The one thing Saints backup QB doesn’t lack is confidence. He takes on every role with conviction; be it a back up QB role, lining up at receiver, blocking punts or taking handoffs. Hill is the ultimate utility guy, in hockey he’s known as a plug. I’ve been called a plug once or twice in my life and I only “try” to play ball hockey once a week. Hill is fast as S*** and has sick hands. The one thing I love about Hill is whenever he makes a play he has this “gotcha” look on his face that will annoy any and all of his opponents. It begs the question, is he good? or just a gimmick?
I think he’s a gimmick and here’s why. Yes he’s fast, yes he has good hands like I mentioned before but in a starter role, I can’t see him being able to have anything close to the same success as Drew Brees has. Just like a backup goalie in the NHL, he comes in at times without the pressure of being a #1 and without the game on his shoulders. I have all the respect in the world for Taysom, the guy has the biggest BIG DICK ENERGY I have ever seen, no wonder he has a hot wife, he’s jacked and for sure is packing a serious knee slapper.
I love this guy for what his value is to the Saints. He’s the guy you look at when you need a spark, a spark lug is you may. A plug is necessary for any championship team. They aren’t always the star but the reliability of a plug might turn them into a star. Notable plugs that have had success on championship teams: David Ortiz (DH-Boston Red Sox), Pat Maroon (LW- St-Louis Blues 2019 and Tampa Bay Lightning 2020 Stanley Cup Champions on both teams), Ron Artest (F- Los Angeles Lakers) and Ole Gunnar Solksjaer (Forward- Manchester United).
These men embodied what it meant to be a team player, Maroon knew his limits yet played top line for his reliability and assisted on the Game Winning Goal in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Finals with the Lightning. Big Papi David Ortiz wasn’t known for his defensive skills but he can crack a homer better than anyone and in crucial moments as the DH for the Red Sox during his 20 year career. Ole Gunnar was a bench player that would come on with 10-20 minutes in the game whenever Sir Alex needed his Manchester United squad needed a goal. Ron Artest was the ultimate plug with the Lakers, they needed a reliable big man that can play hard, Artest was just that and proved to be extremely valuable to the Lakers.
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