The first episode of Tyreek Hill’s podcast shook things up on several topics. On the second episode of Tyreek Hill’s podcast, Hill and his co-host tried to clean things up.
From the start of season 1, episode 2 of It had to be saidHill and Julius Collins complained that “snippets” from the first episode did exactly the buzz they wanted to create.
Free advice to anyone with a podcast. Either you want people to watch and react to what 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 reaction.
That said, some fans apparently went too far.
“I got death threats from every social media — every social media account I own, I got death threats,” Hill said. “Which is ridiculous. What I like, you know?
Hill never said why he liked it. Our guess, based on what he said and how he said it, is that he likes his comments to stir things up and doesn’t take death threats seriously.
Collins specifically complained that some in the media directed a “shut up and play” attitude towards Hill. We didn’t notice this anywhere; “Shut up and play” is the reaction of those who want athletes not to talk about other issues, mainly politics.
That said, it’s normal for the media to criticize Hill for what he says. Doing this is not telling him to “shut up and play”.
He has the right to give his opinion. And those who listen to his opinion have the right to react to his opinion. Isn’t that what Hill and Collins want? Reaction, engagement, interest, etc. ?
It could be that Hill, like 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 criticism.
That’s not what it means to express an opinion. Expressing an opinion – especially a strong opinion that seems ridiculous to the average person (like “Tua is more accurate than Patrick Mahomes“) – screams for the very reaction he felt.
“I took a lot of heat, man,” Hill said of the reaction to the first episode of his podcast. “Fans, analysts, family members. It was crazy. Like, last week was probably the craziest week of my life playing for the Miami Dolphins.
But what did he expect? He said things most people would find grossly incorrect, comparing an all-time great to a quarterback who is still fighting to fulfill his potential, and saying that unproven quarterback throws pass more accurately than the proven quarterback.
Again, Hill has every right to express his opinion. Anyone who listens to his podcast has the right to react to his opinion with his 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 says were meant 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 Kansas City’s offense last season put more pressure on the Dolphins to give him the ball more than the Chiefs in 2021 because he made it clear in episode one that he was not satisfied with the number. of targets and hits he got in 2021.
Collins was introduced in the first episode as Hill’s longtime attorney. If Collins is still representing Hill, Collins should consider whether the directions in which Collins is nudging Hill will lead him to say things that are in Hill’s best interest. Indeed, many of Hill’s more controversial comments in the first episode were prompted by questions from Collins, who knew or should have known what Hill was going to say and how others would potentially react.
The first episode lasted almost an hour. The second episode lasted 25 minutes. It consisted exclusively 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 facing the natural and obvious consequences of saying inflammatory things, Collins the attorney should advise Collins the podcast co-host that it’s time to quit.