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10 Training Camp Questions

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What will life be like in New Orleans without Sean Payton? -- Successful, but still quite different is my best guess. Motivation won't be an issue for the Saints this season, thanks to the unprecedented developments of the team's bounty saga, but not having Payton, the team's suspended head coach, will still require a transitional period of some sort. This is a veteran team that knows the drill by now, and with quarterback Drew Brees signed and back in the fold, New Orleans is better positioned to handle such unique circumstances than most other organizations.

But the Saints' plan to have interim head coach Joe Vitt run the team in the preseason, followed by offensive assistant Aaron Kromer in the first six weeks of the regular season, then Vitt taking over again in Weeks 7-17 after his own six-game suspension ends, is not likely to be seamless --...

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