When the Indianapolis Colts stumbled to the worst record in the NFL last season, everyone was reminded of just how good Peyton Manning is. The same can be said this year for suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. Is the most brilliant mind in the NFL sitting at home?

While the Saints are sitting on a disappointing 0-4 record, they appear to be a shell of what they are capable of. The biggest reason why? The absence of their head coach.

Yahoo! sports expert and blogger Jason Cole has a terrific story on the newly discovered appreciation of Sean Payton. Not that anyone under appreciated him before, but much like Manning a year ago, sometimes you don't fully know what you have until it's gone. His value is being defined more than it ever has in the past...even when the Saints won Super Bowl XLIV.

Click here to read Cole's piece.