Sean Payton Talks about Eating Cheeseburgers with Al Davis

New Orleans Saints Super Bowl winning head coach, Sean Payton, is coming out with a new book. In it Payton discusses an encounter he had with the Raiders Al Davis.

Before becoming the head main in New Orleans, Payton interviewed to be the coach of the Raiders. According to, Payton was impressed with Davis’ football knowledge.

However, while talking football, Payton also had an interesting late-night meal with Davis, which included dishes from McDonalds and Kentucky Fried Chicken.


“Al is an extremely talented football guy. Few owners who interview can really talk about a defensive front, team travel and the salary cap,” Payton said. “He can hit on all these topics, and this was my first interview as head coach. It was 2003, and I was going to meet Al Davis.”

The interview did take a bit of a bizarre turn when it was dinner time. Instead of being wined and dined at a fancy Bay Area seafood house, Payton and Davis burned the midnight oil talking football and eating … fast food. Davis had a strange food combo request.

“So we’re sitting there — mind you, it’s about 11 p.m. — eating McDonald’s cheeseburgers and cole slaw from KFC,” Payton said.

Cheeseburgers and cole slaw with Al Davis. Now that’s good eating.

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