There’s no doubting how engaged the New Orleans Saints fanbase are with their team — even during a loss, and especially after one. Particularly a loss that the Saints walked into with another week of self-inflicted wounds. Penalties, poor situational awareness, sloppy personnel management, and cowardly coaching decisions. Dennis Allen’s team has it all, and fans are picking up on it.
Calls for Allen’s job are growing louder. This isn’t what fans were sold all summer. This isn’t what Mickey Loomis beamed about when introducing Allen as his team’s head coach. It isn’t even what Sean Payton glowed about in making the podcast circuit, hyping up his handpicked successor as someone walking into the perfect situation to compete right away. The Saints have failed in every phase, and it starts at the top. Allen’s got to go. Fans on social media are making their feelings about that abundantly clear: