New Orleans Saints: Ryan Clark disses Taysom Hill’s deep ball

Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Taysom Hill, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

New Orleans Saints fans know just how unique of a player Taysom Hill is. He’s not everyone’s cup of tea and that’s fine — Saints fans appreciate him and love having him as the Swiss Army knife in the offense.

With that said, some people rag on Hill any time they get a chance and that couldn’t be more obvious than former NFL safety Ryan Clark taking a swing at Hill. In particular, Clark focused on Hill’s deep ball and how — in his opinion — it’s atrocious.

Take a look at Clark’s thoughts in the tweet below.

Well that’s not very nice.

The interception thrown by Hill on Sunday was the only thing the guy did wrong all day and in his defense, he shouldn’t have been out there to make that throw.

On the play right before it, Jameis Winston connected with Kenny Stills for a touchdown that would have put NOLA ahead 21-10 in the third quarter. Unfortunately, Adam Trautman got called for holding and the touchdown was wiped out.

Sean Payton then decided rather than putting the ball in Winston’s hands again to let Hill have a stab at it, and, well — We all know what happened.

Taysom Hill was torn to shreds for his deep ball

Clark was obviously trying to be funny but Saints fans don’t appreciate the snark thrown Hill’s way. This guy has been a huge part of the offense since joining the team in 2017 and while Winston was the right choice at quarterback, Hill has taken the demotion well and has done what’s been asked of him — Sometimes, he does too much.

This isn’t the first time Hill’s been critiqued and while it is frustrating to see Payton continue to trot Hill out there for long pass attempts, we’ve all grown accustomed to it at this point. The crush Payton has on Hill has been common knowledge for so long that it’s surprising he didn’t pick Hill to be the quarterback this year.

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Taysom Hill is the offensive weapon teams covet but not the quarterback they want throwing deep passes about sums it up.