Posted on 27 March 2012.
PALM BEACH, Fla. — New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton stated Tuesday that he will speak to Bill Parcells in the subsequent couple of days about possibly filling in for him as head coach while he serves a one-year suspension and that he is contemplating appealing the serious discipline for his function in the bounty scandal that has embroiled the franchise.
In a practically 18-minute question-and-answer session with the media in the hotel lobby exactly where the NFL Annual Meeting is becoming held, Payton spoke in conciliatory terms and took accountability for his actions and for other people in the organization.
Payton stated a meeting with Parcells, his mentor, is 1 of the numerous options that he is going by means of on a checklist of measures that want to be resolved prior to his suspension kicks in April 1.
“No. 1, I kind of speak with him quite often,” Payton stated. “I’ll have a likelihood to pay a visit to with him when I get down here. … My conversations with Bill to date have just been about the uniqueness of the scenario.
” … He’s a fantastic teacher, surely I’m biased getting worked with him,” Payton added. “He’s a Hall of Fame head coach. I would say there are almost certainly some issues set up in the framework of our system that would be exactly how he would have set things up had he been the head coach here in , so there is some carryover that way.”
Payton said he will choose in the subsequent “two or 3” days regardless of whether or not he will appeal the suspension. He has till April two. Though he said he still is operating by means of his plans, it sounded like he would file an appeal, if for no other cause than to purchase time to continue tying up loose ends. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said Monday he most likely would allow Payton to continue working for the duration of an appeal. Goodell stated he would expedite his ruling, nonetheless, the possibility of having more time could enable him to assist that staff prepare for the April 26-28 draft.
Payton added that he, general manager Mickey Loomis — who is facing an eight-game suspension — and team owner Tom Benson are continuing to weigh a number of scenarios.
“We’ve gone by way of just an early, in between Mickey, myself, Mr. Benson, just an early synopsis of what our possibilities would be,” Payton mentioned. “We’ll continue to do that when we get back to Metairie. Even this morning some, we’re going to have some breakfast and discuss that matter. Luckily, we feel like we’ve got a number of great candidates. The trick then is what it does to impact their roles that they at the moment have.”
1 function Payton stated he is specific about: He’s percent” confident he will coach the Saints in 2013.
Payton also said that he answered concerns honestly when he met with Goodell in New York twice. Right after administering discipline last Wednesday, Goodell cited repeated deception by the Saints in the course of a lengthy investigation into suspected bounties dating back to 2010. Payton mentioned he didn’t think he was singled out for lying in the reports.
“I feel the commissioner has done a wonderful job communicating with us throughout this procedure,” Payton said. “I think that being in a leadership function myself as a head coach, I definitely understand the position. I believe he’s made it clear and for good cause. … the idea of a thing with this magnitude is an critical problem that he wanted to address.”
No one particular was singled out for lying in the summaries that have been made public.
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