Welcome back, Sean Payton

With their ruthless coach back in charge, the Saints are legit Super Bowl threats

Originally Published: October 1, 2013
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

NEW ORLEANS -- Drew Brees knows the other side, and it isn't nearly as sweet.

A year ago, with Sean Payton jettisoned from New Orleans by the National Football League for his role in the bounty scandal, the Saints stood winless after four games. O-fer. A loss followed by a loss followed by a loss followed by a loss. The names were different each game -- Washington, Carolina, Kansas City, Green Bay -- but the feelings were the same. Emptiness. Dissatisfaction. Frustration. Anger.

"Oh-and-4 ...

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