NFL Media analyst Bucky Brooks says New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton is among the league's best in-game coaches.
Brooks on Payton: "Defensive coaches around the NFL quickly cite Payton as one of the most difficult play callers to prepare for. He is not only a masterful play designer -- adept at attacking the vulnerable areas of coverage -- but he has a keen understanding of personnel and how to put his guys in favorable positions on the field. Payton will trot out a variety of exotic formations and unique personnel groupings throughout the course of a game to test the discipline and awareness of defenders, while also monitoring the opposing coach's reaction to his tactics. With a keen sense of timing and awareness, Payton will process that information and dial up a dagger when the moment is right."
Photos of Sean Payton at 2015 New Orleans Saints Organized Team Activities.