Hung out to dry
- Dec 28, 2006
- Reaction score
- Cordova, TN
"If I had to choose one non-playoff team from last season that has a chance to make it into the 2009 postseason, it would be the New York Jets. I think Rex Ryan will do a great job of creating a culture that lends itself to winning. I also love Mark Sanchez as a young quarterback prospect. We will find out soon enough."
-- Saints coach Sean Payton, on SI.com in July
METAIRIE, La. - He might not be Nostradamus, but Sean Payton sure knows football.
He knows all the intrinsic details that go into winning -- the most important, outside of talented personnel, being confidence and discipline. That's why, in his opinion, the New York Jets -- whom he has been preparing his New Orleans Saints to beat this week in a matchup of undefeated teams -- were a sensible playoff pick.