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Saints News, 8/5/14: Sean Payton Says Facing Gregg Williams 'Not a Big Deal'

Of course the media would make the topic of the Saints facing Gregg Williams' Rams defense this week a bigger topic than it really is. When asked, Coach blew off the question. “It’s not a big topic,” Payton said. “Really, our players are playing, it’s a preseason game, we’re trying to get guys evaluated. In my opinion, it’s not a big deal at all. ... It’s about the players and us preparing ‘em.”

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The whole &quot;Facing Gregg&quot; storyline is so stupid. Credit to coach Payton for giving it the eyeroll it deserves.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/496680177599275008">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Updated: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> Sean Payton says facing former DC Gregg Williams in preseason opener vs <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Rams?src=hash">#Rams</a> is &#39;no big deal&#39; <a href="http://t.co/YiiNkmWXm3">http://t.co/YiiNkmWXm3</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/496708957621059585">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Ryan: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; D rallying after rough Week 1 <a href="http://t.co/Q9LUyHX3CA">http://t.co/Q9LUyHX3CA</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/496755957477564417">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>I didn&#39;t mention Toon in my injury post since he returned to practice after taking just a few snaps off ...</p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/statuses/496755466580418561">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Nick Toon-Saints-shoulder went numb but came back quickly. Strength, range ok. I talked to him-he&#39;s fine. Just sore.</p>&mdash; Ralph Cindrich (@RalphCindrich) <a href="https://twitter.com/RalphCindrich/statuses/496749774478254080">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had a great time in Shaws &quot;floating living room&quot; yesterday on Lk. Washington. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/AwesomeAintEasy?src=hash">#AwesomeAintEasy</a> -SG <a href="http://t.co/U1MeU1Bp0S">http://t.co/U1MeU1Bp0S</a></p>&mdash; steve gleason (@TeamGleason) <a href="https://twitter.com/TeamGleason/statuses/496755192201629697">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Had fun at practice today with my brothers <a href="https://twitter.com/JuniorG93">@JuniorG93</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/camjordan94">@camjordan94</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99">@The_Dream99</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/twalker337">@twalker337</a> . Grinding to get that <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SuperBowl?src=hash">#SuperBowl</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ring?src=hash">#ring</a></p>&mdash; Glenn Foster (@Qbsacked) <a href="https://twitter.com/Qbsacked/statuses/496731122651639808">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>It&#39;s about that time when people start talking about how some UDFA rookie CAN&#39;T go practice squad because he&#39;ll NEVER pass thru waivers! Hi5</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/496738487626760192">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>SPOILER ALERT: Your favorite undrafted rookie will in fact make it through waivers.</p>&mdash; Grandmaster Wang (@moosedenied) <a href="https://twitter.com/moosedenied/statuses/496739014238420992">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Video highlights from today&#39;s <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> practice: <a href="http://t.co/qMXJroirsz">http://t.co/qMXJroirsz</a> <a href="http://t.co/v0uX900HLR">pic.twitter.com/v0uX900HLR</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/496727255994085376">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>UPDATE: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> owner Tom Benson released from area hospital after suffering ‘breathing difficulties’ this morning. <a href="http://t.co/NhrPsPaLZy">http://t.co/NhrPsPaLZy</a></p>&mdash; Lyons Yellin (@LyonsYellin) <a href="https://twitter.com/LyonsYellin/statuses/496717403771117569">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Rob Ryan calls Corey White &quot;an ascending player.&quot; White had made several big plays the last couple days. &quot;We love him as an inside corner..&quot;</p>&mdash; Doug Mouton (@DMoutonWWL) <a href="https://twitter.com/DMoutonWWL/statuses/496710292106399747">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>New intro for the <a href="https://twitter.com/blackbluereport">@BlackBlueReport</a> and exclusive interviews with <a href="https://twitter.com/The_Dream99">@The_Dream99</a> &amp; <a href="https://twitter.com/Griffin_11">@Griffin_11</a> on today&#39;s podcast: <a href="http://t.co/AwsV8u04tO">http://t.co/AwsV8u04tO</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/496709213457227776">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton&#39;s Tuesday press conference (VIDEO) <a href="http://t.co/6pyvQ1Gpbj">http://t.co/6pyvQ1Gpbj</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a> <a href="http://t.co/pc4OQbOxct">pic.twitter.com/pc4OQbOxct</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/496704313860050947">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Upon hearing Rob Ryan compare him to his favorite player, Aeneas Williams, Jairus Byrd said: &#39;That&#39;s high praise. ... I&#39;m not there yet.&#39;</p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/statuses/496688223947849729">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Payton said they&#39;re still taking Brees day to day. No status update for the preseason opener <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/SaintsCamp?src=hash">#SaintsCamp</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/statuses/496679739227402240">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Sean Payton: just taking it day by day with Brees. Won&#39;t say if he will play Friday or not</p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/statuses/496679567084752896">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>2014 NFL Schedule Of Fines. <a href="http://t.co/7koz63z0cn">pic.twitter.com/7koz63z0cn</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/statuses/496677696081252352">August 5, 2014</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Sean Payton: Facing Gregg Williams no big deal - ESPN
"It’s not a big topic," Payton said. "Really, our players are playing, it’s a preseason game, we’re trying to get guys evaluated. In my opinion, it’s not a big deal at all. ... It’s about the players and us preparing ‘em."

Transcript of Coach Sean Payton's Tuesday press conference
'You’re always looking for guys that can speed up the clock for the quarterback'

Rob Ryan, New Orleans Saints players talk about Tuesday's practice
Safety Jairus Byrd, Brandin Cooks met with the media

Source: Nick Toon suffered bruised shoulder | Black and Gold

The Rob Ryan Effect: Saints Poised to Field Elite Defense - New Orleans Saints - NFL News - Pro Football Spot - Forums
Forum dedicated to the coverage of the NFL, NFL Draft, and fantasy Football. We are an online community of NFL fans that have established a platform to provide and discuss quality football information.

Saints' Thomas: Best All-Purpose Running Back in the NFL? - New Orleans Saints - NFL News - Pro Football Spot - Forums
Forum dedicated to the coverage of the NFL, NFL Draft, and fantasy Football. We are an online community of NFL fans that have established a platform to provide and discuss quality football information.

New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton hasn't ruled out Drew Brees for Friday's preseason game | NOLA.com
Brees did not practice on Tuesday

Rob Ryan: New Orleans Saints defense rallying after rough Week 1 - ESPN
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W.Va. -- Not surprisingly, Rob Ryan didn’t bother sugarcoating the performance of his defense during the New Orleans Sain

Saints owner Tom Benson is out of the hospital and OK | ProFootballTalk
Saints owner Tom Benson was taken off the field in an ambulance at the team's training camp practice in West Virginia today, but he's already out of the hospital and feeling fine. Saints V.P of Communications Greg Bensel released a statement saying Benson is OK. "This morning, Mr.

Drew Brees tells NFL Network he's "chomping at the bit" to get back to practice
"I just tweaked my oblique a little bit. I’m kind of day-to-day. It’s certainly not something I want to rush back too quickly from because it could be problematic. I want to make sure I am good to go and we’re still in early August here. I am chomping at the bit. I don’t like sitting out. I don’t like watching. I don’t like not playing in the scrimmage or potentially not playing in a preseason game. (Being cautious) is what I have to do."

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NFL News

Without Carl Nicks, the Buccaneers have a mess at guard | ProFootballTalk
Sometimes you look at the unofficial depth charts teams put out, and you immediately realize you shouldn't put too much stock in them. But it doesn't take a long look at the Buccaneers' to realize they've got kind of a mess at guard.

Bon Jovi’s letter backfires | ProFootballTalk
The fans have spoken, via a PFT Poll showing that nearly 80 percent don't believe Jon Bon Jovi would keep the Bills in Buffalo. On Tuesday's PFT Live, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News shared some of the reaction from folks directly connected to the team.

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Video

VIDEO: Rob Ryan reviews defense's start to camp
Rob Ryan talks on Day 10 of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Sean Payton's Tuesday press conference
New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton recaps the 10th practice of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Brandin Cooks: "I'm very excited about Friday"
WR Brandin Cooks talks on Day 10 of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Camp Highlights- August 5, 2014
Highlights from Day 10 of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Akiem Hicks on the preseason starting Friday
Akiem Hicks talks on thee 10th practice of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Mark Ingram's TD in the Black and Gold Scrimmage
Mark Ingram runs in for the first touchdown of the 2014 Black and Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Video by Justin Stout. (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: New Orleans Saints Afternoon Wrap for Aug. 5
Sean Kelley and John DeShazier break down Tuesday's action from the 2014 New Orleans Saints training camp presented by Verizon.

VIDEO: Jarius Byrd: "I am anxious to show what I can do"
S Jairus Byrd speaks with reporters at The Greenbrier during 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)

VIDEO: Vinnie Sunseri: "Will do whatever coaches need"
Vinnie Sunseri talks on thee 10th practice of 2014 New Orleans Saints Training Camp presented by Verizon at The Greenbrier on Tuesday, August 5, 2014. Video by Justin Stout (New Orleans Saints video)