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Dolphins' Hill: McDaniel called me out during wild-card loss

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Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel didn't give star receiver Tyreek Hill any preferential treatment during the team's wild-card-round game against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Pro Bowl receiver says he was called out in front of the team following a play in which he was manhandled by Chiefs cornerback L'Jarius Sneed and knocked to the ground.

"He called me out," Hill said on a recent appearance on the "Million Dollaz Worth of Game" podcast. "He like, 'Reek, bro, you're supposed to be the f---ing best player in the f---ing league and you got this guy putting hands all over you like that. Man, we pay you all this money for what?' And for me, I love shit like that, because I'm gonna take that shit to heart and I'm gonna get better from it."

Although Hill was taken to task in front of the entire team, the star wideout appreciated the accountability.

"If he's not saying nothing, the other guys in the locker room, they're gonna look at it as, 'Oh, if Reek can do it, I can do it,' and that's not getting the team better," Hill said. "I need everyone to get better."

Hill finished the game with five catches on eight targets for 62 yards and scored the Dolphins' lone touchdown in the 26-7 loss.

Hill signed a four-year, $120-million extension shortly after he was acquired by the Dolphins in a blockbuster trade with the Chiefs. He surpassed 1,700 yards in each of his two seasons since joining Miami.

The 30-year-old was among Miami's top playmakers throughout the 2023 season. While he didn't reach his goal of surpassing 2,000 yards receiving, he still led the league in with 1,799 yards and 13 TDs.

Hill said that he still wants to eclipse 2,000 yards next season but would like to win the Super Bowl as well.

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