Netflix Drops Trailer for Sean Payton-inspired 'Home Team' Movie Starring Kevin James

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVDecember 14, 2021

EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY - DECEMBER 12: Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints looks on during the third quarter of the game between the New Orleans Saints and the New York Jets at MetLife Stadium on December 12, 2021 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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Somewhere on the spectrum of NFL movies—perhaps between Draft Day and American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story—comes Home Team, a Netflix film starring Kevin James that is apparently loosely based on the year New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton spent away from the NFL after he was suspended by the league as a result of its Bountygate investigation.

Just...just go ahead and watch the trailer for yourself:

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Kevin James and Taylor Lautner partner up for HOME TEAM, based on the true story of New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton.<br><br>Taking the field January 28. 🏈 <a href="https://t.co/c5AKM413OC">pic.twitter.com/c5AKM413OC</a>

Payton indeed served as an offensive assistant for his sixth-grader son Connor's team, the Liberty Christian Warriors, during his forced sabbatical from professional football. That team may not have been the rag-tag group of misfits the film portrays them as, however.

"I run the offense," he told NOLA.com in Sept. 2012. "The head coach is Brennan Hardy, who does a great job. We had our first game Saturday, and we won 30-0. Obviously, it's a completely different element. Yet you get just as excited to see the team you're a part of do well."