When NFL Commissioner handed down the penalties to the New Orleans Saints bounty gate, it was like a 30-year prison sentence to a guy who committed computer fraud. A lot of teams in the NFL might have a bounty system, but there was one team that needed to be made an example of. The list of penalties is longer than my...well put it this way it's pretty long.
The Saints lost their risk taking offensive genius leader head coach Sean Payton for a year. Your assistant coach Joe Vitt will face a six-game suspension, your general manager Mickey Loomis will also face an eight-game ban. You get fined $500,000 and lose second-round picks for this year and 2013 not to mention you still have 22 of 27 players on defense who still might face suspensions.
However bad the situation looks for this team, the New Orleans Saints have proved time and time again that if you get knocked down you just get up again. This team, this city, prides itself on resiliency and never backing down. When one man falls another man rises and reason No. 1 the Saints will still shine is because of the experience in their coaching staff.