The Tyreek Hill Overhype

February 4th, 2021

If Joe hears someone say one more time that “Tyreek Hill can’t be stopped,” Joe’s going to punch a wall.

Hill had 10 games this season with less than 80 yards receiving.

How did the Raiders do it? New England locked him down. The Saints kept him rather quiet just before Christmas in a must-win game for both teams.

Mike Evans caught 64.2 percent of the balls thrown his way in the regular season. Hill caught 64.4. Is anyone running around saying, “you can’t stop Mike Evans?” Evans has 15 touchdowns through the regular season and playoffs, the same total as Hill.

Obviously, Joe recognizes that Hill is a ridiculously dangerous receiver and the Chiefs have many weapons to complement him. “Cheetah” is running hot in the playoffs, but he’s not one of the greatest receivers to ever play, and Joe strongly believes the Bucs can at least contain him a bit.

In last year’s Super Bowl, Hill had 9 catches on 16 targets for 105 yards and 0 touchdowns. If Hill does that to the Bucs on Sunday, Joe would take it, assuming the Bucs’ elite run defense shows up.

21 Responses to “The Tyreek Hill Overhype”

  1. Bucfanforever Says:

    As long as the Chiefs defense believes this, I can listen to it for 3 more days.

    Brown, Evans, and Godwin are all better.

  2. Alanbucsfan Says:

    The Bucs’ safeties are banged up, the Chiefs’ OLine is banged up – can the Bucs’ D contain and apply the pressure on Mahomes to help out the back end with Hill and Kelce? This seems to be the key to winning the game.

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Joe, you literally say at the end that you’ll be happy with 9 for 105, and you are passed that people call him ungardable? Doesn’t make sense man <em>Makes a lot of sense when that 9 came on 16 targets.–Joe

  4. I CARE NOW Says:

    @Joe, Good take. I was kinda thinking the same thing the last time we faced him. He is overhyped. However when he went off in the first quarter, I was like boy was I wrong. Although, after that we shut them down. Sure I felt like they let up but I also felt like a one trick pony had been exposed. Granted that trick is simply getting him the ball at all cost but keeping it from him can be easily done.

    So this got me to thinking. Did the Chiefs really let up or did we get them in the mindset of forcing the ball to Hill and once they got in that mindset they couldn’t get out of it and thus let us back in the game?

    If my thinking is right, expect the Bucs to let Hill to have another huge first quarter/half. This time we hold them to field goals. Once we get them filtering everything through Hill, expect a big turnover or two on plays that Bowles has identified and will surely have the boys ready for.

    That would be genius. Let the Chiefs hang themselves and become super on dimensional. All we have to do is keep him in front of us and make the tackles.

    I’m still going with a shootout however. 55-45 Bucs!

  5. Sport Says:

    I get your frustration Joe.

    I don’t care about stats. I only care about winning!

    He will get his. We just need to keep him in front of us.

    Have you guys noticed the way the Bucs have been using the clock as an ally?

    We need the D to force long boring drives and try to force a mistake. Aka turnover.

    On O we need to execute long boring drives and score touchdowns.

    Go Bucs!

    In BA I Trust!

  6. Godlovesbucs Says:

    Force mahomes to stay in the pocket, he is dangerous when he extends plays.

    Use dean to press hill and give him help up top. Dean is our fastest and most aggressive corner.

    Use davis to man up on kelce.

    If they beat us with watkins or hardman on SMB then so be it, you cant shut down everything on this offense.

    When it comes to yards per game and points per game for o and d, tampa has the advantage in 3 of the 4 categories. I think tampa is the better all around team, just not flashy.

  7. HeyItsAdam Says:

    Anyone remember that late Falcons game in 2002 against Michael Vick at home?

    If you have the DVD, in the post game, Gruden says, “All week, all we heard, was ‘how are they going to stop Michael Vick?’ Not once did anyone say, ‘How are they going to stop this defense?”

    Sometimes you have to pause and realize that not-true-news leaks into sports too.

  8. Bird Says:

    Speed kills. Hit him at line of scrimmage and keep hitting within the 5 yard cushion (with safety over the top)
    To change his route and speed of route

  9. Bird Says:

    Have devin white pop kelce real good before he blitzes the qb

  10. gp Says:

    Our front four are our best defense against KC’s long game. A quickly collapsing pocket along with outside containment will force mahomie into mostly short passes. Advantage Bucs.

  11. aFEDupBUCfan Says:

    Joe screams he can’t be stopped more than anyone has ever said it 🤦🏾‍♂️💁🏾‍♂️ Make it make since you’ve written more post about him than your own damn receivers.

  12. Paul Says:

    These comments are hilarious. I wonder why Hill had under 80 yds in games this year. It’s because Kelce was going off. Pick your poison with the Chiefs. Teams can’t shut down both, and if they do have good coverage Mahomes is very difficult to sack and he will pick up chunks on the scramble.

  13. SlyPirate Says:

    Hill is a beast.
    Kelce is a beast.

    You don’t get to the Super Bowl two years in a row by chance.

  14. Marty Says:

    A lot of buc doubters here. Our defense and Todd Bowled is not playing. Tom Brady in a home field Super Bowl. The Bucs want this. Stop playing with us. Our front 7 is the best in the league. We cause turnovers. We will get pressure on 15, and Brady is here to win. Evans is here to win. Gronk is here to win. This will be the best Super Bowl ever. The Bucriots are going to win. (BRADY TURNED THE BUCS INTO THE PATRIOTS!)

  15. Hodad Says:

    Joe it’s not just Hill’s talent, it’s the creative ways they use him. I hope he does some more back flips this game..after we hit him so hard. Love to see that little child beater get his. Be worth 15 yards to take his head off.

  16. TSmitty300 Says:

    Here’s the skinny and Joe is missing the point. You must have two people on Hill at all times. That opens things up for Kelce and the other receivers. We can say “press Hill” all we want, but dude is stronger than he looks and you can’t miss your jam or he will be chuckin da deuce. The Chiefs are very creative at how they get Kelce and Hill the ball. Notice how they usually have both lined up on the same side. BTW look for the Chiefs to utilize the back out of the backfield with screens. Vita Vea is the key. If he consistently collapses the middle, we are good to go.

  17. Kingdom Says:

    Well we r about to fine out . R we

  18. can't stop the cheetah Says:

    This is hilarious…good luck playing man against Hill. This time (as with the last 3 quarters), you will double him – and M ahomes, Hill and Kelce will take what is given. Hills impact on the game isn’t just yards and Tds, he changes the defense.

    Godwin and Evans are very good – but no, just no….

  19. Buczilla Says:

    Ira (love ya man!), Simms, and others put this guy ahead of Mike and I just don’t get it. He’s a fantastic player for sure, but he’s just not in Mike’s league. This so-called ultimate deep threat has averaged 14.6 yards per reception in his career, while Mike is at 15.5. Mike is on his way to being an all time great and I don’t think that Hill is there yet. Can’t wait til Sunday!

  20. Listnfrmafar Says:

    Better secondaries than Bucs. No fault of Bucs they are young. Let’s not forget 203 yds 1st qtr. I agree Kelce is Mahomes favorite outlet Tyree is the most dangerous receiver due to his elusiveness and speed. Brown back is huge, keep Brady upright this game it’s over. Defense will do their job.

  21. View from 132 Says:

    Bold prediction – Whitehead knocked himself and Cheetah out in an epic collision that leads to a solid 15 minutes of replays of the hit and a long, tedious discussion on whether a foul occurred. Multiple experts are asked opinions, including at least one injury attorney.