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Saints News, 1/30/15: Sean Payton Working Behind the Scenes to Revamp Saints in 2015

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From Larry Holder: "Sean Payton ditched the Senior Bowl this year. The New Orleans Saints' head coach is also ditching a trip to Super Bowl 49 in Glendale, Ariz. There are more important aspects to attend to on Airline Drive. Just because you don't see Payton doesn't mean he's not buried in work in his office far beyond the 5 p.m. whistle, sharing Twizzlers with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and dissecting every facet of the team."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell delivers his annual Super Bowl week press conference this morning. <a href="http://t.co/qKrrzSivpl">pic.twitter.com/qKrrzSivpl</a></p>&mdash; Mike Jurecki (@mikejurecki) <a href="https://twitter.com/mikejurecki/status/561181946558943232">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>So glad it&#39;s Friday, hope everyone enjoys their weekend.</p>&mdash; jairus byrd (@jairusbyrd) <a href="https://twitter.com/jairusbyrd/status/561181200090288128">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Prosecutors say Aaron Hernandez DNA was found on bullet casing in rental car, joint near body <a href="http://t.co/WSgT6GyEeK">http://t.co/WSgT6GyEeK</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/561177135306403840">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>The stage is set for Bill Belichick &amp; Pete Carroll&#39;s joint press conference this morning in Phoenix: <a href="http://t.co/Yel0Wypsmk">pic.twitter.com/Yel0Wypsmk</a></p>&mdash; New England Patriots (@Patriots) <a href="https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/561174834160234498">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Jimmy Graham on who is the most difficult player to block &quot;<a href="https://twitter.com/JJWatt">@JJWatt</a>, even in the Pro Bowl&quot; <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/561169245891883008">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Doing work with the legend, <a href="https://twitter.com/darrenwoodson28">@darrenwoodson28</a> on <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter">@SportsCenter</a> this morning. <a href="http://t.co/gGrTTGkEli">pic.twitter.com/gGrTTGkEli</a></p>&mdash; Benjamin Watson (@BenjaminSWatson) <a href="https://twitter.com/BenjaminSWatson/status/553926241628069888">January 10, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/MarkIngram22">@MarkIngram22</a> one cool dude right there nice and funny <a href="http://t.co/2YuBOLSTDg">pic.twitter.com/2YuBOLSTDg</a></p>&mdash; Blue_Gang (@steaming_4days) <a href="https://twitter.com/steaming_4days/status/561026804199071745">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/billburr">@billburr</a> not smack talkin just thought you should see it... It&#39;s a good laugh <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/gfy?src=hash">#gfy</a> <a href="http://t.co/LDQaH04c9j">pic.twitter.com/LDQaH04c9j</a></p>&mdash; jonathan godwin (@blondjon33) <a href="https://twitter.com/blondjon33/status/561034698390896641">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Baby Rylen watching big brother Callen building his blocks. Love it! <a href="http://t.co/PwpmdTkt9X">pic.twitter.com/PwpmdTkt9X</a></p>&mdash; Drew Brees (@drewbrees) <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees/status/560990637055434752">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Gayle Benson would join select company if she takes control of Saints, Pelicans <a href="http://t.co/chUfYMZIOx">http://t.co/chUfYMZIOx</a> <a href="http://t.co/YieOfwyctU">pic.twitter.com/YieOfwyctU</a></p>&mdash; Jeff Duncan (@JeffDuncan_) <a href="https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/status/560989734701256704">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Tom Benson sweetens the pot in his proposal to take the <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/saints?src=hash">#saints</a> and Pelicans out of estranged heirs&#39; trust | <a href="http://t.co/zBpn772wEQ">http://t.co/zBpn772wEQ</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/560973817439604737">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>For the last 3 days I think I&#39;ve been eating every two hours literally just been hungry and I bet I haven&#39;t gained one pound</p>&mdash; rafael bush (@rbush36) <a href="https://twitter.com/rbush36/status/560983362132017152">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p>Benson granddaughter Dawn says family dispute over Saints, Pelicans, other businesses has left her &#39;brokenhearted&#39; | <a href="http://t.co/QmPxx3hnRX">http://t.co/QmPxx3hnRX</a></p>&mdash; Ramon Antonio Vargas (@RVargasAdvocate) <a href="https://twitter.com/RVargasAdvocate/status/560970275127586817">January 30, 2015</a></blockquote>

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Saints News

Sean Payton working behind the scenes to revamp New Orleans Saints in 2015: Larry Holder | NOLA.com
Absence from Senior Bowl, Super Bowl means Sean Payton has buried his face in work in the office

ADVOCATE: Benson ups ante in proposal to take Saints, Pelicans out of heirs’ trust | New Orleans Saints | The Sun Herald
After several days of watching his family’s infighting transfix New Orleans in a way that only his football team typically can, Tom Benson has substantially increased the amount he is offering to place in a group of trusts set up for his now-jilted daughter and two grandchildren, in return for removing from those trusts the Saints and Pelicans franchises that he recently decided to leave to his wife, Gayle, after his death.

Drew Brees talks about New Orleans food
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees talks about Super Bowl XLIX and the food of New Orleans.

"Huddle with Drew Brees" on CBS This Morning
In a flurry of media appearances, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees spoke with CBS This Morning, live from Arizona where Brees is to attend Sunday's Super Bowl. He is also promoting several new endorsements including Microsoft Surface tablets whose logo is present throughout the early morning interview.

Kenny Stills is confident the Saints will turn things around this offseason - Black and Gold

CB Byron Maxwell on upcoming free agency: 'I'm the prettiest girl at the dance' - Black and Gold

Other granddaughter fires back at family members "publicly harassing" Tom Benson | ProFootballTalk
The Benson family feud continues to spread. The latest development comes courtesy of Dawn Jones, a granddaughter of Saints owner Tom Benson who takes issue with the strife caused by her aunt and two cousins.

Drew Brees joins NFL social media command center
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees joins our social media center to explain some of his Twitter pictures, play "Who Said That?" and answer some fan questions.

Drew Brees with Michael Irvin about Saints
New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees joins Michael Irvin to talk about the Super Bowl matchup, the Saints disappointing season, and his thoughts on DeflateGate.

Brees and Beckham Jr. set World Catch Record
Watch New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham set the record for most one-handed catches in one minute.

Saints Nation’s 10 Worst Plays of 2014: #4 Jimmy Graham’s "Fail Mary" OPI vs. 49ers | The Saints Nation

Mickey Loomis on the impact of Ryan Pace leaving
Mickey Loomis talks about the impact of Ryan Pace leaving. Video by Ashley Amoss (New Orleans Saints video)

Granddaugther gives support to New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson - ESPN
One of Tom Benson's granddaughters comes out in the support of the New Orleans Saints owner, who is being sued by family members.

Delvin Breaux contract details - Black and Gold

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NFL News

NFL didn’t log the PSI of each Patriots football | ProFootballTalk
What was the precise PSI of each of the 12 footballs the Patriots' offense used in the AFC Championship Game? We'll probably never know. NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed today that the NFL didn't log the exact PSI of each football.

Wilson thinks NFL fines for Marshawn are excessive | ProFootballTalk
Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is one of the NFL's golden boys, a player who conducts himself in public exactly the way the league wants. But if Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch has a different approach, Wilson thinks that's fine.

Joe Montana thinks Tom Brady ordered footballs to be deflated | ProFootballTalk
Tom Brady has said many times this week that Joe Montana was his childhood hero. Brady probably won't be thrilled with his favorite player's thoughts about Deflategate. "If I ever want a ball a certain way, I don’t do it myself," Montana said, via the Boston Globe.

Jeff Blake says every team takes air out of the footballs | ProFootballTalk
Former NFL quarterback Jeff Blake can't figure out what the big deal is with Deflategate. Blake spent time with seven different teams, and he says he always instructed ball boys to take air out of footballs to improve his grip.

"Added security" planned for Super Bowl footballs | ProFootballTalk
There's been a lot of discussion about the handling of footballs for the last two weeks and the NFL would prefer not to have a rehash of the topic after the Super Bowl, so they've made some changes to the process for Super Bowl Sunday.