While I won't say you are wrong, I will say that it may be as likely a mutual parting.NGL...In 2023, I'd rather live in Denver, CO than New Orleans. I curse this city/state daily.
That aside, he had a contractual obligation and left us hanging with a deconstructed roster of his own making...
"He didn't like the QB room" - he created the QB room, that's his mess to clean up
I get why though...he felt like he was getting worked over and there wasn't going to ever catch a break from getting screwed in NOLA....so he looked for a more influential ownership group to give some top cover...don't think it's going to work. He's being sent a message that no matter where he goes...he'll never be safe
I wouldn't call it lost self awareness...more a lack of impulse control...and stubborness
I don’t agree with the entire “League vs small market” angle for several reasons.While I won't say you are wrong, I will say that it may be as likely a mutual parting.
- He wasn't exactly making friends with the NFL offices.
- His record wasn't trending right in many ways from acquisition to injury to QB dev.
- That whole Miami thing which IDK how to factor properly if at all.
- The shady referee work against a too small mkt team post Katrina sympathy
If they played nice, he can say it was burn out and they can salvage a draft pick rather than firing the first and only Superbowl winning coach in team history.
So both sides had some decent motivation to be professional about parting.
Sean would need to come back and say, "You know, I kept thinking what I needed to do relative to getting the Saints back the Superbowl. It dawned on me that either I or Roger Goodell needed to be taken out of the equation. The way corruption in the NFL works is if you expose something they don't want exposed, you pay. I didn't want the Saints to have to keep paying the price. It is what it is. Congratulations Saints. As for the Broncos, we were the most penalized team in the year this year, and relative to our play, I think you can see that something is off. I am sure there is a league office napkin somewhere that explains it all."Given the conspiracy theories about how much the NFL hates CSP. What if the NFL lets us win this year as a way to twist the knife in Sean? All make believe of course.
Ya got me thinking. Sounds logical.He wasn’t close to burnt out. He protected his stock price and literally forced his way out to do so. He wanted that next contract. He got it, now it doesn’t matter what happens really. I’m now leaning it was about money and not his legacy. Because it makes more sense this way. Had he sat out for three years, then it was burnout. He knew he couldn’t build in Nola. He was headed for 7-9 x 3. At least with Denver he’ll be 7-9 x 3. But a ton richer in the process. If he selectively “burns out“ in NOLA after 3 x 7-9. His street value is a one year prove it deal. He chose correctly so it is what it is.