Alvin Kamara offers sound advice to Taysom Hill

Taysom Hill, Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images)
Taysom Hill, Alvin Kamara, New Orleans Saints (Photo by Tim Nwachukwu/Getty Images) /

It feels like ages since we’ve last seen New Orleans Saints players smile in a press conference, but Alvin Kamara and Taysom Hill shared a laugh over a moment in Week 14’s game.

The star running back told the other running back — er, we mean quarterback — that he should have slid late in the fourth quarter to keep the ball in New Orleans’ possession.

With a minute and 15 seconds left on the clock, the Saints were up by 14 points against the New York Jets. Coach Sean Payton devised the perfect running play on a third down to allow Hill to slide for a first and run out the clock, but Hill kept running.

He kept running past Jets safety Ashtyn Davis and straight into the Jets’ end zone for a 44-yard touchdown, the second-longest score of his career. (The first was a 45-yard touchdown reception from Drew Brees in 2019.)

Afterward, Kamara joked that Hill made the wrong decision and should have just played it safe.

To quote Kamara exactly: “He should’ve slid. I told his dumb ass to slide.” Kamara then quipped that Hill probably wanted the stats so “it is what it is.”

New Orleans Saints’ Alvin Kamara jokes about Taysom Hill’s Week 14 fourth quarter TD run

Jets players also probably thought Hill would have just slid to end the game, which could explain their porous defense that has now allowed 30 points or more six times this season.

Once the Saints motioned Alvin Kamara to the right, Hill ran around the left end untouched (thank you, O-line) without a single Jets defender trying to tackle him.

Hill couldn’t resist the open space and completed the touchdown run, but he later admitted he took a much riskier path and that “I honestly should have slid.”

If Taysom Hill does have Taysom Hill in his fantasy lineup, that would certainly explain his end-of-game carefree dash.

In Week 14, Hill nabbed his first win as a starter in 2021 and threw 15-of-21 for 175 yards but didn’t record a single passing touchdown. His garbage-time touchdown marked his second rushing one, and he also hauled in 73 rushing yards.

Hill was never going to catch up to Kamara in the run game, who exploded for 120 yards and a touchdown, but he seemed determined to make his own mark in a much-needed victory.

In the end, the most important thing is that the Saints won against the Jets in Week 14, breaking their five-game losing streak.

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Now, if only someone could give Hill some advice on his quarterback play…