Taysom Hill

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  1. Jimmy Chitwood

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    is this the first individual thread for arguably the most gifted all-around player in the NFL?!

    well, if so, we’ll start it off with a bang. here’s a highlight compilation from the 2019-20 season.

     
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    Great stuff. Hopefully next year the Saints utilize him more or he goes to a team where he can start
     
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    Nice video. Just as interesting as what will happen with Tom Brady this offseason is what the Saints decide to do with Brees, Bridgewater and Hill. I'd like to see Brees stay with the Saints and Payton as he's still going very strong, but would also like to see Hill get a chance to be the "White Lamar Jackson." Bridgewater is just a game manager but he's one of those "beloved" blacks and will likely keep getting chances, in New Orleans or elsewhere, beyond his capabilities.
     
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    The smartest thing NO can do right now is to make the decision to groom Taysom Hill as Brees' successor.
     
  5. Bucky

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    Colin Cowherd referred to Hill as a "Gimmicky QB". Funny choice of words for the talented Hill. Cowturd, like most of media has been consistent in building up Jameis and tearing down Hill as much as he can. Is throwing 30 INTS in a season "gimmicky" ? I seriously doubt Hill would ever approach that level of bad.
     
  6. Don Wassall

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    About 90% of the stuff I read just assumes Winston will win the starting job, which at this point is based on wishful thinking rather than anything Sean Payton has said.
     
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    Just that caste bias shinning through! I've noticed the same..
     
  8. Leonardfan

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    If Hill gets the starting nod he will be attacked just like Trubisky/Goff/Wentz have been. White quarterbacks all have targets on their backs now. It seems only we here at CF are aware of it though. Winston is a dolt, they can say whatever they want about him but he will always be a turnover prone QB.

    Brees was very intelligent and his accuracy was top notch even as his arm strength diminished. Bridgewater was a game manager who played that role in New Orleans (when he was given the chance to be a franchise QB he showed his limitations - both on Minnesota where he relied on a strong running game and then in Carolina where the offensive was centered around the passing game and he failed miserably). Winston is not smart and will make boneheaded plays through out the season if he is starter - that’s a fact.

    Hill probably has the best combination of abilities and proved well during his “audition” last season. The media is certainly doing their best to bury an Uber-athletic White QB and diminish his abilities.

    I am curious to see Book during preseason though. I have not heard anything about him yet.
     
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    A QB like Hill would be my first choice for backup to a legit starter like Rodgers. Reason being a backup can seldom run the offense as designed around a legit starter. Give the backup a script, roll the pocket, pray for a running game and hope if all else fails the man has legs and wits of when to run the ball.
     
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    A bit of good news on an otherwise bleak day (McCaffrey going on IR for the rest of the season):

    NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Taysom Hills is "taking first-team reps this week in practice in preparation" for Week 13 against the Cowboys. Trevor Siemian is getting his reps with the second team. Siemian is 0-4 as a starter and his play has called off a cliff after looking passable for a few weeks. He has completed 57 percent of his passes while averaging 5.5 yards per attempt over the past two weeks. With the lack of pass-catching weapons New Orleans has to offer, switching to a quarterback who can make plays with his legs also makes strategical sense for the Saints. Hill posted 10 carries for 52 yards and one score per week across four starts last year. The rushing alone puts him in the QB1 conversation for the Saints' Week 13 game against the Cowboys.
     
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    I'm a bit concerned because of all the injuries that have hit the team. Hill will be working short-handed. I started out in Siemian's corner while Tayson was on the mend. But it's become all too obvious that Trevor throws just too lazy of a ball. It's smart not to consider playing Ian Book while the team is floundering. The defense is playing lousy especially at the linebacker spot, just as Lerner's role is now only spot duty, go figure
     

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