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Marrone and Payton still talk

Posted by Chris Brown on October 22, 2013 – 9:17 am

He was Sean Payton’s offensive coordinator in New Orleans from 2006-2008. In those three seasons Marrone filed away a lot of coaching lessons preparing the Saints offense. He also forged a solid working relationship with Payton, a colleague with whom he still speaks.

“We talk. I had a great experience down there, a great appreciation,” said Marrone of his time in New Orleans. “I played there in ’89 and went back and worked there.  We had some tough transitions, after Katrina, those memories are always going to be there. I have all the respect in the world. I wouldn’t be where I am today if I didn’t have or didn’t spend the time
down there.  Like I said, I have a great appreciation. I wish him the best and we’ll go out there Sunday and compete against them.”


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DeHaven on SB onsides kick

Posted by Chris Brown on July 16, 2010 – 8:23 am

Bills special teams coach Bruce DeHaven, as he explained in our Countdown to Camp question 13 (Will special teams have a different approach?) is a bit conservative by nature. So it was interesting to hear his thoughts on Saints’ head coach Sean Payton’s decision to go with the onsides kick in the second half of the Super Bowl last February.

“I was not surprised at all,” said DeHaven. “Not surprised at all. I coached with Sean (Payton) for three years down in Dallas and I know his personality and I was not surprised at all that you got something like that from him.

“That’s the deal in this league, there are big risks and big rewards in those situations. He’s the goat if they don’t get the onsides kick and forever people are talking about what a bad decision that was to kick that onsides kick.”


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