New Orleans has found new life after General Manager Mickey Loomis came back to work as the Saints are in dire need of his management skills in this hour of crisis. The management of the New Orleans team is facing unprecedented problems at the moment and as a result the fan base is quite upset with the result of the things.
Loomis was currently out on an eight match suspension related to the NFL Bounty probe which has brought out the dirty side of things. However, Mickey Loomis’ first official assignment is to clear out the contract issue regarding Sean Payton. Roger Goodell, the NFL football commissioner has refused to extend Sean Payton’s contract till 2015, as was originally decided when the coach was assigned back in 2011.
According to a recent revelation it has been found that Sean Payton is not bound by a formal contract after the end of the current season and this has fuelled an outburst among the fans. Loomis needs to handle the issue quite delicately as this is a very sensitive case and any hasty decision could lead to a major crisis for the Saints.
Loomis is also charged with the duty of having to check out the proceedings of the NFL ban of Jonathan Vilma and Will Smith. Legal moves have so far delayed the proceedings and things are set to resume shortly.
Joe Witt, the Saint’s Assistant Head Coach said that there was nothing much to talk about when Loomis came back and Witt commented “The Saints are slowly but surely coming back to their glory days and Loomis is back to take care of the proceedings and daily functioning of the club.”
Loomis was heard reporting to an interviewer, “Sean is surely going to be the coach next year and he will carry the reputation on his responsible shoulders.” Vitt also did not approve of the fact that Sean will leave the side. He sounded rather skeptical of the facts.
Vitt in fact commented that, “This is the best side that there is in the tournament, I love everything related to the team, the players, the togetherness, everything.” He went on to comment that, “The upcoming games next week is the main focus for the squad and the Saints truly are the favorites to win the game.”
Scott Shanle, the Saints linebacker said that the issue was rather demoralizing. A problem of this stature should never be repeated if the team pride needs to be maintained.
Jerry Jones the owner and the general manager of the team The Cowboys will not leave his designation for any means. He will not leave the post of the General Manager and at the same time he is not going to sell his team in near future. He has assured this in an interview recently.
He said, “The structure of our team is different. I am involved in all the important matters in the team. Therefore, I cannot avoid taking necessary decisions especially if the decision is about setting a team. It is always a debatable subject that which player will be in and who will be out, and I as a general manager and the owner of the teams have to make the final decision. It is quite sure, that I am not going to leave it.”
Well there is no doubt about the fact that, the past record of this man for his team is quite extra ordinary. He has already won Super Bowls for thrice. However, now the time has little changed and recently the performance of his team in NFL Football is not at all satisfactory.
Overall, there performance is 3-5 in this season which may cause a lot of worry for the team. Recently their performance in Super Bowls is also quite ordinary. They could only manage to win two games in playoff since their last appearance in 1995.
The performance was so poor that only five players could stay in the team in 2010 of the players who played in 2009 for the team. Their statistics is 123-124 after their successful year of 1997.
Some big deals have been done with Marco Rivera, the guard, Marion Barber , the running back, and Ken Hamlin, the safety, but that does not work positively for the team.
However, Jones has picked some of the other players who have performed well for the team like Morris Claiborne, Bruce Carter and Sean Lee. Therefore, it can be said, that in recent years Jerry Jones have provided a mixed performance as a general manager.
He said, “The way, we have taken decisions recently, has worked well for us. We are sure; it will work good in near future also for our team. We make small adjustments and those are quite necessary to do for the success of the team.”
Barry Switzer was the last coach, who was the winner of Super Bowls. However, he was fired from the team in 1997. Since then five coaches have been with the team. Only Wade Phillips could provide them two wins in the playoffs in NFL Football.
Jones said, “If the manager was any other person, I would have wanted to change him. However, the situation is not like that for us.”