This is a huge penalty and it will cost them but let's not lose sight of the fact that Payton will still be putting together the game plan. He will still be cutting players. And they may even find a way for him to call plays and addressing through technology. But they have to be careful. A disgruntled player could freak that organization for a while.
will he be allowed in team facilities or to communicate with the team while suspended? This may get brees his extension- if he holds out through otas, mini-camp, and spring training, and they have a new play caller, then they're in the Matt Barkley hunt