Sean Payton can't undersell the importance of backup tight end Josh Hill

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Sean Payton can't undersell the importance of backup tight end Josh Hill
Sean Payton can't undersell the importance of backup tight end Josh Hill

The New Orleans Saints offense took a big hit in Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers when backup tight end Josh Hill exited with a concussion. There probably aren't many coaches around the league who have to retool their playsheet with the loss of a backup tight end, but Saints coach Sean Payton puts immense value on Hill's abilities to help his team. It isn't that Hill is some elite pass-catcher; his knowledge of the offense and effectiveness as a blocker from any alignment creates opportunities for everyone else. He's averaged 39 snaps per game this season and logged 32 against the Buccaneers before being ruled out with this injury. His absence forced Payton to huddle up with his players

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