"I think everybody ought to get off the coach's back. He's a great guy. ... It's really important for his family to be safe and his family to be comfortable." —Mayor Mitch Landrieu, reacting to the news that New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton will move his family to Dallas.
"I am like a lot of fans. I would have preferred that his family stayed here year-round full time. I would rather that they not move to Dallas. Having said that, Coach (Sean) Payton has been a great leader for the Saints on the field and off the field." — Gov. Bobby Jindal
"Hurricane Katrina was horrific, and what happened to that city in 2005 was terrifying. But that doesn't give New Orleans, and the people who live there, a free pass to play the victim card as an excuse for trying to run Sean Payton's life. ... Get over yourself, New Orleans." — Gregg Doyel, on CBSports.com
"There's only one solution to the public relations fiasco this has started. Win and this story goes away. That fact will never change regardless of where he lives." — Bradley Handwerger, on wwltv.com