Posted on: February 8, 2010 11:48 am
Edited on: February 8, 2010 12:00 pm
Sean Payton says he was up til 4AM this morning. Then he went back to his hotel room. And he wasn't alone:
"[The Lombardi Trophy] laid in my bed next to me,” said Payton, all bleary-eyed and looking like he may have celebrated a little. “I rolled over a couple times, and I probably drooled on it, man. Nothing like being an NFL coach and being part of this with great players like Drew Brees. I don’t take that lightly. I’m honored.”
My advice for you singles out there: Go the Sean Payton route. Become an assistant coach in college, then move up and become an assistant coach the NFL, then become a head coach, then sign a free agent franchise quarterback, then win the Super Bowl. Ping. You don't wake up alone the next day. Suck on that, eHarmony.com!
Posted on: February 8, 2010 8:53 am
Congrats to the World Champion New Orleans Saints and Who Dat Nation! We look forward to seeing more of Bobby Hebert in a dress.
Congrats also to Sean Payton's balls.
And congrats to Tracy Porter, who laughs at your silly Hall of Fame quarterbacks.
Keep it here as we cover the post-game interviews, analysis and the ballsout nuttery going on down in the French Quarter!
Posted on: February 6, 2010 11:11 pm
Edited on: February 6, 2010 11:15 pm
The Saints held their final practice session on Saturday, and so far still only have corner back Randall Gay (illness) and Lyle Hamilton (ankle) as their sole injury concerns. Gay has been suffering from a cold, but head coach Sean Payton expects him to play. Payton is not as sure about Hamilton, who has been nursing a sore ankle, but the coach remains optimistic.
When last we heard from the Colts, all their star players were spontaneously combusting all over the place. Indianapolis also held their final walkthrough practice Saturday morning. Dwight Freeney (ankle!) sat out practice again. Corner back Jerraud Powers (foot) did some light work. Head coach Jim Caldwell said both are considered day-to-day. As for Reggie Wayne, he returned to practice Saturday after leaving 20 minutes early Friday when he re-aggravated his right knee.
“We’ve done extremely well and been attentive," he said. "The [players] have been very, very focused and our practices have been sharp as well. Overall we’ve been moving in the right direction.”
I certainly hope so. It would be great if both teams had all their star players in the game. Super Bowl parties are depending on it. And these injured players need to stand up, play through the pain and understand that destiny is calling. "Perseverance!: What the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve!" I read that on a poster at a dentist's office once. I'm not sure what it means, but if it has anything to do with my Super Bowl party and the crapload of buffalo wings and Jose Ole' taquitos that' I'm planning to consume, then that would be fantastic.
Posted on: February 2, 2010 1:03 pm
Edited on: February 2, 2010 4:47 pm
Sean Payton would like Gregg Williams to STFU.
Stay tuned for more Media Day updates!
Posted on: January 29, 2010 10:16 am
Unless you've been stuck on a desert island this football season, or you're this guy, you've watched pretty much every Monday Night Football broadcast this year. And, in doing so, you've noticed that ESPN color analyst/former Bucs head coach Jon Gruden loves the crap out of pretty much every quarterback in the NFL. They all reside on this side of awesome. Every one of them.
Saints coach Sean Payton asked Gruden to sit in on some offensive meetings during training camp. And now Gruden's talking about it. And guess what, Gruden LOVES Drew Brees:
In a conference call with the national media Thursday, Gruden continued to rave about Brees.
“I spent a lot of time there in New Orleans watching this guy," Gruden said. “He is the surgeon. He will cut you up with three-yard passes. His guys will take those three-yard passes and they can run with it after they catch it. They can line up any formation and any personnel group you give them. They might line up in 30 different formations on the first 30 plays of the game.
The Surgeon? Goy. Well, at least it's better than the moniker he gave Peyton Manning (The Sheriff. Still quite don't know what that means).
For the record, Brees showed his appreciation for Gruden's visit last August and called the coach "a heck of a guy" on his Twitter. Asked for a response to Brees' tweet, Gruden smiled and then added, "Tee-hee."