Fans should expect a different culture and winning pedigree with Sean Payton as head coach and that starts with the details
Sean Payton answered a question from a reporter on if Broncos Country should expect immediate success on day one. He said, “I think it’s realistic for our fanbase to expect a completely different type of culture. It’s realistic for them to expect us to win.”
Payton is fascinated, as was his mentor Parcells, with the details and that is what makes him such a great head coach. This leads to an improved and winning culture. From “the right size of the towels” to the football field, details in and outside of the building matters with the Denver Broncos now and that is significant.
It is the way he was taught with Parcells and why he has been successful. Even in the presser, you can see Payton’s pocket tie facing up. The reason why is that it’s the trajectory the Broncos are heading. Up.
The winning pedigree was something Payton took note of as well and mentioned why it was the second most important thing for him coming in. He talked about how Denver’s number one priority is winning football games and that is essential to a winning organization.
Building a winning culture is a daily task and has to be a mindset. Payton talked about “winning the day,” something GM George Paton talked about in his opening presser a couple of years back.
While talking about Paton, the collaboration between the HC and GM is monumental. It’s the other factor in a winning culture and Payton talks about how they have similar philosophies and ways of building a winning team.
Payton also debunked the myth of him needing to have control of everything. “I think there’s this myth that I’m a tyrant that comes into the building and has to control everything… Where do you guys get this from?”
He continued to preach about how Paton and himself are going to collaborate and work together to build the best winning culture they can. Says that Paton reminds him of Saints GM Mickey Loomis.
Payton noted that he was aligned with Paton from the first day they met each other at the beginning of the process. The winning culture starts with details and collaboration and Broncos Country is starting to hear what they sound like.
“Open mind and clear vision.”