The Sky Is Falling In New Orleans, Or At Least The Paltry Attempts By The Media Would Lead You To Believe So
Hey Ian, what the fuck dude? I thought we had an understanding? You were supposed to wait until after demoralizing Saints losses before posting tweets about how the Saints entire organization is going to hell in a hand basket? You've been so good at adhering to that philosophy all season, and now Week 16 rolls around and you couldn't temper your anxiety? Have a little respect for your profession man. Everyone knows Sean Payton only has one foot out the door after losses. Drew Brees would never consider playing elsewhere after a win. Jokes on you Ian, because as it stands now, the sun is shining bright in New Orleans. Maybe next week the Saints will throw up a stinker and you can regurgitate the same nonsense that you, and your merry band of unregistered physics, have continually spewed following every Saints defeat.
Obviously I don't know if Sean Payton is coming back, but I do know that anyone that is taking these rumors seriously is nothing more than an uneducated jackass. If every report that was released regarding the future of Sean Payton were true then he would be coaching in Indianapolis, Miami, and Los Angeles next year. That sounds like quite the conflict of interest if you ask me. If being an NFL head coach requires a hefty workload than I can't imagine how many man hours THREE head coaching gigs at the same time requires. Pray for Sean Payton's REM cycle, because he's about to be pulling 36 hour days with that many jobs. In all seriousness, Sean Payton will only be coaching elsewhere next year if he wants to be coaching elsewhere next year, and going to the Chargers makes less than zero sense. A big market that has an aging quarterback, an above average offense, and no defense of which to speak? He would basically be coaching the Southern California Saints. If Sean Payton fails in New Orleans he's still a hero to everyone in the city, if he fails in Los Angeles he's the target of an uncanny amount of criticism. There is literally nothing to gain from making that switch.
Ian, are you trying to tell me that Drew Brees cap hit will have to be less than $30 fucking million to play in New Orleans next year? Well, you don't say? He's going to be very sad to hear that his talent deficient team won't be able to withstand his contract taking up more than ONE FIFTH of their salary cap. I can't imagine that they notified him that he might have to sign a new deal that would undoubtedly lower his cap hit when both sides mutually agreed to restructure his deal (thus increasing his cap number to $30 million) earlier this season. This is probably all news to him. I know it's news to me. Not once did I ever think that Drew Brees would have to sign a team friendly extension to stay in New Orleans. What on earth are we going to do?!?
When asked about whether Brees could see a scenario in which he and Payton aren't back in New Orleans, he didn't skip a beat.
Via Conor Orr of NFL.com:
"No, I don't," he said. "I think we -- a plan was put in place throughout last offseason as to how we were going to build a foundation by which to make a run at it in the future. That includes some new faces, that includes some young players that, I think, will all have a chance to come together and kind of build a team that can make a run at it in the future.
"Unfortunately, we had high expectations going into this year and we fell a bit short. But I'm confident with the character, the leadership, the talent we have that exists on that team now that we will be able to have the run."