AP reports: New Orleans HC Payton has a conflict of int...

AP reports: New Orleans HC Payton has a conflict of interest, in a
sense. A former QB himself, Payton routinely expresses his
admiration for Drew Brees and the pride he takes in Brees' league-
leading production in the passing game. Payton wants to see Brees
break Dan Marino's 1984 record of 5,084 yards passing in a single
season, but the coach questions whether it would be responsible to
tailor his play-calling toward that goal when the Saints host the
Panthers next Sunday. "Certainly, a milestone like the record
we're talking about is significant, but nonetheless what's most
important to our team, to Drew Brees, to the organization, is
winning this football game and finishing 9-7," Payton said Monday
after reviewing film of NO' 42-7 trouncing of the winless Lions a
day earlier. "That said, something like that is significant. But I
think it's only rewarding if something like that happens when you
play well and you win rather than just if you hang around and
throw it around just for the sake of the record.

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