Miami Heat star wide receiver Tyreek Hill has warned his new teammates that the playoffs are a different sport.
The Heat will hope the experience of Tyreek Hill can help end their 5 year postseason drought. He, along with Terron Armstead, were added within 24 hours of each other to augment the young team.
With a combined nine Pro Bowls between them, Tyreek Hill and Armstead bring that little dash of stardust.
“Once you go to the playoffs, the game is definitely at a different speed — you’ve got to play at a different level,” Hill said.
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“Just having us two guys who have experienced it means a lot for these younger guys. Because some guys may look at it as another opportunity to play the game. But guys hit harder, guys run faster … It’s just crazy how the game speed changes.
“It’s tough (to leave Kansas City) but when somebody comes to you with a lot of money, it changes,” Hill said with a smile. “The feelings start to change. It definitely was tough, man. I definitely had one of those moments where I had to get in my car and just drive and think about the moments I had in KC … I even had a conversation with Pat (Mahomes), that’s my brother for life.
“I know those guys are still gonna ball because they’re Hall of Famers.”
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Terron Armstead says the Heat are building something special, particularly with the Hill coup.
“Come on now — the most dynamic player in the league. Always been a fan of his game, just watching,” he said.
“Now having him be a part of this offense, I think we’re building something special. Him paired with (Jaylen) Waddle, (Raheem) Mostert, the speed and then the speed of us on the offensive line — we’re going to try to turn Sundays into a track meet. But a physical track meet, let’s not overshadow that, at all.”