Saints Head Coach Sean Payton says he dealt with the Saints loss on January 20 much like a normal person would, with ice cream and Netflix.
At his end-of-the-season press conference on Wednesday, Payton told reporters that following the Saints loss he spent two to three days in his room eating ice cream and watching Netflix.
“There’s certain vices you gravitate to,” Payton says. “For me, it’s sugar.”
Payton said that the team is disappointed with the loss especially due to the circumstances. A missed call by NFL referees in the final minutes of regulation play has been pinpointed by many as one of the defining reasons for the loss. Payton says he did speak with NFL officiating head Al Riveron following the game and that he was “brutally honest on the missed call.”
Although Roger Goodell has yet to make a public statement on the missed call, Payton says that he did briefly speak with both Goodell and Troy Vincent on Monday and Tuesday about the game.
It does appear, however, that Payton is ready to put the loss behind him and get ready for next season.
“I don’t think you ever completely get over it, but you do get past it,” he said.
Goodell is expected to hold a press conference today in Atlanta at 12:00 pm. He is expected to speak on Sunday’s Super Bowl and it is not known if he will make a statement on the Saints.
View video from the conference, here.