Tyreek Hill keeps putting more pressure on Tua Tagovailoa

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Either Tyreek Hill has no idea what he’s doing, or he knows damn well what he’s doing.

The new Dolphins receiver continues to talk up quarterback Tua Tagovailoa. As a result, Hill keeps putting more pressure on Tua to perform in 2022.

Appearing on ESPN’s First Take, Hill was asked to identify the determining factor between the Jets and the Dolphins, the two teams who most heavily pursued him in a trade with the Chiefs.

Zach Wilson is a dog, but I’d rather play with the most accurate quarterback in the NFL,” Hill said.

Earlier this summer, Hill said Tua is more accurate than Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.

Hill would say he’s trying to give his quarterback a confidence boost. But Hill also is raising the bar for Tua, making it more conspicuous if Tua doesn’t get it done in 2022.

Indeed, if the Dolphins don’t get it done in 2022, Tua will get the blame. The pieces otherwise seem to be in place. And if Tua can’t deliver, Hill likely will have another quarterback next year.

Then, come 2023, he can talk about how that guy is the most accurate quarterback in the NFL.

36 responses to “Tyreek Hill keeps putting more pressure on Tua Tagovailoa

  1. In my opinion, Stephen Ross traded for and paid Tyreek to get the attention off of his tanking allegations, and has since been using him as a messenger to the media, so that an adequate amount of pressure and blame can be put squarely on tua’s shoulders, so that Tom Brady can be their qb next season after he is guaranteed a percentage of the team. Ross is insulating himself with big names and he’s paying a pretty premium to do so; he saw how close he came to losing his team and is now protecting himself from that ever happening by giving the golden boy a stake of the gate.

  2. Compliment your teammate = “Putting more pressure” on them. Say nothing = “speaks to the culture of the team” implying you don’t have their back. Insult them = “divide the locker room.”

    Since those are the only three options according to the media, which would you prefer your players do?

  3. Tua is a busy. Tyreek knows what he’s doing. He wants a real QB in there so he can get his yards.

  4. Just because you repeat a lie doesn’t make it the truth. Enjoy your payday Tyreek.

  5. Tua doesn’t need any more blows to his confidence after all of the talk about acquiring Watson last year. Hill certainly isn’t helping. He’s going to be a locker room problem for them.

  6. This thing will blow up spectacularly. I am giddy.

    Chris Grier can stay there for the next decade as far as this Pats fan is concerned. Glorious!

  7. Pressure builds diamonds. Can’t wait to see how they produce on the field.

  8. One must ask why the media scrutinizes Tua more than they do underperforming QBs such as L. Jackson, T. Bridgewater, K. Murray, D. Watson, etc. WHY isn’t the media applying the same pressure onto those QBs?

  9. ouchback6 says:
    July 25, 2022 at 1:14 pm
    This thing will blow up spectacularly. I am giddy.


    Tua is 3-0 against BB and the Pats. And that makes you giddy?

  10. McDaniel won’t need Tua to throw for a lot of yards to get the ball to Hill. See Deebo’s 2021 stats for confirmation

  11. In 2021 Tua had to deal with the possible DeShaun Watson trade for the first half of the season and now everyday Hill drama, this is not going to end well.

  12. His comments speak to the undisciplined nature of their ownership and their coach. No one remembers him talking this much or making comments like these when he was a member of the Chiefs and that’s because the Chiefs and Andy Reid wouldn’t allow it. His big mouth makes it harder for their entire organization. In Kansas City we are happy he moved on.

  13. All this talking also means that Hill will be the first one to turn on him.

  14. “Tyreek Hill keeps putting more pressure on Tua Tagovailoa” Recipe for a Toxic situation.

  15. Hill will regret not having a QB able to connect with him while he is whirling 30 yds downfield. Mahomes did contribute a lot to his success because of his superior pocket management and arm talent.

  16. He’s the number five overall pick whose peers in that draft have totally eclipsed him. I don’t think anyone needs to put any pressure on him. He’d better get it done.

  17. Just because someone has a mic put in front of them doesn’t mean that anything they say has any value.

  18. This is not going to end well for Tua or The Phins. Keep it to yourself Tyreek. Enough already and go play.

  19. Tre’Davious White and his recovering ACL (PUP) are going to contain Waddle and Hill?

    Jordan Poyer we know can’t come close to running with the Penguin and the Cheetah.

    Ya keep paying attention to Hill because Waddle will torch you worse.

    Who on your team can run with Jaylen Waddle, in addition to Hill? I’ll wait for responses.

  20. “McDaniel won’t need Tua to throw for a lot of yards to get the ball to Hill. See Deebo’s 2021 stats for confirmation”

    Hill is not as good as Deebo. In 2021, Hill had Mahomes and Deebo had Garoppolo, yet Deebo’s stats are MUCH better than Hill’s. Deebo average 7 more yards per reception.

  21. When Tua gets on the field, if has any thoughts of what Tyreek said in the offseason, he’s already lost. I think dude has enough pressure regardless.

  22. Tyreek wants everyone to know it’s not his fault when he doesn’t live up o expectation.

  23. Chiefs got rid of him at the perfect time, saved $30M to the cap, and got tons of draft capital. Tyreek is still good but he needed Mahomes more than Mahomes needed him

  24. dude was the reason behind 1/2 of mahomes’ ints last year and he talks about accuracy lol.

  25. I can’t wait for the season to begin and all the ambiguous statements by player’s and media can be put to rest on the field.

  26. Check the stats people what he says is true he was the most accurate in the NFL don’t hate facts..

  27. Eternally grateful to the Dolphins for drafting Tua over Herbert so Herbert could fall to the Chargers.

  28. Tyreek Hill is obviously having second thoughts about leaving the Chiefs and Mahomes….and he is preparing to blame Tua when he has a bad season.

  29. I don’t know why everyone is bashing Tua. Last year he had a coach who told him that he really didn’t want him. A crappy offensive line, 2 Offensive coordinators? Come on, give the kid a chance. You young guys never seen Earl Morrel or Bob Griese throw a ton of long balls. I was at those games and yet we went 17-0.

  30. brawlkc says:
    July 25, 2022 at 4:11 pm
    dude was the reason behind 1/2 of mahomes’ ints last year and he talks about accuracy lol.

    I just watched all his picks and Hill was in on 2 of Mahomes 13 INT’s. Fables keep coming.

  31. “Zach Wilson is a dog, but I’d rather play with the most accurate quarterback in the NFL,” Hill said.

    So where is he hinting that he wants to play? Certainly isn’t Miami. He didn’t say Tua’s name in that statement.

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