Losses are tricky to accept.
Sean Payton drowned his most recent defeat in ice cream.
“What is it now, a week and a half of? It feels luxuriate in it be been longer than that,” the Saints coach acknowledged Wednesday, by job of ESPN.com. “I would converse honestly after the sport for two to a couple days, grand luxuriate in in style americans, I sat and most certainly didn’t near out of my room, ate Jeni’s ice cream and watched Netflix for three straight days.”
Product placement? Maybe, nevertheless more importantly, it became Payton’s manner of going by a sport he and the rabid sinful that supports his team feel became taken from them by a non-name (or two). Nickell Robey-Coleman’s hit on Tommylee Lewis dead in the fourth quarter of the NFC Championship Sport has been analyzed shut to as grand because the Zapruder Film at this point, and we are able to all agree Robey-Coleman hit Lewis early. The league even agreed that Robey-Coleman hit Lewis along with his helmet, leading to a $26,739 comely, even supposing a flag wasn’t thrown on the play.
Rather than spending the week in Atlanta preparing for Chubby Bowl LIII, the Saints are at home. Payton spent the foremost painful days escaping by streaming hours of video lisp material.
Did Payton binge-witness the fresh season of Narcos? Would per chance per chance additionally he obtain viewed each Fyre Festival documentaries? The Fighter became now not too long ago added to Netflix, too, if Payton needs some inspiration after such heartbreak.
We don’t know every thing he watched for those days, nevertheless we carry out know he spent a few of the on my own time talking to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and government vice president of football operations Troy Vincent. He would possibly now not speed entirely.
“My discussions in transient on Monday and Tuesday with the commissioner and Troy were relative to — now not any form of reversal or something luxuriate in that — neutral appropriate the play and any commentary,” Payton acknowledged. “But there would possibly be a complete bunch americans that stretch out to you, you gain a ton of textual lisp material messages and emails, and you would possibly per chance also very neatly be appreciative of all that, then you positively neutral appropriate are looking for to recede into your cave for a bit of whereas.”
This cave, delivered to you by Jeni’s. Right here’s to hoping Unique Orleans’ future tastes sweeter than 2018’s cease end result.