Has Tom Benson Found His Coach He Is Most Comfortable With?

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Published: April 11, 2009


... very much with all of his other coaches, shook hands, or even hugged them as much as he does with Sean Payton.

My belief is that he has finally found his coach he has been looking for all of these 40 years. Tom Benson is not an easy going man and to be honest, filling the shoes of New Orleans Saint's Football Coach are pretty darn tough. Just look at the past coaches and how long they coached with the team.

Tom Fears 1967-1970      three seasons
J.D. Roberts 1970-1972   two seasons
John North 1973-1975      two seasons
Ernie Hefferle 1975           1/2 season
Hank Stram 1976-1977    one season
Dick Nolan 1978-1980       two seasons
Dick Stanfel 1980               1/2 season
Bum Phillips 1981-1985 ...

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