Sean Payton Once Had Breakfast With Johnny Manziel So Obviously He's Going To Become A Member Of The Saints
BREAKING NEWS: By spilling coffee (reportedly of the 'Irish' variety) on a napkin that was on the table shared by himself and Sean Payton during a breakfast at the largest of NFL functions a month and half ago, Johnny Manziel has unofficially become an official member of the New Orleans Saints!
Maybe I'm opening myself up to being very, very wrong here, but is it just be possible that Sean Payton - a quarterback whisperer of sorts - was giving a complete degenerate tips on how to best get his shitshow of a life together? Does the fact that a football coach and a (former?) football player once had a meal together automatically mean that they are soon going to be sharing a place of employment? I'm all for a good reclamation project, but this particular one doesn't make a modicum of sense. The Saints should - without a doubt - be looking for a successor at the quarterback position, but that doesn't explain why they would pick up someone whose been nothing short of a complete failure. Depth under center is important, but generally you don't find it under the table. That's not to say that Drew Brees wouldn't make a hell of a mentor to Johnny Manziel, but it is to say that Drew Brees has enough to worry about without having to administer a breathalyzer to his backup before ever practice.
I trust Sean Payton's eye for offensive talent, I don't trust it enough to think he's got the chops to be a sponsor to a guy who - Lord willing - wouldn't play a single meaningful snap while also turning around a team that's gone 7-9 three seasons in a row. I call bullshit, but don't mind me...I'm just using common fucking sense to assume that no person - short of the devil himself - would willingly bring Johnny Manziel to play in a building that's well within walking distance of Bourbon Street.