Sean Payton knew he wouldn’t get through his Monday press conference without having to answer questions about the alleged whistle-blowing activity that took place during the Saints win over the Titans. That’s why he decided to come prepared. Payton came up with three theories as to what may have happened that resulted in the whistle sound on Sunday, and he offered them up as soon as a reporter asked. Here is a video of his explanation that the Times-Picayune shared with us:
We commend Payton for having a sense of humor about the whole thing, but the explanation could open his team up for more criticism. His theory about a high school game going on next door would seem to imply that he heard the whistle. His joke about Whistle Monster is hilarious, but why didn’t Payton deny the allegation? Chances are, he just wanted to let the public know how ridiculous he thinks the claims are. That being said, it would have been very easy for him to say that he would never allow something like that to happen on his sideline and has no knowledge of anyone using a whistle. We would still be surprised if Whistlegate doesn’t blow over in a jiffy.