Across the Atlantic Ocean in Germany, former Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver Tyreek Hill addressed the media again on November 2nd and had some pretty clear advice for the Miami Dolphins’ defense.
KSHB41 sports director Mick Schaffer shared the quote on X that read, “Find Kelce.”
From his time with future Hall of Fame tight end, Hill obviously knows the value Travis Kelce brings to this KC offense. ESPN beat reporters Marcel Louis-Jacques covered Hill’s entire press conference on Thursday (not published yet for the public) and provides context to this quote.
“I told the guys to just find Kelce,” the Dolphins playmaker explained. “If you allow Kelce to get open, he’s like the energy of this team. Although Pat [Mahomes] Anything in the world, if he finds Kelce and Kelce just catches a 2-yard pass, he somehow finds energy in that and gets the team going.”
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to point out that Kelce is very, very good. But Hill says more here.
The former teammate points out that Kelce is the “energy” of the Chiefs offense. Find a way to suppress this energy source and you can successfully suppress Kansas City.
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Stopping Kelce is easier said than done, but the same goes for Hill.
“Listen, he’s a great player,” Chiefs head coach Andy Reid told reporters on Nov. 1 regarding his former wide receiver. “This is the bottom line.”
“You might slow him down, but he’ll do well somewhere,” he continued. “That’s what makes him the player he is – he’s fast, quick and smart.”
Like Kelce, you could say that Hill is the “energy” of this new-look Dolphins offense. If the Chiefs defense can limit the “Cheetah’s” damage, they have a good chance to emerge victorious – especially with breakout rookie running back De’Von Achane on injured reserve.
In the three games With Hill held under 100 yards this season, Miami’s offense has posted its three lowest points total (24, 20 and 17). Two of these three games resulted in losses for the Dolphins.
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Hill also expressed that he was not upset about the trade now or when it first occurred.
“I’m kind of happy about it [the trade] “This is what happened,” Hill told the media, according to Louis-Jacques.
Continued: “Of course the situation I find myself in is great. I have great teammates. My family is from Miami and I also achieved one of my goals of being one of the highest paid players in the league. So everything is great. Life is great, man.”
“You can never take anything for granted,” Hill added, concluding, “I can’t look back. You always have to look forward. That’s my attitude.”
The dynamic speedster was nothing short of sensational in Miami – with over 1,700 receiving yards in 2022 and another 1,014, all in just eight games this year.
However, the Chiefs did pretty well without Hill and won another Super Bowl last winter. Both teams remain 5-2 in 2023 and are tied at the top of the AFC Conference.
“It’ll just be trash talk, but it’ll still be fun,” Hill admitted before his first matchup with KC since his trade.
“It’s going to be like, ‘I want to see you do good, but we’re going to bust your ass at the same time,'” he explained. “It’ll be kind of like backyard football with your brothers.”
Hill also expressed that he “absolutely enjoyed every minute” of his time in Kansas City. “I wouldn’t take any of it back,” the superstar WR concluded.
According to Quarter4 predictions, the Chiefs currently have a 47% chance of beating the Dolphins in Germany. However, there are different opinions on this Week 9 matchup The current distribution of FanDuel Sportsbook is -1.5 in favor of KC.
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