NEW ORLEANS, La. – Two words: Taysom Hill.
It’s hard to put into words how impressive Hill’s performance was over the Seahawks in the New Orleans Saints 39-32 win. The quarterback and tight end played the best game of his NFL career on Sunday afternoon.
The dynamic swiss army knife is just one of three players since 1950 with at least three rushing touchdowns, at least 100 rushing yards, and a passing touchdown in a single game
“I felt like we needed a game like this. Just just to get some confidence back. The expectation moving forward is that we just keep this thing rolling. I think we know that we’re a really talented football team and we just need to continue to stack these wins,” said New Orleans Saints QB/TE Taysom Hill.
“I thought we were able to do some things in the running game and utilize him in those areas. Obviously with what they were doing defensively, trying to stop the run game., We felt like there was an opportunity in the passing game,” said New Orleans Saints head coach Dennis Allen.
“We were able to get a touchdown there. I got to give Pete Carmichael and the offensive staff a lot of credit for the game plan that they put together. They operated it very well in and that was a big part of it,’ said Dennis Allen.
“There’s not a single player in the league like it,” said New Orleans Saints tight end Adam Trautman.
“The things he can do, things that defense has to worry about, they have to the game plan that’s something entirely different when he lines up at quarterback and when he’s on the field,” said Trautman.
When tight end Adam Trautman was asked how much did the Saints really needed this win?
“Badly. Very badly. It wasn’t like we were in panic mode though,” said Trautman.
The Saints offense finally found its groove. However, the defense felt like they did not live up to their standard.
“Personally, I feel like a lot of the better for me for this game especially. So hone in on that and as a defense as well to many plays that we feel like we want to get better,” said New Orleans Saints cornerback Paulson Adebo.
Rookie wide receiver Chris Olave left the game after scoring a touchdown. He did not return as he suffered from a concussion. We’ll be sure to keep you updated on his status, along with Jameis Winston, Michael Thomas, and Jarvis Landry who were all inactive against the Seahawks.
The Saints welcome the Bengals to the Superdome next week, when Joe Burrow and Ja’Marr Chase get to return to Louisiana.