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papz 11-23-2011 06:21 PM

Saints hope bye week success continues
METAIRIE, La. – Coaches love control.

They love knowing what their players are doing at all times.

So when Saints coach Sean Payton made a change prior to the 2009 bye week, giving his players time off away from his watchful eye and the facility, he was taking a leap of faith that everything would be alright.

After all, it couldn’t have gotten much worse – the Saints were 1-3 coming off bye weeks in his first three seasons.
His players proved his worries wrong.

New Orleans hasn’t lost following a bye week since, winning by an average of 20 points.

“Compared to other teams, we do have a little bit more time off to refresh and recharge our batteries,” Saints special teams captain Courtney Roby said. “But when we come back, it’s full steam ahead.”

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Saints hope bye week success continues | New Orleans

homerj07 11-24-2011 10:53 AM

An idea he got from Andy Reid - so far so good

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