Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill has hit back at critics of quarterback Tua Tagovailoa after a video emerged of him.
The speedy wide receiver Tyreek Hill, nicknamed ‘Cheetah’, is in the process of getting used to his new teammates within the Miami Dolphins side, none arguably more important than quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
Afterall it’s him that is going to be throwing passes his way throughout the season, so the more reps that the two can get together and build chemistry with one another the better. The Dolphins gave up a pretty penny in order to trade for Hill from the Kansas City Chiefs so making sure that the combo works is of paramount importance for the team.
A recent video posted by The Dolphins showed the two going through some reps, with Tua throwing a deel ball to Hill, something that they’ll be looking to replicate this season when Hill’s speed takes the top off pretty much any defence in the league.
Didn’t go to plan
However, despite being put out as a way to try and hype fans up over the new duo that could very well turn the Dolphins into contenders for a playoff spot this season, the reaction that it received wasn’t exactly positive.
Massive underthrow by Tua Turndaballova. And this is in practice. If he can't hit hill in stride in practice. Bad sign of things to come in season. I smell less than 8 wins. https://t.co/YtYSaIw8Pk— Loki (@Lokiazale) May 11, 2022
Y’all really shared an under throw 🤦♂️— Josh A (@Dolfan1993) May 11, 2022
Whether it be because it was only practice rather than an actual game or because the pass appeared to be slightly underthrown, the social media universe wasn’t exactly thrilled with what they saw of the duo.
Hill puts haters in their place
In response to the backlash on social media, Hill has taken it upon himself to answer back to the fans that called the two out, posting a follow up video that shows Tua throwing to Hill and a group of other receivers, alongside the message “Can y’all chill or nah ? We talking about practice”:
It goes to show how much faith Hill has in Tua to be able to deliver for him this upcoming season if he’s willing to go to bat for him in this fashion, let’s just hope his faith is well placed as the season gets closer and they can deliver when it really matters.