Saints' Payton makes unflattering list

August, 7, 2009
8/07/09
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Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas

Michael Lombardi has an item on the five worst game managers in the NFL. It's pretty lengthy, but you don't have to scroll too far to find Sean Payton.

The New Orleans coach is No. 5 on this unflattering list. No argument with Lombardi on this one. The Saints were masters at losing close games last year and Payton deserves some of the blame. The good news is there's a way off the list: Go out and win the games you're supposed to win.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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