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"I love it here. I am close to my children. I just built a brand new place here," said Payton. "You get tired of answering the question, and yet I understand you asking. I’ll say what I have said before, this is where I see myself. I have said that now for however many years....It happened last year and it happened three years ago. It was the Dallas Cowboys during the suspension year. It was the Dallas Cowboys two years before that. It was college before that; it was Michigan (and) Texas. That’s it. What else do you do? Let me just talk about how it is refueled; what’ll happen is the lead news item will be (a story such as this), and it really shouldn't be. It should be more about why aren't we having success and what do we need to do to improve, but that (other story) will sell and I understand why and how. As a head coach, I think the most important thing is your own team and focusing on the next game. Like I said before, I think our players will understand this industry well enough."

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Sean Payton&#39;s conference call from this morning (AUDIO) <a href="http://t.co/XRIeKsZxwp">http://t.co/XRIeKsZxwp</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/ATLvsNO?src=hash">#ATLvsNO</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> <a href="http://t.co/WJXqPxyum0">pic.twitter.com/WJXqPxyum0</a></p>&mdash; New Orleans Saints (@Saints) <a href="https://twitter.com/Saints/status/653944131669086208">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> coach Sean Payton on reports that other teams might pursue him after the season: &#39;I love it here&#39; <a href="http://t.co/MGJNbuIiTp">http://t.co/MGJNbuIiTp</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/653908156100165632">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FWIW, a coach could deny interest in jobs until they&#39;re blue in the face, and nobody ever believes them anymore, whether it&#39;s true or not</p>&mdash; Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) <a href="https://twitter.com/Kat_Terrell/status/653692041818468353">October 12, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Payton: Saints played &quot;two different halves&quot; in Philly <a href="http://t.co/GPAQ3irs58">http://t.co/GPAQ3irs58</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/653942393125924864">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">In this league respect is not given, it&#39;s earned! I respect the hell outta <a href="https://twitter.com/drewbrees">@drewbrees</a> ! <a href="http://t.co/3l4ZoUniph">pic.twitter.com/3l4ZoUniph</a></p>&mdash; Malcolm Jenkins (@MalcolmJenkins) <a href="https://twitter.com/MalcolmJenkins/status/653940901430063104">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Officer who posed with Cowboys running back during traffic stop faces discipline: <a href="http://t.co/ZoZIV2dnVd">http://t.co/ZoZIV2dnVd</a> <a href="http://t.co/6MD0RvIUBJ">pic.twitter.com/6MD0RvIUBJ</a></p>&mdash; Jay Busbee (@jaybusbee) <a href="https://twitter.com/jaybusbee/status/653940436252381184">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Falcons?src=hash">#Falcons</a> Dan Quinn seems encouraged about Julio Jones hamstring, but with short prep source tells me, &quot;Gonna be close. Not sure he can go.&#39;&#39;</p>&mdash; Ed Werder (@Edwerderespn) <a href="https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/653939756078923777">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NFL reviewing MNF clock error <a href="http://t.co/4eswe4bG28">http://t.co/4eswe4bG28</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/653938019033042944">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Steve Spurrier is only person to win Heisman Trophy (1966) &amp; coach Heisman-winning player (Danny Wuerffel, 1996). <a href="http://t.co/cZUHqt9sOs">pic.twitter.com/cZUHqt9sOs</a></p>&mdash; SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) <a href="https://twitter.com/SportsCenter/status/653934470794477568">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Lord I don&#39;t know where I would be if you were not so merciful in fact I doubt I would be here! <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Blessed?src=hash">#Blessed</a> <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/1Gear?src=hash">#1Gear</a></p>&mdash; Brandin Cooks (@brandincooks) <a href="https://twitter.com/brandincooks/status/653923189672685568">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Riding to work in this rental without a USB port is killing me </p>&mdash; Dannell Ellerbe (@ellerbe59) <a href="https://twitter.com/ellerbe59/status/653916458062221312">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Saints say they&#39;re sticking together as losses mount <a href="http://t.co/m3BJtDA5oq">http://t.co/m3BJtDA5oq</a></p>&mdash; WWL Radio (@WWLAMFM) <a href="https://twitter.com/WWLAMFM/status/653914514321240064">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ICYMI: Terron Armstead, Marques Colston, Tim Lelito listed as DNP on <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a>&#39; projected injury report <a href="http://t.co/cbCqfmOPmG">http://t.co/cbCqfmOPmG</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/653907978215493632">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr"><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Saints?src=hash">#Saints</a> remain positive but not delusional after 1-4 start <a href="http://t.co/UIR8fYeq9V">http://t.co/UIR8fYeq9V</a></p>&mdash; Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) <a href="https://twitter.com/MikeTriplett/status/653907813010309120">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NFL says it didn&#39;t request suspension of Twitter accounts over alleged copyright violations <a href="http://t.co/tY3PamXFz9">http://t.co/tY3PamXFz9</a></p>&mdash; ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) <a href="https://twitter.com/ProFootballTalk/status/653792673900429312">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">FACT: <a href="https://twitter.com/Chargers">@Chargers</a> cheerleaders have their own water boy. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/MNF?src=hash">#MNF</a> <a href="http://t.co/WbaIWTbpgM">pic.twitter.com/WbaIWTbpgM</a></p>&mdash; ESPN Monday Night (@ESPNMondayNight) <a href="https://twitter.com/ESPNMondayNight/status/653744300447113216">October 13, 2015</a></blockquote>

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