Like the Gruden thread, it's about realism.
No way the Saints let him walk. Won't happen. So any discussion about it is silly.
How do you know? Glazer reported that Payton could open up his options. Look at the link I posted.
"People thought this is between the Saints and Dallas," Fox Sports' Jay Glazer said Sunday morning. "If this thing doesn't get done ... (Payton) is going to open it up everywhere. He's really not going to limit his options."
I am not saying it is likely....and Harbaugh's fate will be determined after these next few games (unless Bisciotti goes into another post game rage...which is not likely, either...but now more possible, frankly)...but every few years a coach gets fired that seemingly was safe. Shanahan in Denver, Schottenheimer in SD, Dungy in TB are just a few examples.
While I still think it likely that Harbaugh stays, his firing has moved in my book from competely impossible to somewhat plausible given Bisciotti stepping in to fire Cameron, the attitude/preparation of the team yesterday...and the results of the rest of this season.
Harbaugh should be safe (for now) because he has injuries as an excuse.
Not just on defense but now on offense too--Yanda, Torrey, and Pierce were or went out of the game on Sunday.
Dierdorf brought up the stat that our top 5 tacklers were out of the game.
Seriously? FUCK THIS SEASON!
Jerry Jones is going to offer a boatload of cash for Payton. No other team will come close to getting him.
If you want to talk coaches other than Harbaugh, I think someone like Gruden or that tier of coach is more realistic than Payton. I just can't see the Ravens paying a coach 10-12 million a year, which supposedly is what Payton is in line for from the Saints or Cowboys.