Sean Payton Will Be Coaching The Saints For A Long Time

Cowboys fans were pre-disappointed last week, so this probably doesn't sting too badly: Two months after the NFL voided Sean Payton's contract with the Saints, sending fans in New Orleans into a gumbo-gobbling stress-eating binge, Payton has re-upped with the Saints for multiple years. Jay Glazer reports: » 12/29/12 9:30am 12/29/12 9:30am

The NFL Will Allow Sean Payton To Attend The Saints' Next Game [UPDATE: He'll Be There]

Heading into this Sunday night's game against San Diego, Drew Brees is one TD pass away from breaking Johnny Unitas' 52-year-old NFL record for most consecutive games throwing for a score. That, Brees deemed, was a big-enough occasion to decide to personally email Roger Goodell and ask if he'd allow Sean Payton a… » 10/04/12 6:00pm 10/04/12 6:00pm

Sean Payton Keeps His Play-Calling Sharp By Running Up The Score On Sixth-Graders

Fledgling blues keyboardist Sean Payton has to sit out this season as New Orleans Saints head coach following this summer's bounty scandal, but that doesn't mean he's been exiled from all football activities everywhere. In fact, Payton hopes to keep his play-calling chops in game shape by helping out as the offensive… » 9/05/12 9:40am 9/05/12 9:40am

Sean Payton Asks Bill Parcells To Coach The Saints For A Year

ESPN reports that Sean Payton has floated the idea that Bill Parcells could be the Saints' placeholder coach while Payton serves his one-year suspension. Parcells is something of a mentor to Payton, so the two have been talking a lot recently, with Payton needing a big Tuna-y shoulder to cry on. But football makes for… » 3/26/12 1:25pm 3/26/12 1:25pm

In Order To Save Football, Roger Goodell Will Destroy It

Roger Goodell suspended Saints head coach Sean Payton for the entire 2012 season today. Of course he did. After all, what better way to get sportswriter after sportswriter to bow down in AWE of your far-reaching authority than to hand down a wildly severe punishment to someone who dares defy the commissioner's office?… » 3/21/12 5:01pm 3/21/12 5:01pm

Look On The Bright Side: The Saints Just Saved $10 Million

The NFL has come down hard on the Saints for their role in running a bounty program, and it's not cheap: the team must pay a fine of $500,000. But they'll recoup that easily, because head coach Sean Payton's one-year suspension is without pay. According to Jay Glazer, Payton's salary is about $8 million annually. » 3/21/12 1:45pm 3/21/12 1:45pm

Sean Payton Suspended One Year, Saints Lose Draft Picks In Bounty Punishment

The NFL was promising to swiftly decide the punishment for the Saints' bounty program, and they were not lying—despite the NFLPA's plea to conduct its own investigation first. Today the league ruled, and the penalties are not crippling, but they are significant. As reported near-simultaneously by Adam Schefter and … » 3/21/12 1:10pm 3/21/12 1:10pm