By Brian Allee Walsh - Special to the Sun Herald
Did New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton merely misspeak Tuesday on ESPN’s “Get Up’‘ when he proclaimed the 2020 season would be quarterback Drew Brees’ swan song?
Or, did Payton speak the truth and accidentally let the cat out of the bag?
When asked to clarify himself a day later to local reporters, Payton laughed it off, calling himself a “big dummy’‘ and walking back from his original claim, saying nothing has changed with Brees’ career plans.
“I honestly don’t know if it’s his last year,’‘ Payton explained. “I think the thing he’s done, and we’ve all done, is taken it year-by-year.’‘
OK, no harm, no foul.
Payton can be excused since he’s barely a week removed from being declared coronavirus-free.
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