Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill didn’t mince words when he spoke about New England Patriots fans following his team’s 24-17 win at Gillette Stadium last night.
Hill, who has had previous run-ins with Patriots supporters, referred to them as some of the “worst fans in the NFL.”
When asked about the experience of playing in front of the home crowd, Hill didn’t hold back, stating: “It felt tremendous, man. 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.”
#Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill calls out #Patriots fans: “Those fans are probably some of the worst fans in the NFL, and I’m gonna stand on that. They are real nasty and some of the things they were saying, I wouldn’t say in church.”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) September 18, 2023
This isn’t Hill’s first encounter with Patriots fans. Back in 2018, a fan at Gillette Stadium was charged with disorderly conduct for throwing beer on Hill after he scored a 70-yard touchdown while playing for the Kansas City Chiefs. That fan was also banned from future events at the stadium.
In the game on Sunday, Hill’s performance was notably different from his Week 1 display, where he recorded 215 yards and two touchdowns on 11 catches. The Patriots appeared to focus on containing him by deploying multiple defensive backs.
New England had five or more defensive backs on the field for 32 of their 61 snaps, with 17 featuring six defensive backs.
Hill, however, didn’t appear fazed by the Patriots defensive strategy and took a moment to commend rookie cornerback Christian Gonzalez. Hill said: “I’ve got to give credit where it’s due. Christian Gonzalez is going to be a real good player in this league.”
The Dolphins seized a 17-3 halftime lead, but a missed field goal attempt late in the fourth quarter gave the Patriots an opportunity to tie the game. Miami’s defense stepped up, forcing a turnover on downs to secure the win.
Hill, a three-time All-Pro, expressed pride in the Dolphins victory, which elevated them to a 2-0 record to start the season.
“It feels good, man,” Hill said. “It always feels good to beat probably one of the greatest coaches of all time. To come in here in a tough environment, to win a game like this on a Sunday night, it feels good – especially the way this team played, the way this team battled through adversity.”
“It just shows that if you put in the work mentally, physically, and come into this game prepared, you’ll be ready for situations like that.”
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