ESPN- Staffers seem cautious around Payton, not wanting to say something that prompts an outburst. Payton is the program, everything flowing out of his fierce ingenuity and ethic. He showed the team a video of a 2022 Ford Bronco driving off a cliff, letting players know last year is over.
Sean Payton is undeniably intense. While some coaches motivate their teams with movies or by bringing in motivational speakers, Sean Payton opts for showing his team a video of a Ford Bronco driving off a cliff. To each their own, I suppose. I can't say I blame him, though. The Broncos had an abysmal season last year. Russell Wilson struggled so much that he had more bathrooms in his house than touchdowns.
Desperate times call for desperate measures, and perhaps witnessing a 'Bronco' plummeting 400 feet to its demise was the message that needed to be conveyed. It's no secret; Sean Payton is known for his intensity in the NFL. The media is wary of him, his staff is on edge, and even Nathaniel Hackett doesn't take him lightly. Sean Payton doesn't care about anyone's feelings; he's solely focused on winning. In fact, he doesn't even care about who you are. I recall a time when Payton intensely stared down a guy on the sideline because he suspected him of being a league spy. Payton later offered his apologies to the man only after discovering he was an on-site concussion doctor.
Not only did Payton show his team a "Bronco" falling to it's death, he also called out his starting QB Russell Wilson, and told him to "stop kissing all the babies, you're not running for public office." To be honest with you, I don't know what the fuck that means, but if I had to take a guess, it might have something to do with this: