The New Orleans Saints continue to be an enigma on offense in almost every way imaginable.
After a well-balanced, impressive attack against the Las Vegas Raiders in Week 8, they were stymied against the Baltimore Ravens in Week 9.
A key piece of their offensive firepower didn’t see much action at all. Taysom Hill was only on the field for 33% of snaps.
Taysom Hill just told Marlon to hit the weight room 😂pic.twitter.com/ufeCrf51p4— JDM (@Joshua__DM) November 8, 2022
In a rough offensive game, Hill played just 17 snaps.
Plan and simple, that is not enough. This season, the Saints have found success when he is used in unique ways and put on the field often.
Hill threw just one pass and ran it once for New Orleans. The throw was a bullet to Chris Oalve for a first down.
Once again, he was not targeted in the passing game, either.
If you’re the #Saints you have two game breaking playmakers in taysom hill and Alvin Kamara they have a combined 11 touches.. 11…. This is insane.— Matt (@MattyT2924) November 8, 2022
Even if the Saints don’t trust Hill to be the starting QB, he has proven that he can efficiently help the offense. The sample size is small, but he has complete 7 of 9 pass attempts for 101 yards and a touchdown this season.
On the ground, he remains efficient and explosive. Hill has ran the ball 40 times for 343 yards.
That’s 8.6 yards per carry.
Allen was asked about Taysom Hill usage, didn’t really say much in terms of a response to the actual questions— Katherine Terrell (@Kat_Terrell) November 8, 2022
HC Dennis Allen doesn’t have answers for the lack of usage for Hill.
Does OC Pete Carmichael Jr. have any? Who knows.
Not to mention, he provides a unique skillset when he comes in for the Saints. Defenses have to adjust.
Making them do that more often than a few times a game just makes sense. Hill has proven that he can take care of the ball when given the opportunity to throw it, too.
Let’s not forget that he is 7-2 as the starter for the Saints during his career. It wasn’t always pretty, but they were winning more often than they are now.
That’s a discussion for another day, though.
If the Saints don’t want to start Taysom at quarterback, the least they can do is give their one of their best athlete more opportunities.