By CJ Carlson
Tyreek Hill is, without question, one of the best and most explosive offensive weapons that the NFL has to offer. The Miami Dolphins are definitely lucky to have him, and it’s one of the key reasons that they have a playoff game coming up on Wild Card weekend. However, some reporters were questioning the recent drop streak from Hill in the past couple of weeks. And let me tell you, nobody is worried over in Miami.
Head coach Mike McDaniel was approached with this topic and he said, “I think when you are a player of his caliber that our team depends on so much, that can be a little misleading in terms of he gets a ton of targets and when we go to him in high-stake situations, it’s not like he is just gliding in open field. They’re pretty contested. And he’s proven time and time again why we continue to go to him.
There are zero people, including myself, that are concerned about a pattern of whatever.” Hill has dropped 11 total passes throughout the year, yet he still leads the league in receiving yards, receiving touchdowns, and yards per touch. Only two other players have more than 10 drops in the season, though neither are as accomplished as Tyreek has been in 2023. In case you’re curious, the other two players are Puka Nacua and David Njoku.
Tyreek Hill Shouldn’t Be Their Main Worry
Life just hasn’t been easy in Miami over these past couple of weeks. They’ve watched themselves lose the division title in the last five weeks of the season despite a three-game lead over the Buffalo Bills. They also hot hit hard by the injury bug. Among the players that have missed time are Tyreek Hill, Jaylen Waddle, Raheem Mostert, both their edge rushers in Bradley Chubb and Jaelen Phillips, Xavien Howard, and each of their starting safeties are battling through injuries.
So much talent is either not 100 percent, or they’re off the field entirely. It’s a really tough time for the Dolphins, and it would be a shame to see them knocked out in the first round of the p layoffs after the year that they’ve had.
Nevertheless, the Wild Card matchup isn’t easy for them. They get the reigning champions, the Kansas City Chiefs, and have to play them in Arrowhead. Miami will need to find ways to get Hill the ball early and often and try their best to play with a lead. In the earlier matchup between these squads in Germany, the Chiefs pulled that win out by a score of 21-14. Let’s see if the Dolphins have what it takes to save their season and keep pushing for a championship.