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For four teams, the clock keeps ticking toward Threat Level Midnight.

Three weeks after the regular season ended, coaches haven’t been hired in Denver, Indianapolis, Arizona, or Houston. Former Saints coach Sean Payton is a factor in three of those places.

Appearing on the FOX NFL Kickoff show, Payton addressed his candidacy, in broad terms.

“It’s been a busy week, a great week,” Payton said. “We’ve had a chance to visit with a lot of great owners, a lot of outstanding organizations. They’re obviously looking for a reboot.

“I think with the way the coaching hiring process has changed this year, we’re seeing it play out a little longer for these clubs. And I think there’s more pressure on everyone who’s covering it. And I think it’s a good thing, because they’re allowing teams to get to the right candidates.

“I think in the next week we’re going to know a lot more. . . . There’s a handful of things that still are taking place for these coaches, and myself.” ...

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Fleur-de-Links, January 30: Saints lose co-DC to division rival

  • News source: Adam Dunnells
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The Atlanta Falcons have hired Saints co-defensive coordinator, Ryan Nielsen.

Sean Payton has said “in the next week we’re going to know a lot more,” because there are still “a handful of things that still are taking place for these coaches and [Sean Payton].”

When asked if any head coaching position had it’s doors closed to him, Sean Payton said no.

NFL insider Dov Kleiman released a Tweet claiming that, while Sean Payton is expecting a mid-1st round pick in a trade for him, Mickey Loomis is reportedly seeking 2 first-round picks in exchange for Payton.

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Bleacher Report says the Saints are the best landing spot for Derek Carr

  • News source: John Sigler
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There isn’t a bigger roster need for the New Orleans Saints than at quarterback. They learned the hard way that they need a better approach to the game’s most important position than what they attempted last year. It’s vital that they find someone who can liven up the offense.

And one name being linked to theme early and often is Las Vegas Raiders quarterback Derek Carr. Las Vegas has made its intentions of trading Carr well-known around the league, and Carr has reportedly already begun looking into prospective trade partners (he had a no-trade clause written into his contract, so he has...
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Eagles-Chiefs Super Bowl 57 matchup is set: See the early betting odds

  • News source: BY SPENCER URQUHART | Staff writer
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The Super Bowl LVII matchup will see the Philadelphia Eagles take on the Kansas City Chiefs, and the early betting line has already moved significantly.

The point spread opened at even money (-110) for both teams at Caesars Sportsbook, the official odds partner of Bet.NOLA.com, but it shifted in favor of the Eagles, who are now favored by 2 points.

The spread went from even to -1.5 in favor of the Eagles within 30 minutes of the betting line opening at Caesars, which indicates where the majority of the early money was.

Super Bowl LVII betting line: Chiefs (+2, +110) vs. Eagles (-130)...
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Top 6 free agent quarterbacks for the Saints to consider in 2023

  • News source: John Sigler
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Finding a quarterback has to be the biggest priority of the New Orleans Saints offseason, and we should expect them to pull out all the stops in locating a passer Dennis Allen can trust. His job security relies upon it. While Jameis Winston is under contract for 2023, the Saints can save some money by releasing him and it sure feels like a return isn’t in the cards after he was benched for most of the 2022 season.

So free agency is the easiest path forward in finding a passer, even if the Saints are over the salary cap by a frightful amount of money (a similar situation to last year...
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Broncos lock up first round pick from 49ers, a valuable trade chip for Sean Payton

  • News source: John Sigler
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And we’re off. The Denver Broncos secured the No. 29 overall pick in the first round of the 2023 NFL draft after the San Francisco 49ers were eliminated from playoff contention in Sunday’s NFC championship game loss to the Philadelphia Eagles — and that’s big news for the New Orleans Saints, who should be looking at that draft pick as a big part of any potential trade for former head coach Sean Payton.

The Broncos received that first rounder from San Francisco after a midseason trade sent pass rusher Bradley Chubb to the Miami Dolphins; Miami owned the pick at the time after receiving it...
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A pair of former Saints will go to Super Bowl LVII with the Chiefs

  • News source: John Sigler
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A pair of former New Orleans Saints players will be going to Super Bowl LVII with the Kansas City Chiefs: fullback Michael Burton and center Austin Reiter, who will line up against many of their former teammates now playing for the Philadelphia Eagles. Whichever team comes out on top with a championship win and the Lombardi Trophy in hand, some former members of the black and gold stand to benefit.
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Eagles' Super Bowl success doesn't detract from last year's Saints draft trade

  • News source: John Sigler
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Let’s start with the facts. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to Super Bowl LVII and they own the New Orleans Saints’ first round pick at No. 10 overall in the 2023 NFL draft. It’s easy to criticize the Saints for making that trade in light of the Eagles’ championship ambitions, but let’s keep sight of what’s important here. This wasn’t a bad trade because Philadelphia is going to the Super Bowl. It’s a bad trade because New Orleans didn’t get much out of it.

To put it another way, this doesn’t have anything to do with the Eagles’ success. Our focus is on the Saints’ lack of success after...
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C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Ian Book among ex-Saints going to Super Bowl LVII with Eagles

  • News source: John Sigler
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Quite a few former New Orleans Saints players are going to be competing in Super Bowl LVII with the Philadelphia Eagles, who dismantled the San Francisco 49ers in a blowout win during the NFC championship game on Sunday.

The biggest name is defensive back C.J. Gardner-Johnson, who joined the Eagles in a preseason trade after contract extension talks broke down with New Orleans. He’s been a big player with Philadelphia and tied for the NFL lead with six interceptions during the regular season.

But Gardner-Johnson is joined by several former teammates, including second-year quarterback Ian...
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Saints could lose both of their co-defensive coordinators to division rivals

  • News source: John Sigler
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There’s a really good chance that both of the New Orleans Saints’ co-defensive coordinators end up working for division rivals. Ryan Nielsen already left town for the Atlanta Falcons’ job, and the Carolina Panthers may turn to Kris Richard after missing out on Vic Fangio (who is joining the Miami Dolphins, where Richard also interviewed). Carolina requested an interview with Richard prior to naming Frank Reich their head coach and he would have more advancement opportunities with the Panthers than with the Saints.

Even if the Saints named Richard their full-time defensive coordinator...
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NFL's replay system botched a call in another NFC championship game

  • News source: John Sigler
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Stop here if you’ve heard this before, but the NFL’s replay review system botched a call in the NFC championship game. Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith went viral on social media with a one-handed catch down the sideline, converting a crucial fourth down deep inside San Francisco 49ers territory. Two plays later, the Eagles scored an early touchdown run to go up 7-0.

Only it’s not what should have happened. Other angles from the play showed Smith losing the ball as he went to the ground, clearly losing possession of it in what should have been ruled an incomplete catch...
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PFF names free agent Saints can least afford to lose in 2023

  • News source: John Sigler
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Who is the most important free agent for the New Orleans Saints in 2023? Which player is indispensable? Tight end Juwan Johnson is a good pick, and there’s a case for linebacker Kaden Elliss or defensive tackle David Onyemata. There’s even a less-convincing case to be made for quarterback Andy Dalton. But the team at Pro Football Focus has a suggestion. PFF salary cap analyst Brad Spielberger says it’s veteran defensive end Marcus Davenport, writing:

Davenport was demoted late in the 2022 season after more-productive players like Carl Granderson got ahead of him on the depth chart. He’s...
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Dolphins land Vic Fangio, which has ripple effects for Sean Payton and Kris Richard

  • News source: John Sigler
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Hey, good on the Miami Dolphins for correctly identifying a weakness and acting aggressively to address it. NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero reports that the Dolphins have agreed to bring on Vic Fangio as the league’s highest-paid defensive coordinator, which creates a couple of important ripple effects for the New Orleans Saints and several coaches with ties to them.

For one thing, Saints co-defensive coordinator Kris Richard also met with Miami as a candidate for this job. The Dolphins have gone in a different direction so he’s working with fewer options if he wants to leave New Orleans...
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Larry Fitzgerald stumps for his Cardinals to hire Sean Payton

  • News source: John Sigler
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There aren’t many former Arizona Cardinals more popular than Larry Fitzgerald, so it’s noteworthy that he’s all aboard the campaign to bring Sean Payton to the desert. Fitzgerald has busied himself in his post-playing career as an investor and media personality, buying a minority ownership stake in the Phoenix Suns and joining ESPN’s Monday night Countdown pregame show, and he recently appeared on Arizona Sports Bickley and Marotta radio show to stump for Payton as the new head coach of the Cardinals.

“To me, it’s really a no-brainer,” Fitzgerald began, “If you really want to build the...
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Sean Payton: “I Think in the Next Week We’re Going to Know a Lot More”

  • News source: John Hendrix
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The mystery of the Sean Payton saga continues this offseason after some of the latest reports to come out on Sunday, most notably Payton saying on FOX that the door is not closed on him to return to coaching in 2023.

“I think in the next week we’re going to know a lot more," Payton said on the broadcast.

There was an earlier report from NFL Network's Tom Pelissero that indicated that some of the issues with any prospective team pursuing Payton is that general manager Mickey Loomis has a higher asking price for the Saints.

"What teams have heard from Saints GM Mickey Loomis is two 1st...
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Still searching for a new coaching job, Sean Payton expects movement 'in the next week'

  • News source: John Sigler
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Sean Payton is still searching for his next coaching job in the NFL, and he shared a quick update on that process during an appearance on the FOX NFL Sunday pregame show. The former New Orleans Saints head coach acknowledged how slowly things have played out so far but noted he expects things to pick up soon.

When asked if he thinks the door is closed on a return to the sidelines in 2023, Payton was adamant: “No, no, no, no. There’s a handful of things still taking place for these coaches and myself.”

After all, he isn’t the only coach interviewing with teams. There are a couple of...
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Sean Payton: “I think in the next week we’re going to know a lot more”

  • News source: Mike Florio
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For four teams, the clock keeps ticking toward Threat Level Midnight.

Three weeks after the regular season ended, coaches haven’t been hired in Denver, Indianapolis, Arizona, or Houston. Former Saints coach Sean Payton is a factor in three of those places.

Appearing on the FOX NFL Kickoff show, Payton addressed his candidacy, in broad terms.

“It’s been a busy week, a great week,” Payton said. “We’ve had a chance to visit with a lot of great owners, a lot of outstanding organizations. They’re obviously looking for a reboot.

“I think with the way the coaching hiring process has changed...
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