Sean Payton, holding many of same cards, dealing from new deck
Peter Finney, Times-Picayune
Here's how the head coach of the New Orleans Saints put it after losing last Sunday to the Arizona Cardinals.
"It's not a crisis," said Sean Payton. "It's a chance for us to say, hey, we're going to have to play better."
Payton could have said pretty much the same thing after finishing the 2009 regular season 0-3, losing to the Dallas Cowboys, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers, after a 13-0 start.
There was a difference, of course.
The '09 Saints were on their way to sewing up the No. 1 seed in the playoffs, which they did before Payton decided to rest his starters in the final game against Carolina.
Still, at the time, there was a measure of anxiety inside a spoiled Who Dat Nation, an understandable feeling of unease.
Will the 13-0 Saints return, Who Dats wondered?
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