From his game-day antics, which have been caught on camera more than once, to his legendary motivational tactics, which might include wheeling in loads of cash to put on display, there are plenty of stories to tell. And those in the know swear we only know the half of it.
Over the last few weeks, I've been asking his former players to share their favorite story or memory of the Saints coach. Some of them are funny. Others shared some lessons they picked up from Payton.
There isn’t a one-size-fits-all approach that works for every team. If your team is built to run, then run it. If your team is built to pass, pass the ball. Some games might lend themselves to running. Others might not.