Taysom Hill is poised for a huge day vs. Washington defense

New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports
New Orleans Saints quarterback Taysom Hill - Mandatory Credit: Stephen Lew-USA TODAY Sports /

After losing out on the starting quarterback job, Taysom Hill has made the most of his opportunities this season. The New Orleans Saints offensive weapon might not be the signal-caller he so desperately wants to be, but he’s getting utilized in more ways than one and making defenses pay.

Entering the season, most people had this matchup with the Washington Football Team penciled in as what would be a low-scoring affair. Both defenses played well last year with the Washington defense, in particular, being really scary.

This season, for whatever reason, the unit just hasn’t been fearsome whatsoever. They’re the 30th-ranked total defense in the league and have looked like a shell of themselves.

For a Saints offense that is ranked 27th in the league, this is an opportunity to thrive and someone who could do serious damage against the Football Team is Taysom Hill.

Watch out for Taysom Hill this weekend!

Lawrence Dukes of Riggo’s Rag agreed that Hill could be a serious problem for Washington on Sunday. Dukes offered this analysis:

"Taysom Hill may see an increase in snaps against Washington with Saints backup running back Tony Jones Jr. out of the lineup for potentially a month. Hill punished the New York Giants on an eight-yard touchdown run last Sunday. On the play, Hill took a shotgun snap and ran what appeared to be a designed quarterback run. He then proceeded to plow through numerous Giants defenders … and we all know that broken tackles have plagued Washington Football Team defense this season."

In that article, Dukes made sure to mention how badly the Football Team has struggled to wrap up playmakers and bring them down. If they falter at that this weekend, Hill will make them pay. Remember that crazy touchdown run he had last week where he basically trucked four defenders? Yeah, Washington better learn how to tackle.

People have different opinions on Hill and that’s totally fine but we all have to respect how well he’s taken the demotion. He went 3-1 as a starter last year and was passed on for the job but Sean Payton is still making sure he gets into the action. When Hill does get into games, he’s made the most of it (except for that interception last week).

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This should be another exciting game for Taysom Hill and I can’t wait to see what numbers he puts up against Washington.