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Saints try trick play on kickoff against Bucs, and it fails miserably

As far as special teams trickery goes, this one fell flat by the New Orleans Saints.

Here is the rundown from NOLA.com:

On the play, which coach Sean Payton said was called "Chameleon," the Saints had 5-foot-7 wide receiver Tommylee Lewis lay down in the end zone on the 'S' at the end of the painted "Saints" writing.

The plan was for his jersey to blend in with the black and his helmet with the 'S.' Then, the Saints wanted wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. to field the ball and lateral across the field to Lewis and catch Tampa Bay by surprise.

The bad news: A long TV timeout. That gave the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plenty of time to figure out what was happening. Ginn threw the lateral on a bounce to Lewis and he was tackled at the 7-yard line.

"It was something we had worked on, but we didn't work on sitting out there for 35 seconds and letting everyone see, kind of, the alignment," coach Sean Payton told reporters after the game. "But, that's on us as coaches. ... We didn't do a good enough job managing the time out there.

"It was a longer timeout, and so that was it. That was a dud."

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