Found March 22, 2012 on Football Nation:
So the 2012 New Orleans Saints will have to play an entire season without head coach Sean Payton.  The Super Bowl XLIV champions will still have superstar QB Drew Brees and a potent offense, but it remains to be seen how the team will be affected by the coach’s absence.   Which brings me to the question of the day:  excluding New Orleans, which other NFL teams could least afford to lose their coach for this upcoming season?   It’s not necessarily a question about who the best coaches in the league are; for example, for one season I believe the Pittsburgh Steelers could survive without Mike Tomlin mainly because of the veteran presence of defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau and new offensive coordinator Todd Haley.  Plus, the Steelers are a team loaded with veterans.  That in no way means Tomlin is a bad coach – I think he’s done a phenomenal job in Pittsburgh (four division titles, two Super Bowl appearances, one Super Bowl win in five seasons).   FIVE TEAMS THAT MOST NEED THEIR HEAD ...

Vilma, ‘Bountygate’ Saints teammates are scum of the earth!

Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma (L) tried to injure several of his NFL counterparts in order to collect a cash bounty reward.As a former athlete that has played myriad sports in a multitude of competitive settings, I’d like to take the time to say that New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma – along with the other New Orleans Saints players that participated on their now...

NFL Slams Saints For Bounty-Gate

The NFL announced that New Orleans Saints Head Coach, Sean Payton, will be suspended without pay, for the entire 2012 season for his involvement in the team's bounty program. Payton's suspension will begin on April 1. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell also suspended the team's former Defensive Coodintator, Gregg Williams, indefinitely, and handed Saints General Manager...

Sean Payton, Saints Punished Heavily for Bounties

              The NFL came down hard on the New Orleans Saints. Saints head coach Sean Payton has been suspended for one year, former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams was suspended indefinitely, general manager Mickey Loomis was suspended for eight games and fined $500,000 individually, the team was fined $500,000 and lost two second-round draft picks in 2012 and 2013...

Show Drew Brees The Money

Get It Done Saints

Warren Sapp Accuses Jeremy Shockey of Being the Snitch

With news that New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton would be suspended for a year for his team’s bounty program announced today, social media star and NFL Network analyst Warren Sapp took to Twitter to reveal some info he had heard about the situation. “Just Heard Who The Snitch Was,” Sapp tweeted on Thursday...Read the Rest...

The Saints drama will affects free agency and sink their 2012 success. Video from Goodell & more.

We already knew that when this bounty story broke that the eventual punishment was going to be severe. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell doesn’t know any other way. He carries a big hammer and he uses it at every given opportunity. He calls his way of life “protecting the shield.” The shield being the NFL logo. There is some sort of good that came out of today’s suspensions...

Saints Bounty Scandal: Eff Da Penalties!

We’ve been riding pretty high for the past few years, Saints fans. We’ve celebrated a Super Bowl victory, back-to-back playoff appearances, division titles and record breaking performances by our star players. But now that this bounty sh*t has hit the fan, it’s time to see if you’re ride or die, or just another fairweather in a catchy black and gold tee. The NFL came down...

Does Saints' punishment fit the crime?

Roger Goodell is damn serious about player safety, and New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton paid the price Wednesday. Payton was suspended for the 2012 season for his role in Bountygate. His coaching staff and players pooled money and awarded payments to players for either hurting or knocking an opponent from a game. Current Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, who promoted...

Saints head coach to serve 1-year suspension

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been informed by the NFL that he will be suspended without pay for the 2012-13 football season following an investigation into the Saint’s bounty program in which players were paid money for injuring opposing players. Because the bounty program happened under Payton’s watch, he took the brunt

Saints Nation: Saints Sign LB Chris Chamberlain to 3 Year Deal

It wasn't Curtis Lofton or David Hawthorne, but in the end the Saints did get a linebacker to hopefully improve their recent poor play at that position. Coming to the Saints on a 3 year contract is Chris Chamberlain, formerly of the St. Louis Rams. Chamberlain is a 4 year pro that was originally drafted in the 7th round out of Tulsa and he primarily plays at weakside linebacker...

Goodell's wrath and R.I.P Ron Erhardt

Roger Goodell lowered the sonic boom on the Saints yesterday.  The Saints got hit hard with the loss of 2 second round picks in 2012 and 2013, $500k, Payton 1 year suspension and 6 game suspension of their GM.  Was this a power play by the commissioner of the most powerful organized sports league in the world, or a justified action?  We have heard a lot from the Commish’s office...

Report: Greg Williams Promised $15,000 Reward to Injure Former Quarterback Brad Johnson

The NFL might have reprimanded the New Orleans Saints for their bounty system Wednesday, but it doesn't appear that the story is going away anytime soon. According to CBS Sports, back in the Redskins' 2006 Monday Night Football game against Minnesota, then-defensive coordinator Greg Williams promised a hefty reward to whichever player took out Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson...

Hurricane Goodell

It should be an interesting day when Roger Goodell shows up at the Superbowl this year in New Orleans.  I hear the bounty on him is already set at 10k. Sean Payton suspended for an entire season (costing him around $8 million) Mickey Loomis suspended 8 games and fined $500k Saints organizations fined $500k and
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