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Saints head coach Sean Payton provides big visual motivation for his team

A stack of cash & the Lombardi trophy brought into meeting

Steve Geller
January 09, 2019 - 4:45 pm

Sean Payton always seems to find unique ways to motivate his players. On Monday, 3 armed guards brought $201,000 with the Lombardi Trophy on top of it.  Payton told the room that they could all have the cash and the trophy IF….they win three more games.

“If you saw that money in front of you, you would get excited to,” smiled defensive tackle Sheldon Rankins. “If we get it done, I need it in twenties all in a duffle bag delivered to my front door.”

NFL players receive a $29,000 bonus for divisional playoff games and $54,000 for conference championship games. The Super Bowl champ receives an additional $118,000.

Payton used the same trick back in 2009 brining $100k into the locker room. The Saints went on to win the Super Bowl so why not revisit the tactic.

The defending champion Philadelphia Eagles come to town for a 3:40pm kickoff Sunday.  A win gets the Black & Gold one game closer to a trip to the big game in Atlanta along with adding a little more change to their pocket.

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