Marcus Peters Is Big Mad At Sean Payton, Because Being Upset With Himself Is Apparently Out Of The Question
Here is the thing. After twelve plus years, Saints' fans have become too familiar with Sean Payton's personality to think that Marcus Peters is completely unjust in his overreaction to a statement of the obvious. It's very possible, if not insanely likely, that the pettiest of pro football coaches was unable to hold his tongue and poured a little fuel on a fire after orchestrating the all-out torching of a cornerback who, as evidenced by his response, is plenty talkative in his own right. I don't know what was or wasn't said down on the field, but if Marcus Peters and Sean Payton did exchange some words then there's not a single doubt in my mind that the latter earned every last ounce of the "bowl of gumbo" that the former is apparently arranging they share.
That being said, if you consider talking truth to be the same thing as talking trash then the truth is probably that you're trash. Again, Sean Payton probably did add a little Southern spiciness from the sidelines. However, everyone with a functioning set of eyeballs and either a financial or emotional investment in the New Orleans Saints liked the matchup of Marcus Peters on Michael Thomas. In fact, to even call it a matchup is disingenuous, because the guy that whined and cried his way out of Kansas City was entirely over-matched in trying to stop someone who's season-to-date supports his social media presence in proving him unstoppable.
I'm not going to say that I saw a dagger of a 72-yard touchdown followed by the surprise appearance of a sentimental cellphone coming prior to the snap, but I would have bet my whole damn wallet on the ball being thrown to Michael Thomas as Marcus Peters was desperately waving his arms around as if being left on an island had him feeling like he fell out of the boat. That's just a fact.
The Saints asked the same question 11 different times prior to that point in the game, and the Rams "best" answer would have gotten them kicked out the damn classroom. Of course Sean Payton felt comfortable making it a clean dozen when the game, more or less, hung in the balance. That's not "shit talking", that's truth telling. Therefore, though he appears timely in calling for the check (picture above), maybe Marcus Peters should get in the film room and stew over his own failures instead of worrying about splitting one with an opposing head coach who's as good at scheming his way behind a defense as he is at chirping his way under its skin.