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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Payton recaps Bengals win, updates status of RB Thomas Opening Statement: “From an injury standpoint, there was really not anything significant. Julius Jones tweaked his ankle but was able to return to the game. Overall, we fared pretty well coming ...

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Payton recaps Bengals win, updates status of RB Thomas

Opening Statement:

“From an injury standpoint, there was really not anything significant. Julius Jones tweaked his ankle but was able to return to the game. Overall, we fared pretty well coming out of that contest. After looking at the tape, we’ll meet here and there are a number of things that we’ll have to work on to clean up. Most glaringly the penalties and it wasn’t just in one area. I think we can play better in the kicking game with our field position and our coverage units. Certainly we’d like to get off the field defensively with some long-yardage situations. Offensively we only converted one third down and I thought we were inconsistent protecting the quarterback – especially early on; we were better in the second half. Anyway, those are all things we’ll have clean up and we’ll get started this week with our preparations for St. Louis.”

Are the penalties something that becomes a snowball effect during a game?

“Overall we pride ourselves on being a team that is not heavily penalized. We haven’t been the last four years. There are yards there. When you look at 100 yards, those yards add up and really add up to points if you study it. When you look at field position and you equate hidden yardage to field position – there’s a formula to do that, if you look at where you’re starting with the football and where they’re starting and then take the penalty yards and the differential between the Bengals and the Saints, then you can clearly point out to your players that these are things that have value, and that’s what we’ll do. I don’t think we look at the game and say that there were a bunch of calls that shouldn’t have been made; I thought the officials did a good job in officiating the game yesterday. We have to be better in that area.”

Jahri Evans has earned the reputation of being one of the better guards in the NFL and yet he’s one of the most penalized for holding calls this year. What do you make of that?

“You study closely and oftentimes it happens that the finish of plays, after the initial contact is made and then there is some type of disengagement by the defender, you have to look at that technique. He has gotten good push at times; over the course of the season you could look at a couple of them, but I think you just have to look at it and see if you can refine it.”

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