Sean Payton is mad. And this makes the Saints dangerous.
Whether they are 10-6-with-a-playoff-win dangerous or Super Bowl dangerous is TBD dependent on variables not yet in evidence — such as how far away from a hot mess this Saints defense travels in a year and Drew Brees' ability to be Drew Brees-ish yet again.
New Orleans definitely is dangerous though in the way teams players and coaches with burning bile in their guts from setbacks disappointments and failures usually are. Smart and talented with a little anger rarely fails.
I knew Sean Payton was two of the three long before I arrived in New Orleans for our sit-down interview that aired Friday night on Fox Sports Live (click above to see the whole interview).
I had covered the Cowboys while he was their offensive coordinator a hungry and willing pushback against Bill Parcells' aversion to any kind of risk. What happened from here is well chronicled. Go to New Orleans. Help save football there post-Katrina. Win Super Bowl. ...