I don't think Payton's going anywhere. Benson is loyal to good people as can be seen from players on up. Sean's going through some tough times right now and in my opinion he's a lot like Drew in his drive and determination. I think his wife was beginning to become a problem and caused the move to Texas and Payton didn't want to go. I think she also put it in his mind to not coach too long witnessed by his statement that he didn't see himself coaching 10 years from now, last year. Now, he's free to continue on and I'm sure he'll find someone with more sticktoitivness
how's that for a word?, and loyalty in the NO anyway.
If I'm Sean Payton, I'm gonna take a little time to lick my wounds, then set about putting an even more dominant offensive game plan together for next year. If I'm the league, I'd be scared to see what SP unveils next season to be honest.