Ex-Saints instruct Sean Payton's select to win NFC South? Of path, it's now not Tom Brady's team. HARRISON, Idaho — No, Sean Payton hasn’t

absolutely jumped ship. Ask the previous New Orleans Saints coach to expect the winner of the NFC South and Payton didn’t

hesitate to offer Tom Brady & Co. With some bulletin-board material to kick off the season. Payton sees the Saints – and now not the broadly-

preferred Tampa Bay Buccaneers – seizing the department title. “And right here’s why: We finished final 12 months at nine-eight, 

with 50-something players that ignored games due to harm,” Payton instructed USA TODAY Sports all through a huge-ranging interview. “It’s

smooth to see two greater wins there. That places you at eleven (wins). And then conversely, it appears Tampa has had a few injuries. I assume

 the early agenda favors New Orleans, the way it units up. “Atlanta’s in transition. Carolina’s in transition,” Payton brought, relating to the

 alternative NFC South groups. “No disrespect to those groups however I feel find it irresistible’s a -team race in that division. Will it's near?

 I’m certain it'll be. But the training personnel is intact (sans Payton) with the equal coordinators. There’s a variety of continuity. And that 

crew knows that it is able to beat Tampa Bay.” Play to win $25K: USA TODAY NFL Survivor Pool NFL NEWSLETTER:Sign up now for specific content material despatched to your inbox