An injection of life entered camp this week, as the New England Patriots came to town for the final two days of practices before the Saints head back to New Orleans.

Coach Sean Payton said he sees it as an opportunity to spend some time with another coaching staff and talk shop. He said he’s picked up things from other coaches in the past, and given that he’s long admired the way Belichick runs his team, it’s likely he’ll be keeping a close eye on how the Patriots handle business.