Saints return to 2006 approach - FOX 8, WVUE, fox8live.com, weather, app, news, saints

Saints return to 2006 approach

ADVERTISEMENT
Bookmark and Share
Payton addresses media Wednesday at Greenbriar. (Source: Juan Kincaid) Payton addresses media Wednesday at Greenbriar. (Source: Juan Kincaid)
NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) -

When Sean Payton became the Saints head coach in 2006, he quickly set a foundation for future success through free agency and the team's overall approach. The franchise also drafted one of its most productive rookie classes ever with standouts Reggie Bush, Roman Harper, Jahri Evans, Zach Strief and Marques Colston. Today Payton said the Saints are trying to recapture some of that 2006 mentality.

"The '06 draft class...there's a lot of guys playing in year 10, and they're smart and tough," Payton said. "They've got to be good football players, don't get me wrong...but we've got to be able to recognize these traits and value them accordingly."

General Manager Mickey Loomis added that the team's brass has been examining all aspects of the organization ever since last season ended and that they have even turned a critical eye on themselves.

"I think right after the season when we are evaluating our team and what happened last season and talking about going forward, that was a theme that we talked about early on, getting back to some of those values and some of the processes we had in 2006, treating ourselves like we are starting fresh and new," Loomis said.  "We have to go back and do some things that maybe we assumed were happening in more recent years."

The Saints went 7-9 last fall, their second losing season in the past three years. Training camp practices officially kick off Thursday morning.

Copyright 2015 WVUE. All rights reserved.

  • SportsMore>>

  • Quarterback Lowell Narcisse to transfer from LSU

    Quarterback Lowell Narcisse to transfer from LSU

    LSU quarterbacks Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse did not participate in Tuesday's practice. Fox 8 Sports learned that they sat out while they consider their futures in Baton Rouge. 

    more>>

    LSU quarterbacks Justin McMillan and Lowell Narcisse did not participate in Tuesday's practice. Fox 8 Sports learned that they sat out while they consider their futures in Baton Rouge. 

    more>>
  • Brees breaks down how to manage the physical toll of the NFL

    Brees breaks down how to manage the physical toll of the NFL

    Drew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.comDrew Brees enters 18th season in the NFL this fall. Source: Nola.com
    Drew Brees is entering his 18th year in the NFL. Which, would usually mean a players career is on the tail end, but for Brees that is not the case. He works out year around, and still has a lot of tread left on those tires. "I think early on you feel like you're pretty invincible you're young, you can wake up every day and go Mach 3 with your hair on fire and you don't really think twice. I think as you get older, as you have more experience and you begin to become a bit more in...more>>
    Drew Brees is entering his 18th year in the NFL. Which, would usually mean a players career is on the tail end, but for Brees that is not the case. He works out year around, and still has a lot of tread left on those tires. "I think early on you feel like you're pretty invincible you're young, you can wake up every day and go Mach 3 with your hair on fire and you don't really think twice. I think as you get older, as you have more experience and you begin to become a bit more in...more>>
  • LHSAA launches probe into Brother Martin football program, report says

    LHSAA launches probe into Brother Martin football program, report says

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has launched an investigation into Brother Martin athletics regarding potential recruiting violations by Crusaders football coach Mark Bonis Source: Nola.comThe Louisiana High School Athletic Association has launched an investigation into Brother Martin athletics regarding potential recruiting violations by Crusaders football coach Mark Bonis Source: Nola.com

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has launched an investigation into Brother Martin athletics regarding potential recruiting violations by Crusaders football coach Mark Bonis, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.

    more>>

    The Louisiana High School Athletic Association has launched an investigation into Brother Martin athletics regarding potential recruiting violations by Crusaders football coach Mark Bonis, according to a report by our partners NOLA.com | The Times Picayune.

    more>>
Powered by Frankly