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Who Is The Saints Utility Man Opening Eyes Across the NFL?

Written by: Alex Abernathy On the New Orleans Saints first offensive possession of the 2018 NFL season they orchestrated a brilliant drive and marched right down the field against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. They where faced with 3rd down and two, from the five-yard line. It’s a perfect situation. With talent littered all over the field including, Rookie of the Year, Alvin Kamara, All-Pro wide receiver, Michael Thomas and let’s not forget, Super Bowl winning quarterback, Drew Brees, the Saints could do virtually anything they wanted to on the ensuing play. So, what did head coach Sean Payton do? He flags down his future first ballot, hall of fame quarterback and pulls him off the field. Over the loud speakers, Saints fans hear PA announcer Jerry Romig tell the crowd, “now entering at quarterback, Taysom Hill.” Who? Into the game comes a slightly more muscular looking Drew Brees wearing number seven. He lines up in the shotgun alongside Kamara. The ball is snapped. It’s a quarterback option. The stranger receiving the snap looks to his right and sees veteran defensive end Vinny Curry awaiting unblocked and ready to pounce. Hill reads it perfectly and hands the ball off to Kamara. The running back scampers up the middle untouched to the house. Touchdown Saints. Football fans across the country applauded the touchdown, but no one could help but ask themselves, “who is that guy?” Hill has continued to see action at quarterback in the last few games subbing in at odd times and running a multitude of different plays— some successful, some not so much. Eventually, in the third quarter of the Saints week five matchup against the Redskins, he subbed in on a first and [...]

Who Is The Saints Utility Man Opening Eyes Across the NFL?2018-11-11T10:13:44-04:00

Falcons Move to 4-4 After Win At Washington

Written by: JT Jackson (@jtj1996) One month ago the Atlanta Falcons were 1-3 and looked like a team that would be nowhere near the playoffs. However, with a 4-4 record after a sound beating of the Washington Redskins in the nation's capitol on Sunday the Atlanta falcons now find themselves right back in the wild card hunt. The falcons are currently seventh in the NFC and at the midway point of the season appear to be playing their best football. On Sunday the Falcons had their best defensive performance of the season when the held Washington to only 14 points. Foye Oluokun led the defense with five solo tackles and was a consistent presence in the Washington back field. Safety Damontae Kazee recorded an interception with about seven minutes left to seal the game for Atlanta. This kind of showing against a division leader might be exactly what this injury plagued Falcons defense needed to propel them into the second half of this season. The defense was not the only part of this Falcon team that may have found their “mojo” on Sunday. As, Atlanta’s offense flexed some serious muscle as well. The unit was perfect on third down conversions heading into half time and was able to have success on the ground and through the air. Matt Ryan was 26-38 passing for 350 yards and 4 touchdowns. The only blemish came in the second quarter when Ryan threw an interception while trying to find Calvin Ridley in Washington territory on what appeared to be a mis-ran route by the rookie receiver. Sunday’s performance also marked Ryan’s 50th 300 yard game in his career which is the 12th most in NFL history. The real feel good [...]

Falcons Move to 4-4 After Win At Washington2018-11-08T02:10:44-04:00