A week ago, common sense and the depth chart pointed to Taysom Hill starting on Sunday for the Falcons. Even so, many insisted it would be Jameis Winston.
It wasn’t. It was Taysom all along; Hill told PFT after Sunday’s win that he first got a pretty good idea that he’d be starting last Monday night.
Was Hill surprised that coach Sean Payton kept it all under wraps for so long?
“We know Coach,” Hill said. “So knowing Coach Peyton I wasn’t too surprised.”
Whether Payton intended it or not (and Payton probably intended it), the way things happened added pressure to the situation. What...