Jeremy Hill speaks about his matchup against the Saints, and how LSU prepared him for the Pros


Nov 6, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) wears a nose strip with the name Leah written on it to honor Leah Still prior to the game against the Cleveland Browns at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports

If you’re from Louisiana, then you’re already quite familiar with Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill. Hill may have only played two years at LSU, but his impact was felt every time he ran the ball as a player for the Tigers.

He recently sat down with members of the media via conference call to answer some questions in preparation for his game against the New Orleans Saints, which some might say is his ‘return home’.

"What are your thoughts coming to New Orleans and playing in front of your family and friends? “It is always a good opportunity especially to go back home. Being from South Louisiana, just growing up and having aspirations of playing in the Dome (Mercedes-Benz Superdome) in high school just trying to make it to the state championship game, it is always a good opportunity to go back home and play in front of some of my home fans and some of my friends and family. It will be a good opportunity for me.”Being the main back at LSU, how much did it prepare you for the NFL? “It definitely prepared me a lot especially being in a NFL style offense with the new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron who came in and did a great job for us. Just implementing that new system and teaching us just the way the NFL goes and giving us a lot of stories week in and week out on the experiences he’s had in the NFL. It allowed those teams to come to fruition since I’ve been in the league this short amount of time. Just doing that week in and week out and playing in the SEC as well a lot of guys are playing in the NFL right now who I played against in college.  It is just a good opportunity. I think it should definitely help me a lot and prepare me with what I am going through right now.”What have you seen from the Saints defense? “I have seen a lot from their defense. They are a defense that plays a lot of fronts. They do a lot of different blitzes. They’ve toned back a lot of different things that they did early on in the season in these past few weeks now just creating a lot of generic looks and just relying on their front four to rush, Cameron Jordan and Junior Galette. Those guys can get to the quarterback.  I think Rob Ryan’s done a great job allowing those guys to rush and just find coverage behind him. We have our hands full. We need to set ourselves up for success, not put ourselves in third and long because that will be playing into their hands and get their home crowd rocking and allow those defensive ends to get off the ball.  We can’t do that to ourselves. We have to play in front of the sticks and not put ourselves in tough situations.”"

You can hear the full medica conference call here.