Why did the Saints call a timeout after the break between the 1st and 2nd quarters? (1 Viewer)

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BY LUKE JOHNSON | Staff writer

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The Saints burned one of their first-half timeouts in unusual fashion Sunday, calling for a timeout when coming out of the commercial break between the first and second quarters.

Coach Sean Payton said it was to avoid a delay of game penalty after taking too long to get the play in.

“It was one of the wordier (play) calls, and by the time we got out there relative to the motion we needed, I just went over and called the timeout,” Payton said. “You don’t want to use one like that, but (you use it) rather than take a delay.”

Though they certainly could have used that lost timeout on their...

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