Game recognizes game.
There’s no stopping Hill on the field completely. He’s a freak of nature that will always find ways to get open and make plays. But Gonzalez did limit him to some degree and force Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to look to other receivers in some instances.
One of the highlights of the game was Gonzalez running underneath a route to high-point an interception on a throw aimed at Hill that came up a bit short.
“I was able to go against their rookie. He’s real good,” Hill said on an episode of the “It Needed To Be Said” podcast, via the Vocal Podcast Network. “Very lengthy corner, had some real good technique and speed about him. So they’ve got some real good pieces over there in New England, man. So shout out to New England.”
Dolphins WR Tyreek Hill on #Patriots CB Christian Gonzalez:
“I was able to go against the rookie, he’s real good. Very lengthy corner, had some real good technique and speed about him.”pic.twitter.com/4ufU247CD1
— Evan Lazar (@ezlazar) September 20, 2023
Hill won’t have to wait long to see Gonzalez again with the Patriots and Dolphins slated for a Week 8 meeting in Miami. Gonzalez is only getting started, and it’s crazy to think he could elicit such praise from one of the best receivers in the NFL after only his second game.
The next version of Gonzalez that Hill sees could be significantly better than the one from Week 2.