Nut Job

How did Sean Payton handle the loss to the Vikings? By being a psychopath

March 1, 2018
Divisional Round - New Orleans Saints v Minnesota Vikings
Adam Bettcher

Football coaches, especially at the college and pro level, never miss an opportunity to tell you how much they coach football. It's 24/7/365 job they say. Wake up, coach football. Go home, coach football. Jump in the shower.. just kidding, gotta go coach some football. Cleanliness is overrated. You ever see that "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" episode about Jon Gruden? The guy was coaching football even during that period of time when he wasn't coaching football. Nut job.

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is no different, but even this latest move he claims he pulled in the name of the coaching of the football is a bit much. On Thursday, Payton joined Mike Florio's "PFT Live" radio show and one of the topics that came up was how Payton dealt with that shocking loss to the Minnesota Vikings in the playoffs, when Vikings receiver Stefon Diggs hauled in a 61-yard touchdown pass as time expired to send the Vikes to Philadelphia for the NFC Championship. Here's what Payton had to say, in all its psychopathic glory:

Buddy, we get it, you're married to the game.

But actually, what an all-time weirdo move from Payton here. Game-planning for a game you did not advance to? You lost man, go on vacation or spend some time with your family or something. This is like your wife cheating on you and when someone asks "how are you dealing with it" and you respond "Oh, I made a cardboard cut-out of her and we're just going about our daily lives." Take it easy guy, the all-22 film will still be there when you get back.

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