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Saints Transcripts: Sean Payton, Tonah Kpassagnon, and Chris Hogan Week 1 recaps 9/13/21

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Saints head coach & players discuss the Week 1 victory versus the Green Bay Packers

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New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton

Conference call with local media | Monday, Sept. 13, 2021

I don't think we saw Cesar Ruiz get a lot of snaps at training camp with him concentrating at right guard? Was that part of the plan or would Will Clapp if he wasn't on Injured Reserve be moved to center?

"I'm going to say that first off, he's worked center snaps every day and played that position, (but) had Will been healthy, we probably would have went that direction first. He did a really good job in this game with the injury we had with Erik."

Was it important for the defense to finish the way they did when they forced that last turnover and kept Green Bay out of the end zone for the game?

"We're all competitors. You're trying to defend every blade of grass when you're on the field. There were a lot of newer players or other players in the game at that time, not only for us but Green Bay, but the team is wanting to finish on a high note. That's good to see."

For the interception by Marcus Williams did the coverage dictate him to make a break like he did?

"I think there's a little bit of coverage and a little bit of instincts. He really covered some ground. When it was first thrown my eyes took me right to where the ball was being thrown. He did a great job of taking it down and extending, but yes, part of that is coverage and his instincts within the design of the coverage." ...

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The Saints and Sean Payton are looking for a leader. Will that be Taysom Hill?

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By Brandon Judd | Deseret News

For the first time in a decade and half, the New Orleans Saints are looking for a new starting quarterback.

The top candidates to succeed the now-retired Drew Brees are a pair of returning Saints — former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill and former Tampa Bay starter Jameis Winston.

Saints coach Sean Payton joined NFL Network’s Rich Eisen on his show this week, and when Payton was asked if he would utilize a two-QB system with Hill and Winston, the coach indicated they are looking for a clear QB1 to lead New Orleans in 2021.

“I think the furthest we went with that would’ve been when everyone was healthy and Taysom was playing I’ll call it maybe eight to 10 plays at quarterback — I would never discount that. But I would say this, (Hill) knows and so does Jameis that we’re looking to find a guy that’s going to lead our team this year,” Payton told Eisen, per NBC Sports.

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