By John Sigler | Saintswire
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton isn’t exactly pleased with where things stand ahead of training camp, but he’s intent on making the best of it. Just don’t call it training camp.
“From a schedule standpoint, it is not training camp,” Payton said during his opening press conference. “We are not allowed meetings at the hotel so the schedule won’t be the same this training camp. We’re limited relative to padded practice which is different than training camp. So at some point, call it what you want, preseason probably is a better way to describe it. But we are not going to be in a training camp environment.”
Payton emphasized that the pressure is on himself and his coaching staff to make the most of the time they’ll have with their players. He pointed to the need to make quick decisions and adjust on the fly as new rules and protocols are introduced due to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic. ...
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