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Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints coach Sean Payton


INDIANAPOLIS — Sean Payton dropped in on the NBC Sports studio Thursday at the scouting combine to discuss the state of the Saints.

Like many of his players, the Saints coach said he felt the reason for his team’s struggles last season was due to a lack of leadership at key positions, leading to a 7-9 season.

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