John DeShazier | Senior Writer - NewOrleansSaints.com
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The New Orleans Saints played preseason games on Aug. 9 and 17 and still, they’re salivating for outside competition.
Those matchups against Jacksonville and Arizona didn’t put much of a dent in the fact that for months, it has been Saints vs. Saints in OTAs, minicamp and training camp. So when the team leaves for California on Tuesday ahead of joint practices against the Los Angeles Chargers on Wednesday and Thursday, prior to a Saturday night preseason game, the level of anticipation is apparent.
“I don’t want to say ‘complacency’ when you go against your own team, but it kind of ramps up the competition,” safety Kurt Coleman said of a joint workout. “If you look at what’s happened over these last couple of weeks when teams have been practicing, it’s been several fights because it’s very intense.
“But I think the one thing that you want to be able to come out of it is, going against a different opponent, different people, and pushing yourself. You want to be able to grow. Obviously, fights will happen but that’s not what you want. ...
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