Saints Coach Sean Payton Says Report Of Rift With Jim Harbaugh Is ‘Crazy’

The latest drama between Saints coach Sean Payton and Jim Harbaugh seems to have a shot fired from Payton, who says that there’s no feud to be had as the two coaches get their teams ready for the divisional playoff game on Saturday.

Saints head coach Sean Payton called a report that he felt slighted when Jim Harbaugh didn’t call him in the preseason “bogus” and insisted there is no bad blood between the coaches. The Saints radio play-by-play man cited the phantom phone call as the reason why defensive coordinator Gregg Williams blitzed so much against the 49ers in the Aug. 12 preseason opener. “I wish I was wearing a mic,” an incredulous Payton said. “Because I don’t think I’ve ever turned to (Williams) and said, let’s bring on the blitz now. Just think about the idea of that – this phone call, this mysterious phone call that we were expecting, is crazy. If there ever was a time in the preseason, it’s usually the fourth preseason game that you might make a decision in regards to what you may or may not do. But I know Jim and certainly worked with his brother very well. It was a bogus report now and it’s crazy we’re talking about it.”

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