If anyone happened to catch the end of the Saints’ Monday night’s blowout victory over the Falcons, it was a classic example of self-indulgence and lack of class by New Orleans coach Sean Payton and quarterback Drew Brees.
Already leading the Falcons 38-16, Payton and Brees couldn’t wait another week for the Saints’ quarterback to surpass Dan Marino’s single-season record of 5,084 passing yards. So the Saints ran it up on the Falcons by driving for another touchdown, primarily through the air and then the game was delayed for an embarrassing tribute to Brees, who achieved his precious individual accomplishment.
It’s bad enough that an opponent whom the Saints may see again during the postseason in the coming weeks was embarrassed, even worse it was done in the name of an individual.
You can only hope the Falcons get another shot at the Saints in the playoffs, and they make Payton and Brees pay for their arrogance.