What a needless shot fired.
Tyreek Hill, the Dolphins wide receiver, found himself in a back-and-forth exchange with former NFL Pro Bowl Safety Donte Whitner after Whitner made a critical comment about Cowboys quarterback Dak Prescott following the 49ers’ loss on Sunday Night Football, stating, “Sucks.”
Hill, seemingly perturbed by the criticism coming from retired athletes turned media figures, posted, “What’s up with the old heads ?,” drawing attention to the trend of former players openly critiquing current ones in the media. This trend includes instances like Rodney Harrison branding Jets quarterback Zach Wilson as “Garbage” after the Week 4 game against the Chiefs.
Whitner initially fired back at Hill, asserting, “You’re fast but you’re lucky…. I’d have killed you on that field…. Mind your business homie..” However, he later deleted that comment and replaced it with a slightly less confrontational one, saying, “Ol head? You’ll be here one day… I said what I said homie.”
Hill didn’t let the exchange end there, playfully questioning Whitner’s decision to delete his initial comment with a couple of laughing emojis and emphasizing his commitment to supporting NFL players: “Why did you delete your comment ??? And I promise I won’t hate on any NFL player. I stand on principle ?.”
In the end, Whitner seemed willing to move past the exchange, adopting a more measured tone: “Hate? If the man sucks, he sucks… You wouldn’t be happy with Dak as your quarterback. God bless and stay healthy.”
It appears that current NFL players and former NFL players will continue to clash when they perceive the media being too harsh on other current players. Can’t we all just get along?