"In my case, I truly have one who is a consigliere, someone I trust to tell me something I may not want to hear," Saints coach Sean Payton said of Vitt. "If you were to define what I see as an assistant head coach, it would be exactly Joe Vitt. He has experience. This is his 33rd year in the league. He’s been a head coach before (interim coach of the Rams in 2005). He’s been with five other teams. He’s been with winning teams that were functional. He’s been with losing teams that were dysfunctional. He’s the most important member of our staff." also goes on to talk about the Top 100 and gives his list to include: "4. Brees. He is the best free agent signing since Reggie White."