in his confession, if you want to call it that, that the Saints never to the field with the goal of hurting anyone. Secondly in the ruling the former commisioner gave he state that Shaw Payton was guilty because he was the head coach. No coach said that he had direct knowledge of what was going on. Now, concerning your statement relating to getting help for the Storm. Tom Benson is a billionare. He didn’t need any help from anyone after the storm. And, if your statement was suppose to be directed at the everyday citizens of the city. My wife and I both sent money to support the victims of the storm. Now, if you have some other issues that’s fine. But, you and anyone else who thinks that you’re going to post anything negative about the city I grew up in or the team a proud to be a fan of you have another thing coming. So, get of you high horse and have the courage to say what your real issue is. And, concerning your statement concerning the character of the man I think that was uncalled for. But, do be honest I don’t think that much of yours right now either

  57. hor2012 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:46 PM

    Tighend82

    You get a grip. Kirk Warner was knocked out of that game because he tried to make a tackle after a interception. Bret Farve finished the game. At know time did Greg Williams stated that Shaw Payton knew anything about what was going on. But, besides that, where was your moral outrage when it came out that the giants target one of the niners and they were doing it because they knew he had a injury, or when the jets threaten to heart reggie bush and then followed through on it. Judging by your Thightend82 post you played football. That means that you’ve heard pregame speeches before. You know as well as I do that it’s simply talk and no one takes it seriously. And, I don’t know who your favorite team is but unless it’s one that’s one a Superbowl in the last ten years I bet you fan base would have love to him coaching your team.

  58. jason1980 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:52 PM

    tightend82, eat it pal. Wow…..the haters are trembling in their boots. They should be, because the Saints will reign terror on the NFL next season. Thanks to Tom Benson for recognizing talent, and not letting it get away. Think about it, a team without a HC with a winning season, after tomorrow’s game that is. When a team doesn’t matter, folks don’t comment, the Saints matter, that’s why we’re constantly and incessantly talked about, and of course envied.

  59. hor2012 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:56 PM

    denverscott

    Are you aware that over a thousand people died in that storm. I live in New Orleans my entire life. It’s far from a perfect city but it has a charm that set it apart from any other city in the United States. Up until now my responses had been really more about stirring the pot. But, I’m deadly serious now. That statement about Katrina being the univers attempt to cleanse the city is scary. I’m going to pray for you tonight because you’re sick. And, please know I’m not angry at you’re post. I’m just worried by it, And, yes I lived in New Orleans my entire life up until the storm and I attend to return there to retire

  60. Dave61548 says: Dec 29, 2012 9:57 PM

    All you tools calling the Saints cheaters are pathetic jokes. The Saints did NOTHING on the field illegal. If you bother to look at the results on the field, the Saints were one of the least penalized teams during the time period in question. As for the team being “guilty”, so far every bit of “evidence” the NFL has shown has been readily discredited. Tags “ruling” was simply to say he bought Goodell’s claim – Tags didn’t look at the evidence and make his own ruling. He knew if he looked he would have to throw it all out and state the NFL totally blew it.

  61. rabbdogg says: Dec 29, 2012 10:16 PM

    the one thing u saints haters can never get around is the fact that the game film is there for anybody to see…and u can plainly see nobody was carted off in any saints game in those 3 years but reggie bush…welcome back coach payton and screw the haters…

  62. shutupbrees says: Dec 29, 2012 11:17 PM

    So when the Saints go 8-8 next year, who are they going to blame?

  63. rpiotr01 says: Dec 29, 2012 11:17 PM

    Lovely. And if the Saints go 9-7 next year because of their still generally crummy defense…?

  64. bougin89 says: Dec 29, 2012 11:42 PM

    OVERPAID. He’s a good coach. As a Packer Fan I’d say McCarthy is more valuable(yes very biased but also a critic of mccarthy). Reason: MM developed the talent he has had that won him a Super Bowl. I’d give Payton the edge on offensive gameplanning/playcalling though.

  65. vtopa says: Dec 30, 2012 1:14 AM

    Sorry Uncle Rodger! Get ready to hand a trophy over to Payton next year!

  66. rjkilla says: Dec 30, 2012 1:26 AM

    i suggest you go to youtube and watch harper blind side steve smith AFTER he crossed the goal line. you can say there’s no evidence of intent to injure. but that’s just because you got your blinders on.

  67. thraiderskin says: Dec 30, 2012 1:45 AM

    I’m glad the Saints’ got their coach for the foreseable future, but I don’t think he is worth $8 Million. Its financial moves like this, that makes me think coaching staffs should count against the salary cap (I’m fairly confident they don’t, if they do, my bad).

  68. fruitcovejag says: Dec 30, 2012 2:13 AM

    Good head coach because Drew Brees is a great quarterback!

  69. btwicey says: Dec 30, 2012 6:38 AM

    Good for him. Will be a brave man to bet against the saints in 2013.

  70. patpatriotagain says: Dec 30, 2012 8:00 AM

    that sound you heard was bob kraft’s office door opening…
    “Hi Bill, what can I do ‘ya for?”

  71. hehateme2 says: Dec 30, 2012 8:10 AM

    “People aren’t “jealous haters,” we are just speaking the truth. I’m sorry your inbred mind couldn’t comprehend that. Truth.”

    Well said… and learn some more words to better express yourselves there who dat folks.

  72. phillyfanmatt says: Dec 30, 2012 11:03 AM

    How quickly aints fans forget that the judge in NO who was gonna over turn everything also said in her ruling when it got kicked back to the NFL that PFP also equaled a bounty. Hmmm interesting isn’t it.

  73. 85pmart says: Dec 30, 2012 4:59 PM

    Way to much reward for behavior deserving of a one year suspension.

  74. scottreppond07 says: Jan 14, 2013 11:51 AM

    I read some of this stuff and I have to laugh and wonder are people really that dumb or are they just that biased.

    Firstly, on the bounties, there was NO solid proof that it ever existed other than what the NFL tried to poorly put together.

    Secondly, if you really think Sean Payton is overrated and not worth every penny he’s getting, then you are about as dumb as they come. He turned a franchise around that had never won anything except on occasion and made it into a winning program including winning a Superbowl.

    Thirdly, if you really think that the Saints won’t be coming back strong in 2013, then you are about as delusional as the Falcaint fans who actually think they will win the Superbowl this season when in reality they won’t even make it to the superbowl. Sean Payton is the backbone of that organization and he has had a year to plan and put together the plan for his return. If you really think he has not been working on that, then you obviously do not know anything about Sean Payton.

    Keep it real folks and look at the real facts and not your closed minded Roger Goodell so called facts because they do not exist!

    And last but not least, get ready to get run over by the WHO DAT touchdown machine in the 2013 season….Saints will win their second SuperBowl in 5 years and for those so called fans bragging about how many rings or trophies their teams have won, keep dusting those trophies cause it might be a while before you get another one….Delusion at it’s best!….

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