Aaron Kromer is correct when he called it "over-reaction Monday" in the National Football League. We can only imagine Kromer's take if the Saints lose Sunday at Carolina. If that happened, the story would change to widespread panic.
Reporters would feverishly start writing about how much longer playoff odds become for teams that start the season 0-and-2. Let's hope that is a topic in Carolina, not New Orleans.
Sunday's game at Carolina will be a real litmus test for the Saints organization. The Panthers are not playing a great team, but one with a dangerous quarterback, who is capable of special things. Sound familiar?
For three hours Sunday, we get to take the current temperature of the Saints organization. If they are still NFC elite, then they will play well and win. If they don't, the "Saints without Sean Payton" story will take on a life of its own.
What would Sean do? I can hear it, already.