Sean Payton insisted he's happy being head coach of the New Orleans Saints.
Payton was linked to the Miami Dolphins' job in an ESPN report on Sunday.
"You ignore half of that stuff and obviously dismiss it. Our players aren't distracted by that," Payton said. "That comes up yearly now, not just every three or four years. That came up, shoot, my second, third, fifth, ninth, pick a year. And you've just got to make sure that the players, coaches, everyone understands what the focus is. ... Certainly as a coach you pay attention to it because you pay attention to all those things that are threatening."
Payton has been frequently mentioned as a candidate for the Dallas Cowboys as well over the years.
"I don't know what else to say," Payton said on Monday. "I love it here. I'm close to my children. I just built a brand new place here. You get tired of answering the questions and yet I understand you asking, and I'll say what I said before. This is where I see myself, and I've said that now for however many years."