Colin Cowherd responds to Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill calling him a ‘thug’

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Colin Cowherd responded to viral comments that Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill made about him on X (formerly known as Twitter).

Hill called Cowherd a thug after the latter pointed out the fact that the Dolphins have won just one playoff game over the past 23 seasons.

“Yesterday — this was hurtful — Tyreek Hill of the Dolphins called me on Twitter,” Cowherd said. “Well, formerly Twitter. It’s now called X. I don’t go to it much anymore. He called me a thug. That’s a first. I’ve been called a lot of names, never been called that. I don’t really respond to people who respond to my opinions. I tend to think they attack the messenger ’cause my message hit a little too close to home.”

The Dolphins and Hill won their most recent game against the Dallas Cowboys on Christmas Eve. The 29-year-old wide receiver starred for Miami, as he racked up 99 receiving yards on nine receptions in a game the Dolphins went on to win by a final score of 22-20.

Hill was a major beneficiary of Tua Tagovailoa’s impressive performance against the Cowboys. The quarterback threw for 293 yards and one touchdown compared to zero interceptions. Plus, he completed 24 of his 37 passing attempts.

At 11-4, the Dolphins own the top record in the AFC East, as the Buffalo Bills own the second-best record in the division at 9-6. The Bills are riding a three-game winning streak at the moment, with their wins coming against the Kansas City Chiefs, Cowboys and Los Angeles Chargers.

With two games remaining on their 2023 regular-season schedule, the Dolphins seem like a team with a prime chance at winning at least one playoff game.

After all, Miami has had one of the more dynamic offenses in the entire NFL this season. The Dolphins are leading the league in total passing yards and receiving yards. Plus, the team is first in total touchdowns with 57.

Hill and the Dolphins will aim for their third win in a row when they take on the Baltimore Ravens on the road on Dec. 31. The Ravens own the top record in the AFC at 12-3 and are winners of their last five games.

Here’s to hoping that the Dolphins will be able to exorcise their playoff demons and make a deep run, if for no other reason than to make Cowherd eat his words.

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Jesse is a 23-year-old sports journalist. He has experience covering football at the high-school and professional levels.