A major wildfire seems to be moving in the direction of getting under control. According to a Wednesday night report by Yahoo's Charles Robinson, Sean Payton and Saints star wideout Michael Thomas have had recent positive talks and are not looking to split up.
“They had a good talk about [the issues],” one source said. “I think they both believe it’s not anything that has to go any further than what is already out there. There was some frustration from both viewpoints and that was the point of the meeting.”
This situation really started with the June surgery for Thomas' ankle, to which Payton had publicly voiced his displeasure with before the Saints started training camp. Thomas liked some tweets on social media that appeared to take shots at the Saints and their handling of last year's injury in the season opener. Thomas also posted something cryptic on his Twitter account: "They tried to damage your reputation. You saved theirs by not telling your side of the story,”
Things shifted into overdrive after a recent NFL Network segment showed that Michael Thomas wanted out of New Orleans, but many failed to listen to the actual report from Ian Rapoport. There are major roadblocks to dealing Thomas right now, and a trade couldn't happen simply because he's not healthy. It was a bad look for the TV network to flash a headline saying that Thomas wanted out, but in reality, that was simply not true.