Tyreek Hill’s unconventional preparation for NFL games has gained attention this week.
The star receiver for the Miami Dolphins revealed that instead of watching film, he plays the Madden NFL video game to check the ratings and skills of the cornerbacks he will be facing.
Hill believes that Madden provides a good indication of a player’s abilities and uses their awareness, speed, and strength ratings to assess them.
“I feel like Madden has a good tell of how good players are,” Hill said regarding the iconic video game. “I just play Madden the night before and I go look at all their ratings. Let’s say, for instance, they have Steven Nelson and Derek Stingley Jr. [of the Texans] over there. Two phenomenal players by the way. I just get on Madden, I go to the EA rosters and then I scroll down to see what their awareness is, their speed is and their strength and that’s how I get a good tell on them.”
Tyreek Hill says he doesn't watch film. Instead, he plays Madden the night before a game to check the ratings of the cornerbacks he'll be facing.
“I see their awareness, speed and strength – and that’s how I get a good tell on them.”
— Ari Meirov (@MySportsUpdate) August 18, 2023
He finds this method effective and has no plans to change his approach in the upcoming season.
Despite skepticism from some fans and analysts, Hill’s on-field performance speaks for itself, with numerous accolades and a Super Bowl ring under his belt.
The amount of people that don’t realize he’s joking here… https://t.co/B0hDWNNp6Y
— NFL Philosophy (@NFLosophy) August 18, 2023
After a successful debut season with the Dolphins, where he amassed over 1,700 yards and seven touchdowns, Hill’s unique preparation method seems to be working for him.
Remember, if it’s in the game, it’s in the game.
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