Last week, the Saints and the Patriots had a relatively tame series of practice sessions. Last year, the Saints and the Texans had a bit more feisty go-’round, including one practice that featured six fights.
This year, the two teams are getting together again. Asked whether it will be more physical this year, New Orleans coach Sean Payton was coy.
“Last year, we weren’t even in full pads,” Payton said Monday in comments distributed by the team. “The practices have been spirited with those guys. We have had two now with them and I think it has benefited both teams.”
Translation? Get your popcorn ready.