What did the Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill say about New England Patriots fans and why?
It’s one thing when you incite an opposing team or its coach, but it’s a completely different ball game when you take issue with its entire fanbase.
Arguably the league’s most prolific wide receiver when he played for the Kansas City Chiefs, the Dolphins’ new star out wide has been in the headlines recently for less than desirable reasons. This time around it’s down to a back and for with the Patriots’ faithful. Where’s this going?
Tyreek Hill has an issue with Patriots fans
If you’re a New England Patriots fan then you probably won’t like this, but for general purposes, the Miami Dolphins improved to 2-0 in Week 2 of the 2023-24 NFL season, after beating the New England Patriots. Now, if you’re a Dolphins fan, aside from the big win, you’ve probably got something to say about wide receiver, Tyreek Hill, who the Patriots simply had no answer for. Indeed, one could say Hill was particularly in the mood this weekend and if you’ve followed his career you will almost certainly know, it was with good reason.
“It felt tremendous, man,” Hill said following the win. “Those fans are some of the worst fans in the NFL. And I’m going to stand on that; they are real nasty. Some of the things they were saying, I wouldn’t say in church. So yeah, it felt great to wave goodbye to the fans, and I’ll do it again. Bye.”
What’s the deal with Tyreek Hill and Patriots fans?
Truth be told, the beef between Hill and the Patriots fans goes back to his time with the Kansas City Chiefs. To be more specific, in 2018, a fan in Foxborough threw a beer on the WR after Hill maneuvered through the field to register a 70-yard touchdown. The fan in question was of course ejected by security and banned from returning to the stadium on the grounds of disorderly conduct, but as you can imagine, the damage was done. To that end, Hill took particular pleasure in being one of the main contributors to the Patriots’ downfall.
To be clear, the 29-year-old registered five receptions on the night to the tune of 40 yards and one touchdown. That was of course a drop from his 11 catches for 211 yards and two TDs in Week 1 but you can probably guess that neither Hill nor the Dolphins will be focussing on that. Truth be told, despite the difference in numbers, Hill was no less effective.
How the Patriots got it wrong
For all their machinations, it seems puzzling that the Pats weren’t better prepared. What we can say is that it’s clear they factored in Hill’s threat, evidenced by the fact that Jaylen Waddle was allowed to post four catches for 86 yards, while Raheem Mostert rushed for 121 yards and two TDs. Those figures would seem to suggest that as cliche as it sounds, New England was more concerned with the ‘cheetah’ than they were with the rest of the team such that they were made to pay for it. With that, the two teams now sit on opposite sides of the spectrum The Dolphins are 2-0 as mentioned before, and the Patriots are 0-2. Between now and when they meet again in Florida in Week 8 a lot can happen, but we want to see that game either way.