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Saints’ mania is alive, well

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And not just on the field.

“The best part of the Saints is that they’re just a bunch of good guys,” observed another fan watching Sunday afternoon’s drills. “Around here, you don’t have to worry about a Michael Vick showing up as trouble. Coach Payton wouldn’t stand for it, anyway.”

He sure wouldn’t.

Considered as much a factor in the Saints’ march to an NFC South title and one-game shy of a Super Bowl berth last year was the discipline and no-nonsense façade that the former Dallas Cowboys’ assistant applied to the team.

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