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Quotes from Sean Payton's conference call - November 19, 2018

Head coach Sean Payton spoke to the media on Monday, Nov. 19

New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton - Conference Call With New Orleans Media - Monday, November 19, 2018

How did you make Zach Ertz a non-factor?
"He was one of the targets going into the game that they go to a lot in the passing game and obviously (we) tried to eliminate some of the primary players. I thought that was important."

Is it easy to quantify Mark Ingram's presence just by the numbers?
"He's a tremendous player and I think that combination of both he and Alvin together has been pretty good for us. It is much more difficult if you are limited to just one of those players."

Did you have to do anything in particular to help the chemistry Mark Ingram and Alvin Kamara have in the locker room?
"I think that's kind of come naturally as true friendships have developed and I think that those guys really enjoy (each other). This team enjoys being around each other and I think you can sense that. Certainly, in the case of Mark and Alvin, those guys have a close relationship."

How much does that familiarity with the opponent help on a short week?
"It's pretty typical. Usually these Thursday games are division games, but it helps when you played them already and you don't have a lot of time and you're kind of really having to cover what you do in a normal week in two days."

What kind of strides have you seen from P.J. Williams since the game in Atlanta on September 23?
"He's playing better, playing with confidence."

How do you think Jermon Bushrod filled in for Terron Armstead?
"I thought he played well. I was pleased for him."

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