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Transcript: New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton Postgame Quotes | Saints-Falcons 2019 Week 10

(opening statement)
“Real quickly, obviously it was a disappointing finish for us. First thing I would say, give Atlanta credit. They beat us well in all three areas. They played better than us. Pick a situation and there’s a good chance they won that situation. Third down, they were better both sides of the ball. Penalties they were better. Collectively we’ve got to do a better job and that starts with me. It’s kind of one of those, it’s not a lesson, but this league is too good week-to-week where you can go in and not be focused and ready. This has always been a game played with emotion and I thought they outplayed us. They outplayed us, they outcoached us, and they deserve to win.”

(on Atlanta’s ability to run the ball today)
“I think that had something to do with it, but I think the third down stats were (important). I think they had five first downs by penalty and those were good calls. The drives for them extended and the drives for us didn’t. I thought they were going to be patient and mix it up. They were more effective running the ball than teams we’ve seen to date for quite a while. So again, I’m sure when we look at the tape tomorrow with our players there’s going to be a lot of things we’re going to clean up.”

(on hands to the face calls)
“No, I thought the officiating was pretty good in this game. That had nothing to do with this game.”

(on if he saw this coming during the week)
“No. As coaches we see these things come every week and yet they don’t come and we play well. We think that way. No, that’s the challenge always of this game is making sure that you’ve hit on everything. Making sure your practice week (is productive)…all those things. We didn’t play well enough to win today, really against anybody.”

(on noticing that the team wasn’t focused)
“It’s something that happens, I think, throughout the game you begin to see. I mean, the first half, we’re in it at halftime, and it’s a one score game. I thought the third down numbers were telling though.”

(on aspects to look for in film review)
“Yes, absolutely, there’s a lot of corrections. A lot of corrections. Look, it’s a good group here and they understand that tomorrow will be tough to watch it. It’ll go down. But shame on us if we can’t get those corrections made. That won’t be a problem. It’s much easier to come in and watch tape after you win, but that’s one of the things about this game that creates a little bit of toughness and grit."

(on offensive line allowing pressure)
“I think that’s one of a handful of things today.”

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