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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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.
Tue, 22 Jan 2013 08:02:08 -0800
The NFL has reinstated New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton.
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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