Saints Mike Westhoff: Taysom Hill “throws better” than Lamar Jackson (2 Viewers)

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Taysom Hill has become a stellar special-teams player with plenty of promise at quarterback. Mike Westhoff, who served as special-teams coordinator with the Saints in 2017 and 2018, praised Hill’s skills in an early-January interview with Zach Gelb of CBS Sports Radio.

“Take a look at Baltimore,” Westhoff said when discussing Hill’s skill set. “It’s the same kind of guy. Taysom Hill does those same kind of things. I think he throws better.”


Let’s be clear on this. Westhoff, an NFL special-teams coach from 1986 through 2018, isn’t saying Lamar Jackson doesn’t throw well; Jackson was the unanimous MVP for a reason. Westhoff is simply saying that he personally believes Hill, whom Westhoff observed for two years in practice, throws better. Which is a very boldly statement but, given Westhoff’s time with the Saints, hardly uninformed, at least as it relates to Westhoff’s knowledge of Hill.


Westhoff also predicted that, in time, Hill will become the starter with the Saints.


“I think you’ll see an offense that’s similar to Baltimore, that can do a lot of different things,” Westhoff said of a potential Taysom Hill-based attack in New Orleans. “And Sean Payton is an extremely qualified coach, and he’s very, very creative.”
He was one of Taysom Hill's primary coaches for two years so I'd say he's got a pretty good handle on what he's observed.
 

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Yup. The only 2 QB's who strike fear in the hearts of tacklers are Cam and Hill. Of course, we would have about 4-6 heart attacks per game as well. People fear Jackson because he may break your ACL and u end up on a highlight reel. But Derrick Henry like fear??? Only Cam and Hill.
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If the Taysom hype train keeps up at this pace he'll be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame before kickoff of the 2020 season.

Tom Brady in shambles.
Just like with everything in life, reality lies somewhere between the hate train and the hype train. When reality collides with both of those trains, passengers from both trains are going to predictably deny being on either train.
 

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I love TH’s energy and effort, it is infectious which spreads throughout the team and fans. However, he is nothing more than a gadget player. One can argue that his success is a result of the threat presented by Payton’s trickery, and the combined skills of Brees, Thomas and Kamara when they are on the field at the same time. I would hate to see him go ,but also don’t want him starting full time at QB.

Call me crazy or stupid , but I think a two qb-system matched up TH with Mariota would cause defenses all types of problems. A lot of people hate on Mariota, but he’s really talented and showed up in the playoffs a couple of years ago. We can probably get him for cheap. We need our next starter to possess scramble capabilities.
 

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Serious though, the only place i read these strange scenarios are on SR, everywhere else predicts Taysom is the future, either this year or next...whatever happens, fans just want to stay exciting and most of all win!
 

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