Saints have to get Taysom Hill more involved on offense

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The New Orleans Saints are at their best when Taysom Hill is used in his famous gadget role. Why then have they gone away from using the Swiss army knife then?

The past two games, which haven't gone well for New Orleans, have really not featured much of Hill. Per Chris Rosvoglou on Twitter, Hill has had just four carries, two passing attempts, and one target in those two games. The Saints were also outscored a combined 47-23 in those two losses.

When Hill has been utilized, we've seen how much better the Saints offense is. In their last win, which came in Week 8 against the Raiders, Hill ran the ball 10 times for 61 yards and caught a pass for 11 yards. Alvin Kamara went off that week and scored 18 of the team's 24 points in a 24-0 shutout win over the Raiders but still, it proved that when Hill is in the mix, the offense is on a whole other level.

Taysom Hill needs to be utilized more

In the Saints' three wins on the year, there's one common trend -- Taysom Hill's usage.

In their Week 1 win over the Falcons, Hill ran the ball four times for 81 yards and a touchdown and had one reception. The Saints won 27-26.

In the Week 5 victory against the Seahawks, Hill ran the ball nine times for 112 yards and completed the hat trick in the end zone. He also threw one pass and it went for a touchdown, giving him four scores in that game. The Saints won 39-32.

I already mentioned Hill's stats in the Week 8 win over the Raiders and that means that whenever Hill is heavily involved on offense, the Saints put themselves in a better position to win. It makes no sense that he's only been on the field for no more than 40% of the offensive snaps in each of the last two games.

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It's inexcusable continuing to leave Taysom Hill out of the game plan when he's clearly the difference for this offense. When he's on the field, the Saints are a better team. Period.