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If not Sean Payton, who would you want coaching the New Orleans Saints?

And don’t say Bill Belichick. That’s too easy.

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The recent national SB Nation FanPulse question was relating to the coaches of the Kansas City Chiefs and the San Francisco 49ers, the two teams playing in this year’s Super Bowl. The question was who would you rather have lead your team between the two. The answer? Andy Reid of the Kansas City Chiefs.

Andy Reid, although having never won a Super Bowl, is still regarded as an excellent coach and has found success with multiple teams over the course of his career. Kyle Shanahan, on the other hand, is a relatively new face to NFL coaching, and was in-part responsible for the epic collapse of the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl just a few short years ago. All things considered then, the results of this poll didn’t surprise me.

But it did make me think.

If Sean Payton were to retire tomorrow, and you could have any other current NFL coach join the Saints, who would it be and why? The obvious answer would be Bill Belichick of the New England Patriots, and it would likely be an overwhelming consensus, so we’re going to say that’s one answer that’s not available for this conversation. So if not Payton, and if not Bill, then who?

Maybe wunderkid Sean McVay of the Los Angeles Rams? Or what about 9/11-truther Pete Carroll of the Seattle Seahawks? Maybe a familiar face like Ron Rivera, formerly of the Carolina Panthers and now with Washington?

Between the other 30 NFL coaches, who would you want coaching the Saints? Let me know in the comments. Explain your answer. Stay and chat. Send me presents.