Tyreek Hill called the play that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown

AP

Thursday night’s rollicking win by the Chiefs over the Patriots included a stunning moment when receiver Tyreek Hill rocketed past the New England defense for a 75-yard catch and run for a touchdown that gave Kansas City its first lead of the game.

It was a play that was called not by coach Andy Reid or quarterback Alex Smith but Hill himself.

“Well, I give it to Alex and the receivers, that doesn’t happen a lot to this to team, to the Patriots, so it’s a tribute to the guys for making it happen,” Reid said after the game, via the team’s official website. “Actually, Tyreek called the one that he ended up scoring on. He goes, ‘I think I can get him on this one,’ so we called it and he got him.”

It’s a great example of how the sausage gets made, and it proves the value of collaboration. It will make the coach more inclined to listen (“well, listen”) to his players in the future, and it shows that Hill is a lot more than just a guy who can run really fast and make people miss.

14 responses to “Tyreek Hill called the play that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown

  1. One of the best opening day games, and not because of the outcome. My team is in the NFC.

    It was close and tight for a bit and it looked like NE might jump out early and walk away with it but KC played better than NE the 2nd half…and overcame 15 penalties for 139yrds and the only turnover for the game in their own territory. Pretty good showing to hold it together and play the whole game.

    Happy for Reid.

  2. Its a great example of why Andy reid is an awesome coach, and a great example of why the Chiefs are going on multiple super Bowl runs

  3. But don’t wide receivers say that on virtually every play? A WR can have like 4 guys covering him, and he’ll still put his arms up to profess that’s he’s open.

  4. Stephon Gilmore actually played exceptionally. He only gave up 1 catch in four targets. The touchdown wasn’t his fault, they were playing with two deep safeties and one missed his assignment. Also, nobody on planet earth can run with Hill one-on-one.

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    youngnoizecom says:
    September 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Stephon Gilmore actually played exceptionally. He only gave up 1 catch in four targets. The touchdown wasn’t his fault, they were playing with two deep safeties and one missed his assignment. Also, nobody on planet earth can run with Hill one-on-one.

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    If true, Hill wouldn’t be positive he’d score.

  6. youngnoizecom says:
    September 8, 2017 at 10:50 am

    Stephon Gilmore actually played exceptionally. He only gave up 1 catch in four targets. The touchdown wasn’t his fault, they were playing with two deep safeties and one missed his assignment. Also, nobody on planet earth can run with Hill one-on-one.
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    He got beaten badly…the Safety may have missed an assignment, but Gilmore decided to take his eyes off of the kid to peak back at Brady, all while trying to cover Hill at full speed. As soon as he took his eye off of him the kid flew past him. With that speed if he gets behind you it is over…

  7. To the rest of the West: You’ve got nothing for this kid. Nothing. It’s only a matter of Alice getting the ball to him.

  8. slick50kc says:
    September 8, 2017 at 4:55 pm
    To the rest of the West: You’ve got nothing for this kid. Nothing. It’s only a matter of Alice getting the ball to him.
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    I guess you think DCs have never had to deal with obnoxiously fast WRs before and that safeties are just ornaments in the secondary.

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