Let me begin by saying: I thought he was out of his mind.
But, listen up, when New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton passed up a shot at a 33-yard field goal to turn a three-point lead into a six-point lead, it’s part of the aggressive makeup of a guy who’s in charge of a 13-0 Saints football team.
Payton wanted to put Atlanta away with a gamble that failed.
And, when it did, it was like he whispered to Jonathan Vilma, “Jonathan, do me a favor. Get me out of this.”