Saints News, 1/8/14: Sean Payton Believes Rob Ryan Will Someday Be A Head Coach

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In an interview with Pro Football Talk, Payton said he believes Rob Ryan has what it takes to be a successful NFL head coach. If you're looking for today's Saints injury report, check back a little later as it has not yet been released at the time of this posting.

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Saints Prepare for Seahawks

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Seahawks Prepare for Saints

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Other Saints News

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NFL News

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The NFL sent out a press release on Wednesday to brag about its TV ratings, and although the NFL doesn't need any of our help in promoting the fact that its TV ratings are amazing, the numbers are worth pointing out anyway. According to the NFL, the average game got 17.

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Video

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New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton speaks with reporters after practice on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

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LaDainian Tomlinson, Kurt Warner and Steve Mariucci debate whether the New Orleans Saints can defeat the Seattle Seahawks in the Divisional Round when they return to the site of a 34-7 loss in Week 13.

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New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier chats with LB Junior Galette after his strong performance in the team's 26-24 NFC Wild Card win against the Philadelphia Eagles on Saturday, January 4, 2014 (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Benjamin Watson on NFL Network
New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson stops by Around The League to discuss how the Saints are preparing for their rematch with the Seattle Seahawks, including a change to the Saints practice field.

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Morning Report: January 8
New Orleans Saints senior writer John DeShazier talks with Cameron Jordan in today's Morning Report (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Terron Armstead: "We are eager to play"
New Orleans Saints LT Terron Armstead speaks with reporters after practice on Tuesday, January 7, 2014. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: How They Got Here: New Orleans Saints
An offense no opposition wants to face, Drew Brees has the New Orleans Saints rolling into the postseason. Check out the team's fascinating journey that landed them in the playoffs.

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