'It's the antithesis of training camp'
John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton doesn't much care what you call the current run-up to the NFL regular season, as long as you don't refer to it as "training camp."
"From a schedule standpoint, it's not training camp," Payton said Wednesday, during a teleconference. "We're not allowed meetings at the hotel, so the schedule won't be the same as training camp. We're limited relative to padded practice, which is different than training camp.
"And so at some point, call it what you want – preseason probably is a better way to describe it – we're not going to be in a training camp environment. And so I think it's important for us, as an organization, to quickly adjust to what's given to us and then prepare the best way we think and make decisions the best way we think to help our football club to start the beginning of the season.
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