Payton told you what he wanted you to hear.
100%. Payton wouldn’t leave if he thought we were serious SB contenders…regardless if he was really burnt out. Before this you would at least argue that the QBOTF was in house…now I think that argument is a joke. Not saying Jameis won’t be the starter next year, but if he is it’s because we are so scrapped of resources that we can’t do better.This makes me question whether or not Payton believed in Winston as much as us fans did.
Because if he did, and he believes Winston will be elite, why the hell would he want to leave with everything in place?
A great defense, a QB you believed in.
Add an OL, TE, and WR, and you're good.
Sean said in yesterday's presser that he had a talk with Drew about his decision to step down. No doubt the subject of possibly doing TV came up in that discussion. I can only imagine how informative/encouraging it would have been to hear Drew talk about the reduction of the load that the two had been carrying since 2006 to keep the Saints on top. While the physical demands may have been different for that duo, the mental & emotional struggles they faced each season were certainly massive. Drew's journey to the NBC studio (and booth) must have been a huge relief. Payton may be interested in some of that balm as well.Cowherd said he has source that told him Payton is all in on TV.
Likewise, people are telling themselves what they want to hear. Trying to pin his departure on dissatisfaction of a player or position group is doing just that.
But I'm with you, I think he'll be back in coaching, probably sooner than later.
I think he will likely come back to coach somewhere too. But I think he was honest about that. He even said he just wants to take a break and implied that he wanted a new challenge. That would mean coaching another team, but I really doubt that he has any specific job in mind. And, while it would be disappointing for him to coach another team, it's his life and we certainly wouldn't hesitate for call for him to be fired if he did a bad job, so he doesn't owe us anything. In fact, some were calling for him to be fired even while he was doing a great job. We hired an paid him to make us into a winner. And he turned us into a winner beyond the expectation of any fan that was around for the 70's, 80's, and 90's. So, I thank Payton for what he did for us and wish him well whether he returns to coaching or not.
But, yeah, I think people are just angry and looking for reasons why he left and reasons to be mad at Payton. It's eerily similar to having a girlfriend break up with you. Some are in the anger stage of grief.
Payton told you what he wanted you to hear. That's the issue. He said he's basically burnt out.
Truth is, he didn't want to be here. Or else, he'd take temporary leave instead of flat out stepping down ("qutting" your job) can still be the term.
That's impossible to see now. But, the moment he takes another HC gig, and so earlier on into this retirement, you're gonna start asking, "then why did you even retire to begin with? You should've just take a temporarily leave for as long as you wanted instead of leaving us."
I think he will take another coaching gig by next season. That's what I feel.
True. He even said mrs. B even said take to off until training camp and decide. Wish he would have done the “hay, this is my last season with the team and I’m retiring after that.” Clean up the QB and WR mess and not leave the team with those issues. Sorry, but what other boss tells you to take a few months off.
If he wants to be a HC again, I’d hold his contract for multiple 1st round pick or choice of players on that team. Cowboys would be a nonstarter for any amount of picks. AFC team if possible.
The timing does almost force the front office to hire from within, since there isn't much time for a search and it would be awkward to pass on those who have been loyal and are getting interest elsewhere. It wouldn't necessarily be bad but kinda feels like we'd get Sean Payton-Lite and basically just an overall less imposing team.
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