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#1 Mr. Scot

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:27 AM

So here's a little tidbit that ought to bring a smile to your face.

Apparently the Saints, knowing the league was upset, had already put in place a contingency plan designed to help the team deal with the impending suspension of Sean Payton.

Wise move, right?

The problem: All their plans were based on the expectation that it would be a four game suspension that wouldn't have been in effect until September.

Oops :wacko:

Saints were bracing for a four-game suspension for Payton

When the NFL initially cracked the case of the Saints’ bounty program, coach Sean Payton didn’t believe he’d be suspended at all. Once Payton appreciated the gravity of the situation, he understood a suspension was coming.

A league source tells PFT that Payton and the Saints specifically expected a four-game suspension. Per the source, a plan already had been concocted for getting the interim head coach ready to take the reins, and Payton would have hunkered down and spent the month preparing for the games to be played later in the season.

And so a full-season suspension was jarring to Payton and to the organization.


Florio goes on to argue that team leadership was dumb to not at least consider the possibility that it might have been longer. He also points out that given what happened, it actually could have been even worse.

So now, not only do we know that the punishment is going to be a painful one; we also know that the Saints organization thought they were well-prepared for it...

...but it turns out they really weren't :lol:

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:31 AM

they deserve what they get.

ridiculously harsh or not, u fail to play by the rules and you get burned.

which is how it should be.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:41 AM

mcjon22 says: Mar 21, 2012 10:28 PM
[*]New Orleans not prepared for the worse case scenario? Nah, not that city, no way.



:D

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 01:50 AM

Ouch.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:13 AM

It doesn't surprise me they underestimated the penalties, they have consistently ignored the warnings about the bounties and ignored the comissioner's office mandates to turn things around for years. is it any wonder that they made light of the seriousness of the punishments as well?
Somehow 55 thousand pages of documents were going to be overturned by simply saying that he was sorry. Sean is an arrogant man who has consistently done what he wanted and felt that his status and a super bowl win apparently made him invulnerable to consequences. Now he is being brought down to earth. It seems nothing but this type of serious punishment will point out to the Saints the seriousness of their transgressions. They still seem to not get it. While acknowledging publically that they were wrong, internally they still had no clue how much trouble they were in. I guess they do now.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:17 AM

http://sports.yahoo....s_bounty_032112

Souless bastards.

I like that. I think that is what I will call all of them from now on.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:24 AM

I'm still very interested to see what the players union does. Why any union would want to keep members that conspired to harm other members would be beyond me. It will be fascinating to watch what they do and how they rationalize not kicking them out if that's the route they take.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:30 AM

why are you posting this poo?

so through an unnamed source, let's call him "total bullshit I just made up," the saints were planning for their suspension to only be twice as bad, at most, as the last time a coach was suspended, and as such were planning someone to be a replacement.

save, publish.

You really think he had an actual source for that? Or that it's just common fuging sense and people like you you have bought into the idea that Florio knows anyone in the nfl?

I respect florio in a way, since he's proven you don't actually have to have any talent or knowledge about the nfl to be successful in it if you just post enough, a lesson you've obviously taken to heart and practice every thread.

We all know you're bland as hell and you get your kicks from boring us to death with paper bricks of "analysis." Somehow, you always manage to lower the bar for yourself.

I look forward to your next thread from walterfootball or some nonsense.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:36 AM

I normally do not wish for hot girls to climb to the top of the nearest skyscraper & jump but in this case I will make an exception.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:47 AM

NFL Drama is like porn to Mr Scott

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 07:53 AM

NFL Drama is like porn to Mr Scott


lol

I'm still very interested to see what the players union does. Why any union would want to keep members that conspired to harm other members would be beyond me. It will be fascinating to watch what they do and how they rationalize not kicking them out if that's the route they take.


I agree, I want to see the bullshit excuses too. Brees appear to be in the clear as of now though. Not sure about the defense.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:08 AM

With Sean having to have complete control over the offense, they not only lost the head coach but basically the Offensive Coord also. Sure they will have the same offense but that timely play calling (right play at the right time) will be gone.

And if Brees holds out because his coach isnt gonna be there .... that will be a huge win for the whole NFL

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:27 AM

If you think the punishement was harsh ( i did initially) ...read that entire PFT article that pretty much timelines everything and summarizes it in detail. ZERO sympathy for them, especially after they got warned and the NFL didn't say anything pubicly.

http://profootballta...nty-discipline/

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:46 AM

If you think he punishement was harsh ( i did initially) ...read that entire PFT article that pretty much timelines everything and summarizes it in detail. ZERO sympathy for them, especially after they got warned and the NFL didn't say anything pubicly.

http://profootballta...nty-discipline/


You think this is light punishment?

They don't draft until the third this year.

Their coach and play caller has been banned from the league this year and hit with what is basically an 8 million dollar fine.

Their GM is going to miss the first half of the season, which is a massive hinderance when you think of everything a GM does in that time span. Trades, free agent acquisitions, contract extensions, all of that stuff can't be done. I'm sure you can think of some good examples of moves the Panthers have made once the season started.

There is one player on that team that matters, one who was pissed off about being on the franchise tag and who was five million dollars a year away from signing a contract extension. Now he's not only going to play without a long term contract, he's going to play without the guy calling the plays.

Greg Williams has been banned from the league.

And this is before the player suspensions. Vilma is likely done. Porter, Harper, and Smith are looking at suspensions.

The Saints have been fuged.

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Posted 22 March 2012 - 08:47 AM

I honestly dont think Sean Payton is finished with punishment from the commish. As much as Sean has to have control, I can see him contacting players if things go south next year.

so then what does the commish do?


Think about it .. as long as Brees doesnt sign the contract he can be in touch with Payton.


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