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Saints | Sean Payton at LSU Pro Day

Wed, 09 Apr 2014 11:01:16 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton is attending the Louisiana State Pro Day Wednesday, April 9.

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Saints | Sean Payton wanted to get creative to prepare for rain

Sat, 11 Jan 2014 06:24:30 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wanted to set off the fire alarms at the Saints practice facility so the sprinklers would go off and the team could practice in rain conditions in preparation for their divisional round game against the Seattle Seahawks. Payton was talked out of that idea.

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Saints | Patience leading to success

Sat, 30 Nov 2013 07:06:52 -0800

The New Orleans Saints are using patience as a part of their success, especially in close games. "I think patience is part of it," head coach Sean Payton said after the Saints won the turnover battle 1-0 in a 17-13 victory at Atlanta last Thursday night. "There's an old saying, 'It doesn't have to be aesthetically pleasing to be effective.' At times, that's just being smart."

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Saints | Josh Hill praised

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 09:29:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised TE Josh Hill Monday, Sept. 9, saying he played extremely well on special teams.

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Saints | Marques Colston could miss preseason game

Thu, 22 Aug 2013 09:37:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he would lean toward sitting WR Marques Colston (foot) in the team's third preseason game, but nothing is set for sure.

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Saints | Unsure who is calling plays

Wed, 05 Jun 2013 14:59:48 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he's unsure who will be calling the offensive plays for the team this year. Offensive coordinator Pete Carmichael called the plays last year with Payton serving his year-long suspension. The offense under Carmichael put up 28.8 points per game, which was third highest in the league.

Fantasy Tip: Regardless of whether it's Payton or Carmichael calling the offensive shots, the Saints offense should be in good shape. The high-flying aerial attack led by Drew Brees is expected to continue, and they have enough options in the running game to keep defenses honest.

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Saints | Coach praises Ryan W. Griffin

Fri, 31 May 2013 12:46:45 -0700

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton praised QB Ryan W. Griffin, saying he is not your typical first year quarterback. "It's noticeably different than maybe most first-year quarterbacks coming in and trying to pick things up right away," Payton said of Griffin's understanding of the offense. "You know, there's a lot of things that are familiar. That's a big plus for him."

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Saints | Coach will study read-option offense

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 10:46:07 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he will study the read-option offense this offseason, because the offense is not going away any time soon and several teams in the NFC are using it.

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Saints | Jonathan Vilma fits new scheme

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 06:54:20 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said he believes LB Jonathan Vilma, a prototypical 4-3 middle linebacker, can make the switch to the team's new 3-4 scheme under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Vilma is considered undersized to play middle linebacker in the 3-4; however, Payton can envision Vilma playing in a weakside linebacker spot with LB Curtis Lofton staying as a middle linebacker.

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Saints | Sean Payton likes Rob Ryan's versatility

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 08:34:01 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton announced Saturday, Feb. 9, the team has hired Rob Ryan as defensive coordinator and Stan Kwan as assistant special teams coordinator. Payton said he was intrigued by Ryan's aggressiveness as a coordinator and the different looks his defenses can give to opponents. "In regards to Rob, we have experience in preparing and playing against his defenses and they've always been challenging in terms of the different looks and pressures that they feature," Payton said. "We've had the chance to visit with each other and talk about our visions for our team and I'm excited about moving forward as we prepare for the 2013 season. Rob is enthusiastic about joining our team and getting right to work."

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Saints | Hope to have a new DC soon

Sat, 09 Feb 2013 05:42:25 -0800

The New Orleans Saints hope to conclude their search for a new defensive coordinator by Tuesday, Feb. 12, according to head coach Sean Payton; however, the team is having a difficult time receiving permission to interview position coaches around the league.

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Saints | Acknowledge Rob Ryan a DC candidate

Wed, 06 Feb 2013 09:30:58 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton confirmed Wednesday, Feb. 6, in a radio interview that former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is a candidate to become the team's next defensive coordinator. There are other candidates, however, for the job. "We're going to bring in two to three candidates," Payton said. "I think we'll know in a week. Much was reported about Rob Ryan, and he's going to come in and interview here at the end of this week. We'll have, I'd say, at least between two and four candidates."

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Saints | Moving to 3-4 defense

Thu, 24 Jan 2013 15:47:39 -0800

The New Orleans Saints will be moving to a 3-4 defensive alignment in 2013. "I personally want to thank Steve and Ken for their contributions during what was an unprecedented 2012 season," said head coach Sean Payton. "Philosophically we are changing our defense to a 3-4 alignment and right now is the best time to accomplish this transition."

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Saints | Sean Payton was not going to another team

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 14:34:08 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said there was no way he was going to another team while his contract situation was being worked out with New Orleans. "There was no way I was going to another team," Payton said in his first public statements since getting reinstated for his role in the bounty scandal. "The issue was a minor technicality. There was a minor clause, (the media) had it right, there was a minor clause in there that wasn't approved. What became more challenging really, was being out of the building and then trying to work through the specifics to get the contract done."

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Saints | Drew Brees not hurt without Sean Payton

Wed, 23 Jan 2013 10:05:25 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton said QB Drew Brees' performance this season was not affected by Payton's absence due to suspension.

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Saints | Sean Payton reinstated

Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:02:08 -0800

The NFL has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.

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Saints | Sean Payton not scheduled to meet with Roger Goodell

Sat, 12 Jan 2013 12:31:57 -0800

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said he does not have any meeting scheduled with New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton to discuss Payton's reinstatement but does expect to talk with Payton in the near future.

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Saints | Sean Peyton contract extension official

Wed, 09 Jan 2013 14:45:19 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton officially agreed to a five-year contract extension Wednesday, Jan. 9.

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Saints | Still working on contract for Sean Payton

Sun, 06 Jan 2013 12:11:51 -0800

The New Orleans Saints are still working on the language in head coach Sean Payton's new contract but no setbacks are expected to happen before the deal becomes official. The two sides have agreed on the terms of the contract.

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Saints | Sean Payton could return next month

Wed, 02 Jan 2013 12:56:15 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton has been informed by the NFL that his suspension will end Sunday, Feb. 3. It is not known if Payton will have to undergo a reinstatement hearing before returning to work.

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Saints | Sean Payton agrees to deal

Fri, 28 Dec 2012 16:47:21 -0800

The New Orleans Saints agreed to a five-year deal with suspended head coach Sean Payton Friday, Dec. 28, according to a league source. Financial terms of the extension weren't disclosed.

Fantasy Tip: Payton's return means status quo for all involved in Drew Brees' passing attack. The Saints have featured the running game more often with Payton exiled, but that approach may dwindle when things return to normal. Darren Sproles will remain the most trusted fantasy option from this backfield.

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Saints | Contract talks with Sean Payton moving slow

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 07:06:06 -0800

Contract talks between the New Orleans Saints and head coach Sean Payton are reportedly moving slow. The best-case scenario was a quick resolution; however, it seems more clear now that Payton is weighing all his options.

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Saints | League open to reinstating Sean Payton

Thu, 13 Dec 2012 04:26:48 -0800

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said his office has communicated with suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton about his eventual reinstatement, and Goodell did not eliminate the possibility of Payton rejoining the organization prior to the Super Bowl. Payton, however, would like an adjustment on the suspension so it would end at the end of the regular season as opposed to after the Super Bowl, according to a source close to the head coach.

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Saints | Could sue NFL if Sean Payton leaves

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 13:32:32 -0800

The New Orleans Saints could sue the NFL for millions of dollars if head coach Sean Payton leaves for Dallas or any other NFL team in the offseason.

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Saints | Accused of communicating with Sean Payton

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 05:50:47 -0800

Several New York Giants players think New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton has been communicating with his team. A Saints spokesman declined to comment.

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Saints | Sean Payton working toward extension

Thu, 29 Nov 2012 14:27:41 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and his agent, Don Yee, are finalizing conditions that will allow the suspended head coach to work with the team on a contract extension.

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Saints | Talks with Sean Payton expected soon

Sun, 18 Nov 2012 10:07:09 -0800

The New Orleans Saints have not started contract talks with head coach Sean Payton at this point but are expected to begin negotiations in the near future.

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Saints | Sean Payton keeping options open

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 10:22:04 -0800

New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton wants to keep his options open and doesn't want to make a decision on his contract in the immediate future.

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Cowboys | Doubtful to hire Sean Payton

Fri, 16 Nov 2012 06:42:51 -0800

Sources say the Dallas Cowboys, barring a total collapse, are unlikely to fire head coach Jason Garrett and hire New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton. The total cost to pay Garrett and Payton would be around $50 million.

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Cowboys | Sean Payton a possibility?

Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:15:03 -0800

There is reportedly a real possibility New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton could join the Dallas Cowboys in 2013. Payton "loved coaching and living in Dallas" when he was with the organization, according to one person who worked for the Cowboys during that time. Payton's daughter and son live in the Dallas area as well. "I could see it happening," one team source said. "You know the relationship. Jerry really respects (Sean). To be honest, I think he was hoping that Jason would be what Sean is - the personality, the creativity. That's who he wanted with Jason, was another Sean."

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Saints | GM confident Sean Payton will stay

Tue, 06 Nov 2012 18:04:00 -0800

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis was back on the job Tuesday, Nov. 6, after serving his eight-week suspension. He said that he has "absolute" confidence that the team and head coach Sean Payton will reach a contract agreement to keep Payton in New Orleans beyond this season. Sources indicated the two sides are waiting to resume talks until they receive specific written permission from the league to do so.

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Saints | Can negotiate with Sean Payton

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 09:58:07 -0800

The New Orleans Saints and suspended head coach Sean Payton are allowed to negotiate a contract extension right now despite the league's no-contact policy as a stipulation for Payton's season-long suspension connected to the bounty scandal, according to a source. Payton has said he plans on remaining with the team.

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Eagles | Could be interested in Sean Payton

Mon, 05 Nov 2012 07:22:03 -0800

If New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton does become a free agent in the offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles could be one of the teams to pursue him if head coach Andy Reid is relieved of his duties. Payton coached quarterbacks in Philadelphia in 1997 and 1998, and owner Jeffrey Lurie would try hard to get him, particularly with the Dallas Cowboys reportedly interested.

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Cowboys | Could make a run at Sean Payton?

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 07:11:01 -0800

There is already speculation the Dallas Cowboys could make a run at New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton after this season because he is without a contract. Payton was an assistant head coach from 2003 to 2005 with the Cowboys.

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Saints | Sean Payton's contract extension voided by NFL

Sun, 04 Nov 2012 07:10:22 -0800

The NFL has voided the contract extension the New Orleans Saints gave head coach Sean Payton in September 2011. Payton is now without a contract following this season, which has created questions about how long he will remain with the Saints. He'll likely become the league's most sought-after coach following the season. Some believe his strong relationship with team owner Tom Benson will be enough to keep him with the Saints.

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Saints | May ask NFL to reduce Sean Payton ban

Mon, 22 Oct 2012 14:45:19 -0700

New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson may ask the NFL to reduce head coach Sean Payton's season-long suspension for his role in the bounty gate scandal, if Paul Tagliabue reduces player suspensions on appeal this week.

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Saints | Sean Payton to attend Sunday night game

Fri, 05 Oct 2012 09:15:40 -0700

New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton will attend the team's game against the San Diego Chargers in Week 5, but general manager Mickey Loomis and assistant coach Joe Vitt will not be present.

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Saints | Drew Brees has request granted

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 19:53:39 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees requested that suspended head coach Sean Payton, general manager Mickey Loomis and linebackers coach Joe Vitt be allowed to attend the Week 5 game against the San Diego Chargers, as he attempts to break the NFL record with a touchdown pass in 48 consecutive games. The NFL granted permission for the suspended coaches to attend, according to a source. "Commissioner (Roger) Goodell has granted that permission. Coaches Payton and Vitt and Mickey Loomis will be permitted to watch the game in a private area of the stadium and will have no contact with the team," the NFL said Wednesday, Oct. 3, in a statement.

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Saints | Sean Payton expects success

Wed, 05 Sep 2012 08:03:54 -0700

New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton said he expects the team to do well without him this season. "I think this program, we've worked hard on it, really invested a lot of time. Coaches, everyone in that organization. We've overcome a lot of challenges in the past. I'm excited to watch them play," Payton said.

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Saints | Drew Brees ready for 2012 season

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 05:36:43 -0700

New Orleans Saints QB Drew Brees discussed Tuesday, July 24, his expectation that his team would rise to meet its own unusual set of challenges, which include being without suspended head coach Sean Payton for the entire season. "I'm excited about the unknown because in a lot of ways, we don't necessarily know what to expect," Brees said. "With all this stuff swirling around us, in the end, all we can worry about is what we can control ... I know the type of guys we have. I know the coaches we have. I'm excited to watch it all come together."

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Saints | Appeal fodder to include text

Mon, 18 Jun 2012 05:55:35 -0700

The NFL's evidence against the suspended New Orleans Saints coaches, players and former players included emails that Sean Payton's close friend and confidant, Mike Ornstein, sent from prison, offering up bounties for hits. However, according to multiple sources familiar with the situation, Ornstein insisted his emails were jokes, and he unsuccessfully attempted to convince commissioner Roger Goodell of this during their conversations. Ornstein reportedly gave the NFL and the NFL Players Association a text that he said came from former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams, saying, "I stood up for you and told them just that. I told them we never took that (stuff) serious. I never ever saw you ever give money and that's just the truth."

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Saints | Sean Payton can't contact anyone

Tue, 17 Apr 2012 08:22:16 -0700

Suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton cannot have contact with anyone on the team or in the NFL during his season-long suspension.

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Saints | Drew Brees approves of Joe Vitt appointment

Sat, 14 Apr 2012 05:52:08 -0700

New Orleans Saints franchise free-agent QB Drew Brees said Joe Vitt is "the obvious choice" to take over as interim head coach for the team while head coach Sean Payton spends the entire 2012 season serving a suspension for his role in the club's bounty system. "Joe Vitt is one of the most respected coaches I have ever been around," Brees said. "His ability to lead this team in an uncertain time throughout this offseason and for whatever term we have him during the regular season is undeniable in our locker room."

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Saints | Bill Parcells update

Wed, 11 Apr 2012 12:30:38 -0700

Updating a previous item, former NFL head coach Bill Parcells said Wednesday, April 11, that he talked to suspended New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis about the team's interim opening for 2012 but he's enjoying his life away from the sidelines and will stay retired. "I've been out quite a while now. I have another life. I'm very happy with that," Parcells said.

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Saints | Suspended personnel unable to be around team

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 11:47:25 -0700

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis, head coach Sean Payton and linebackers coach Joe Vitt will not be able to contact players or coaches during their suspensions and will not be allowed to visit the team's facility either.

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Saints | Sean Payton suspension upheld

Mon, 09 Apr 2012 10:14:19 -0700

The NFL has upheld the one-year suspension given to New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton for his involvement in the team's bounty program after hearing his appeal. His suspension will begin Monday, April 16.

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Saints | Gregg Williams was issued warning from team

Thu, 05 Apr 2012 09:31:19 -0700

According to sources close to the New Orleans Saints, suspended head coach Sean Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis directed former defensive coordinator Gregg Williams to ensure no inappropriate conduct would occur.

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Saints | Sean Payton appeal to be heard Thursday

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 11:14:31 -0700

New Orleans Saints suspended head coach Sean Payton's appeals hearing will be Thursday, April 5, and will be held at the NFL offices in New York.

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Saints | Appeals to be heard Thursday

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 15:16:45 -0700

The appeals of New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton, assistant coach Joe Vitt and general manager Mickey Loomis will be heard Thursday, April 5.

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Saints | Appeals to be heard this week

Tue, 03 Apr 2012 12:00:58 -0700

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said the league will hear the appeals of the New Orleans Saints' officials, including head coach Sean Payton, in the next few days. Payton and general manager Mickey Loomis want the appeals to be pushed back as much as possible, but the league wants to take care of it as quickly as possible.

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