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Similar to when I was a teenager, I was "methodical" in my pursuit of Christie Brinkley. 

Bury low.

Winston has more completions to Saints players than Taysom Hill does in his career. I like the fit a ton. 


Saints head coach Sean Payton won't name a starting quarterback for Week 11 against the Falcons. 

“I haven’t announced that either one of them are starting," Payton said when asked whether Taysom Hill or Jameis Winston would start in placed of Drew Brees (ribs, lung) this week. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported Friday that Hill would start Week 11 against Atlanta. That doesn't mean Winston won't be involved in some way against the Falcons. If he gets the nod at QB, Hill would be a top-end tight end option on fantasy sites that give him tight end eligibility, while said eligibility sparks a civil war on fantasy football Twitter. 

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See it's galaxy brain #### like this made me wonder if Mark Ingram ever wanted to go UFC on him.

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ESPN - Sources: Sean Payton struggled with choosing Taysom Hill over Jameis Winston as New Orleans Saints' starting QB



New Orleans coach Sean Payton struggled with choosing the Saints' starting quarterback for Sunday's game before ultimately deciding to go with Taysom Hill, but multiple players and people within the organization thought Jameis Winston should have been the starter against the Atlanta Falcons, sources told ESPN.

Payton knew that whichever quarterback he decided on -- Hill or Winston -- would lead to a specific and different type of game plan. The longtime coach went with the quarterback whom the Saints assured last spring -- as he was signing his two-year extension -- that he would get a chance to start if Drew Brees ever got hurt.

The Saints view this as a chance to get an evaluation of Hill at quarterback now and for the future, with Brees still likely to retire after this season, according to sources.


Going with Hill on Sunday does not preclude Winston from taking over for Brees as the Saints' quarterback of the future. Winston has impressed Saints coaches and players and remains a potential part of New Orleans' long-term plans.

There continues to be a widespread expectation that this will be Brees' final season, according to sources around the league. Hill's two-year, $21 million contract pays him as if he will be the starting quarterback next season, and Winston is on a one-year deal.

Many people close to the situation are operating as if the 2020 season will be Brees' last, although the Saints also thought 2019 would be the future Hall of Famer's final season. After the Pro Bowl ended last January, Brees and the Saints' coaches shared an emotional moment, thinking that was the end before Brees decided to return for the 2020 season.

There is no concrete timetable on how long Brees will be sidelined while recovering from fractured ribs and a collapsed lung, but the phrase "four to five weeks" came up a few times last week from various sources. Brees was placed on injured reserve Friday, meaning he will miss at least three games -- beginning with Sunday's contest against Atlanta.

Brees told ESPN's Ed Werder on Sunday that doctors have been encouraged by his progress, specifically improvement in lung function and the continued dissipation of the pneumothorax suffered in the first half of last Sunday's victory over the San Francisco 49ers. The 13-time Pro Bowler told Werder he is hopeful that he will be ready to play as soon as he is eligible in Week 14.

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9 minutes ago, whole-show said:

I wondered about this. It makes me wonder if Hill is on a short leash. I had grabbed Winston and was going to drop, but decided I’d hold to see how it goes. 

My gut feeling is that Hill is on a short leash. If he's not getting it done, we see Winston. Especially with Lattimore out, if the Saints fall behind and they have to pass a ton, I think Winston gets in the game.

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2 hours ago, Twenty-Four Eighty-Four said:

My gut feeling is that Hill is on a short leash. If he's not getting it done, we see Winston. Especially with Lattimore out, if the Saints fall behind and they have to pass a ton, I think Winston gets in the game.

And then......pick six city

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1 hour ago, Sam Quentin said:

They won and Hill put up decent numbers once he got over his initial struggles

This offensive style, which they did with Bridgewater, wins them games....

Very true.  Can't argue with the results from Sunday (and last season with Bridgewater).

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Saints head coach Sean Payton said Jameis Winston would get a chance to be the team's starting quarterback after Drew Brees retires. 

It's widely expected this will be Brees' final season, which could end with him sidelined with broken ribs. Payton said Winston, along with Taysom Hill, is "going to have that opportunity (to start in New Orleans) the minute Drew leaves." Winston came in for Brees in Week 10 against the 49ers, completing six of ten passes for 63 yards in the Saints victory. He was then replaced by Hill in Week 11 against Atlanta. The team's decision on a post-Brees QB will have lasting implications for Saints pass catchers, including Alvin Kamara and Michael Thomas. Kamara, for one, has been phased out of the team's passing attack since Hill took over. 


Taysom Hill

SOURCE: Jim Trotter on Twitter 

Dec 15, 2020, 12:45 PM ET



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53 minutes ago, whole-show said:

Placed on the reserve/covid list 



NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Saints QB Jameis Winston has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

That means he will be out for Week 15 versus the Chiefs. Taysom Hills was going to be the backup to Drew Brees regardless of Winston's status but this might make Sean Payton hesitate when running his only backup quarterback out on punt gunning duties. Winston will go through a few days of COVID tests and if he returns all negative results he will likely rejoin the team next week.

SOURCE: Ian Rapoport on Twitter

Dec 20, 2020, 12:08 PM ET



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