Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:06 PM
Multiple GMs tell CBS' Mike Freeman they believe Saints coach Sean Payton will find a way to stay in touch with the team during his one-year suspension.
Specifically, the GMs believe Payton will "set up a relay system using people he trusts outside the team to then relay his thoughts to coaches." According to Freeman, GMs who know Payton are "certain" he won't "just sit on hands for a year," and that he'll try to "squirm around ban." Payton is not allowed any contact with the Saints for the duration of his ban, but the reality is the NFL won't be able to stop him if he's intent on relaying messages via a third party. Freeman also reports Bill Parcells is expected to act in an "unofficial advisory role" to the Saints' interim coaches per Payton's request.
Source: Mike Freeman on Twitter Apr 14 - 12:59 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:12 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:13 PM
but but but the nfl is picking on him.!!!!!!
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:16 PM
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:39 PM
No. It shows GMs are afraid of the Saints.
Sean Payton hasn't even started his suspension yet and we're already seeing articles about this. It's no different than seeing articles about the Saints making a mockery of the Rooney Rule by talking to Parcells.
And by the way... deception is the game in the NFL. Coaches hide their players' injuries all the time even though it's against the rules. And if the NFL is serious about player safety then they need to get rid of the Injury Report, but that affects fantasy football and gambling.... two of the biggest draws to the sport.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:43 PM
They shouldn't even be forced to report that, or it should never be made public and only turned over to NFL security.
I get that Gambling needs that info and thats a huge part of the game. But if they cared about player safety, they would not make it public because it does expose players and makes them targets.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 01:57 PM
There's only so much you can do from a phone call. You're crazy if you think Goodell is gonna let him coach from home.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:06 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 02:16 PM
Which is why I said in the beginning that the punishment would end up being a slap on the hand.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:05 PM
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Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:30 PM
He should be, but there's so many ways around that
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:42 PM
Posted 14 April 2012 - 03:46 PM
That's interesting to think about, does the ban mean that "He cannot communicate or have any presence with the saints?". Does it allow for him to perhaps go watch the next opponent for the saints and scout them and tell someone to relay the information back to the saints?
Isn't it supposed to be an NFL complete ban? That's the way I understood it, but that doesn't mean he can't watch TV and tapes which I'm sure he does anyway and say what he thinks. Goodell should have said part of the ban means no talk of the NFL to anyone whatsoever, if he didn't do that that is?
Edited by GAFALCONFAN, 14 April 2012 - 03:48 PM.