Break from coaching might be best for Haslett

Jim Haslett's future in New Orleans is up in the air, and one possible scenario is that he will decide to take a break from coaching in 2006.

Updated: July 14, 2008, 5:01 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli |
There's definitely some smoke to the reports this week, the first by ESPN's Chris Mortensen, that New Orleans Saints coach Jim Haslett will consider resigning at the end of this train wreck of a season.

Haslett has been eroded both physically and emotionally by the disruptions which essentially scuttled the season before it even began. And given the uncertainty of the future, both short- and long-term because of Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath, Haslett might be better served in the long run with a change of address.