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Kristian Garic

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Kristian: Never a doubt Payton would be back

As I have said for months, there was never a doubt that Sean Payton would be back with the Black and Gold at the end of the day.  The news on Friday that the team and Payton had reached agreement on a deal reaffirmed that.

So, what about all the stuff playing out in the media, the rumors that Payton would entertain offers from Dallas?  Was it just posturing by Payton’s people, or just over-driven hype by the media? Probably a little of both.  The whole thing shows you how these negotiations can go, and how the truth can get twisted around in the process.
Remember, in a regular situation, Payton and the team would be in the same building every day.  In the current situation, Payton was estranged from face-to-face contact, and that can stretch things out.

I knew that Sean Payton is a prideful guy who wants to go down in the lore of Saints team history. And, he’s got Mickey Loomis and Drew Brees, and the full hands-off support of the team’s owner.  If I were head coach, there is no way I’d leave Drew Brees for another team.

Did it come down to money?  Maybe, but, well, who’s got more money than Tom Benson? 
Remember that Benson has backed Sean Payton through the entire “bounty” mess.  I think Sean wanted to be back here, bad, but he wasn’t going to give away his hand.

The outpouring of support from the Who Dat Nation, both during and after the Super Bowl Season, and during Roger Goodell’s beating of the team, had to have also had an impact on Payton.  I think he saw an obligation to the fan base, and to Mr. Benson as well, for sticking by him this last year.

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12/28/2012 8:41PM
Kristian: Never a doubt Payton would be back
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12/29/2012 7:46AM
No Mercy
No Mercy, Whot!! No limits, Whot!! No Surrender , Whot!! They look Thirsty, Whot!! Well let's give them something to Drink, Whot!!
12/29/2012 4:56PM
You are not wanted
Rodger Goodell, don't come here, you are not welcome or wanted!
12/29/2012 6:02PM
Wow Krissy was right on an easy one
Wow Krissy you got this one right and your crowing about it? Big deal most people knew this would play out this way. To bad you can't get your picks for the NFL right. You guaranteed Saints would beat Pack and last week you said Saints lose to Dallas...so I guess you need to crow when you can because most times you are wrong in your predictions for this team you are supposed to be following.
12/30/2012 2:35AM
back to business
First off I'm so amped to have my coach back...but we still got a long road ahead of us...I believe we have the talent to get us back in the superbowl hunt...we just needed our leader to give us dat big push.
12/30/2012 11:11AM
Great joy in Paris
There was great joy in Paris when WWL's news push came at 1:30 AM on the 29th!
12/30/2012 12:27PM
Now if
we could just get rid of you and lying Gotohelldell
12/30/2012 6:48PM
kristian is lame
Way to boast about calling this one....I'm actually more impressed that you didn't guarantee he WOULD sign with Dallas seeing as all of your reporting is stolen from national media. Hey you didn't brag when the bounty players penalties were lifted even though you were so certain we were looking at the situation through black and gold glasses....wwl get a clue and fire this sorry excuse for a sideline reporter
12/30/2012 7:14PM
you dont know diddly pooh
youre a hack who sounds terrible on the air yet continues to be employed. nepotism at its finest. get the marbles out your mouth (or whatever else is in there)and find a new career
01/05/2013 11:19AM
Get Andy Reid's No. 1 pick in the upcoming draft.
Andy Reid with the No. 1 overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft should consider trading his pick for QB Chase Daniel, RB Mark Ingram, and some undisclosed Saints draft picks. Chase Daniel could run a Sean Payton type offense and with Ingram, the Chiefs would have another player that knows the new system. Reid could hire Pete Carmichael of the Saints as his new offensive coordinator. The Saints need an impactful player on defense with the pick.
01/09/2013 11:52AM
Sure SP will be back
after all it's his ship and he is the true captain that will "wright" the ship. Question is will Spag be back? Many of us hopenot(a upper ninth ward word). Any, I mean any other DC would be an improvement.
01/11/2013 5:57PM
Whtats this Semfer fi. THat dosen't make you an announcer. You sound terrible. Just because you're making a polical statement. You're terrible
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