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Jets vs Saints: Five Questions With Canal Street Chronicles
5. What Saints players, if any, are Saints fans familiar with that others should be but probably aren’t? Who will surprise Jets fans with how good they are this Saturday?
The answer here has to be Taysom Hill, doesn’t it? Taysom, the quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, kick returner, gunner, holder, lead blocker, special teamer, Taysom is special. I’ll try to use a reference Jets’ fans would be familiar with: think about what the NFL world wanted Tim Tebow to be and how everyone wished a coach could utilize his skill set, and that’s Taysom Hill in the Sean Payton offense.
He’s developing as a pocket passer and is slowly starting to make better decisions on when to tuck and run and when to chuck the ball down the field, but during the regular season, he’s primarily a gadget player. He lines up as a wide receiver - will he run a route to catch a pass, catch a screen and run, catch a screen and then chuck a pass, run an end around, or just be a decoy? If he’s lined up as a quarterback, it’s a wildcat offense - he has sub-4.4 speed and is elusive and shifty as all get out (think of Ben Roethlisberger’s ability to shake defenders with Michael Vick’s speed) so he can keep the ball, he can hand off to a running back in the back field, but he can also throw the ball if you sell out for a run. His speed and size makes him valuable on special teams, both as a kick returner and as a gunner to make a tackle on the opposing returner.. . ** To read questions 1-4 follow this link:
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