Considering that he’s established himself as one of the most dangerous players in the league (regardless of position) in recent years, perhaps Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill is one of the few people in the league who can get away with not watching film.
Speaking to reporters at the Dolphins’ training camp earlier this week, the 29-year-old Hill claimed that he does not watch film prior to games and instead uses EA’s Madden video game to scout the cornerbacks that he’ll be lined up against.
Tyreek Hill says he doesn't watch film. Instead, he plays Madden the night before a game to check the ratings of the cornerbacks he'll be facing.
“I see their awareness, speed and strength – and that’s how I get a good tell on them.”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 18, 2023
Whatever Hill does to get himself ready for games is obviously working, as the former Kansas City Chiefs pass-catcher hauled in 119 receptions for 1,710 yards and seven touchdowns last season, which was his first with the Dolphins.
Heading into year two with both the Dolphins and young head coach Mike McDaniel, Hill and the rest of the franchise will certainly be hoping that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will be able to stay upright for a majority of the season so they can build off of the success they had last year, which resulted in a playoff berth.
Hill, Tua, and the rest of the Dolphins will certainly have their work cut out for them, though, as their division, the AFC East, is shaping up to be one of the toughest in the league.
Not only are the Buffalo Bills once again expected to be among the league’s best teams, but the New York Jets added Aaron Rodgers to their otherwise loaded roaster. Then, of course, there’s the always dangerous New England Patriots, who are led by legendary head coach Bill Belichick.
The Dolphins have two preseason games remaining against the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars before officially kicking off their 2023 campaign against the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday, September 10.
You can check out the rest of Hill’s press conference from this week below.