Originally written January 04, 2012 on Football Nation:
So many types of decisions are made in a calendar year in the NFL: coaching decisions, personnel decisions, league decisions, play call decisions; the list goes on and on. Usually, the bad decisions are the ones that get remembered the most, but let’s reflect on some of the five best decisions made during the 2011 NFL year: 5. Sean Payton Letting Drew Brees Break the Single Season Passing Record on Monday night: Sean Payton and the Saints received some heat around the league for this decision. In a game that was already a blowout, Payton chose to continue passing and score again to let Brees break a record. Typically, I’m not a records guy; what the team does is far more important and if New Orleans meets Atlanta again, Atlanta could be fired up to get back at them, but this was a great decision. It not only let the home crowd witness history but allowed for the entire country to witness Brees take down a record that stood tall for over two and a half decades. Sure, it was at the e...
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