Sean Payton is still trying to figure out his next move, and has reached out to his mentor and former NFL coach Bill Parcells for advice. Orange Dashon Goldson Game Alternate Tampa Bay Buccaneers Nike Womens NFL Jersey
. The Saints coach was suspended for a year by the NFL for his role in New Orleans bounty program, effective this Sunday. Parcells said on Monday he has spoken to Payton about how to handle the season -- but nothing more. Asked if anyone in the Saints organization had talked to him about coaching the team in 2012, he said, "No." The coach who led the New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, and who hired Payton as an offensive assistant in Dallas in 2003, was in Florida for spring training and spoke before the Mets game against the Cardinals. Back in New Orleans, it is still unclear who will be on the sidelines next year. The Saints have yet to announce their coaching plans, and Paytons agent, Donald Yee, said "no decisions have been made about an appeal" by his client. "Sean fully supports the leagues player safety goals," Yee said. "Given this, he probably wont address the entire league" when he arrives at the NFL owners meetings in Florida. Saints spokesman Greg Bensel said Payton was expected to speak later this week at the meetings. NFC coaches are scheduled to meet the media Wednesday morning. If Payton does address the media, it will be the first time he has done so since the suspension. He has issued two written statements apologizing for the bounty system. The latest came Friday, when Payton took "full responsibility" for the program that operated for three years under his watch. The fallout has rocked the Saints organization. General manager Mickey Loomis, who will serve an eight-game suspension for the system that paid Saints players for big hits on targeted players, also is attending the NFL meetings. Former Saints defensive co-ordinator Gregg Williams has been suspended indefinitely. As for Payton, while his short-term role with the team remains somewhat in doubt, his long-term future with the club still appears secure. In his latest written apology, Payton thanked team owner Tom Benson, his players and Saints fans "for their overwhelming support." Benson continues to back both Loomis and Payton, a person familiar with the situation has told The Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because the Saints have made no announcements about Paytons future. Meanwhile, new lines of black-and-gold T-shirts which read "Free Sean Payton," and "Free Payton," have hit stores. They are reminiscent of the "Free Edwin Edwards" T-shirts that came out after the popular former governor was convicted in a federal gambling corruption probe. Players, too, have expressed support for their embattled coach. Starting right tackle Zach Strief has said the Saints owe it to Payton to live up to the standards he has set and win in his honour. "This season is going to take on an us-versus-the-world mentality," Strief said last week. "This team is going to come together closer than it has ever been and I think that we all feel like we have something to prove. Were going to do our best to make this situation into a positive one." Should the Saints decide against going outside of the organization to find an interim coach, there are several candidates among current assistants to fill that role. They include offensive co-ordinator Pete Carmichael Jr., defensive co-ordinator Steve Spagnuolo and offensive line coach Aaron Kromer. Spagnuolo is a former head coach, while Carmichael, who called the Saints offensive plays for much of last season, and Kromer, who has overseen one of the top offensive lines in the league, both have drawn interest in the past year from other teams looking for head coaching candidates. Leonard Johnson Elite Red Home Jersey Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens NFL
. "The opportunities are going to come," he said Monday on a conference call from Slovenia, where the team was preparing for a friendly. "If we werent creating chances then it would be a different conversation. Adrian Clayborn Mens Orange NFL Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Game Alternate Jerseys
. Now its going to cost him -- four games and four paychecks. The Colts career sacks leader was suspended Friday by the NFL after violating the leagues ban on performance-enhancing substances.SAULT STE. MARIE, Mich. -- United States Customs and Border Protection announced Tuesday that Hamilton Tiger-Cats long-snapper Jordan Matechuk was arrested at the International Bridge border crossing last month for possession of steroids. Matechuk, from Yorkton, Sask., was stopped at the border crossing on May 31. According to a release from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, officers seized a total of 543 anabolic steroid pills, 262 millilitres of anabolic steroids in liquid form, 1.25 grams of marijuana, 19 syringes, and 51 replacement needdles after an inspection. Mason Foster Limited Red Home Jersey Nike Tampa Bay Buccaneers Womens NFL
. . Matechuk was arrested and turned over to the Sault Ste Marie Police Department. "Anabolic steroids are a Schedule III controlled substance," said CBP spokesperson Devin Chamberlain. "It is illegal to be in possession of such without a prescription." Attempts to contact the Tiger-Cats have not yet been returned. Matechuk signed with the Ticats on Aug. 29, 2008. He played in all 18 games last season as a long-snapper. The Ticats website also lists him as a linebacker. cheap nfl jerseys cheap jerseys
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