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Payton Wary of Upstart Bills
NewOrleansSaints.com,
Wednesday, September 23, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Opening Statement:
“Going through the injury report real quick – Jammal Brown (left hip) did not practice and he’ll be out; Darnell Dinkins (left foot) did not practice and he’ll be out; Mike Bell (right knee) did not practice; Lance Moore (right hamstring) did not practice; Bobby McCray (right hamstring) did not practice; Kendrick Clancy (right knee) did not practice; Jo-Lonn Dunbar (left hamstring) was limited; Charles Grant (left hamstring) was limited; Drew Brees (left shoulder) was full; Jermon Bushrod (right knee) was full; Jeremy Shockey (left ankle) was full; Pierre Thomas (right knee) was full and Roman Harper (left hamstring) was full.” ...


What is your assessment of Buffalo’s offense?

“They give you a no-huddle, which is something that we have to work on. They up-tempo the game; they don’t change a lot of personnel groupings but they go a lot at the line of scrimmage, which is different for us than the first two weeks. They’re explosive; obviously they have receiver speed with both (Terrell) Owens and Lee Evans and guys that are confident in making plays with Trent Edwards. The running back has played well for them – Fred Jackson – and they have done a good job of operating in that no-huddle and being pretty efficient. It presents a new challenge from that standpoint.”

What specific challenges does the no-huddle present? Is it being organized?

“It’s a spontaneous pace rather than us always having time to get our call in. We’re going to have to be able to sort through some things. It puts more pressure on the linebackers, Jonathan Vilma particularly, to get the defense called. Just handling that is different than your normal pace of a game. That’s something that we have to work on and pay attention to.”

Have you used the no-huddle a little more this year on offense?

“Really it has just been at the end of the half. We’ve had a couple of quick plays, but really we’ve been more conventional.” ...
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Coach Payton on Shanle, " He got his hands on a ball last week which was a big play for us".
 

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How has Scott Shanle’s approach helped him this year?

“He was our MVP last year on defense. I think sometimes it’s misunderstood when we work out a linebacker that it’s to replace Scott Shanle; that really couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s playing well; he’s smart; he can run well. He got his hands on a ball last week which was a big play for us. He’s someone who is getting a lot of snaps, not only in the base but in the nickel as well.”

I guess this quote puts the whole "who was our defensive MVP last year" to rest.
 

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