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Saints fans react to losing season

Saints fans gather at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport to watch the last game of the season. (Image Source: WLOX News) Saints fans gather at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport to watch the last game of the season. (Image Source: WLOX News)
The Saints finished the season with a win over the Atlanta Falcons (Image Source: WLOX News) The Saints finished the season with a win over the Atlanta Falcons (Image Source: WLOX News)
Fans say they would hate to see Heach Coach Sean Payton go. (Image Source: WLOX News) Fans say they would hate to see Heach Coach Sean Payton go. (Image Source: WLOX News)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

The New Orleans Saints ended their season with a win over the Atlanta Falcons, but it wasn't enough to impress the fans.

Now with talks of head coach Sean Payton leaving the helm, fans are speaking out about what they really think about the future of the team.

“Sweeping the Falcons is always a good way to end the season. It was kind of a disappointing season. We need to address some problems we have on the defense,” said Adam Williams.

Fans all seem to agree, it was another bad season for the home team.

“Disappointing season overall, defense still bad. Offense off and on, lot of work to do still,” said Ricky Garriga.

With the season over, the conversation has now shifted to Head Coach Sean Payton. Adam Williams, a die-hard Saints fan, is aware of the rumors swirling that this may be Payton's last season with the black and Gold, but he's holding out hope that he'll stick around.

“There's so many teams that would like to have Sean Payton as their head coach. We're blessed to have him. We need to keep him. We need to keep Drew, and we need to address those matters on defense. I'm optimistic he's going to stay. I think he likes being the head coach of the Saints,” said Williams.

Other fans at Skeeter's Billiards in Gulfport seem to be impressed with what Payton has done for Who Dat Nation, and say keeping him is an integral part of the Saints success in the future.

“Me, personally, I think it would be devastating. I think he's one of the best coaches in the NFL, and he's been good and I don't know where you would find nobody better,” said Garriga.

Amy Gremillion, Skeeter’s bartender and lifelong Saints fan, says she will never lose faith in her team and would love to keep Payton around.

“I hope that he doesn't leave. I think that having the team stay together is really important to building the future for the Saints,” said Gremillion.

Sean Payton is expected to meet with general manager Mickey Loomis on Monday.

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