Saints again bring playoff expectations into 2014
NEW ORLEANS — Sean Payton constantly searches for an edge, even if it means fiddling with a training camp formula that has worked rather well for him over the past half-decade.
Payton has coached his club to the playoffs during his past four seasons on the sideline (excluding 2012, when he served his 1-season bounty ban).
All of those began with training camp at Saints headquarters in suburban New Orleans.
This week, camp opens more than 800 miles northeast of the Big Easy, at the posh Greenbrier Resort in mountainous White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia.
It marks the first time since 2008, Payton's third season as an NFL head coach, that the Saints have held camp away from home.