I seriously doubt Aaron Rodgers is worried about losing his job.
Congratulations Taysom Hill for tearing it up in a PRESEASON game against 2nd
and 3rd stringers.
Time2playNice try, but no true Cougar fan would fail to capitalize
the name.Secondly, there were no "nasty" comments about BJ;
simply statesments of fact that he wasn't good enough to play
I must say, as a cougar fan, I'm deeply disappointed with the nasty side
comments that certain other cougar fans have made about the Utah program and
Brian Johnson, who HELPED put non p-5 teams on the national map, when there is
little relevance in this article on the matter. You say that ute fans troll, but
you're just as bad.I wish Taysom the best of luck in the pros.
It would be awesome to see him stay on the team and stay injury free.
"When our little blue brothers are defending Max Hall even years after
Hall's embarrassing verbal tirade, we have the quintessential
definition of 'hypocrisy.'"First of all, USU's
blue is so dark it's debatable whether to call them blue, and secondly I
haven't heard them defending Max Hall.Thirdly, if you hate Max
Hall so much, why such the effort to provide any credibility to his tirade?
VegasUteBy NFL standards, BJ wasn't even a mediocre QB.That's not bashing, that's simply stating reality.
@ spodie_cramp - Sandy, UT - Aug. 11, 2017 11:03 a.m. - "BleedCougarBlue,
hold on a minute.... You might not be aware that this is just the
preseason."What? This is only PRE-season? (roll eyes)Hey, spodie cramp, I dub thee "MOTO"......Master Of The Obvious.
Look, there were a TON of BYU-haters masquerading as Utah fans who said that
Taysom Hill would "never" get a shot at the NFL. That's an
undisputable fact. Then he got signed to a free agent contract. Then there
were still others who said he'd be released before training camp. It HAS
happened to others this year, and if I'm not mistaken it's even
happened already to a couple of former Utah players. But it DIDN'T happen
to Taysom Hill. Then those BYU haters said Taysom would never impress anyone in
pre-season. But, that hasn't been the case, either.Will Taysom
Hill make an NFL roster in Green Bay or anywhere else? I have no idea.
However, what I DO know is he's already gone farther in the NFL than a
large segment of jealous brothers on the hill said he would.
@ TheHobbit - Bountiful, UT - Aug. 11, 2017 8:17 a.m. - "there is no doubt
that Green Bay will make him the starter now, with amazing stats like
that..."Ahhh...sarcasm.But did I say that Taysom
would now be the starter? No.Try to keep up, will you? Admit it,
you're one of the Utah fans who said Taysom would "never" even get
signed as a free agent.Oops.
Note to Ute fans: Taysom Hill is no longer at BYU. He plays for the Green Bay
Packers. I know this from reading about it in the Deseret News. BYU's
quarterback this year is Tanner Mangum. You can read about him in the DN. This
news will be especially interesting the day following the BYU-Utah game.
When our little blue brothers are defending Max Hall even years after
Hall's embarrassing verbal tirade, we have the quintessential
definition of "hypocrisy." Why be angry when UTE fans point
that out. Man up and own it.
@ND:"Utah fans do everything they can to minimize the
achievement of BYU players..."It is clear your interpretation of
was made to fit your own perspective of who I am and what I said. At the same
time, you and other byu fans are doing "everything (you) can to
minimize" the achievements of Brian Johnson, for some very inexplicable
reason. If you actually read my posts, you will find that I like
Hill and hope that he is successful. All I was trying to say was a little
perspective is due about how important these preseason games are, and what their
stats mean. Some of you are making it very hard to continue liking
Taysom. It's easier for me to not like him at this point. Some of you
can't fathom the fact that I do because it does not fit your narrative of a
Utah fan. Did I root for Taysom and Jamaal while they were playing for byu -
absolutely not. Do I care at this point that they played for byu - I don't,
even though you think I should.Have a good day y'all. Happy
footballing!Go Utes!September 9 and the resulting hush
over Brigham Young Academy can't get here quick enough!
motorbike"No, Utah fans are just more realistic than BYU
fans."Nope.You're only assuming that BYU fans
don't understand the difference between completing a pass for a touchdown
in a pre-season game versus actually making a final NFL roster.Just
because BYU fans are excited to see Taysom having some early success in the NFL,
doesn't mean they're unrealistic about his chances of making it in the
NFL.BYU has had 145 players drafted by the NFL and another 182 get
NFL opportunities as free agents.Are you honestly so arrogant as to
think that BYU fans who have been watching BYU players transition to the NFL for
decades don't understand the process?
@WAC man:"Nobody's "bashing" Brian - just pointing
out that, despite his college success, Brian was a mediocre QB". How
contradictory is that? LOL.Who cares? Least of all Brian Johnson.
Brian was a very good, but not a great QB. Calling him mediocre is
"bashing" him even though you claim that nobody is. Regardless - who
cares? Brian has no misgivings that he was not an NFL QB. Yes, Taysom has thrown
1 more preseason TD than Brian Johnson has - so what's the point? You guys
are so desperate to make rivalry points that you are grasping at the lowest of
straws to make it. It is quite comical.Brian has a brilliant
football mind and was a very effective TEAM leader his senior season. He lead
his TEAM to a Sugar Bowl win over Bama & a #2 finish. His lack of NFL
experience has not diminished his coaching career in any way. It would have been
nice for him to make the NFL, but it didn't work out, just like the vast
majority of college QBs. Nobody thinks, or pretends, that this is a big deal
except for byu fans, apparently. Y is that?Quit stretching so far to
try and make a point, you're gonna throw your necks out!Go
Utes!Loving the little brother desperation spin
Jello is Good - ,Aug. 11, 2017 1:57 p.m.Is 1280 now a BYU
call-in show ? I thought they were Sports radio and discussed various
topics.Maybe all the Jello is clouding reality.
ND95CA"Utah fans do everything they can to minimize the
achievement of BYU players..."While I am rooting for Hill to succeed, it was
a preseason game.""-----------------No, Utah fans are just
more realistic than BYU fans. Read it again but this time without the
complex..."While I am rooting for Hill to succeed, it was a preseason
game." I read that comment to mean that that person is rooting for Hill to
succeed (just as he/she said) but that he/she accepts the reality that it was at
the very end of a preseason game. Sorry, I just don't get where that
comment is problematic for you.
@Carnak - Salt Lake City, UTAug. 11, 2017 1:48 p.m."Was it
Utah fans or BYU fans on the local call in shows last year wanting Taysom
benched for Mangum because the only thing holding back Detmer's offense was
"a quarterback who can't throw" ?"First off I think
it's funny that a Ute fan admits to listening to BYU call in shows.Second off, not I! Hill all the way and the overwhelming majority of
BYU fans felt that way.
PAC man - Anaheim, CAAug. 11, 2017 1:26 p.m.Was it Utah fans
or BYU fans on the local call in shows last year wanting Taysom benched for
Mangum because the only thing holding back Detmer's offense was "a
quarterback who can't throw" ?
motorbikeUtah fans do everything they can to minimize the
achievement of BYU players..."While I am rooting for Hill to
succeed, it was a preseason game - Rogers didn't even play - Taysom came in
at the very end of the game, after the second and third string QBs had already
played the majority of the game - and Hill was playing against a defense made up
of players, the majority of whom will never play in an actual NFL game."and then whine, when BYU fans compare Taysom's success, so far, to
the NFL "career" of the QB of Utah's greatest team ever.
I am an avid BYU fan. But I'm just as happy when Utah, USU, Weber, etc.,
players find success in professional ball. I love watching Alex Smith play for
KC, and I hope he has a good year. And many others from Utah...Star, for
example.I am sure Taysom Hill was so very frustrated with the
multiple injuries he suffered that prevented him from developing his skills even
more. He is a great athlete, an awesome person, and if he can stay healthy I
think he has the possibility of a great NFL career. I wish him the best,
wherever he ends up. Aaron Rodgers probably has several more years that he can
play, so Taysom might not get much playing time at GB, but he can sure learn
from Aaron. There are other NFL teams that are hurting for a good QB, and with
some time, experience, and good mentoring, I think Taysom will succeed.
motorbike"BYU fans talk a good game when it comes to being happy
for all the guys from BYU, Utah or anywhere else who get a shot at the
NFL."Don't kid yourself.Utah fans never pass on
an opportunity to bash former BYU players - see Utah fan comments about Harvey
Unga, Max Hall, John Beck - the list goes on and on.
Taysom could win the Nfl hizeman trophy and brian Johnson can't even throw
a TD in Nfl.
VegasUte"Wow! Seriously? A thread bashing Brian Johnson?"Remind us what pre-season game Brian played in.Nobody's
"bashing" Brian - just pointing out that, despite his college success,
Brian was a mediocre QB whose NFL "career" already pales by comparison
to Taysom, whom Utah fans have bashed relentlessly throughout his college
midpacmajor "You might not be aware, but the hero of Utah's
win over Alabama didn't even make to the preseason - never even donned an
NFL uniform in a live NFL game."-----------BYU fans talk a good
game when it comes to being happy for all the guys from BYU, Utah or anywhere
else who get a shot at the NFL. But when it comes right down to it this is the
kind of stuff that fills the comment sections. Let's don't hear the
complaining from Cougar fans when Utah fans take jabs at the failings of BYU
players...not if you can't practice what you preach. Meanwhile feel
free to go back and look at several recent articles where I've made sincere
comments about being happy to see former Cougars having success in the league.
Some advice...get over the complexes people. Cheer for whoever it is you want to
cheer for whether that's certain teams and/or certain players, but try
leaving your insecurities out of your comments.
Wow! Seriously? A thread bashing Brian Johnson?What will little
brother come up with next to make themselves feel better.While I am
rooting for Hill to succeed, it was a preseason game - Rogers didn't even
play - Taysom came in at the very end of the game, after the second and third
string QBs had already played the majority of the game - and Hill was playing
against a defense made up of players, the majority of whom will never play in an
actual NFL game.Taysom made some nice plays in the one drive he had,
and I applaud him for it. But have some perspective! Bashing a QB
who last played 8 years ago is really sad! I'm sure Brian is hiding his
head in shame while he cashes his coaching checks while making more than the
vast majority of any readers on this article. Johnson lead an amazing Utah
football TEAM. Maybe Sitake will finally teach byu what that means.SMHGo Utes!Loving the cougar pomposity, which will
promptly disappear (again) on September 9
Tebow had playoff TD pass for Denver, and wasn't on team a few months
later, doubt Hill can surpass Tebow in running or passing, yet I hope I'm
wrong. Perhaps Hill being married may bring more success than Tebow.
Some good play by locals.Bolles is a total stud starting at left
tackle for the Broncos. This guy is an amazing talent and an even more amazing
person. I'm very happy that people gave him multiple chances throughout
his life. Dres also looked very good for Houston. Dres will always
be one of my favorite Utes. Hoping his time with Houston will last and be
productive.Congrats also to Taysom and Jamaal for Green Bay. I am
not a fan of byu by any stretch, not of fan of GB either. But these are two
good guys, and I will root for their success.Not a bad day of
Man, this is ridiculous. Taysom is living his dream. People who hate him for it
probably just hate themselves for not being strong enough to live out theirs.
BYU fans who think that Taysom is going to be the next great NFL QB after one
pre-season game need to chill. We can just be happy for him that he's
making progress and wish him the best. He picked Greenbay for the learning
experience from A-aron Rodgers, it's obvious that he's taking this
very seriously, even over the possibility of never starting for Greenbay. Good
for him. He played well at BYU, but his pass game could have been better. At
Greenbay, he's playing behind an offensive line that is set up to protect a
passer, and I think we will really see how well he can throw the ball. Bronco
did him a disservice when he changed the offense to go-fast-go-hard, but I think
his passing game will catch up pretty quickly at Greenbay; he's a great
athlete and a smart guy. Again, good for him.
As usual the comments section does not fail to disappoint and quickly becomes a
"measurement" competition. As a Utes fan let me just say congrats to
Taysom for battling through all those injuries and getting his shot at the NFL.
Impressive to see the amount of local players on NFL pre-season rosters.
To bad GR has some nice backup QB's, because I doubt Hill makes the team.
It's possible he lands on another team, but GB, I don't think so,
unless a QB gets hurt. Not sure why Williams only got 4 carries, that had me a
bit concerned. Go Cougs!
Not only did Taysom impress, but he and Jamaal were the leading rushers of the
game. Kai Nacua did well and has been noted to be a possible starter even for
the Browns. Kaufusi did well too. BYU rookies had a really good showing for week
one. Proud of the guys!
I'm a huge Taysom Hill fan and thrilled that he's already having
success in the NFL.Taysom is a competitor and would be a great asset
for any NFL team.
spodie_crampCompared to Brian Johnson, Taysom has already had a
"storied career" in the NFL.Taysom Hill - "Former BYU
quarterback Taysom Hill throws a touchdown in his first pro game"Brian Johnson - After going undrafted in the 2009 NFL Draft, he was invited to
the Green Bay Packers rookie mini-camp. He was not subsequently signed by an NFL
team.Johnson was selected in the inaugural United Football League
(UFL) draft by the New York Sentinels. Johnson had said at UFL tryouts,
"It's a chance to keep playing football ... You have to take every
opportunity you can get. You have to keep knocking on doors. You have to show
them you can compete, that you have the physical tools they want." He signed
with the team on August 5, 2009, but was released on September 28, 2009.
spodie_cramp"You might not be aware that this is just the
preseason."You might not be aware, but the hero of Utah's
win over Alabama,didn't even make to the preseason - never even
donned an NFL uniform in a live NFL game.
Magna Ute FanRemind us the last time a Utah QB...- won a
Heisman Trophy- won a Sammy Baugh Trophy (Nation's Best Passes)- won a Davey O'Brien Award (Nation's Best QB)- finished 3rd
or higher in the Heisman Trophy voting- was enshrined in the National
College Football Hall of Fame- rushed for over 259 yards versus Texas- beat Nebraska in the Huskers' home opener- beat the #1-ranked
team in the country- went toe-to-toe versus the defending Heisman Trophy
winning QB... and WON!- was selected NFL MVP- was named Super Bowl
MVPJust some of the numerous accomplishments of BYU QB's.Bottom Line:BYU has been producing great QB's for more
than half-a-century.Taysom is simply one of the latest.
BleedCougarBlue, hold on a minute.... You might not be aware that this is just
the preseason. Their roster currently stands at 90, so there is a long long long
way to go before he actually makes it to the 53 player active roster. I'm
not saying Taysom won't make the GB squad, but with Brett Hundley and Aaron
Rodgers ahead of him on the roster he will never make more than a practice
squad... and we in here talking about practice. I mean, listen, we're
talking about practice, not a game, not a game, not a game, we talking about
practice. Not a game. Not, not
Not the game that I go out there and die
for and play every game like it's my last. Not the game, but we're
talking about practice, man. I mean, how silly is that? How many times did
Taysom win Utah again?
The Lambeau leap was a goose-bump-giving reward for Taysom's perseverance
over the years - congrats Taysom! Way cool.
london_josh- You're usually a pretty even-handed cougar fan
here. But..."You produce good punters, we produce good QBs, you
gotta know your place in the universe."You're going pretty
far back in history when it comes to QBs in the NFL. Last I checked Utah had a
legit NFL QB, Alex Smith, and byu did not. Taysom does seem like a
great guy, and I will wish him success.
Congrats to all the players getting their shots to live out a dream! I always
thought Dres Anderson was awesome. I'm glad he did so well! Props to
Kaufusi for the sack as well.
london_josh - lincoln, CAAug. 11, 2017 9:35 a.m.You write
those first 2 paragraphs and then in the 3rd you have the audacity to talk about
other people being immature.Now that's hypocrisy at its finest.
ND95CA"Taysom has already thrown more touchdown passes in the
NFL than Utah's "storied" Sugar Bowl MVP."-----------------Wow you're really reaching there. And sorry but
you have it wrong...while we Utah fans certainly like Brian Johnson, he
wasn't the STORY (storied, as you put it). The story behind Utah's
success that year was team work. I'm not sure what that means for your
comparison of Hill/BYU to Johnson/Utah but I do know I'm happy to be on the
red side of the picture.
Tell me, how does it make Utah-SLC fans feel to know that Taysom has already
completed more touchdown passes in the NFL than the QB of Utah's best team
Good for Taysom, hoping he and Jamaal both have a lot of success with the
Packers - though I still hope the Packers lose every game.
BTW, Dres Anderson tore it up! Target 8 times indicates that he was beating his
man a lot, and getting 80 yards out of it? Hopefully, he can do just as well
against the 1st-stringers.
"Tell me, how does it make BYU-Provo fans feel to know that he's doing
something (completing passes on the fly) that he couldn't do when he played
for you?"I can't tell if you're serious.... Hill may
not have been the best passer, but to imply that he couldn't complete a
pass is completely ridiculous.
Utah fans,You produce good punters, we produce good QBs, you gotta
know your place in the universe. Sometimes reading these comments I feel like I
did when my short neighbor would call my younger brother "shrimp" on the
way home from school - I'd just sort of roll my eyes like I'm doing
now.Anyway, Wishnowski is a beast, good for you guys, you'll
need him again this year as you punt a lot.In the mean time maybe
don't laugh at BYU QBs in the NFL, seems like we've had some good ones
already, and Taysom is an amazing guy on and off the field, so perhaps you just
wish him the best of luck as mature people would do now that he's left the
@BleedCougarBlueI'm just impressed that he got it to the
receiver without it hitting the ground first. Tell me, how does it make
BYU-Provo fans feel to know that he's doing something (completing passes on
the fly) that he couldn't do when he played for you?
Fun to see people do well in pre-season games, even though it's mostly 2nd+
stringers vying for playing time. As nice as it is to see Taysom throw a TD
pass, the more impressive play was what he did on the drive to set this up.
Watch the game highlights and you'll see the arm that everyone always said
he didn't have. There were no yards-after-catch on that 46-yard throw;
even better, he made it look effortless and placed it where only the receiver
could catch it. He may have been the 3rd QB to play in the game, but he
certainly looked more solid than #7. I'd say he probably moves up a roster
spot after this game. Third string, but making headway.
Taysom has already thrown more touchdown passes in the NFL than Utah's
"storied" Sugar Bowl MVP.
For a mid major team of little girls, BYU players in the Pros didn't do to
bad. Interesting that Hill was passing well. Green Bay obviously saw something
they liked. Good for him.
there is no doubt that Green Bay will make him the starter now, with amazing
stats like that...
As another Green Bay QB would say, "relax." This is pre-season. He got
in at the very end of the game. Yeah, he did some good things, but that is no
guarantee he is in the Packers' future plans.I hope he makes
the roster, but consider that Aaron Rodgers didn't play in this game and
there were two other QBs that played before Hill. The odds aren't in his
Article title: "Former BYU quarterback Taysom Hill throws a touchdown in his
first pro game" Article quote: "Hill completed 4-of-5 passes
for 69 yards on the drive, including a 46-yard pass to DeAngelo Yancey that set
the Packers up at the Eagles’ 9-yard line. The dual-threat quarterback who
went undrafted added two rushes for 14 yards, including a 12-yard scramble on
second-and-8 that helped jump-start the drive."Nope, that is NOT
gonna make the same Utah fans who predicted Taysom would never get to the NFL
very happy.Love it!Go Taysom, go!