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Saints come to Oakland, not Payton

When the New Orleans Saints visit the Raiders this season, it will be without their head coach.

Commissioner Roger Goodell crushed New Orleans for its “bounty” violations, suspending coach Sean Payton without pay for a full season and defensive coordinator Gregg Williams (now with the St. Louis Rams) indefinitely, the NFL announced.

The likely Saints head coach is Pete Carmichael Jr., who interviewed for the Raiders’ head coaching position that went to Dennis Allen. Allen was on the New Orleans staff as defensive backs coach during the time bounties were in effect, but has yet to comment on the matter.

The order of games in the NFL schedule will be announced in April.

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Jerry McDonald - NFL Writer

  • DMAC

    Where was Roger during the spygate?

  • Dakota

    Payton Aint coming here next year! Who dat?

  • mcfadden20.

    —DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:29 am

    Where was Roger during the spygate???

    S8cking Kraft off

  • ElkGRaider

    DMAC Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:30 am
    Where was Roger during the spy gate?
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    Exactly

  • DMAC

    I got 5 on it!

  • mcfadden20.

    CODE BLACK

  • mcfadden20.

    we just moved one spot up .. now only if they can take other teams 1st and 2nd round picks away

  • RaidO

    tebow to the jets

  • Silverandblack666

    “Actually, I am a RAIDER that wants the team to get better, not a “fan” of any players that are not RAIDERS”

    I get that I may have worded it incorrectly sorry.

    What I meant was folks like you and me who want the Ravens LB to come to Oakland!

    You are correct it would be an instant upgrade at the LB position if we sign a guy like that!

  • RaidO

    sanchez is not going to like that. Way to create drama rex

  • Dakota

    Video taping walkthroughs for a competitive advantage is not the same as sending players onto the field with directives to kill and maim the other teams players, and still directing them to do so after being told to stop!

    Pats lost a 1st rounder and the team and coach were fined heavily. Had they continued doing it, then the punishment would have been worse.

    Personally, I think the Saints should have lost all of their draft picks in 2012 and some in 2013. They got off light.

  • CJ Legend 34

    147.CJ Legend 34 Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:24 am
    ****Sean Peyton and Drew Breese will be Raiders next year-sweet silver and black!!!********

    Wow!!! Now that Sean Payton was suspended for a year, maybe the Saints management fires the guy! That could make Payton our new Offensive Coordinator next year when he can’t land a job as a head coach and brings Drew Breese with him who is now a pissed off franchised tag player. To bad for the Saints, sweet team but great for the Raiders.

    When it happens remember I made this call!!! I did this to you, remember my name!!! : )

    Get ready Raiders for 2013!!!!!!!

  • luvmarvhub

    The Patriots got off light. Belichek should have been suspended.

  • Dakota

    Today HBO has offered big $$ to the Jets to film Hard Knocks with them again…..and Cinemax has offered big money to Rex, Rex’s wife, and Teblow to film some soft-core foot fetish stuff….

  • luvmarvhub

    Just to show how Ryan has created a zoo, this is Cromartie’s tweet:

    “We don’t need Tebow. We sell out every home game let him go to Jacksonville Tampa or Miami,” Antonio Cromartie tweeted. “Our wildcat offense can b ran by J. Kerley or Joe McKnight we straight.”

    You’re a player, Antonio, not management. Good move or not, “Shut up and earn your money on the field or get out.”

  • raiderzmaverick

    Obviously it’s a bigger crime to create competitive nature amongst the players than it is to cheat.

    At least that’s what Goodall’s saying with this in relation to the Patriots penalties.

  • John David Booty

    Ehh, the damage that the bounties did was already done. What does this season have to do with it? If Goodell REALLY wanted to send a message, a resounding one, he would have stripped them of their SB title.

    When you play football, you should expect to get hit. Hard. But trying to put star players out of the game, with dirty hits, is b#tch sh#t to me.

    If you lay a player out, with a legal hit, before the whistle, Youre doing what you should. If youre on the field trying to injure players, illegally, because they are better than who is on your team, youre a b#tch, bottom line.

  • Dakota

    Can you imagine Hard Knocks 2012….with the Jets? Watch Teblow preach to Cromartie about having children out of wedlock, and to Santonio Holmes about coveting other WR’s catches, and to Rex about unnatural s3xual desires….all the while Mark Sanchez is playing middle school level practical jokes on Teblow….I’d watch that!

  • DMAC

    team and coach were fined heavily.
    ================

    Whoop-di-doo.
    Big deal.

  • CTConstruction

    TRACY PORTER BETTER SIGN AN NFL CONTRACT B4 HE LOSES SOME LEVERAGE…..LOL

  • luvmarvhub

    Actually, I don’t think Tebow deserves to be in the media zoo that is NYC, much less the zoo that is the Jets. He’ll handle it well, at least on the outside, but the media will try to break him–it’s what they do in New York.

  • DMAC

    John David Booty Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:43 am

    Ehh, the damage that the bounties did was already done. What does this season have to do with it? If Goodell REALLY wanted to send a message, a resounding one, he would have stripped them of their SB title.
    ==========

    I think that would of been taking it a little too far JDB.

  • DMAC

    At least we don’t have to worry about Tebow trucking Huffy anymore.

  • luvmarvhub

    Were the players fined? Punished? If not, why not?

  • hwnrdr

    102.RaiderRetribution Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:11 am
    Talk about breaking news; New Orleans just hired Chuck Breshnahan as head coach for the year Sean Peyton suspended.

    LOL, really?

  • CTConstruction

    RAIDERS NEED TO ADD TRACY PORTER & MARCUS TRUFANT……….

  • Thec

    Silverandblack666 Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 10:36 am
    “Actually, I am a RAIDER that wants the team to get better, not a “fan” of any players that are not RAIDERS”

    I get that I may have worded it incorrectly sorry.

    What I meant was folks like you and me who want the Ravens LB to come to Oakland!

    You are correct it would be an instant upgrade at the LB position if we sign a guy like that!

    +++++++

    We are Tracking….No worries Bruh…

  • Thec

    JEMEEL MCCLAIN…We can get this guy for a couple of extra snacks….prob 2 mil per at this point.

    SIGN THIS GUY NOW….

  • Dakota

    I’ll bet old Hue has faxed his resume over to the Aints.

  • Thec

    MCCLAIN > mlawson, rmcclain, ACURRY, Qgroves, laughingstock, TGoethel, Rbrown

  • CTConstruction

    ALTHOUGH BRONCOS HAVE DRAFTED HORRIBLY OVER THE PAST 4-5 SEASONS, THEY ACTUALLY MADE OUT PRETTY WELL WITH THE TEBOW TRADE. PLENTY OF OPTIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE IN THE 4TH ROUND. LETS HOPE THEY GET THIS DRAFT PICK WRONG AGAIN!

  • RaidO

    sanchez will not make through the season as jets starting qb. Jets fans already calling for tebow

  • JLofty

    Too bad about Satele, I thought he played well for us mostly. Oh well, over that already!
    Get a center Reg, keep Wiz beast at LG. He seems to play better there. At least so far…in his rookie year….with not much training camp to speak of…

  • The Oracle

    Is Brees still there? Check.

    Then they are still a team to be dealt with..

  • raidertalk

    Oh man, I guess this is one step more toward pink flags and illegal “touching”. Soon the NFL will start to look life a field version of basket Ball.

    Defense as we know it is Disappearing…

  • hwnrdr

    34.The Oracle Says:
    March 21st, 2012 at 11:12 am
    Is Brees still there? Check.

    Then they are still a team to be dealt with..

    Well, technically, he still hasn’t signed his tender but I guess now…it will be escalated to get him a long term deal!

  • joker94583

    Prepare for the National Flag Football League brought to you by Dictator Goodell. Skirts and pretty little hats in pastel versions of each teams colors. Goodell is ruining the league. He’s out of control. I can see Williams getting the boot up his ass but Payton getting an entire season? C’mon man.

  • Corporate_Raider

    The NFL is doing everything it can think of to help the ’9ers win the Superbowl. They want to make sure they get their money’s worth on the eight hundred million plus they are going to pour into the ’9ers new stadium. Nothing will help sell those $20K PSLs like a SB championship.

    Watch how, mysteriously, calls will always seem to go the ’9ers way … again.

    In the Saints game last year NO drove down to the goal line when the ’9ers laid an illegal, helmet to helmet hit on the Saints receiver causing a fumble. ’9ers ball at the 2. Where was the flag? No flag.

    Funny don’t you think in a year where such hits were the emphasis. We’re back to Eddie D. and refs in the pocket.