49ers bracing for heavy dose of Taysom Hill

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Saints coach Sean Payton said after quarterback-of-all-trades Taysom Hill had a big night against the Falcons that the team probably should use Hill even more. 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan is bracing for it.

“He’s a factor every week for them whether it’s at quarterback or any of the positions except for O-Line is I think the only one I haven’t seen him play,” Shanahan told reporters earlier this week. “He’s an unbelievable player on special teams. There’s no doubt we’re going to see him, we just don’t know exactly how.”

Hill had a touhdown reception and a touchdown run last week. The Saints also got him the ball with an opportunity to uncork a deep throw, but the Falcons were ready for it.

Hill’s arm becomes a potentially important weapon down the stretch because starting quarterback Drew Brees, who turns 41 in little more than a month, doesn’t have the arm strength that he once did. With Hill on the field sparingly, defense will look for the long ball; the more often he’s playing, the harder it will be to constantly guard against Hill trying to air it out.

10 responses to “49ers bracing for heavy dose of Taysom Hill

  1. Better brace for a lot more than Taysom. Better also brace for the fact that one of the greatest offensive minds in NFL history knows you’re bracing for a lot of Taysom.

    24-16 Saints

  2. Hill was once a Green Bay Packer. He clearly outplayed B. Hundley and Joe Callahan in the preseason but in one of his final lousy moves, then GM Ted Thompson decided to try to sneak hill through waivers at the final cut down to get him resigned to the practice squad. Wrong.
    He’s now doing wonders for the Saints and the Packers are wondering what will happen if Rodgers goes down.

  3. After facing Kyler Murray twice, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson…I doubt the Niners defense is losing any sleep behind facing the dynamic, unstoppable Taysom Hill…ijs

  4. king5540 says:

    After facing Kyler Murray twice, Aaron Rodgers, Russell Wilson and Lamar Jackson…I doubt the Niners defense is losing any sleep behind facing the dynamic, unstoppable Taysom Hill…ijs

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    If this is true, the Niners are in bigger trouble than they know

  5. I don’t know…he’s fast but he just seems like a gadgety type player. Guys like that have flashes all the time, but teams just have a way of making players like that a nonfactor eventually.

  6. Do Aaron Rogers, Russell Wilson, Lamar Jackson and Kyle Murray line up all over the field on any given snap with another starting Future HOF QB on the field at the same time? Didn’t think so.

  7. Maybe he is just a gadget player but he’s one of the greatest gadget players of all time. Blocking punts, returning kicks, running out of the I formation, running the wildcat, playing tight end, playing receiver, read option QB, fake punts. There’s nothing this man can’t do. I wouldn’t be surprised if they put him at linebacker and use him to blitz the edge.

  8. mdd913 says:
    December 5, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    ” I wouldn’t be surprised if they put him at linebacker and use him to blitz the edge.”

    Wouldn’t shock me at all, especially with Klien and Kiki out.

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