Saints Tickets – Goodell, Gregg, Payton and Pain

by on April 13, 2012 updated April 13, 2012

New Orleans Saints tickets will be bringing Saints fans in the crescent city perhaps the most challenging NFL season in franchise history in 2012, a big statement from a franchise that has seen more of it’s share of hard knocks than most. The New Orleans Saints, without all the controversy, would have been considered Super Bowl contenders this year, and probably for the next several years, as long as Drew Brees and Sean Payton continued their offensive interplay.
But now one of those factors is gone for 2012 as Payton has been sentenced by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to a one year ban. The New Orleans Saints will have to find a way to continue the Payton offense without the gambling mastermind behind the whole thing. The system may be intact but the guy pulling the levers is now gone.
That leaves Drew Brees. Maybe. Considering the lack of news on the long term contract desired by Drew Brees, the Saints may be looking at a holdout situation until the thing gets done. A long shot maybe, but a definite possibility. Right now the quarterback holds the cards and he’s obviously prepared to play them.
As for Gregg Williams, the fiery defensive coordinator who has admitted to running his ‘pay for performance” program, well, he’s the sacrificial lamb in the whole scenario. Maybe lamb is the wrong word but you get my drift. Williams may never see an NFL football field from ground level again.
Saints ticket holders will either suffer through a long painful season in 2012, or witness a truly remarkable feat of triumph if New Orleans can even have a winning season. making the playoffs, in a division with the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers all gunning at them would be astounding but not out of the question.

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