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Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

Posted on: September 5, 2011 12:12 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Sean Payton has very quickly risen up the ranks to become one of the elite head coaches in the NFL, and within just a few years of his first head-coaching gig, applied a Super Bowl victory to his resume.

Which is why it makes perfect sense that the Saints signed him to a contract extension, which the team announced on Monday.

"I am very pleased to announce this contract extension today for Sean that will run through the 2015 season," Saints owner Tom Benson said in a statement released by the team. "Our goal is to continue to build a TRADITION of winning here in New Orleans and Sean represents that tradition."

Payton, along with quarterback Drew Brees, represent a very different era for New Orleans football. Not only did they win the Super Bowl in 2009, but they revived a moribund franchise in the middle of the most devastating of times for the city, immediately following Hurricane Katrina's devastation.

Though they couldn't follow up that success with a repeat in 2010 and though the Saints did lose in crushing style to the Seahawks in the playoffs last year, there's little question that Payton's success in New Orleans is something that will continue throughout his tenure there, primarily thanks to his incredible offensive mind.

Which is why the Saints wisely locked him in for the next half decade.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 16, 2012 6:57 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015



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Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:26 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

Wow lumpoco...you sure do have an optomistic outlook. Have you ever even BEEN to New Orleans? I've been rooting for this team ever since John Gilliam ran back the first kickoffv for a TD at Tulane Stadium, and I've NEVER seen the town happier with the Saints. Sean's not going anywhere, and Tom Benson doesn't even make those decisions anymore...his DAUGHTER does. Why not get at least a 1st grade education before spouting "knowledge" from your rear? GEAUX SAINTS!!



Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 12:19 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

Wink...what MattVG said (without all the cursing)


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Since: Sep 6, 2011
Posted on: September 6, 2011 10:26 am
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Since: Jul 24, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:47 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

What. A. Fucking. Moron. Jesus, dude. Could you possibly be more uninformed? You don't have to be a Saints fan to appreciate the contributions of Sean Payton. You just might have posted the most ignorant comment I have ever read. Must be a Falcons fan. What a complete dumbass. I simply cannot say enough about what an idiot you are.



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 5, 2011 6:27 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

Payton will be fired after next season. Tom Benson expects the Saints to win the Super Bowl every year since winning their first one...but as talented as Sean Payton is he can only do so much with the personnel he is given. Mark Ingram will be the latest Heisman winner to be a bust in the N...F...L. You can count on it!



Since: Mar 25, 2009
Posted on: September 5, 2011 2:16 pm
 

Sean Payton, Saints reach extension through 2015

i will 2nd that last comment about bree's deal, payton definitely deserves this extension, they could have extended him to 2020 and i would have been even happier to know he would run the saints for the entire next decade, lets hope thats the case


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