Tyreek pledges Chiefs will ‘get this work’ (0:39)
Tyreek Hill is thrilled to bet his old group and provides some garbage talk ahead of the Dolphins’ match versus the Chiefs in Germany. (0:39)
Marcel Louis-Jacques, ESPNNov 2, 2023, 12:02 PM ET
- Marcel Louis-Jacques signed up with ESPN in 2019 as a beat press reporter covering the Buffalo Bills, before changing to the Miami Dolphins in 2021. The previous Carolina Panthers beat author for the Charlotte Observer won the APSE award for breaking news and the South Carolina Press Association award for business writing in 2018.
FRANKFURT, Germany– Miami Dolphins pass receiver Tyreek Hill appreciates of his time with the Kansas City Chiefshowever although he anticipates seeing a few of his previous colleagues when the 2 sides take on this weekend, he does not feel any extra feeling heading into today’s video game.
Hill invested the very first 6 years of his profession with the Chiefs before he was traded to the Dolphins last offseason and faces his previous group for the very first time Sunday. The video game will be played in Frankfurt, Germany, rather of the Chiefs’ Arrowhead Stadium, however Hill stated the area of the video game isn’t as crucial as the outcome.
“It does not truly matter where we dip into,” he smiled. “I suggest, undoubtedly it would’ve been fantastic to play in K.C., however it truly does not matter where we dip into, you feel me? They going to get this work anywhere however.”
Hill’s reunion comes days after he was called the AFC’s Offensive Player of the Month for October. He presently leads the league in getting backyards with 1,014 and is on speed to end up being the very first receiver in NFL history to go beyond 2,000 getting backyards in a season.
Given that his trade last March, no gamer has more getting backyards or catches than Hill, and he set a profession high with 1,710 lawns in his very first season with the Dolphins. He did not always wish to leave Kansas City when he asked for a trade last offseason however wished to be paid like the very best pass receiver in the NFL. Miami made him the highest-paid receiver in NFL history soon after finishing the trade.
“I’m sort of grateful that [the trade] took place,” Hill stated. “Obviously the circumstance that I’m in is excellent. I’ve got fantastic colleagues. My household is from Miami, and likewise, I achieved among my objectives of being among the greatest paid in the league. Whatever’s terrific. Life is terrific, guy. Never ever can take anything for given. I can’t look back. Always got to look forward. That’s my state of mind.”
Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes is understood for making plays off-script. Given that 2018, he leads all active gamers in passing backyards (16,187), passing goals (121) and quarterback score (69.4) when his time to toss is higher than 2.5 seconds.
Hill stated he used one significant piece of recommendations to his protective colleagues for when plays break down and Mahomes begins to rush: Find Travis Kelce
Considering that 2018 Kelce leads all gamers with 296 receptions on passes that take longer than 2.5 seconds to try.
“What I’ve been informing the guys to do is simply discover Kelce,” Hill stated. “If you enable Kelce to get open, guy, he’s like the energy of that group. Pat is all-world, if he discovers Kelce and Kelce simply captures a 2-yard pass, he simply in some way discovers energy in that and gets that group going.”
Hill stated he eagerly anticipates seeing Mahomes and Kelce, to name a few previous colleagues, and anticipates a great deal of back-and-forth chatter throughout the video game.
Not that he’s grumbling.
“It is going to be garbage talk, however it’s going to be enjoyable though,” he stated. “It’s going to resemble, ‘I wish to see you do excellent, however we going to bust your ass at the exact same time, however.’ It is going to be among those things like yard football with your siblings.”
Hill was called to 3 All-Pro groups and 6 straight Pro Bowls throughout his 6 years with the Chiefs, and he credits the experience for his existing success.
“I simply recall at that time and simply state, ‘Man, he’s simply a young guy simply searching for himself in the league,'” he stated. “I had the ability to gain from a lot of guys, had the ability to develop so quickly due to the fact that I had the ability to enter a receiver function. It was a lot, and I type of took that on and I didn’t recall.
“The training personnel trusted me there, and I definitely liked every minute of it. I would not take none of it back.”