Head coaches around the NFL have got to be rooting against the New Orleans Saints this year. After the bounty-gate scandal turned out a one year ban for head coach Sean Payton, the Saints are now 0-2 and the power of the head coach is being felt in very intense fashion down on the bayou.
The Saints aren’t a bad football team, but as they’ve demonstrated the last two weeks, talent on the field only gets you so far when there’s some of that missing on the sidelines. In both losses the Saints were able to mount comebacks, but ones that ended up being unsuccessful. The tools and weapons are on the field for the Saints to win, but Drew Brees cant’ play Mel Gibson and be both the director and actor in the Saints production.
Now the Saints are 0-2 and have only one metaphorical battles against the league, ones that are meaningless when it comes to this season.
Not only that, but the Saints are now 0-1 in a ver tough NFC South, one that is shaping up to be the toughest division in the NFC this year. Without Payton the Saints are a team that scares literally no one. Cam Newton and the Panthers were held to a franchise low in terms of rushing yards last week against the Buccaneers. This week they were all over the Saints.
And there’s no need to mention RGIII’s epic debut against the Saints, as everyone is still talking about it. In two weeks the Saints have allowed almost 100 points and scored just under half of that. There’s trouble brewing on the bayou and teams around the NFL are going to see exactly what even the most talented of teams does without the guidance of a head coach.