New Orleans Saints Head Coach Sean Payton
2019 Training Camp Presented by Verizon
Sunday, August 11, 2019
Post-Practice Media Availability
"We had a couple of different periods of emphasis today. Of course, two minutes at the end of the period (practice). We got some red zone work (in). I thought we hit a little bit of a wall for the first time today. You have to manage that and be smart about it."
When you say hit a wall, is that kind of inevitable during camp?
"I think so. You try to as a coach. The key is the correction right mid-stride when all of a sudden, whether things are going well for your side of the ball or the other side finding a way to respond and fighting through it. I thought it got better towards the end."
Is that wall like fatigue?
"It's hot out here, we played the other night, practiced yesterday. We have to get freshened up and ready to go again tomorrow."
What kind of goes into building quarterback-center chemistry consistency?
"I think the first thing you would say is repetition, time on task. I think communication with the center and the quarterback, there is a lot that goes on relative to the run game and the passing game. So building that communication and Erik (McCoy) getting up to speed with how Drew (Brees) operates, how quickly he operates and then the guards next to him. Today, another thing was all silent snap count. No cadence today, so that creates a little undue stress. But we're going to be on the road in Seattle, we're going to be on the road in some of these venues where you have to work on that and you just can't wait for the week of the game to work on it. So hopefully that's something we can continue to improve on."
Was that the issue with the bad snap earlier?
"Sure. Yes. (That) snap earlier, that's part of it."