Coach Sean Payton deserves two more years
By Dean Mullen
Make no mistake that this year is critical…
Who Dat Nation is feeling optimistic currently. The NFL Draft, for the most part, satisfied the naysayers. There is always hope that follows the draft. Fans and the media tend to jump onboard for positive expectations. Even the Browns fans are feeling good right now.
That being said, the work begins next week. The rookie mini camp begins. Moreover, the official OTA practices and meetings start soon after. Players and coaches are closing in on the official offseason. This where the “rubber meets the road.” The New Orleans Saints start to being the journey to training camp and preseason.
Hence, the Black and Gold take time to evaluate all the players inside and out. Especially, with the addition of some intricate additions to the roster from the draft, the process is paramount. The evaluation is done by several coaches not just Coach Sean Payton. As a result, rushing the process would be a huge mistake at this period.
This article is a summation from the year 2014 from USA Today. In the article, every NFL team is given a grade from 2014 three years later. Notice the “I” grade from the piece which means an incomplete. Three years is a long time to wait. In addition, Saints fans are seemingly gathering impatience from the last three 7-9 seasons.
Chew on this for a minute. What’s another year anyway? The 2017 NFL Draft was very successful on paper. As for the play on the field, time will tell. In reality, the results may not come this year. Hopefully the Saints win 11 or 12 games. No one wants another Super Bowl than me. However, the truth is, that moving from 7-9 to 11-5 involves a ton of things going your way.
Luck is not everything but it helps. Furthermore, Sean Payton deserves at least a couple of more years to have, regardless of record in 2017. Sean Payton may have that promise regardless. The challenge to him is how does he handle another losing season if the ball doesn’t bounce his way.