Mickey Loomis, one of the best GMs in sports today is truly the architect of the current Saints team. Originally bringing in Sean Payton and Drew Brees, Loomis brought the Saints out of the Katrina disaster Saints season and into a stable state.
Next, there is Gregg Williams. A stern, down-to-earth guy, Williams has toughened up the Saints defense and made them a hungry group. In 2008, the Saints defense had been at the bottom of the league and was known for being burned and picked apart by even mediocre quarterbacks.
He brought the defense from rock bottom to stardom. By creating unique schemes and blitzes, Williams has utilized every player's ability to the highest level. Everyone has a part in the big picture, and everyone knows their part in this picture.
Gregg Williams made a huge impact and brought this defense from zero to hero. He now has one of the best units in the NFL.
Finally there is Sean Payton. Trained under Bill Parcells, Payton has an offensive mind that can be matched by few. A brilliant motivator, Payton always has the team hyped up before the games.
He knows how to prepare his players for the season and for each game, as he has created an intense training camp and practice routine for every player to keep them in top physical condition.
Also an offensive coordinator, Payton has finally created a near perfect balance on offense between the pass and the run. With literally a playbook just for trick plays such as onside kicks and triple reverses, you never know what Payton will pull out of his sleeve.
Payton has established a very close relationship with Drew Brees, creating a dangerous duo. The two have become close friends and partners in developing offensive plays to beat the defense.
An all around great coach, Payton is one of the top geniuses in the NFL today.