Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- New Orleans Saints Defensive Coach Rob Ryan, left, and Head Coach Sean Payton on the side lines as they play Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014.


The Saints defense’s fall to a No. 27 ranking in the NFL from their fourth-place finish in 2013 is not going over all that well — that’s obvious to anyone who has watched New Orleans’ games this season.

Television cameras caught coach Sean Payton and defensive coordinator Rob Ryan having a heated verbal exchange during a Week 2 loss at Cleveland. Something similar occurred in Monday night’s loss at home to Baltimore, according to CBS.

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