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Andy Reid vows to get Tyreek Hill more involved in the Chiefs’ offense

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Tyreek Hill burst onto the scene as a rookie in Kansas City last season, scoring six touchdowns on 61 catches, three touchdowns on 24 carries, two touchdowns on 39 punt returns and one touchdown on 14 kickoff returns.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid looks at those numbers and thinks 138 touches isn’t enough for a player with Hill’s ability to get to the end zone.

So Reid will turn Hill into an offensive playmaker in 2017, giving him more snaps at running back and wide receiver after he was on the field for less than half of the offensive plays in 2016.

Growing Tyreek in the offense will be important,” Reid said.

Reid says Hill arrived in the NFL without a lot of experience running the kind of routes that an NFL offense demands of its receivers, but Hill can get better at that with experience.

“He was a running back that they kind of moved around a little bit,” Reid said. “His routes when he first came were kind of raw. They weren’t as disciplined as they need to be in this offense. So much of this offense is timing and being in a certain spot and knowing defenses, knowing secondaries and all that, how you’re going to make adjustments. That was all new. He is a smart kid. He picked it up so fast, and he was able to play at our level.”

If Hill can become an NFL-quality route runner, he should make an even bigger impact in 2017. Which is a scary thought for the Chiefs’ opponents.

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22 Responses to “Andy Reid vows to get Tyreek Hill more involved in the Chiefs’ offense”
  1. gbpackfan3 says: Mar 30, 2017 3:17 PM

    Regardless of how you get it to him this kid needs to touch the ball 10-15 times every single game

  2. RandyinRoxbury says: Mar 30, 2017 3:19 PM

    Tyreek is even quicker than the Chiefs usual exit from the postseason and that’s fast!

  3. schmokes says: Mar 30, 2017 3:27 PM

    Yup, same was said about Dante Hall, Devin Hester, Desmond Howard….and no surprise, that is also the exact same time their return numbers started to dip. One trick ponies are one trick ponies…

  4. exinsidetrader says: Mar 30, 2017 3:29 PM

    Just copy what the Pats do with Julian.
    Don’t complicate things Andy.

  5. thisonesforpat says: Mar 30, 2017 3:41 PM

    I’ve got a better idea, Andy: how about getting the offense involved in the offense?

  6. briguy5 says: Mar 30, 2017 3:46 PM

    Hopefully he will be too tired to beat up on his girlfriend after the game.

  7. magikskillz says: Mar 30, 2017 3:58 PM

    Cue all the comments saying how Tyreek Hill is a scumbag and should be in jail for the rest of his life or giving the death penalty. Newsflash the governmental institutions determine what is justice not the victim in the USA. If this is what you guys want then move to the Middle East where the victim determines the punishment.

  8. gysot says: Mar 30, 2017 4:05 PM

    Andy Reid vows that Tyreek Hill will spend more time “choking out” defenses.

  9. redlikethepig says: Mar 30, 2017 4:17 PM

    He could really strangle defenses.

  10. jjackwagon says: Mar 30, 2017 4:45 PM

    Maybe Hill can choke the conservative play out of Smith and get him to actually play the game.

  11. idiedpretty says: Mar 30, 2017 5:03 PM

    Andy, make him a special assistance and buy him a watch. He will teach you!

  12. exinsidetrader says: Mar 30, 2017 5:33 PM

    Andy and the Chiefs need to sign and start someone to be in charge of Clock Management — biggest difference they could make short of changing QBs.

  13. chuckxx says: Mar 30, 2017 5:46 PM

    Thats fine to get him more involved but lets be honest here. He’s a small guy and only one big hit away from a season ending injury. Guys his size never last long in the NFL.

  14. babygaga19 says: Mar 30, 2017 6:10 PM

    See that boys and girls. Fat Andy had declared to get one of his best players more involved in the Games. This is pure genius at work. Thank you Fat Andy! Enjoy your Participation Banners!

  15. forenglishpress1 says: Mar 30, 2017 6:59 PM

    As a Broncos’ fan, that’s a scary proposition.

  16. mitybuc says: Mar 30, 2017 7:17 PM

    At least at this point…looks like a success story with a team giving questionable character a second chance.

    Didn’t hear alot of bad publicity during the course of the season on KC for drafting this guy.

    It’ll probably crack the door a little more open for Mixon this season.

  17. mongolchuck says: Mar 30, 2017 9:19 PM

    Yeah he used to say the same thing about Charles, and then give him 8 touches.

  18. harrisonhits2 says: Mar 30, 2017 10:51 PM

    Reid is the king of poor clock management and his teams never seem to have any sense of urgency during crunch time.

  19. Drunk Uncle says: Mar 30, 2017 10:58 PM

    Usually when coaches say this type of thing, the opposite ends up happening.

    Example: See Andy Reid protege Doug Pedersen, and everything he said about who his starting running back would be each week in 2016. When he said Mathews would be the guy, Sproles got a ton of touches. When he said Sproles or Smallwood would be the guy, Mathews got a heavy workload.

  20. thrifty says: Mar 31, 2017 12:12 AM

    Hope he chokes – and not another woman either.

  21. andyandsheila22 says: Mar 31, 2017 3:33 AM

    “Yup, same was said about Dante Hall, …” You apparently don’t watch much chiefs games. Hill has a knack for avoiding big hits, unlike DAT ect.

  22. dutchschafer says: Mar 31, 2017 7:44 AM

    It’s a shame Alex Smith can’t throw the ball over 10 yards. Good luck Hill.

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