View Full Version : Saints Hire Dallas OC Payton

Nappy Roots
01-17-2006, 06:25 PM

hes been up for a few different jobs, i dont see anything special about him though. i dunno though, i dont watch dallas games really. i figured they'd go with sherman though.

FOXSports.com has learned that the New Orleans Saints have agreed in principle to a deal to make Dallas offensive coordinator Sean Payton their new head coach.

Payton interviewed twice with Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, as did Jets defensive coordinator Donnie Henderson. Other top candidates included Browns offensive coordinator Maurice Carthon and former Packers coach Mike Sherman.

Payton won out after strong recommendations from close coaching cronies inside the division, Carolina's John Fox and Tampa Bay's Jon Gruden, as well as from many others throughout the NFL.

The Saints were searching for a coach who would work well with a young quarterback. New Orleans has the second overall pick in April's draft and is expected to draft either Matt Leinart or Vince Young with that selection. Hiring Payton makes sense in that regard. Payton is Bill Parcells' offensive coordinator after having served the same role with the New York Giants under Jim Fassel, where he worked with Fox. He also worked under Gruden in Philadelphia.

01-17-2006, 06:59 PM
I thought they'd go with Martz. I don't see anything special about him either.

01-17-2006, 07:05 PM
I think Payton will excel with saints but they gotta get their franchise QB

01-17-2006, 07:19 PM
Where the hell are all of these former HC's? Every coach that has been hired is an coordinator for another team and has zero coaching experience. I know that the Bills will likely hire a former HC, but will there be another?