After the Parade, Saints Face Many Decisions

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Sean Payton wore Mardi Gras beads and the look of a man who had channeled the Bourbon Street party after the New Orleans Saints completed their stunning resurrection for themselves and their city at the Super Bowl.

Bleary-eyed and euphoric, like the thousands who flooded New Orleans’s streets Sunday night in celebration, Payton was already so at ease with being a Super Bowl champion Monday morning that he began his news conference by thanking the N.F.L. for keeping the buses running on time and ended it by throwing the Lombardi Trophy over his shoulder as if it were a windbreaker.