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http://www.nola.com/saints/index.ssf/2018/01/sean_payton_making_saints_most.html 

 

 

By my count, he's alienated the entire NFC South and is now extending his trolling campaign to further NFL precincts.

If you're keeping track, in the past five weeks Payton has:

  • Brandished the choke sign at Falcons running back Devonta Freeman.
  • Engaged in a bizarre midfield slap fight with Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter.
  • Broken out a broom in his post-game locker room to taunt the Panthers.
  • And mocked Minnesota Vikings fans from the sidelines with a Skol clap during the waning seconds of the Saints-Vikings playoff game on Sunday.

If Payton is on some kind of Make the Saints Hated Again campaign, he's accomplishing his mission.

 

 

 

I agree.  I've hated him ever since bounty-gate.  I respect the hell out of Brees, but I hate only

the Patriots more than the Saints, and 99% of it is because of Payton.  The Minnesota game was sweet

karmic justice.

 

 

 

 

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I hate Sean Payton but I also like the stuff he did in the divisional games. Football is better with rivalries. 

The SKOL thing was uncalled for though 

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Per this article from the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Yes, you read that right. This article comes from Saints beat writer Jeff Duncan.  Within it, Duncan calls out Payton for behaving badly, says he's a poor example to his players, points out that no other coach in the league acts like this and derisively calls him "Sideshow Sean".

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What a month it's been for Sean Payton.

By my count, he's alienated the entire NFC South and is now extending his trolling campaign to further NFL precincts.

If you're keeping track, in the past five weeks Payton has:

    Brandished the choke sign at Falcons running back Devonta Freeman.
    Engaged in a bizarre midfield slap fight with Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter.
    Broken out a broom in his post-game locker room to taunt the Panthers.

And mocked Minnesota Vikings fans from the sidelines with a Skol clap during the waning seconds of the Saints-Vikings playoff game on Sunday.

If Payton is on some kind of Make the Saints Hated Again campaign, he's accomplishing his mission.

 

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He has single-handedly turned the Saints, one of the most likable group of players you'd ever want to meet, into the NFL's most despised team this side of New England.

Panthers fans hate him.

Falcons fans detest him.

Bucs fans abhor him.

And now Vikings fans, a group so considerate they've donated more than $200,000 to Thomas Morstead's Foundation, can't stand him.

And I get it. There's nothing wrong with stirring the pot a little. I do it daily in my line of work. It's the only way to make a good roux.

And I could live with Payton's answer if this were an isolated incident. But it's not. There is a pattern of behavior here, and it's not a good look for Payton or the Saints.

 

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Frankly, Payton is acting more like a professional wrestler than an NFL head coach. Heck, Brock Lesnar shows more competitive decorum than Sideshow Sean.

I can't think of another coach in the league that would give the choke sign to an opposing player during a game.

Can you envision Bill Belichick mocking the Who Dat chant at the end of a Saints-Patriots game, win or lose?
New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton engaged in a bizarre post-game exchange with Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Dirk Koetter after the teams' game last month in Tampa, Fla.

 

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There's no doubt Payton's antics appeal to some Saints fans. When you've had sand kicked in your face for the better part of four decades, you crave the kind of audacity Payton brandishes, even if deep down inside you know it's over the top.

It's the old "He might be a you-know-what, but he's our you-know-what" principle.

Most Saints fans will tell you they wholeheartedly prefer the cocky Sean Payton to the sedated version we saw from 2014 to 2016.

But don't confuse causatives here. The Saints aren't good because of Payton's cockiness. Payton is cocky because the Saints are good. Historically, he's only acted this way when his team is talented enough to back it up.

In that regard, consider Sideshow Sean a harbinger of good things to come.

 

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The only ones in the Saints organization capable of reigning him in are General Manager Mickey Loomis and Owner Tom Benson. And at this stage, I'm not sure they are capable or even motivated to curb his behavior. He is who he is. He can't help himself.

That said, I wonder how Payton would deal with it if one of his players or assistant coaches were caught doing the same thing? What if, say, the equipment manager were caught taunting the opposition and caused a viral incident in the news media?

Payton would can him on the spot. As the late great Hokie Gajan would say, "Here's a road map and an apple. Now, hit the road."

Like most coaches, Payton detests distractions. He goes to extraordinary lengths to avoid them. Unless, of course, he's the one creating them.

Payton often compares the coaching profession to teaching and parenting. And in many cases, the comparisons are apt. His players, assistants and staff look to him constantly for guidance and leadership.

But Sideshow Sean isn't a lesson anyone should follow.

 

Heh :)

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Lol, I don't need Payton for me to hate the Saints. He's just the largest dingleberry in the poo pile.

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He has single-handedly turned the Saints, one of the most likable group of players you'd ever want to meet, into the NFL's most despised team this side of New England.”

 

I stopped reading here.

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Can you imagine our beat writers being able to write things like this about the team? Their balls would be immediately cut off by the current owner 

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Just now, RoaringRiot said:

Can you imagine our best writers being able to write things like this about the team? Their balls would be immediately cut off by the current owner 

Wonder if that relationship changes with the next one.

I'd actually say given the current situation, beat writers can probably say anything they want to because Richardson pretty wel;l screwed himself, but on the other hand it's possible they may not want to alienate anyone with the sale still pending.

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He has single-handedly turned the Saints, one of the most likable group of players you'd ever want to meet, into the NFL's most despised team this side of New England.

lmao no

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