Payton's Place: 5 Candidates Who May Have a Bounty on Sean Payton's Job
So Sean Payton gets a year in the coaching sin bin for his part in the “Bountygate” scandal. Is this a fair penalty? Well, that heated debate will go on for infamy.
Right now, the burning question on everyone’s mind is who'll take Payton’s place for the upcoming season.
Who is qualified to work within this organization and deliver a winning team?
Sure there are a number of legitimate coaching candidates out there ready to take the reins, like a Bill Parcells. But he’s too obvious a choice.
This whole messy situation feels like it is right out of a movie. So, with that in mind, let’s go down that route and look at some coaching prospects that are definitely outside the norm.
The Blade Runner, a.k.a. Rick Deckard
Rick Deckard is no stranger to coming out of retirement. He’s done it before and would do it again.
Rick may just be the right bad ass to give the Saints the needed kick in the pants that get them back to the Super Bowl.
Since he has the ability to distinguish between humans and replicants, he’d be a natural at seeing right through the other team’s gameplan.
The Fall Guy, a.k.a Colt Seavers
Colt Seavers is proof that old school is cool.
He’s a hardworking guy who knows all the necessary stunts to pull off the big play.
The best thing about Colt is that he'd be willing to work cheap. The team could get him for well under $6 million a season.
Should the Saints get involved in any more scandals, having a head coach who’s known as “The Fall Guy” is the perfect title for anyone in this position.
Coach Boba Fett is a no-nonsense type of guy.
Cloaked in a shade of mystery, he has had plenty of experience dealing with alien life forces from all corners of the galaxy.
He would feel right at home in New Orleans come Mardi Gras time.
Dog The Bounty Hunter
This would be a two-for-one deal. Not only would the Saints get Dog, but also his rubenesque wife Beth.
The best part of this deal is that if Beth can’t cut it on the sidelines as a play caller, she can easily make the switch to middle linebacker.
Not sure about his coaching credentials, but one thing is for certain: When the team needs someone to clean up any more messes it gets itself into, Bounty Bob is the guy you want leading your team.