The Miami Dolphins concluded their season on a subdued note, as Mike McDaniel’s offense managed a season-low seven points in a three-score loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
The Dolphins’ only touchdown materialized on a 53-yard go route to Tyreek Hill. However, on their other 58 snaps, they struggled, averaging a modest 3.6 yards per play. Despite their mantra of “adversity is opportunity,” the Dolphins failed to capitalize on those opportunities against the more physical Chiefs, unable to mount a counter.
Their impressive accomplishments in the season’s initial 13 weeks were overshadowed by a 2-4 finish, with the Dolphins averaging a mere 15.5 points in their final four games, all against playoff teams.
Tyreek Hill, a standout wide receiver for the Dolphins, expressed his perspective on the team’s potential for success with their current core. While acknowledging the challenges presented by factors like the salary cap and players seeking higher pay, Hill believes that if the team regroups, they have the right mix to contend for a championship.
“It felt amazing. It’s where it all started for me,” Hill said, “so obviously I felt some type of way. It was definitely fun being part of this game. The cold wasn’t fun, but stepping back on this field, being on the other side, seeing how things were — I had fun.”
Reflecting on the game and the season, Hill emphasized the need to learn from the experience and carry the lessons into the future. Despite the disappointment of a first-round exit, he conveyed the team’s determination to improve and meet the high expectations they set for themselves.
In a lighter moment, Hill jokingly addressed the impact of the cold weather on his lips, stating, “I know we lost, but ain’t no way a mf let me walk outside with my lips this ashy.”
Win or lose, Tyreek Hill remains one of the most captivating players in the NFL.