Sean Payton talks 2019 success, Michael Thomas, replay review, more

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The Saints play two games between now and Thanksgiving night. That didn’t stop coach Sean Payton from carving out nearly 20 minutes on Friday to discuss with #PFTPM a variety of topics related to his 8-2 team.

From whether this is his best coaching job yet to the role of defensive coordinator Dennis Allen in the team’s success to the fringe Michael Thomas MVP candidacy to replay review of pass interference to a frank conversation regarding the benefits and limitations of anayltics (especially as to going for two after scoring a touchdown when down 14), it’s worth your time to hear what Payton had to say while taking time from a busy schedule that includes getting his team ready to play the Panthers on Sunday and then to visit the Falcons on Thanksgiving night on NBC.

With the Falcons suddenly surging (they beat the Saints 13 days ago), that becomes a much more significant game than it seemed to be a few weeks ago.

8 responses to “Sean Payton talks 2019 success, Michael Thomas, replay review, more

  1. captainwhodat says:
    November 23, 2019 at 9:38 am
    …the run game and defense is the key to the Saint’s success, as Terry Bridgewater proved…not the overrated Brees…

    It’s ok to be a Bridgewater fan. I like him a lot as well. But he is not Brees and don’t believe he posseses the ability to be so. And it’s Teddy not Terry Mr captainwhodat.
    That’ll be all.

  2. There seems to be an assumption here that someone has gotten open deep and Brees couldn’t get it there (also assuming he wasn’t under heavy pressure). As a NO fan, I think their one weakness is the lack of another receiver besides Thomas who can get separation consistently.

  3. NFL officials have no worries now when officiating . They make a call it is either reviewable or not. If not tough. They have no integrity any longer. They don’t like being second guessed like replay. If it is reviewable, it is and then so what. changed or let stand. No pressure. You can’t criticize then without being fined, so as a team you are stuck. Or they can blow a quick whistle and shrug their shoulders like Oh well My Bad. I think the owners and the league should be able to criticise publicly, put them on notice. In the pros, there is nothing a player can do to cost an official one dime, and yet a bad call,, Saints, can cost the money for a playoff game. It needs to change.

  4. Saints got no love when they were unjustly robbed of a SB berth last year by fans of other teams. You should have because now is your turn to be jobbed, How does it feel getting a pounding like that?

  5. captainwhodat says:
    November 23, 2019 at 9:38 am
    …the run game and defense is the key to the Saint’s success, as Terry Bridgewater proved…not the overrated Brees…

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    /Chandler Bing voice

    Could you *BE* any more ignorant?

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