New Orleans Saints: A List Of Possible Head Coaching Candidates

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Former Steeler Head Coach Bill Cowher (Source: midwestsportsfan.com)

The New Orleans Saints moved real slow during super bowl week when announcing that head coach Sean Payton would be back next year. Payton gives this team their best chance at winning their second Super Bowl which is the most coveted prize in the NFL. 

But one of the hottest stories circulating during the Super Bowl week was New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton moving to Dallas. This is not a rumor it’s official, he will make the city of Dallas his new home town, not New Orleans. He will be flying via private jet back and forth to the Saints facility during the 2011 season, leaving most Saints fans to wonder if his stay in New Orleans is coming to an end.

Since arriving in New Orleans he has done a great job of assembling and keeping in tact a coaching staff that is second to none. The offense has grown by leaps and bounds with all of the acquisitions he has made since his arrival and his record with the Saints speaks for itself.

In his first year with the Saints Payton jumped out to a 3-0 st record and later clinched the NFC South title before the regular season finale. They did this by leading the NFL in offense, went to the post season for the first time since 2000, and advanced to their first NFC championship game in team history.

At the close of the 2006 season, coach Payton was named Associated Press, Pro Football Weekly/Pro Football Writers of America, The Sporting News and the Maxwell Club Coach of the year.

In 2007 after a slow start due to team injuries, the Saints  reeled off 4 wins in a row to put themselves in playoff contention, while the offense finished the year ranked 4th.

In 2008 the Saints were ranked number one in offense and set team records for total yards (6,571), net passing yards (4977) and first downs with 354. Of course in 2009 the Saints won their first Super Bowl and the teams second NFC South crown in 4 seasons with a 13-3 record.

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