Saints pay tribute to Payton via team picture


With the clock still ticking on the Saints’ exclusive window to fix coach Sean Payton’s contract extension before he becomes a free agent in February, the players made even more clear their feelings about their suspended head coach in Saturday’s 2012 team photo.

According to Ed Werder of ESPN, everyone wore a Payton-style visor, and an empty spot was left in the front row.

Empty spots and seats have been left for Payton all year, and an enormous “do your job” sign hangs in the team’s practice facility.

Saints fans and players surely are hoping that the appropriate members of the front office do their jobs soon and get Payton’s contract figured out so that he won’t have  a chance to leave for a team like the Cowboys.