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Bill Belichick always appreciates Sean Payton’s support

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 13:  Head coaches Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots (L) and Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints  shake hands following the Patriots 30-27 win at Gillette Stadium on October 13, 2013 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images) Getty Images

Saints coach Sean Payton sent out a tweet featuring a picture of the large picture of Tom Brady that the Patriots affixed to the outside of Gillette Stadium to keep Brady around the team in spirit while he serves his four-game suspension to open the season.

There was some similarity between the Patriots’ move and the picture of Payton that the Saints put up in their training facility — captioned with “do your job” to none of the aggrieved response the Cowboys got for using the phrase — while Payton was suspended a year by the league. That suspension drew a similar response in New Orleans to the one Brady’s suspension has received in New England and Payton confirmed that his tweet was intended to show that he understands “what Tom is going through.”

During his Thursday press conference, Belichick was apprised of what Payton posted and said it was nice to have Payton’s support.

“Yeah, I mean I have a good friendship with Sean. We go back quite a ways. We’ve had a great working relationship, great professional relationship and a good personal relationship. So, I always appreciate his support. He has had ours, we’ve had his. You can’t say that about everybody but certainly he has been a good friend and a good supporter.”

Belichick was also asked about Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer’s less empathetic response to a question about Brady’s suspension. Belichick said he wasn’t aware of it, but that he thinks highly of Palmer.

“I didn’t see it,” Belichick said. “But I mean I have a lot of respect for Carson Palmer. We’ve known Carson throughout the years, had him out at the Pro Bowl. I really have a lot of respect for Carson and what he has done throughout his career with three different organizations. I think he’s an outstanding person, outstanding quarterback, great competitor and he has had a tremendous career.”

Belichick and Palmer will be on opposite sides of the field on Sunday night when the Patriots and Cardinals kick off their regular seasons.

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63 Responses to “Bill Belichick always appreciates Sean Payton’s support”
  1. ariani1985 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    And 30 other coaches think you two clowns are dirty rotten cheats!

  2. hatersgonnahatehate says: Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    We should have listened

  3. trailerparkking says: Sep 8, 2016 12:34 PM

    If a proven habitual Cheater like Belicheat passes for a great coach and a drunken womanizer like Kraft passes for classy then you have very low standards. There’s absolutely nothing to respect about this morally bankrupt franchise.

  4. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 8, 2016 12:35 PM

    “But I mean I have a lot of respect for Carson Palmer. We’ve known Carson throughout the years, had him out at the Pro Bowl. I really have a lot of respect for Carson…”

    And that, Carson, is how true winners respond.
    And now we return you to the vitriolic patsanoia driven posts you expected when you clicked on the article.

  5. nhpats says: Sep 8, 2016 12:36 PM

    Best coach in the NFL…..by a long shot.

  6. 1historian says: Sep 8, 2016 12:40 PM

    I love all the nice things Belichik said about Palmer.

    I would love to hear what the Pats’ d linemen say to each other before Sunday’s game.

    Pats 23 Cards 14

  7. weepingjebus says: Sep 8, 2016 12:40 PM

    Two Super Bowl winning coaches supporting each other while Goodell’s favorite losers whine about ball inflation and league controlled headsets not always working quite right. In the Goodell era excellence is a four letter word.

  8. davebarnes21 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:41 PM

    Greatest coach that ever lived. End of story!

  9. brettfavrecellphone says: Sep 8, 2016 12:41 PM

    GOAT coach.

  10. patsfan4lifesbchamps says: Sep 8, 2016 12:42 PM

    G.O.A.T

  11. hairpie2 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:43 PM

    Its funny that the Pats are “classless” for constantly taking the high road when it would be much easier not to.

  12. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 8, 2016 12:44 PM

    When will Patriot Hater’s wussy team fold? Enough is enough. It’s outrageous that the GOAT QB Tom Brady has to subject himself to such humiliation by tolerating their presence on HIS football field.

    It’s time to write some letters demanding NFL contraction. Time for them to get out of OUR league and bring a REAL MAN’s team or two in to give the GOAT QB Tom Brady some real competition. The GOAT QB Tom Brady will appreciate it.

  13. LyinRogerMustGo says: Sep 8, 2016 12:45 PM

    When the GOAT coach Bill Belichick speaks…

    STOP what you are doing and listen boy!
    🙂

  14. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 12:50 PM

    “I sure do show my support for the Patriots organization for displaying their integrity they bring to the game of football. Much like I did for cycling”

    -Lance Armstrong

  15. waldoampere says: Sep 8, 2016 12:50 PM

    Maybe it’s just me but I thought the part about “three different organizations” was a subtle shot at Palmer.

  16. infectorman says: Sep 8, 2016 12:50 PM

    All CLASS, no filler.
    Just like Brady and the rest of the team.

  17. flash1287 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:52 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM
    And 30 other coaches think you two clowns are dirty rotten cheats!

    If other coaches and teams think that how do you explain Patriots front office personnel and coaches getting interest from other teams every offseason?

    You can’t.

    #crybaby

  18. 6ball says: Sep 8, 2016 12:53 PM

    .
    The Patriots most frequent trading partners seem to be New Orleans and Philadelphia. They seem to have a good working relationship.
    .

  19. footballboozer says: Sep 8, 2016 12:55 PM

    I love it, GODell must be crying how he’s being disrespected, again.
    Nice way to stick it to him boys!

  20. chuckshontaspads says: Sep 8, 2016 12:56 PM

    “Classless” Belichick and Brady NEVER have a negative thing to say about any other player or coach…”Classy” guys like Tomlin, Harbaugh, Palmer, Aikman, old man Shula can’t say the same.

  21. jimjets says: Sep 8, 2016 12:57 PM

    There’s a shocker. Bountygate feels for and supports spygate and deflategate. They’re in the same club.

  22. dimitry1212 says: Sep 8, 2016 12:57 PM

    give me a cheater over a quitter any day.

  23. footballboozer says: Sep 8, 2016 12:57 PM

    trailerparkking says:
    Sep 8, 2016 12:34 PM
    If a proven habitual Cheater like Belicheat passes for a great coach and a drunken womanizer like Kraft passes for classy then you have very low standards. There’s absolutely nothing to respect about this morally bankrupt franchise.

    ================
    Must be hell to be a Jets fan.
    Don’t worry it will get better, NOT!!

  24. superpatriotsfan says: Sep 8, 2016 1:00 PM

    Funny how most celebs who come from the NE area are all cheaters. Must be an accepted form of behavior.

  25. ilovefoolsball says: Sep 8, 2016 1:03 PM

    Belichick has had more of the success than Payton but there aren’t many other teams that wouldn’t trade their head coach for either of these fellows.

  26. trailerparkking says: Sep 8, 2016 1:15 PM

    “Those guys should study the rulebook.”
    -Brady about Coach Harbaugh
    Tell you what Pats fans, tell us more about how Peyton takes HGH while Ninkocheat shoots up roids, How Irasy is a junkie while Kraft drinks a 5th per day and dates a 20 some year old, how Tomlin tripped a Raven while Belicheat actually attempted to trip Marvin Harrison years earlier…..

  27. TheCakeIsALie says: Sep 8, 2016 1:21 PM

    “I think he’s an outstanding person, outstanding quarterback, great competitor and he has had a tremendous career.”

    Palmer’s record against Belichick: 0-4

    Vintage Hoodie.

  28. cmj0121 says: Sep 8, 2016 1:42 PM

    Bill Belichick always appreciates Sean Payton’s support for his rampant CHEATING.

  29. jjackwagon says: Sep 8, 2016 1:42 PM

    I’ll bet the banner does wonders for Jimmy G’s confidence. I’m sure he feels that management has his back no matter what.

  30. alltee says: Sep 8, 2016 1:44 PM

    love all the bashing against the greatest coach to ever step on the field, just know that whatever your team is, your head coach thinks belichik is the best also.

    sit and stew on that for a while as there is no debate amongst people with an IQ higher then 11

  31. dolphins4 says: Sep 8, 2016 1:44 PM

    Bill B likes Howie Rosemans support too.

  32. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 8, 2016 1:50 PM

    Big Bill appreciates no one but himself who he hates 98% of the time.

  33. youdrivemenutseagles says: Sep 8, 2016 1:50 PM

    Both coaches are on the Parcells coaching tree. I’m guessing having to put up with him made them friends.

  34. mack2x says: Sep 8, 2016 1:50 PM

    Everyone’s a victim.

  35. hugeheavywoman says: Sep 8, 2016 1:53 PM

    Bill to Sean: “You gonna lift that Bounty on us?”

    Sean to Bill: “You gonna destroy our practice tapes?”

    A beautiful friendship.

  36. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 8, 2016 2:04 PM

    Payton should be nice to BB since he’ll be unemployed and looking for work before the season ends.

  37. pastabelly says: Sep 8, 2016 2:07 PM

    Carson Palmer finally won a playoff game and then reverted back to his old self against Carolina. It is hard to respect his fake retirement or how he performs in the clutch.

  38. nhpats says: Sep 8, 2016 2:13 PM

    It’s funny to see all #TheHaters posts about rampant “cheating” but when asked to enumerate the infractions all that they can come up with is taping another teams signals from the wrong location of the field for 7 minutes during the 1st game of the 1st season such taping was made illegal. Even the league has admitted that they cannot even prove natural ball deflation even occurred….let alone that Brady, BB or anyone else was responsible.

    Have #TheHaters ever beer correct about anything?

  39. truthprofessor says: Sep 8, 2016 2:23 PM

    Payton is smart, unlike the Patriots haters on here who can’t even begin to comprehend 7th grade science.

  40. chesswhileyouplaycheckers says: Sep 8, 2016 2:30 PM

    Just look at all the patsanoia up in here, does a Pats fan good to see all the trolls spitting up on themselves. Sing on kids, it is music to our ears.

  41. raidernation210 says: Sep 8, 2016 2:35 PM

    cheaters stick together

  42. pastabelly says: Sep 8, 2016 2:38 PM

    Other than the Patriots winning Super Bowls, the other great highlight for most Patriots fans was that vicious comeback the Saints had in the Super Bowl win over Manning. Payton and Brees got their rings and it seemed very right.

  43. fishyinalittledishy says: Sep 8, 2016 2:42 PM

    If the fish hadn’t have balked on the Brees deal then no Payton and no criminal coercion with the King of the cheaters.

  44. punxrawk124 says: Sep 8, 2016 2:43 PM

    Not a Pats fan but I think the Brady suspension is BS
    For arguments sake let’s say Brady did underinflate the football,big deal. If that really makes that much of a difference everyone would be doing it. make believe it was the QB for your favorite team,do you really think a 4 game suspension is warranted? Hell no.
    I remember watching the Chargers in a game a few years ago,using a towel to continuously put a sticky type substance on the ball. They were caught by the officials and received a warning to stop and they did the end. No league investigation no suspensions nothing, as it should have been.
    I’m sure there are similar things that have happened with other teams. and that’s my problem too many inconsistencies.
    Brady should have received a warning or at worst a fine assuming he was guilty

  45. jon11x says: Sep 8, 2016 2:43 PM

    I wished they would have just left this alone. I’m no Pats fan, but now Brady is going to come back and the Pats will go on a 12-0 run.

  46. Deb says: Sep 8, 2016 2:48 PM

    Just blows my mind to see all these comments about cheating, bounties, and womanizing owners? Good grief. This is the NFL. Every single team is guilty of gamesmanship in one form or another. Brady isn’t sitting at home because he inflated a ball (something your QBs have done, too, whether or not you want to think so). He’s sitting at home because he challenged Goodell’s authority. Payton was a fool for doing business with the hustler who brought down USC, and some punishment was called for there. But a year’s suspension when the film showed no illegal or egregious hits on the part of his defense?

    I’m not a Pats fan nor a Saints fan. But rather than rejoicing over a rival’s problems, every fan should be worried about a league dictatorship where the next coach’s or QB’s head on the chopping block could be yours.

  47. MiamiDolphinsNationTravelingtoSeattle says: Sep 8, 2016 2:52 PM

    pats fans are way too paranoid, i guess getting dark at 3:30 in fall and winter can make anyone that way..lol

  48. YouCryin?PatsMustBeDoingTheirJob says: Sep 8, 2016 3:01 PM

    Blessed, spoiled and envied in Patriot nation. So blessed to have Coach Belichick. Spoiled by Tom Brady. Envied by commenters who wait all day for a Patriots article.

  49. boisestatewhodat says: Sep 8, 2016 3:05 PM

    Not one shred of evidence to prove any bounty existed. Who got hurt as a result of any ‘bounty’? Who got paid for hurting the person who never got hurt? Nothing…Payton gets a year, Belichek gets nothing.

    To prove my point further…Tagliabue reinstated every single suspended player because of a lack of any evidence at all…had Payton appealed, he would have won as well.

    Onward.

  50. Mo Pro Babble says: Sep 8, 2016 3:08 PM

    Belicheat actually attempted to trip Marvin Harrison years earlier…..

    If that’s what you saw in that video then you need to have your eyes checked. First, Harrison wasn’t on the field, Jacoby was. Harrison was OOB and walking back onto the field after the play as over. BB was trying to get out of his way. he didn’t stick out his foot a la Tomlin.

    So nice try with the lie but, wrong again.

  51. aj66shanghai says: Sep 8, 2016 3:16 PM

    Remember when the only quotes you’d ever get were the kind that Bellichek gives? No bulletin board material, no controversy, just professional respect and deference to all. Payton does that. Carroll does that. A few other guys too. Seems the rest of the league should pay attention. If it weren’t Bill Bellichek and the patriots then this wouldn’t have even been an article.

    Flatter them all week, then flatten them on Sunday. Do your talking on the field.

  52. tylawspick6 says: Sep 8, 2016 3:19 PM

    Greatest GM and Coach who ever lived.

    The only GM and Coach to have a commissioner specifically hired to lie and scour for preposterous technicalities that can be framed to a stupid and seethingly jealous customer base in orsder to spread the wealth and maximize revenue for corrupt and lazy thieves as owners.

    No other pro sports league has ever seen a commissioner collude with other owners to try to do this.

    Belichick and now Brady, have been under attack with out right lies, as Goodell commits consumer fraud like Bernie Madoff.

    And. it’s all because of so many incredible things the organization has invented and stays disciplined with, to buck the cap system with brilliance.

    The cap affects every other franchise to various degrees, but it never really affects the Pats, due to BB’s brilliance as GM and coach. Plain and simple.

    From drafting, development or innovation….He’s simply the greatest architect in NFL history and its greatest coach.

    INnan era of entitlement and whiny PC garbage, spearheaded by mostly Millennials or coaches, GMs or owners who are parents of pathetic Millennials, Belichick and the Pats rise above, and they are as old school as they come.

    All hail Belichick! The legend.

  53. Nofoolnodrool says: Sep 8, 2016 3:56 PM

    If that’s what you saw in that video then you need to have your eyes checked. First, Harrison wasn’t on the field, Jacoby was. Harrison was OOB and walking back onto the field after the play as over. BB was trying to get out of his way. he didn’t stick out his foot a la Tomlin.

    So nice try with the lie but, wrong again.

    7 9

    I am sure this poster would see Belicheat interfering with Harrison if he wasn’t focused on the halo around Bills head.

  54. bucs13 says: Sep 8, 2016 4:06 PM

    What do Sean Payton, Bill Belichick, and Mrs. Goodell have in common?

    None of them enjoy being screwed by Roger.

  55. brianyourwordsarehurtful says: Sep 8, 2016 4:11 PM

    I’m beginning to think some of you folks don’t like the Patriots.

  56. Deb says: Sep 8, 2016 4:23 PM

    Mo Pro Babble says …

    BB was trying to get out of his way. he didn’t stick out his foot a la Tomlin.

    ——

    Alosi stuck out his foot. My guy Tomlin put his whole self out there.

  57. ryann252013 says: Sep 8, 2016 5:00 PM

    Even as a Jets fan I know that this deflategate bull is absolutely ridiculous. I am just glad we get to play New England when Brady is off his suspension because on paper it looks like it’ll be two very good teams in two epic games.

  58. realkansan says: Sep 8, 2016 5:02 PM

    belicheck needs to be kicked out of the league for running such a cheater team! good for mr. goodell for finally stepping up and suspending bradybut something needs to be done about belicheck.

    ruining the league!

  59. savethenflfirerogergoodell says: Sep 8, 2016 5:07 PM

    Belichick is simply the greatest coach that ever lived.

    No arguement, end of story

  60. theoddmillennial says: Sep 8, 2016 5:29 PM

    I’m an engineer. I really wish people would think critically regarding topics. A naive hope, considering most people prefer to watch the world burn. If the Saints feel empathy for the Pats, its because they got royally screwed by the NFL front office. It is not because they are cheaters. I find it amusing the piety of the average American. America would not be a country if not for people who cheated (see the Revolutionaries shooting at the British from behind stone walls). It is unfortunate the average American football fan hasn’t seemed to graduated from college, let alone high school.

  61. factpurveyor says: Sep 8, 2016 8:41 PM

    ariani1985 says:
    Sep 8, 2016 12:33 PM

    And 30 other coaches think you two clowns are dirty rotten cheats!

    —————————————————————–
    I’m pretty sure that all 30 of those coaches are smarter then the dupes that believe the cheating nonsense which contradicts proven science.

  62. bigbear331313 says: Sep 9, 2016 7:44 AM

    Sep 8, 2016 2:55 PM

    superpatriotsfan says:

    “I sure do show my support for the Patriots organization for displaying their integrity they bring to the game of football. Much like I did for cycling”

    -Lance Armstrong
    _____________________________________

    Awe, cute…More Troll make believe. Let’s play along:

    “I was proven to be a cheater. It didn’t take 56+ lies from the Cycling Commission and a denial of 100+ Years of PROVEN Science, like it did for Tom Brady.”

    -Lance Armstrong

    Run along now Troll…You lose again!

  63. ampatsisahypocrite says: Sep 9, 2016 5:47 PM

    Roethlisberger just came out and said he thinks Brady’s the best in the business. So there’s more support out there than you might think. Frankly it’ll be better for all to just get this over with and get the guy back on the field. The game’s the better for it.

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