New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton was giving out some major praise in the New Orleans Times-Picayune to his young secondary coach Dennis Allen who will be interviewed by the Broncos, then the Eagles this weekend here in Philadelphia for their team’s defensive coordinator .
“It’s a small league, and there aren’t many secrets. His reputation has grown, and the word has gotten around. You can see it on film,” Payton said. “He’s extremely talented, and another thing about him, he’s an extremely hard-working guy. He’s a guy that’s gonna have more of these opportunities down the line (if he isn’t hired this time around).”
I hope all or at least some of that is true. He did a great job last year when their secondary was helping them win a Super Bowl, but he needs to explain what exactly was going on in that playoff game against the Seahawks. Did he explain to the safeties that they had the deep routes and should look at the receiver they were covering.
I remember when Payton was here in Philadelphia as an assistant for the Eagles. He remembers it to that’s why he’s not going to get in the way of Allen’s chance for a promotion.
“It’s always a tough thing, wanting your coaches to have the opportunity but not wanting to lose them,” said Payton. “This experience of going through the interview process and getting his name out there is deserved. He’s done a very good job. He’s extremely well thought of within this building.”