and no...this is not from the onion (even though it is satire lol)
In the wake of the NFL's Bountygate sanctions yesterday, most notably the full season suspension of head coach Sean Payton, the Saints announced today that they've hired an interim coach from outside the organization to lead the team during the 2012 season. That man is unknown coach Shawn Slayton, whose entire background both on and off the field is a complete mystery.
Naturally, it was ESPN analyst Adam Schefter who had the scoop first and broke the story via his Twitter account:
Filed to ESPN: Shawn Slayton hired by Saints as interim head coach in 2012.
Little is known about Slayton's background but sources within the Saints organization, speaking on grounds of anonymity, claim he's an offensive minded genius with a play calling prowess rivaling that of the man he's been hired to replace. Other than that and looking eerily alike, however, the two coaches are as different as their obvious facial hair preferences, acknowledged the source:
Slayton is modest, very media-friendly, believes in natural pain management, is forthcoming about his players' injuries and loves to chew only DoubleMint gum. And he's got a mustache. Coach Payton definitely never had a mustache.
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Posted 23 March 2012 - 04:15 PM