June 12, 2024

Patriots

“You set two guys on me, one man on me, or three guys on me I’m nonetheless going to run my path to get open.”

Tyreek Hill needs to depart Patriots defenders within the mud on Sunday. Barry Chin/Globe Workers

Tyreek Hill isn’t involved about how the Patriots would possibly match up in opposition to him on Sunday evening.

Talking to reporters in Miami, the Dolphins star was requested about the opportunity of the Patriots sending double protection at him and what it may do to his recreation. Hill shrugged it off, vowing to have a robust recreation no matter how the Patriots cowl him.

“I’m nonetheless going to dominate that it doesn’t matter what,” Hill stated. “I nonetheless acquired a job to do, and that’s to run my routes. You set two guys on me, one man on me, or three guys on me I’m nonetheless going to run my path to get open.”

Hill didn’t have a lot bother working his path to get open final week, recording 11 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns as a part of the Dolphins’ win over the Chargers. His efficiency in that recreation got here on the heels of him saying his aim is to succeed in 2,000 receiving on the season, going greater than 10 p.c of the way in which there in Week 1.

However Hill has had some points in opposition to the Patriots up to now. He solely had 11 receptions for 168 yards in his closing three matchups in opposition to New England when he was with Kansas Metropolis. Hill acquired some payback in opposition to the Patriots in his Dolphins debut final season, recording eight receptions for 94 yards. However he solely had 4 receptions for 55 yards within the second matchup, with Teddy Bridgewater and Skylar Thompson filling in for an injured Tua Tagovailoa.

A part of the rationale for Hill’s decrease numbers in opposition to the Patriots not too long ago might be credited to Jonathan Jones, who has allowed quarterbacks to finish simply 44 p.c of their passes when focusing on Hill for a 35.4 passer score, as identified by MassLive’s Mark Daniels.

There’s a likelihood that Jones may not play on Sunday although. The veteran has missed follow twice this week attributable to an ankle harm, leaving his standing for Sunday’s recreation up within the air.

Hill thinks Sunday’s recreation will likely be intense, no matter whether or not Jonathan Jones performs.

“It’s undoubtedly going to be quick. Guys are going to be flying round, hitting laborious,” Hill stated. “That’s what soccer is to me. Onerous-nosed video games, so I’m wanting ahead to it.”

Hill’s vow to dominate the Patriots isn’t the one trash speak he’s achieved forward of Sunday’s recreation. As Dolphins followers traveled properly to Los Angeles final week, Hill’s calling them to make the trek as much as Foxborough. For individuals who do present up at Gillette Stadium on Sunday, Hill had a message for them.

“I seen that. There have been a number of followers on our facet of the stadium. Fin followers, we’d like that,” Hill informed reporters. “I’m each digicam.

“We’d like that every week, each house recreation. I’m telling you, that juice every play. If you happen to guys come out, be loud and simply boo the opposite crew. Name Mac Jones sorry, please. That might be nice.”