Sean Payton is back and the Saints are trying to forget one of the most painful periods in team history.
Payton stresses that the team needs to forget about the bounty scandal and everything that took place before that. He wants to start fresh in 2013, Brad Gagnon of Sportsradiointerviews reports.
“I’m coming in with the mindset that this is my first year here and I just got hired,” Payton told ESPN Radio in Chicago.
Payton said he watched every Saints game last year via Sunday Ticket but said the suspension was tough.
“The hardest part of it was just not having the interaction you’re used to having with your friends. The relationships, that all goes quiet,” he said. “And so as much as the practices and the games were difficult, I think the harder part of it was just not having that contact and that interaction that you’re used to for, shoot, 25, 26 years.”