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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Saints Head Coach Sean Payton joined Bobby Hebert and me for a chat following the team's rookie minicamp on Airline Drive. Coach Payton told us the session went well. You have a short period of time to do that and ...

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Saints Head Coach Sean Payton joined Bobby Hebert and me for a chat following the team's rookie minicamp on Airline Drive.

Coach Payton told us the session went well.

You have a short period of time to do that and the three days we had gave us a really good opportunity to look at some young guys," Payton said. "We also had our players from the practice squad last year participate in it. So I think we got that done, there are a handful of guys that made a pretty good impression, and I think it worked out well.

He also agreed with Bobby about not being too judgmental about players at rookie camp, given that one long-term standout Saints player in particular didn't have that great of a rookie camp.

I think we have to be very cautious about coming to any conclusions one way or the other. Over the years, there are a number of examples like Marques Colston where a player comes in and maybe hes not in the best of shape, but there is a reason for that. I think, more than anything, (this) is really teaching them how we practice, how we teach, how we install, and then making sure they understand that they are behind, all these guys, regardless of if they have been drafted or not."

We also asked Coach about a player whom fans might not know about that he's eager to see more of.

I tell you what, there are a slew of guys, not only that the fans arent familiar with, Im just barely getting familiar with," Payton said. "I think a handful of our practice squad guys that went to this past camp, for me it was the first time in three years that weve had this, that Ive been involved in this camp, last year I wasnt here and the year before was the lockout. So, I don't know if anyone is going to jump out, I think all of these guys understand the importance of special teams and the first way to get on this team, if you are a backup, is in the kicking game."

Coach also agreed with Bobby's observation that the team has its best success when there is a good balance between the run and pass on offense.

"Each year is a little bit different, but certainly we had balance and our most success when we have had a good run-pass ratio. When it gets tilted heavy to one end, its hurting more than just your offensive production; it begins to weigh on the defense and other elements of your team. I think we had that balance in 06. We were a different team then. Certainly in 09, when we also had the turnovers which were critical and had balance offensively."

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Old 05-14-2013, 09:53 AM   #2
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Re: Deke: Payton gives thumbs-up to rookie minicamp

."We were a different team then. Certainly in ‘09, when we also had the turnovers which were critical and had balance offensively."

need to start winning the turnover battles for each and every game. that is one thing that has really hurt more and more every year 09
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We were lucky in '09 the ball finally bounced our way. We had Darren Sharper who was a turn over machine and an opportunistic defense that would make things happen after a turn over.

We may need to be satisfied with fewer turnovers because more three and outs will still give Drew the ball.
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Sean Payton ~ “I tell you what, there are a slew of guys, not only that the fans aren’t familiar with, I’m just barely getting familiar with,"

You my friend need to visit Blackandgold.com we will get you up to speed.
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Sean Payton ~ I tell you what, there are a slew of guys, not only that the fans arent familiar with, Im just barely getting familiar with,"

You my friend need to visit Blackandgold.com we will get you up to speed.
Maybe he does and you don't realize it!
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Impossible. I would get notifications that he has liked my post :P
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Impossible. I would get notifications that he has liked my post :P
After the 1st Harper/Ingram bashing post, he'd chuckle, shake his head and never return.
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We were lucky in '09 the ball finally bounced our way. We had Darren Sharper who was a turn over machine and an opportunistic defense that would make things happen after a turn over.

We may need to be satisfied with fewer turnovers because more three and outs will still give Drew the ball.
Not so much lucky as they were aggressive. Once the aggressiveness became predictable, it was easier to use against us.

And there goes Matt Hasselbeck for another TD pass.....
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After the 1st Harper/Ingram bashing post, he'd chuckle, shake his head and never return.
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Mwah!! We can cuss now? Or only Patrick Stewart?
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