The situations are not comparable. LeBron left for a much better chance at a championship, and gave up nothing but "leaving" his hometown. DAL would be a worse situation for Payton. The only justifiable reason he could go is if Jerruh showers him with $10M/year or something. And even then, it's probably a stupid move. He's going to be expected to win the Super Bowl every year, and the media will never ever shut up about him if he doesn't.
Cool a LBJ discussion. LBJ: Great player, or greatest player?
I think you'd have to be an idiot to want to go anywhere near Jerry Jones if you are a respectable coach, but I guess Sean Payton disagrees. Personally, I'd be friends with him (if I were friends), but I would never work for Jerry Jones.
Michael Floyd > Justin Blackmon
49ers CMD VI
Colin Kaepernick (QB), Ndamukong Suh (DL), Vince Wilfork (NT), Jamie Collins (LB), Brandon Graham (DE), Anquan Boldin (WR), Lane Johnson (OL), Tyrann Matheiu (DB), Mike Iupati (OL), Austin Seferian-Jenkins (TE), Datone Jones (DL), Bradley Roby (DB), Barkevious Mingo (LB), Chance Warmack (OL), DJ Hayden (DB), CJ Spiller (RB), Troy Polamalu (S/LB), Jermaine Gresham (TE), Jerick McKinnon (RB), Jeremy Parnell (OL), Bruce Miller (FB), Jonathan Cooper (OL), Vance McDonald (TE), Brock Vereen (S), Jon Bostic (LB), De'Anthony Thomas (WR/RB) Miles Austin (WR), Lamarcus Joyner (DB), Quinton Dial (DL), Marcus Smith (LB), Cam Thomas (DL), Terrelle Pryor (RB)
I don't put any stock into rumors for the most part, so all I'm going to say is that I would not be surprised if Payton has a desire to coach the Cowboys. He really seems like the kind of guy that is competent, confident, and ambitious. I don't doubt that he wants to win Super Bowls with multiple teams; it's a great way to build a legacy as a coach. Of course, creating a dynasty would be just as great, but who would go down in history more celebrated: the coach of a Saints dynasty, or the coach of a Cowboys dynasty? i think we all know the answer to that one. |
that being said, I find it highly, highly, HIGHLY unlikely that something like this would be happening as soon as next year. 3-4 maybe, but not now.
it won't happen payton stays put in N.O.
i have no doubt that jones can buy a lot of juicy fruit and deliver it properly instead of f***** spearmint