Thursday, November 12, 2009
The All-NFC South midseason coaches, GM
By Pat Yasinskas
Posted by ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas
It’s time to unveil our coaches and front office for the midseason All-NFC South team.
Coach: Sean Payton, Saints. There can’t be any other choice. The Saints are undefeated and Payton has made himself a better coach by learning from past mistakes. As long as he doesn’t have too many more of those incidents where he essentially calls two timeouts at once, he’s got a real shot at coach of the year.
Best assistant coach: Gregg Williams, Saints. New Orleans needed to do something dramatic to shake up a defense that was bad the past two years. They brought in Williams and he’s made this defense very good. Could be putting himself in line for another shot at a head-coaching job.
General manager: Mickey Loomis, Saints: He’s the guy who has given Darren Sharper and Jabari Greer to Williams. Loomis also took a shot on defensive tackle Anthony Hargrove and that’s paying off nicely.