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Sean Payton reviews the Saints preseason home opener

Coach Payton met with the media after the game on Friday, August 15, 2014

"Obviously, that was painful to watch. I don't recall, I can't recall ever a game with that many penalties. And here is the thing; most of the ones I saw were good calls, so this isn't about a crew calling a lot of penalties, this is about something I have to do a better job with. We will find ourselves at the short end of a game and then wonder about our offseason goals and what happened and we won't know exactly what happened and you'll hear about ... in a preseason game, (22) penalties, I've lost track. I have to do a better job in that area and it will start (at practice) on Sunday."

On if they talked a lot about penalties after last week's game:

"Absolutely, it is the first sign of a team that has no discipline and that is the first sign of poor coaching. The first sign along with quarterback-center exchange."

On if he was upset after Jimmy Graham's second dunk:

"Yes, I was. I'm very upset. Would you be upset? I was, particularly."

On if he thinks the aggressiveness led to penalties:

"Here's a number for you, you ready? Hear me out, five takeaways, we're the nine-minute mark in the fourth quarter, we're up seven. Let me say that again, five takeaways, nine-minute mark in the fourth quarter, up seven."

On the quarterbacks:

"I thought both Luke (McCown) and Ryan (Griffin) did a lot of really good things. I thought they both located the ball well. I think you saw in Luke's series influx and making some plays outside of the pocket. With Ryan, I thought you saw him step up and buy a little time and get the ball down the field a little bit. I thought there were a lot of positives to coach off of based on not looking at the tape but just first impressions."

On players that need to make this team via special teams:

"I thought the coverage on kickoff was average. I thought our kickoff coverage was average. A lot of returns went into the end zone and we didn't force them to punt, but I can't count how many times we got a takeaway  or early on they got a field goal or touchdown so there weren't very many punt opportunities. In fairness to that, I think that is easier when you put the tape on and start looking at individual matchups, but I just felt from a kickoff coverage standpoint it was poor."

On Joe Morgan:

"It was encouraging that he got behind the defense and was able to make a few plays that we've seen him make prior to his injury. I was pleased with the way he played."

On Joe Morgan having to prove he is not a one-trick pony:

"We don't view him that way. Certainly, we like his speed. He's physical and he can block and those are good combinations for a receiver. I think more than anything what is important for us in the evaluation process is how is he moving and tonight we saw him do a few things that were encouraging. Again, without having looked at the tape I think it was a real significant step for him in the right direction. The type of injury he had (in 2013) was pretty significant."

On Vinnie Sunseri:

"I thought he played a lot better than last week. He was around the ball; he had a couple minus yardage plays in the running game, a turnover. He looked like he was relaxed. I said this to him during the week, last week it looked like he was in good position but he was a half count either behind or missing the tackle, and I felt like tonight was much better. We'll see in the kicking game. Our plan tonight was to play three of those safeties quite a bit and I think we were able to do that."

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