NEW ORLEANS SAINTS HEAD COACH SEAN PAYTON
"Real quick, I'll be brief. Obviously it's a disappointing loss. I was proud of our guys tonight. I thought we fought hard. I thought we fought a lot of things outside the football game, but I was real proud."
On some of the other things outside the game:
"It just is what it is."
On what led to so many injuries:
"What do you guys think? Come on speak up. Credit Atlanta, they came back, showed some heart and got a big win. It was disappointing for us."
On the penalty during the field goal attempt to end the first half:
"They felt like the player [Josh LeRibeus] wasn't far enough up on the line. Usually, you get a warning with that, especially when you have a back-up in."
On his vantage point and normal protocol:
"I couldn't see it. Absolutely, normal protocol is a warning."
On the play of the secondary:
"I thought we fought real hard. I thought we played outstanding on defense. We struggled offensively and couldn't find a rhythm. A lot of different guys went down. I would say eight or nine players got hurt tonight give or take, so that became challenging. I thought the defense fought hard."
On the play calling difficulty with so many injuries:
"You have back-up personnel groups and that's a challenge when you have guys go down."
On the play of Marshon Lattimore against Julio Jones:
"We will see the tape, but like I said I thought defensively we played well. We had a lot of other challenges, but I thought we competed."
On Marshon Lattimore needing oxygen:
"That's pretty normal. I bet that happens quite a bit really when it's pretty dry and a short week."
On the Tommylee Lewis scoring play:
"I thought it was a good play and he fought hard."
On the penalty at the end of the game:
"I called a timeout and then he asked me again, and I said I have already called a timeout. I probably said it with a little more vigor then I was supposed to but I had enough. I have to be smarter than that."
On that type of penalty being expected at the end of the game:
"It was just one of those games. I have never seen anything like it. I have never been a part of a game like that and it is frustrating but our guys will bounce back."
On the meaning behind a game like that:
"Just the flags that were thrown."