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Payton Says Saints Will Stress Run Game In 2013

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Sean Payton has been accused of being way too pass-happy as a play-caller at times, but has been more than adamant how the

Saints’ rushing attack must improve for the team to rediscover its success in 2013, Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.

Payton’s persistent pledge to find ways to revitalize the running game may have caught Thomas’ attention more during Payton’s first meeting back with the team April 15 than Payton’s return itself.

“Sean talked about that when he came back,” Thomas said Wednesday before the Black and Gold Hoops Challenge at Rummel High School in Metairie. “When we had our first team meeting, he talked about that. He said we definitely need to get back to that ground game.

“There’s going to be more focus this year on that ground game than any year. He said we’ve got to get back to running the ball, having 100-yard games non-stop. I can’t wait. I’m excited and I know everybody else is excited.”

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