New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton
Post-Practice Media Availability
Friday, November 9, 2018
How has Dez (Bryant) looked the last two days?
"Good. There's a lot he's learning. A lot going on. Just getting him up to speed as quickly as possible."
Have you made a decision about him on Sunday?
I think Cincinnati ruled A.J. (Green) out officially today. Does that change anything with their offense do you think?
"Well, it changes relative to a fantastic player. But I think relative to what they do, I think you study the tape and you prepare for the players. You prepare for the scheme that you're seeing."
Do you do anything different when the weather is supposed to be bad or is that kind of overrated?
"No. Listen, we've played recently in – I'd say in the last number of years, pretty good outside, pretty good inside. I don't anticipate it – we're going to play in a lot tougher weather condition than it might be there, but we'll have to adjust. What we haven't done in the last five weeks is played a 12 Noon or 1:00 start. The last five games have all been afternoon or evening. So getting our rest and being ready right when our feet hit the ground Sunday morning I think is going to be important."
Did you see what Marcus Peters said?
He said something about you talking trash and said he could not wait to see you again.
"He is a competitor and we are focused on this game. I have not really been out of the shell (this week)."
I think Johnathan Vilma laughed and said you'll talk with guys on the field and we've seen some of it before. Is that something that helps get you in game day mode?
"No. Listen, gameday, we're competing. Our guys are out there competing. Vilma's a guy I used to talk trash with a lot. So he would know. He'd be a good resource."