‘We pay you all this money for what?’ Dolphins star Tyreek Hill recalls beatdown by coach after big loss

Miami Dolphins star receiver Tyreek Hill candidly recalled head coach Mike McDaniel thrashing him after he was slammed into the ground during the team’s stunning loss to the Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs.

Despite Hill having five catches for 62 yards and a touchdown, the Chiefs still stomped the Dolphins with a 26-7 victory. He addressed the game during the “Million Dollaz Worth of Game” podcast. During that sit-down, he recounted how McDaniel reacted after then-Chiefs cornerback L’Jarius Sneed took him down.

“The play against Sneed. The Chiefs, everybody see this play against the Chiefs. When the motherf***er slammed me to the floor? He called me out. He like, ‘Reek, bro, you’re supposed to be the f***ing best player in the f***ing league, and you got this guy putting hands all over you like that. We pay you all this money for what?’” Hill stated.

“And for me, I love sh*t like that. I’m gonna take that sh*t to heart and I’m gonna get better from it. That’ll never happen again to me in my life, man. You feel me?” the 30-year-old receiver remarked, seemingly thankful for the reality check by McDaniel.

“If a motherf***er cannot hold me accountable, I feel like I’m not gonna be able to get better, you know what I’m saying? Like, obviously, the coaches can bypass that, you know what I’m saying, and just be like, ‘Ah, he’ll get better from it.’ But if he’s not saying nothing, like the other guys in the locker room, they’re gonna look at it as, ‘Oh, if Reek can do it, I can do it.’ And that’s not getting the team better,” Hill asserted.

Despite the harsh criticism from McDaniel, which some believed was warranted, Hill took it in stride and vowed to do better for both himself and his team. It appeared to show a willingness to grow from his mistakes and to move past them.

“It was a disappointing end for him and Miami in 2023. Hill, at one point, was on pace for 2,000 receiving yards before he suffered an injury. He finished with 119 catches for 1,799 yards and 13 touchdowns. His receiving yards and touchdown totals were tops in the league,” Fox News reported. “Miami was 11-6 – their first double-digit win total since 2020.”

Here’s the full podcast for context:


Hill’s comments concerning his coach and his performance earned him respect on social media:


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