It’ll be interesting to see how the New Orleans Saints move on without head coach Sean Payton. There is a chance he returns to football, but it’s not likely to be with New Orleans. Now, Dennis Allen takes over as he aims to keep the franchise competitive for years to come. Payton leaves some advice for his successor.

During an interview with Jim Rome, Payon is asked if he has any advice for Allen. He actually provides some insightful information before making a funny comment about the Saints’ facility. Either way, Dennis Allen should be able to take some of this and apply it to his coaching.

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We’ll see how Allen does now that he’s in charge. It was a smart move for the Saints, as they retain some familiarity. Additionally, the defense has been superb under his leadership since becoming the defensive coordinator in 2015. This is Dennis Allen’s second attempt at being a head coach, as he worked this role for the Las Vegas Raiders when they were still located in Oakland back in 2012-2014.

So, the Saints should maintain their high level of play on the defensive side of the ball. Offensively, the roster could use some re-tooling, but they’re in better shape than some of the other franchises in the league. This upcoming offseason is crucial for New Orleans, especially with the NFC South looking like a wide-open race next year.

Keep an eye on Dennis Allen and the Saints, as they could be a surprisingly competitive team under his leadership.