BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton has learned some things about his team and himself in this atypical season.
Payton noticed an element of grit about his team as it went 3-2 while dealing with some unexpected adversity. But that, too, has left some room for some the unknown when thinking about the first five weeks of this season.
“I still feel like I'm learning relative to who we can be and who we are,” Payton said. “We talk about the perfect game — it's out there like Shangri La — and I just think there's a number of areas that we have to improve. But there is a resiliency.