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Monday, November 2, 2009
Hill getting his shot in Falcons' secondary

By Pat Yasinskas

Posted by’s Pat Yasinskas

NEW ORLEANS -- Tye Hill, the cornerback who has been pretty much invisible since the Falcons traded for him at the start of the season, is suddenly visible.

The Falcons have been playing mostly three-cornerback sets on New Orleans’ first drive and Hill has been out there just about the entire time. I’m still trying to figure out exactly how the Falcons are working this.. I’ve seen one play where Chris Houston went out, leaving Hill and Chevis Jackson as the cornerbacks and another play where Jackson went off and Hill and Houston were on the field.

This is pretty interesting because Atlanta fans have been screaming for Hill to get playing time. They’re finally getting their wish. I haven’t seen Brent Grimes, the prime target for a lot of fan criticism of the secondary, in on defense yet.

By the way, the switch didn't seem to have much of an impact on New Orleans' first drive. The Saints just tied the game, 7-7, on an 80-yard drive, in which they were able to run the ball easily and didn't do a lot of passing.