When Sean Payton sat down to speak with Pro Football Talk Live Tuesday, he spoke on many different subjects, one of which was Junior Galette. The New Orleans Saints faced a tough decision to part ways with Galette, but Sean Payton did his best to explain why, as reported by NewOrleansSaints.com.
"There are a series of things. For one, I think it would be unfair to say the 2014 season went awry and we finished 7-9 because of one person or begin to assign (blame) to any one person. There were a number reasons we weren’t a good football team last year. "
“Dealing specifically with the contract Junior received, when it’s all said and done there was more expected off the field. I think there were too many inconsistencies and things took place where we didn’t feel comfortable as a club. Obviously, when you write a check like that and make a commitment like that, you have a long-term vision. That same vision when we signed Junior as a rookie player."
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It was nice to see Payton talk about the subject on an open forum, as it answered a good number of our questions. In the end, though, what led to the end of Galette’s time in New Orleans was essentially what most assumed it was.
It was a pretty messy situation, but as training camp goes on and we get closer to the 2015 season, this whole situation will likely start to fade.