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Saints News, 2/9/15: Is Payton's Loyalty To His Friends Hurting The Saints?

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Barry Hurstius of BigEasyBeliever.com thinks so, "I personally believe that the biggest difference between the two teams at this moment (besides the Patriots having won 3 more Super Bowls) is that New England head coach Bill Belichick would not even hesitate to fire one of his coaching assistants in a split nanosecond, if he thought they weren’t getting the job done. That is no exaggeration. Conversely, Sean Payton stubbornly hangs on to several assistant coaches who any observer from the outside looking in can clearly see have underperformed in their duties and need to be reassigned within the Staff or simply let go."

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