A former Green Bay Packers offensive lineman used colorful language to describe Sean Payton after an interview was published this week where the first-year Denver Broncos head coach attacked the Nathaniel Hackett regime.
Hackett, a former Packers offensive coordinator, was fired after being the head coach of the Broncos for 15 games last season. Payton ripped Hackett’s staff for how they handled quarterback Russell Wilson’s transition after his trade to the Broncos.
Payton said Hackett might have been the worst coach in NFL history. To add more insults before the 2023 regular season gets underway, Payton criticized the New York Jets for how they dealt with the fanfare surrounding the team after Aaron Rodgers was traded there this season.
Former Green Bay Packers OL Billy Turner calls out Sean Payton
According to Dov Kleiman, former Packers offensive lineman Billy Turner didn’t take the high road his new head coach, Robert Saleh, did after the interview was published. Turner, who played for Hackett with the Broncos last season and is reunited with him again on the Jets, called Payton a “f—ing bum.”
Turner played with Nathaniel Hackett and Russell Wilson on the Broncos last season.
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) July 27, 2023
These two teams will have blood for their Week 5 matchup this season. It’ll be a battle between two elite quarterbacks two franchises recently traded for. The winner will be better positioned to make a playoff spot in a crowded AFC.
Former Packers players (and there will be a lot of them on the Jets sideline) could have the most to be fired up in the contest.
The situation is kind of ironic. If Rodgers had chosen to be traded to the Broncos last offseason…
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Frequently Asked Questions
Saints head coach, Sean Payton, criticized Hackett's coaching performance in an interview, claiming it might be one of the worst in NFL history. Payton's scathing remarks cast doubt on Hackett's abilities.
Sean Payton was suspended from coaching the New Orleans Saints for the entire 2012 NFL season due to his involvement in the Bountygate scandal. The scandal exposed a bounty system where players were allegedly rewarded for intentionally injuring opponents.
Sean Payton expressed his regret over his comments about another coach, acknowledging that his remarks were inappropriate. Payton, who has since apologized, specifically referred to the situation as having "20 dirty hands" and expressed surprise at the coach's actions.