However, it sounds like the Chiefs have some strategies in mind, with safety Justin Reid recently speaking on the matter.
#Chiefs safety Justin Reid explains how being physical can slow down the Dolphins' speed and stopping the run can, in turn, stop Tyreek Hill.
Reid has also been up since 3 AM to get ready for tonight's flight to Germany. pic.twitter.com/6Gdz6PXMJR
— PJ Green (@PJGreenTV) November 2, 2023
“A lot of ’em are speed guys, and they don’t wanna have that contact ’cause they don’t want to mess up their running form, so I think it’s important to be physical when you can,” he said. “When you have an opportunity to take a shot on ’em legally, you wanna take every one of those and don’t let ’em just slide down or run out of bounds if you don’t have to let ’em — make sure you put ’em on the ground.”
Reid added some thoughts on what it will take to slow down Hill.
“The way to stop Tyreek, in my opinion, is you stop the run first, so that way you can force ’em in long-yardage situations that you can then put an extra set of eyes on Tyreek — make sure he doesn’t take the game over,” he said.
The Chiefs, of course, are very family with Hill, as the wide receiver began his career with Kansas City and became a star there.
Reid and Hill were never teammates on the Chiefs, but it sounds like the safety is prepared for the challenges that Hill will present on Sunday. The matchup will mark Hill’s first game against the Chiefs since they traded him to the Dolphins ahead of the 2022 season.
In his second season with Miami, Hill is enjoying a career year. He currently leads the NFL in receiving yards (1,014) and receiving touchdowns (eight) among a handful of other categories.
The Chiefs certainly grew accustomed to Hill’s consistent production during his time with them, as he averaged over 1,100 receiving yards per year during his stint with the organization. After winning a Super Bowl ring with Kansas City, the seven-time Pro Bowler is looking to do the same with Miami.
Hill seems ready to go against his old squad.
Meanwhile, if the Chiefs want to stop the run against the Dolphins, they may need to slow down Raheem Mostert. The running back returned to practice on Thursday and will hopefully be good to go on Sunday. In eight games this season, Mostert has 520 rushing yards and a league-best 10 rushing touchdowns.
The Dolphins and Chiefs are both 6-2 and may end up in each other’s way of a potential trip to the Super Bowl this season. Sunday’s game could be a playoff preview.