It is well documented that the New Orleans Saints have struggled on the road this season.
Near invincible at home, the Saints have a less than impressive road record.
The head coach did see his side claim victory over the Philadelphia Eagles in last weekend's Wildcard Game, the first victory on the road in the postseason in franchise history.
And although this improves his side to 4-5 away from the Superdome Payton is aware that he needs to implement something radical if they are to overcome the Seattle Seahawks, a team who have only lost one game at home in two seasons, in Saturday’s match up.
So what has he come up with?
Don’t worry; there are no bounties on offer this time.
As revealed by the Saints’ official Twitter account, Payton has had the Seahawks logo emblazoned on the practice fields of the New Orleans franchise.
Attached to the photo is the quote: “trying to create the exact environment.”
The head coach is certainly trying to use every trick in the book to give his team the best opportunity to progress to the Conference Championship Game.
But perhaps Payton should be more concerned with the 60,000 plus screaming Seahawks fans sure to be in CenturyLink Field Saturday night. Or developing a way to outwit a suffocating Seahawks defense which restricted Drew Brees and co to just seven points on Saints last visit in Week 13 as Seattle ran out 34-7 winners.
Click on the link to see the adapted practice fields.