Saints will keep it simple vs. 49ers

METAIRIE, La. -- If Sean Payton's play-calling prowess isn't on full display in the New Orleans Saints' preseason opener against the San Francisco 49ers on Friday night, blame the lockout.

If the play on the field is sloppy, that's another matter.

Payton said he shortened his play book for the first preseason game because he didn't want to rush things, and instead dictated a deliberate pace to make sure players got the things they were working on right.

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