Ed Werder dropped a curious item yesterday: New Orleans coach Sean Payton was relocating his family to Dallas. Payton fell in love with the Westlake area after working as an assistant under Bill Parcells in Dallas, and recently bought a house there. Payton and his wife ultimately plan to retire there.
So Payton will commute to his job in New Orleans – a 90-minute private plane ride – daily. If you’re wondering, he’s got two years left on his contract. Jeff Duncan doesn’t think this will end well: “New Orleans is the most proudly provincial city in America, and there’s no room for fence-sitters in post-Katrina New Orleans. You’re all in or you’re all out.” And it sounds like – unless he keeps a residence in New Orleans and commutes to Dallas on weekends – Payton is out. [NOLA]