Father figure of Saints' dynamic duo

Values Payton has passed to Brees originated from Payton's high school coach

Originally Published: November 21, 2013
By David Fleming | ESPN.com

The numbers are downright gaudy, even for the Big Easy.

Since 2006, the unique, dynamic relationship between Saints coach Sean Payton and his best bud Drew Brees has produced a league-best 36,940 passing yards, 270 touchdowns, 3,187 completions and an eye-popping 67.2 completion percentage, not to mention NFL records for passing yards in a season (5,476 in 2011), completion percentage for a season (71.2 percent in 2011) and consecutive games with a TD pass (57).

But as I ...

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