MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Miami Dolphins broad receiver Tyreek Hill had a not-so-subtle message for opposing defensive backs Thursday: Higher preserve that rest room paper helpful.
Hill, assembly with reporters for the primary time this training camp, was requested what may undergo the minds of DBs when he and fellow speedster Jaylen Waddle line up on the identical facet of the formation this fall.
Let’s paraphrase Hill’s response: Bowels will get evacuated.
Miami Dolphins’ Tyreek Hill/Jaylen Waddle combo may very well be fearsome
“They’re scared sh–much less,” Hill mentioned. He later added, “I’m by no means going to say one other man goes to have the ability to cease us. It actually doesn’t matter who traces up towards us. Coach [Mike] McDaniel, Tua [Tagovailoa] trust in each single man who traces up on offense to win their matchup.”
The common season remains to be one other six weeks off, however Hill’s trash discuss recreation is in midseason type. Thursday’s feedback got here only a few days after he mentioned on ESPN that Tagovailoa is probably the most correct passer in soccer.
However beneath his braggadocio, there’s some fact. We might have by no means seen fairly this mixture of ability and pace in a receiver tandem. Hill has Olympic pace, going sub-4.3 within the 40 popping out of school. Waddle clocked within the 4.3s even earlier than he stepped foot on campus at Alabama.
And mixed, that they had 215 catches for two,254 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2021. That was enjoying on totally different groups. The thoughts struggles to suppose what they may do collectively — assuming high-level quarterback play from Tagovailoa.
“Simply his vitality,” Waddle mentioned when requested what impressed him probably the most about his new teammate. “He’s going to be the identical man each day — on the sphere, off the sphere. … It’s simply nice to see him out right here, making performs, after which going into movie. He’s going to speak. It’s fairly good.”
Waddle has made some important modifications since his rookie 12 months. He reduce his hair, and he now wears tinted contacts which have turned his pupils blood crimson.
They appear intimidating, however that’s not the rationale he has them.
“Mike thought it could assist me play higher, carrying tinted contacts,” Waddle mentioned. “Y’all are most likely questioning why my eyes are crimson. It’s for a cause. It’s not fashion.
“For me, these are prescribed tinted, so it’s form of like I’m carrying sun shades proper now taking a look at you. It form of helps within the return recreation, me eyeing the ball, for the place I put my palms after I catch it.”