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Five takeaways from Coach Sean Payton's Wednesday press conference

He met with the media following second day of minicamp

  1. New Orleans Saints Coach Sean Payton said Wednesday he's been pleased with the focus of the team this week and the entire offseason and that "attendance has been outstanding." Payton said a key during these practices is seeing that the players handle the details properly.
  1. Payton said he's eager to see how the team's two kickers - Zach Hocker and Dustin Hopkins - perform in training camp and the preseason games. "There's going to be that first kick," he said, alluding to the pressure associated with playing in games rather than practice. Saints Hall of Fame kicker John Carney worked with the pair again Wednesday.
  1. Payton agreed with Drew Brees' statement from Tuesday about there being a little more changes to the offense than normal but said there's mainly because of some new offensive coaches and just paying attention to what's trending throughout the league.
  1. The Saints have four quarterbacks participating in minicamp and Payton said you need a plan for getting them all the proper amount of snaps.
  1. When asked what outside linebacker Anthony Spencer brings to the team Payton mentioned rushing the passer, which he said is hard to simulate without pads. He said Spencer is likely to play on obvious passing situations. Spencer, 6 feet 3 and 265 pounds, played his first eight seasons with the Dallas Cowboys.

Top 10 photos from Tuesday 2015 Saints Minicamp presented by Verizon. Photos by Michael C. Hebert. (New Orleans Saints photos)

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