3 reasons Saints’ Sean Payton could be on the hot seat

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A 3-2 start, especially the way it’s happened, was not the quintessential start to the season, potentially putting Saints’ HC Sean Payton on the hot seat.

The New Orleans Saints have been lucky enough to have the NFL’s second-longest tenured head coach in Sean Payton, but recently his style of coaching has been hurting the Saints more than helping them.

This seems like a crazy take, trust me I know, but just take a few minutes to hear me out.

Sean Payton has been the head coach in New Orleans since January 18, 2006, and one thing has been the exact same every season he has been the head honcho — future first-ballot Hall of Famer Drew Brees has been the quarterback.

With a very uncertain future surrounding the players the Saints will have, Sean Payton could be replaced if his decision making trends downwards.

After said 3-2 start, having trailed by a touchdown in all three victories and by double digits in the first half in two, Payton’s struggles to transition through Brees’ aging and other factors like Michael Thomas’ injury could’ve easily seen this team at 0-5.

That said, let’s dive into why he could be on the hot seat.