Sean Payton’s cameo in his Netflix film with Kevin James
- The Netflix film about Sean Payton, titled Home team is out.
- The film arrived on the streaming service just days after Payton announced he would be “walking away” from the New Orleans Saints.
- Payton himself has a cameo appearance in the film.
Back in December, we told you the story of the internet clowning around in Netflix’s first trailer Home team, a film about Sean Payton, then head coach of the New Orleans Saints, while serving a one-year suspension for Bountygate.
Unsurprisingly, the final product turned out to be as silly as the trailer implied, especially when it came to the absurd cameo from Payton himself.
The release of Home team — which hit Netflix on Friday, January 28 — certainly comes at an interesting time as Payton just announced earlier this week that he would be “retiring” from coaching the organization.
Payton, 58, still has three years left on his contract with the Saints, which means that if he were to try and coach elsewhere during that time, that team would have to trade Payton’s rights.
At least as far as the world of sports media is concerned, Payton’s sabbatical won’t last long as many expect him to return to coaching in the NFL in the years to come. There is particular speculation that he could return to the Dallas Cowboys, where he served as an assistant head coach and quarterbacks coach from 2003-05.
Payton is certainly doing his part in stoking the fire, as he recently went on the Dan Patrick Show to explain how Dak Prescott and the Cowboys offense mishandled the final seconds of their weekend Wild Card game against the San 49ers. Francis.
“Well, look, they’re trying to get into the touchdown zone, and they’ve drawn,” Payton said on The Dan Patrick Show. “We would usually throw a pass and low, low. Ultimately, I think two more steps for Dak. It should slide a little faster. He is standing and the ball must go to the referee. And then, let’s go. We can never put the ball back in the middle.
If he wasn’t already because of Dan Quinn and Kellen Moore, Cowboys head coach Mike McCarthy will certainly be looking over his shoulder now that Payton is looming.
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