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Sean Payton's blessing in disguise

Coach misses Saints but cherishes opportunity to spend time with his children

Updated: October 4, 2012, 10:41 AM ET
By Jean-Jacques Taylor | ESPNDallas.com

The defiance remains in Sean Payton's tone more than five months after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell banished him for the 2012 season for his role in the New Orleans Saints' bounty scandal.

You can hear it when Payton casually mentions NFL head coaches not having unions. And you can sense it when he talks about how much he'd like to reach out to Drew Brees and some of the New Orleans Saints' other players as they struggle through an 0-4 start.

"There are a lot of guys I'd like to ...

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