Jeff Duncan, of the Times-Picayune, says fans of the New Orleans Saints have every right to be upset with head coach Sean Payton, for his move to Dallas. View the article, below.

Head coach Sean Payton of the New Orleans Saints reacts to a call by the officials during the game against the Atlanta Falcons at the Louisiana Superdome on September 26, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  The Falcons defeated the Saints 27-24.

Courtesy---Jeff Duncan/Times-Picayune

I am not here to condemn or condone Sean Payton's move to Dallas.

The subject has been folded, spindled and mutilated for an entire week. Time to give it a much-needed rest.

But what I am here to do is defend the local reaction to the story. The local citizenry has been unfairly criticized in recent days for the widespread panic generated by Payton's move.