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Boston to the Bayou

Payton rebuilt Saints with Patriots in mind

Coach Sean Payton and the Saints arrived yesterday in Miami in style, confident they can end decades of ineptitude. Coach Sean Payton and the Saints arrived yesterday in Miami in style, confident they can end decades of ineptitude. (Mark Humphrey/Associated Press)
By Adam Kilgore
Globe Staff / February 2, 2010

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In 2006, Sean Payton assumed the first head coaching position of his career, surveyed the state of the New Orleans Saints, and accepted a universal truth about his profession. “When you take over and get a new job,’’ he said, “more often than not they’ve had trouble.’’ (Full article: 796 words)

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