Miami Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill bizarrely claims he uses Madden to scout his opponents instead of studying film
- Tyreek Hill admitted he uses the video game to look up his rivals’ ratings
- Hill recorded career-highs in two separate receiving categories last season
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Miami Dolphins All-Pro wide receiver Tyreek Hill made a bizarre admission on Thursday when he told reporters that rather than spending time watching film like most players, he prefers to use Madden to scout his opposition.
‘I feel like Madden has a good tell of how good players are. So, I just play Madden the night before and I just go look at all their ratings,’ Hill said.
‘So let’s just say for instance they have Steve Nelson and Derek Stingley over there, two phenomenal players by the way.
‘I just go to the EA rosters, then I scroll down and see what their awareness is, their speed and their strength, and that’s how I get a good tell on them.’
Hill likely referenced Nelson and Stingley due to the fact Miami is set to play Houston on Saturday in their second preseason game.
Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill shockingly said he uses Madden to scout opponents
Hill is coming off an amazing season that saw him record career highs in receptions and yards
He referred to Derek Stingley Jr. (L) and Steve Nelson (R) ahead of their preseason clash
Although Hill’s supposed scouting strategy is anything but traditional, it seemingly worked wonders for him last season.
After setting the NFL ablaze for six years with the Kansas City Chiefs, where he caught 479 passes for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns, he arguably had the best season of his career last year in Miami.
Hill recorded career-highs with 119 receptions and 1,710 yards, to go along with seven touchdowns.
The 29-year-old seven-time Pro Bowler has recorded at least 1,000 yards in five of his seven seasons in the NFL.
Miami will surely be hoping that Hill can continue to producing at a similar rate in order to create an offensive tandem with fellow rapid WR Jaylen Waddle and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa that will send the team on a deep run into the postseason.