‘Just Give Me The Ball Please’ | Tyreek Hill Reveals How Relationship With Patrick Mahomes’ Chiefs Soured

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Tyreek Hill has never been one to keep his feelings to himself. He recently talked about how the relationship between him and his former Kansas City Chiefs organization soured over time.

“If teams are gonna give us favorable one-on-one matchups against their best corner, I don’t see why teams don’t utilize their best receiver. And that’s where probably like me and the Chiefs fell apart right there. When I’m like, ‘Yo I don’t mean to talk or be a diva in some situations, but can I see the ball some time, please? Just give me the ball, please.’ ”

Hill wasn’t done, as the last part of that time quote sounded like 1996 No.1 overall pick Keyshawn Johnson telling the Jets to “ Give me the d–n ball.”

“I don’t care about notoriety though,” Holl continued. “I don’t care about none of that. The only thing I care about is respect within the building. Notoriety outside the building, I don’t care about none of that, man. Because none of that ain’t gonna win us games on Sunday … This is what I want inside the building.

“I want the head coach to know that, on Sundays, defenses fear Tyreek Hill. That’s what I want the head coach to know. And the head coach do know that, though. He know that, without the Cheetah on the field, he know that, Hey, Pat, you gonna have a long day today.”

The Chiefs and Hill seemed like they’d never part, but “never say never” in the world of sports. In March after years of huge success, the Chiefs traded the dynamic Hill to the Dolphins, after he and the team couldn’t come to an agreement on a new extension. Hill received that extension from the Fins upon the trade, it made him the highest-paid pass catcher in league history at $30 million per season.

While the Chiefs didn’t want to see him leave, they were only willing to pay him $24 million per season, tops. To meet his asking price, players had to restructure their deals or be cut. KC brass decided to move on from Hill in an effort and to keep their team intact.

 

Seems like Hill believes the Chiefs offense won’t be as successful without him in it.

Reek Left Mahomes For Tua

No shade to Tua Tagovailoa, he’s a talented passer of the football, but he’s no Patrick Mahomes by any stretch of the imagination.

Mahomes is arguably the game’s best signal caller and easily the top young signal caller. The 2018 NFL MVP (his first year as starter), has been to two Super Bowls, winning one.

His ability to spray the football to all parts of the field no matter the weather is special. And while Tua possesses great accuracy, at times his decision-making and lack of consistent deep passing can be a bit of a hindrance, especially for someone like Hill, who’s used to running past defenders.

New Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel will be tasked with making the marriage between Tua and Hill work.

Reek Says Tua Accuracy Better Than Mahomes:

During a recent episode of his Cheetah podcast, Hill says he favors Tagovailoa’s accuracy over Mahomes.’

While he did acknowledge that  “Mr Ketchup On Errthang,” has a stronger arm, he believes his new QB is the more accurate passer of the football. This may be a way of trying to instill confidence in Tua as he enters a make-or-break season down in South Beach.

The team not only added Hill, they also added running backs: Raheem Mostert who played for McDaniel in San Francisco and Chase Edmonds, a dynamic scatback who comes over from Arizona. Maybe the biggest move outside of Hill was signing left tackle Terron Armstead from the Saints, to boost the passing protection and running game.

Sounds like Hill isn’t giving his former offense more credit than he gives himself.