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Saying Goodbye to Sean Payton

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Right now somewhere, most likely at 5800 Airline Dr., Saints head coach Sean Payton is making his final preparations for his year-long suspension. Ensuring things are in order for his departure and imparting final words of wisdom to his staff and team.

If you've been paying close attention to the Bountygate scandal and a calendar, then you're probably aware that tomorrow is April 16th, the beginning of what Goodell hath wrought for the next year. The beginning of uncertain times for the Saints and for us, the fans. For the first time in six years, the Saints will not be under Sean Payton's command.

So bid your final adieu, Who Dat Nation, and say your last goodbyes to our dear coach Sean. I'm not sure how much we'll hear from Payton during his suspension. He may often use the media as his mouthpiece or he may think it in his best interest to lay low and avoid further angering "the beast." Guess we'll find out soon enough.

Good luck to coach in whatever he does for the next year. Hopefully he takes this time to recharge the ol' batteries because I'm already looking forward to his return, complete with an insatiable thirst for redemption and a renewed vigor.