Saints down to final interviews

MIAMI -- The part of Super Bowl week that’s all about talk and hype is coming to an end. I’m heading over to the Saints’ hotel for what’s the last scheduled media session for the entire team.

Coach Sean Payton still has to do a Friday morning news conference, but this is the final session for the players. I’ll bring you the highlights of Thursday’s session a bit later, and I’ve got a column written on New Orleans defensive end Will Smith that will pop up this afternoon.

I’m also hoping to meet up with Atlanta coach Mike Smith and general manager Thomas Dimitroff, who are in town, later this afternoon and talk a little about their plans for the offseason.