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Sean Payton gets past no call with Netflix, ice cream and a possible rule change

Kristian Garic
January 30, 2019 - 12:28 pm
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For the first time since the post-game press conference following the Saints loss in the NFC championship game, infamously known as the “No Call in Nola,” Sean Payton spoke publicly about the game and the Saints 2018 season. As you can imagine Payton took his own approach to coping with a devastating loss. “I would say honestly after the game for two to three days, much like normal people, I didn’t come out of my room. I watched Netflix and ate ice cream for three days,” Payton said with a smile.

Payton did have a few conversations with the league, including Troy Vincent and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Saints head coach described those conversations as brief and didn’t share details about his chat ith Goodell. Payton also praised the NFL’s head of officiating Al Riveron, describing him as “great,” when asked about his conversations with Riveron in the aftermath of the Saints questionable loss to the Rams.

When Payton was asked if he was surprised that the league didn’t comment on the game sooner, Payton responded sarcastically, “I’m back to Netflix and ice cream…and there is a point you know things aren’t changing. You get wrapped up in a new series and new episode.” Going forward the league will look for ways to prevent a “no call” repeat.

There will be plenty of conversation at league meetings in March about possible challenges issued to coaches during games that would allow them to ask for a review of pass interference calls or judgement calls. The competition committee is expected to hear several proposals to prevent a similar debacle from happening. Payton is on the competition committee. “The topic is one thing. The challenge is the solution we’re looking for,” said Coach Payton. Allowing a coach to challenge judgement calls could open the league up to a new set of issues, including slowing the game down to crawl.

Payton explained how he coped with the loss to the Rams. He also talked about the resounding voice of a Who Dat Nation still extremely angry over the “no call.” What would Coach Payton tell Saints fans? Exactly what he told his team, “It’s not going to happen overnight. It will take a little time. That is why we like this game. Football is like life. It’s not always going to be how you planned it and it’s not always going to be fair.”

Coach said to everyone who loves the Black & Gold, you don’t have to completely get over it, but will you get past it. With time like the Saints and Sean Payton I think you will.

For the first time since the post-game press conference following the Saints loss in the NFC championship game, infamously known as the “No Call in Nola,” Sean Payton spoke publicly about the game and the Saints 2018 season. As you can imagine Payton took his own approach to coping with a devastating loss. “I would say honestly after the game for two to three days, much like normal people, I didn’t come out of my room. I watched Netflix and ate ice cream for three days,” Payton said with a smile.

Payton did have a few conversations with the league, including with Troy Vincent and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The Saints head coach described those conversations as brief and didn’t share details about his chat with Goodell. Payton also praised the NFL’s head of officiating Al Riveron, describing him as “great,” when asked about his conversations with Riveron in the aftermath of the Saints questionable loss to the Rams.

When Payton was asked if he was surprised that the league didn’t comment on the game sooner, Payton responded sarcastically, “I’m back to Netflix and ice cream…and there is a point you know things aren’t changing. You get wrapped up in a new series and new episode.” Going forward the league will look for ways to prevent a “no call” repeat.

There will be plenty of conversation at league meetings in March about possible challenges issued to coaches during games that would allow them to ask for a review of pass interference calls or judgement calls. The competition committee is expected to hear several proposals to prevent a similar debacle from happening. Payton is on the competition committee. “The topic is one thing. The challenge is the solution we’re looking for,” said Coach Payton. Allowing a coach to challenge judgement calls could open the league up to a new set of issues, including slowing the game down to crawl.

Payton explained how he coped with the loss to the Rams. He also talked about the resounding voice of a Who Dat Nation still extremely angry over the “no call.” What would Coach Payton tell Saints fans? Exactly what he told his team, “It’s not going to happen overnight. It will take a little time. That is why we like this game. Football is like life. It’s not always going to be how you planned it and it’s not always going to be fair.”

Coach said to everyone who loves the Black & Gold that you don’t have to completely get over it, but you will get past it. With time, like the Saints and Sean Payton, I think we will.

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