Similar to the rest of the NFL, the Pittsburgh Steelers may need to go outside the box in terms of game planning if they want to slow down Miami Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill. Teryl Austin, the defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers, discussed how the team had been preparing for Hill’s supernatural speed. The DC acknowledged that it had not been simple. Austin joked with the media that the Steelers should put their players in automobiles or motorbikes to mimic the lightning speed Hill possesses, per Mike DeFabo.
Steelers defensive coordinator Teryl Austin on how to replicate Tyreek Hill’s speed at practice: “We can put our guys on a car or a motorcycle.”
— Mike DeFabo (@MikeDeFabo) October 20, 2022
Austin’s reaction contained some humour, but there was also some truth to it. Any defensive coordinator’s game preparing for Tyreek Hill is nothing short of a problem. The Dolphins will undoubtedly want to take advantage of the mismatches he generates in the secondary as a result of his incredible speed, quickness, and athleticism, which make him nearly tough to defend.
Because Hill is the only player on most rosters who can compete with him in terms of speed, it will be extra harder for teams to prepare for what he will bring on Sunday.
Hill has 50 receptions for 701 yards through his first six games of this season, his first with the Dolphins. He’s already had three games this year with 160 or more receiving yards and two touchdowns. While he has dominated in the majority of games this season, he has also had some poor performances. When it comes to slowing down Hill, the Steelers will want to take a cue from the Bills and Jets, as both AFC East teams were able to hold the quick wideout under 50 yards.
Austin is aware of how challenging a matchup Hill will be for the Steelers, and the team will make every effort in the week before the clash in Week 7 to find a way to slow him down.
The original version of this article, “We can put our guys on a car” by Teryl Austin, was published on ClutchPoints.