I’m not going to pull any punches and wax on and on about how I like Sean Payton and I think he truly knows what he’s doing as a head coach….I do like him…. but why sugarcoat things.
I’m here to tell you Sean Payton is stubborn! Being stubborn is sometimes a good thing. I think I’m a stubborn person. There is nothing wrong in believing in what you do….their is something wrong when you believe in what you to to the point of utter and complete failure.
Last season Sean Payton was stubborn and refused to replace struggling cornerback Jason David in the starting line-up. Payton refused to admit he made a mistake with David. The head coach said making a change would be a panic move and send the worng message to his team. Really, making a change in mid-season would have announced to everyone that Payton was wrong…and the coach couldn’t handle that!
This year Payton has not played veteran runningback Deuce McAllister. Today (Monday, September 22nd) Payton said that Duece is not injured and is fully cleared to participate. So why isn’t Deuce out on the field helping the struggling runing game?
The reason why Deuce McAllister isn’t playing is becuase Sean Payton doesn’t want him to play.
Payton believes Reggie Bush and Pierre Thomas can be the guys to carry the load rushing for the Saints.
Payton is wrong!
Deuce McAllister should be part of the game plan this week against San Francisco, if he’s not it’s only because Payton is stubborn! If Deuce is dressed out and doesn’t play against the niners it’s now a borderline sadistic move by Payton…..a move that says “I want to embarrass a veteran and force him to be the bad guy by demanding a trade!”
Look, I’m not saying Deuce is the magic elixir for what’s ailing the team but he’s better than Pierre Thomas.
In December when the Saints are 8-7 or 9-6 and battleing for a playoff spot….losses against Washington and Denver will be huge….and accepting responsibility for those losses falls squarely on Sean Payton and his stubborn attitude!