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As the Saints struggled to a 7-9 record and exclusion from the playoffs in 2014, at least some critics couldn’t resist tracing the mediocrity of the team New Orleans fielded to where it spent most of its preseason training camp: The Greenbrier, a luxury golf resort.

The temperatures were mild and the air was cool at the site, situated in the Allegheny Mountains of White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia. Some outsiders surmised that all perhaps made the team too soft, and that was fatal when the Saints failed to close out four games that they lost late and by between one and three points, defeats that contributed to the demise of New Orleans’ postseason chances.

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