Saints Postgame Quotes
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS COACH SEAN PAYTON
“Obviously, a big win for us. Each week is a different challenge. We felt Detroit, with the way they’ve been playing this year, presented a number of problems. They are a team that plays very well in the second half; I said that earlier in the week. You could see they rallied around the quarterback and made some plays. In that third quarter I thought the momentum shifted. It was going to be important for us to answer.”
“There are a number of things we’ll be able to look at on tape that we’ll be able to clean up. We are going to have to continue to work on those things. Nonetheless, to get to nine wins was significant. I’m proud of the way our guys fought. It wasn’t perfect. There is a hand full of things that we have to get corrected to get where we want to go. Fortunately, we have time to do that. Now we kind of shift our gears for two away games, beginning with Tennessee this week.”
(on the consistency developed) “We’ve gotten kind of on a little bit of a run here. We felt going into this third quarter of the schedule, we were going to play some good football teams. So that was a challenge starting off with Tampa, Atlanta, the Giants and of course, Detroit. All four of those teams to start this third quarter were all teams that we felt were in playoff contention. We’ve got a lot of work to do still. Our players know that, our coaches know that, and that will start with me and our staff. I like the fact that we are playing with confidence. I like the fact that we answered in the second half when that momentum shifted. We’ll be back at it this week and trying to make the improvements we feel are necessary.”
(on defense play in first half) “When you play a team with a number of guys at the skill positions, specifically a receiver in Calvin Johnson, a guy that can take over a game, and obviously their quarterback is playing with confidence. Some of those stops on third down were pivotal for us, especially early in the game where we were able to get a lead. In the second half, when that momentum swung a little bit, we got a key score and a key stop defensively. All in all, a good win. We have a ton of respect for the team we just played. We talked it about most of the week, where they have come with their improvement. Jim (Schwartz) does a great job with his staff. It was a good, hard-fought win.
Thank you papz!
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