Jason Cole wrote a quick blurb about Sean Payton's discretion for not running up the score on the Hawks Sunday. Obviously he didn't see Brees attempt a pass into the end zone that Earl Thomas intercepted late in the game. The blurb is at the end of the article. Give New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton some credit for discretion. Earlier this year, Payton was privately upset with Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll, who left Southern California after last season, for not being more supportive of former Trojans running back Reggie Bush(notes), who surrendered his Heisman Trophy in a torrent of criticism. On Sunday, the Saints put up 34 points by early in the third quarter and could have put up 50, but Payton called off the dogs.