Some have suggested we might not see a lot of veterans playing in the early preseason games. But that apparently won’t be the case when it comes to the New Orleans Saints.\n
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Coach Sean Payton said Tuesday he plans to take a similar approach to what he’s done in past years Friday night when the Saints open their exhibition season at home against San Francisco. Aside from a few injured guys, he plans to play his starters.\n
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“We typically look at snaps, not quarters,’’ Payton said. “Numbers can be pretty deceiving. We try to get somewhere between the 12-17 snap mark. There will be a couple of exceptions regarding certain players. When you get into your second phase, you look for a similar pitch-count, then you finish the game.”","title" :"Payton: Preseason plan doesn't change","byline" :"Pat Yasinskas","linkText" :"Payton: Preseason plan doesn't change","description" :"METAIRIE, La. -- There’s been speculation that missed offseason workouts and new rules on how much players can practice during training camp might change the complexion of preseason games.","published" :"2011-08-10T17:03:17Z","tags" :[{"name" :"New Orleans Saints","links" :{"web" :{"href" :"http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/category?name=new-orleans-saints"},"mobile" :{"href" :"http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpostindex?blogname=nfcsouth&category=new-orleans-saints"}},"slug" :"new-orleans-saints","type" :"category"},{"name" :"Sean Payton","links" :{"web" :{"href" :"http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/tag?name=sean-payton"},"mobile" :{"href" :"http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpostindex?blogname=nfcsouth&tag=sean-payton"}},"slug" :"sean-payton","type" :"tag"},{"name" :"2011 training camp","links" :{"web" :{"href" :"http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/tag?name=2011-training-camp"},"mobile" :{"href" :"http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpostindex?blogname=nfcsouth&tag=2011-training-camp"}},"slug" :"2011-training-camp","type" :"tag"}],"keywords" :["New Orleans Saints","Sean Payton","2011 training camp"],"lastModified" :"2011-08-10T20:08:02Z","premium" :false,"links" :{"web" :{"href" :"http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/23499/payton-preseason-plan-doesnt-change"},"mobile" :{"href" :"http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=nfcsouth&id=23499"}},"section" :"NFC South","source" :"ESPN.com","images" :[{"height" :80,"width" :80,"type" :"inline","url" :"http://a.espncdn.com/i/teamlogos/nfl/500/nor.png"}],"blogname" :"nfcsouth","sportRoot" :"nfl"}],"sportRoot" :"nfl"} http://espn.go.com/blog/nfcsouth/post/_/id/23499/payton-preseason-plan-doesnt-change Payton: Preseason plan doesn't change false false false false-->

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