Tyreek Hill claims to have received death threats for his confrontation between Tua Tagovailoa and Patrick Mahomes

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The first episode of the Tyreek Hill podcast lit things up on multiple topics. In the second episode of the Tyreek Hill podcast, Hill and her co-host tried to clean things up.

Straight out of the gates in season one, episode two of It needed to be saidHill and Julius Collins complained about the “snippets” of episode one that did exactly the fuss they wanted to create.

Free advice to anyone with a podcast. Either you want people to watch and react to the things you say, or you don’t. But you can’t choose how people react. And the things that were said in the first episode of Hill’s podcast invited and encouraged the reaction.

That said, some fans have apparently gone too far.

“I have received death threats from all social media, every social media account that I have, I have received death threats,” Hill said. “Which is ridiculous. What I like, you know? “

Hill never said why she loves it. Our guess, based on what he said and how he said it, is that he likes the fact that his comments stirred things up and that he doesn’t take death threats seriously.

Collins specifically complained that some media have directed a “shut up and play” attitude towards Hill. We didn’t notice it anywhere; “Shut up and play” is the reaction of those who want athletes not to talk about other issues, primarily politics.

That said, it’s fair for the media to criticize Hill for what he says. To do this does not mean telling him to “shut up and play”.

He has the right to express his opinion. And whoever listens to his opinion has the right to react to his opinion. Isn’t that what Hill and Collins want? Reaction, involvement, interest, etc.?

It could be that Hill, like so many other athletes and celebrities, wants to be able to give his opinion and that no one criticizes his opinion, even if his opinion deserves to be criticized.

This is not what it means to express an opinion. Expressing an opinion – particularly a strong opinion that seems ridiculous to the average person (like “Yours is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes”) – yells at the same reaction she experienced.

“I got a lot of heat, man,” Hill said of the reaction to the first episode of his podcast. “From the fans, from analysts, from family members. He was crazy. For example, last week was probably the craziest week of my life playing for the Miami Dolphins. “

But what did he expect? He said things that most people would find grossly wrong, comparing an all-time great quarterback to a quarterback who is still struggling to reach his potential and saying that untried quarterback shots pass more accurately than tried quarterbacks. .

Again, Hill has every right to express his opinion. Anyone who listens to her podcast has the right to react to her opinion with their own opinion. If Hill and Collins don’t like it or don’t understand it, they shouldn’t do a podcast.

Yes, Hill’s comments (which he said were intended to give Tua more confidence) will only serve to put more pressure on Tua to live up to Hill’s praise. Yes, Hill’s comments about his role in the Kansas City bout last season put more pressure on the Dolphins to get him to take the ball more than the Chiefs did in 2021, because in episode one he made it clear that he wasn’t. happy with the number of goals and touches he achieved in 2021.

Collins was introduced in the first episode as Hill’s longtime attorney. If Collins still represents Hill, Collins should wonder if the directions Collins pushes Hill in will lead him to say things that are in Hill’s best interest. In fact, many of the more controversial comments Hill made in the first episode were prompted by questions from Collins, that he knew or should have known what Hill would say and how others would potentially react.

The first episode lasted almost an hour. The second episode lasted 25 minutes. It consisted solely of reacting to the reaction to the first episode. If the third episode will consist of the reaction to the reaction to the second episode, there may not be a fourth.

And, frankly, if Hill and Collins want to be able to say inflammatory things without addressing the natural and obvious consequences of saying inflammatory things, Collins the attorney should warn Collins, the co-host of the podcast, that it’s time to shut it down.

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