Would you rather have draft picks....or Sean Payton back? (9 Viewers)

Would you rather have a #1 pick +other compensation for Payton...or have him come back as our coach?

  • I would rather have at least a #1 pick + other compensation

    Votes: 74 23.2%
  • I am ok with at least a #2 pick + other compensation

    Votes: 4 1.3%
  • I would rather have Payton back as our head coach

    Votes: 235 73.7%
  • I would rather Payton stay retired and not coach anywhere

    Votes: 6 1.9%

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Maik Jeaunz

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I chose the high pick. I feel like that era is over and the Saints are in the early stage of their next evolution. Drew is gone, Payton is gone, the SB contender window is probably gone (for now). so let's embrace the next evolution, and take whatever assets we can get to help us with that.

it's not uncommon for great coaches to move on. it may seem like just yesterday Payton became the head coach, but he coached the Saints longer than Lombardi did the Packers, longer than Bill Walsh did the 49ers, longer than Madden did the Raiders, longer than Bill Cowher did the Steelers, and longer than Andy Reid, Tony Dungy, Bill Parcells, and Dick Vermeil did ANY of their teams.
 

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At some point, if this franchise wants become legit and not known for one run, the Saints will have to learn to function in a post Payton world.
 

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I chose the high pick. I feel like that era is over and the Saints are in the early stage of their next evolution. Drew is gone, Payton is gone, the SB contender window is probably gone (for now). so let's embrace the next evolution, and take whatever assets we can get to help us with that.

it's not uncommon for great coaches to move on. it may seem like just yesterday Payton became the head coach, but he coached the Saints longer than Lombardi did the Packers, longer than Bill Walsh did the 49ers, longer than Madden did the Raiders, longer than Bill Cowher did the Steelers, and longer than Andy Reid, Tony Dungy, Bill Parcells, and Dick Vermeil did ANY of their teams.
The only ones that beat him in terms of seasons with one team are BB, Harbaugh, Tomlin, Landry and a few coaches way back in the 60s and 70s.
 

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It will not happen, but I would absolutely want to have Coach Payton back. Unfortunately I believe that ship has sailed so we can only hope Mickey Loomis can extract a One and perhaps 2nd or 3rd for him.
 

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The only ones that beat him in terms of seasons with one team are BB, Harbaugh, Tomlin, Landry and a few coaches way back in the 60s and 70s.
yeah, and Shula also.

actually, he has Harbaugh beat by one season right now (2006-2021 vs 2008-2022).
 

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Picks and time to move on.

Payton was great with the offense but flawed overall as a head coach/GM hybrid. You'll stay competitive if he finds a QB, maybe things fall into place and another championship....

...but I think more likely not. Competitive, maybe playoffs but no championships. League and refs hate him too much, and his decisioning and game planning in the big games has not been great in recent years. Last legit chance we had to win a championship Zimmer crushed him coaching wise and we exited playoffs early.

If I am Loomis and my job is also to consider running the team as a business that has to maximize revenue, I might then take Payton back. Energy and fan interest would be restored and competitive play down to the final games keeps seats filled and tickets sold...
 

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No brainer for me. SP back, to finish his career here. I know it isn’t happening.
 
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Some say that it is better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all.

Certainly it's true with Sean Payton and New Orleans. We are all better for it.

Not like the 3 exes I have gone through since Sean became head coach of the Saints.

He was more loyal than all three of those women.

I can and do appreciate that.

But at this point its better to move on and see what exciting and terrifying new things the future may hold.

Gimme the picks.
 

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We need 2 years of this crap, high 1st rd pick in 24, out of salary cap h377, fresh start with Payton as coach, just like he came in 2006
 

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We can find a new winning coach.
And just how do you know that? HC just like the draft is a crap-shoot. Keep the mid-level 1st and MAYBE 2nd rd picks I'll take a proven winner
 

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He’s never coming back. Lightning isn’t going to strike twice. It was a once in a lifetime thing - Payton and Brees in NOLA at that particular time. It’s memory.
 

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And just how do you know that? HC just like the draft is a crap-shoot. Keep the mid-level 1st and MAYBE 2nd rd picks I'll take a proven winner
You can't hold on to the past forever. When it's time to move on, it's time to move. Sean chose to move on, ain't no use in crying over spilled milk. I'm not that guy.
 

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