Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
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METAIRIE, La. ― Saints coach Sean Payton thinks he knows where the whistles came from that had the Titans calling shenanigans after Sunday’s game.
Sitting in front of assembled reporters Monday, Payton, with a straight face, divulged his three theories.
It might just be easier to let him explain.
“I have three theories on the whistle, and I think I have the answer,” Payton said. “There is a high school field nearby and they were playing a game while our game was going on, so I thought maybe it was the high school whistle we heard. We weren’t in Memphis. We were in Nashville and I saw a guy dressed in black that looked like Johnny Cash so I thought maybe he was blowing a whistle in the crowd.
He went on.
“But I really think Whistle Monster who’s really famous in these parts,” said Payton, holding up a picture of the Whistle Monster. “He’s a famous Who Dat Saints fan. So high school football games, Johnny Cash, and Whistle Monster – and I’m going to go with Whistle Monster. He was there helping us out anyway he could, and he got a little press here so I think that’s my answer.”