At some point, the Saints need to realize that the Taysom Hill packages are being overused, right?
As a runner, Hill is tremendous. He has averaged 5.4 yards/attempt for his career and is particularly useful moving the chains on third downs. With Drew Brees’ prowess on quarterback sneaks being hampered due to his rib injury, implementing Hill in those situations is logical.
What isn’t as logical, however, is incorporating Hill into the gameplan in other situations.
There isn’t much reason to have someone other than Drew Brees passing the ball, and overusing him prevents there from being offensive flow. Also, his packages are becoming rather predictable, and in some cases, feels forced.
Plus, Hill isn’t exactly careful with the football. He has lost 11 fumbles this season, including one on Sunday against Chicago, has taken sacks on 10.7 percent of his drop backs, and has almost an identical touchdown-to-interception ratio.
With New Orleans’ lack of explosiveness, they cannot afford negative plays. The Hill packages are far too risky, and with little reward.