Saints' FB-to-QB option had its roots in Dallas ... and in Zach Line's high school resumé

New Orleans Times-Picayune
Saints' FB-to-QB option had its roots in Dallas ... and in Zach Line's high school resumé
Saints' FB-to-QB option had its roots in Dallas ... and in Zach Line's high school resumé

Not everyone gets to relive their high school glory days, but the New Orleans Saints gave fullback Zach Line that chance in a big moment Sunday against the Chicago Bears. It was the latest example of coach Sean Payton getting creative to create an explosive play opportunity for an offense that was missing a couple explosive players: In the third quarter, facing a third-and-1 from the Bears 44, Payton dialed up an option with Line serving as the pitch man and backup quarterback Taysom Hill trailing him ready to receive a pitch. The play gained 23 yards and extended a Saints drive that would ultimately end with Hill catching a touchdown pass to put the Saints in front by 16 points. It was one of

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