Don't count on ever seeing Wildcat out of Saints

October, 21, 2009
10/21/09
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Posted by ESPN.com’s Pat Yasinskas

I have to wonder how New Orleans coach Sean Payton keeps a straight face every time he’s asked if he would ever consider running the Wildcat offense.

It happened again Wednesday.

“I’ve been asked that a lot,’’ Payton said. “I think there are a number of teams that dabble in that phase of offense and the team (Miami) we’re playing this week runs it and executes it at a much different level. When teams begin to look at or try to study and possibly emulate someone else, this is certainly one of the teams that you want to put the film on. They do a great job of it.”

Kudos to Payton for being polite and patient, but, come on. You have to think that inside he’s thinking, "I’ve got Drew Brees. Why on earth would I take the ball out of his hands and run the Wildcat?"

Pat Yasinskas | email

ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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