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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton Nov 27
Friday, November 27, 2009 - 2:29 PM
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton
Friday, November 27, 2009
Reggie Bush (knee) was limited.
Jon Vilma (knee) was limited.
Bobby McCray (knee and back) was limited.
Jonathan Goodwin (ankle) was limited.
Randall Gay (hamstring) was limited.
Jabari Greer (groin) was limited.
The following players did not practice:
Lance Moore (ankle), Tracy Porter (knee), and Carl Nicks (illness).
Most of today was nickel work, third down, much like it would be on a normal Thursday. Weíre kind of in that routine where tomorrow weíll be working on our red zone, goal line, short yardage.
Q: Does Nicks have the flu?
Q: Does Sedrick Ellisí absence from the list mean he will play?
A: Heís not on the list.
Q: Can you talk about the different schedule of practice this week?
A: I think the difference with a schedule on the week of Thanksgiving, youíre crammed a little bit with a Sunday game, this game falling on a Monday, kind of gave us an extra day, the short week will come next week then. From a scheduling standpoint, itís worked out pretty well.
Q: How big of a lift is it to have Sedrick Ellis back?
A: To get a starter back I think itís important. It was close last week. Heís a guy thatís played well for us really on before the injury, so certainly when you get a guy like that on your defense, itís important.
Q: How much did you get to pick Bill Belichickís brain when he was the AFC Pro Bowl Coach after the 2006 season?
A: For a week youíre over in the Pro Bowl and you really get a chance to meet a lot of players that youíve seen and really never had a chance to be around. Their staff coached the AFC and we had the NFC, so it was a good opportunity for the staffs to visit. We spent a day where we went out on three different boats. We kind of split guys up. Itís a much different environment over there. It was good. It was the first time to really have the chance to know someone. For me as a young coach, an opportunity to ask questions and really spend time with someone whoís had a great career.
Q: What will getting Sedrick Ellis back mean to the middle of your defensive front?
A: Just like I was saying earlier, I think you have a starter that comes back to your defense. Anytime youíre able to get a starter back in your lineup, thatís a good thing.
Q: Would you say heíll be in the lineup, or heíll start?
A: Weíll see.
Q: You didnít ask Bill Belichick about cutting off his sleeves or anything like that?
A: No. Itís a good week. Obviously itís a tough week because you came off a tough loss before the Super Bowl, but you get a chance to really work with some elite players, coach some real good players and just be around them, everybodyís at the same hotel and really get to know a lot of the players in the league and coaches as well. In Billís case, that was good for us.
Q: Is there anything specific you can take from that meeting with Bill?
A: Nothing specific. There are certain things you can ask about schedules and how they do things, how they prepare during the week in regards to the offseason, just the little nuances that youíre interested to see how some other teams practice and how other teams set up their game preparation, their work week. Like I said, it was a good experience for me.
Q: Is that the last time you guys spent time together?
A: Probably so. We havenít played them obviously. You see your peers at the combine, Senior Bowls, some events like that. That was a chance for a week to really spend some time together.
Q: The Pro Bowl doesnít count as the first time coaching against him?
A: This is the first time as a head coach that our staffís had a chance to go against the Patriots.
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Does Sedrick Ellisí absence from the list mean he will play?
: Heís not on the list.
This is good news !!!