Sean Payton Roasts Reporter With Hilarious Quote
The New Orleans Saints are bracing to spend the next few games without starting quarterback Drew Brees as he deals with broken ribs and a collapsed lung. While Brees is remaining positive about his recovery, head coach Sean Payton is faced with a decision between Jameis Winston and Taysom Hill as his QB this week.
However, Payton is keeping his preference close to his chest.
Obviously, there's no need for Payton to tip his hand on who will start this week. In fact, it helps keeps the Saints' Week 11 opponent, the Atlanta Falcons, in the dark and makes them prepare for two different possibilities at quarterback.
Winston is the more experienced option that Payton has available. The QB threw for over 5,000 yards and 33 touchdowns as a starter with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last season. It was Winston who entered the game for Brees after the latter was forced out of Sunday's win against the Carolina Panthers, possibly a signal that he is the likely choice going forward.
However, Payton could also turn to Taysom Hill, although he has attempted just 5 passes for New Orleans this season and has featured more prominently for the team on the ground (3.8 attempts per game).
Whoever starts for the Saints this week will have a juicy matchup against Falcons. New Orleans' receiving weapons should do serious damage against a defense that is allowing the second-most passing yards per game (310.3) this year.
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