Tyreek Hill in the Miami Offense

Casey Sully

Tyreek Hill is a Miami Dolphin and Mike McDaniel has quite the toolchest to tap into. Hill is a field-stretcher, but he’s also incredibly twitchy in small areas and the Chiefs used him a lot on RPOs. The Shanahan-style offense doesn’t lean into the RPO world very hard, though. The LaFleur and McVay trees do, however. Throw in the fact that Tua is incredibly accurate underneath and thrived in an RPO system at Alabama, and we can start to project what the offense may look like in year one of the McDaniel era.

Tyreek Hill pulls five defenders on the RPO

Get your guys the ball in space — that has to be the name of the game for the Dolphins. With the speed they have in Jaylen Waddle and now Tyreek Hill, that doesn’t mean Miami has to go deep all the time. Their speed can also stress the sidelines and help to open up the run game. Of course, there will be deep shots too. The vertical threat from two speedy receivers will force defenses to choose how to cover. One of either Waddle or Hill should see single coverage. If teams decide to cover them with two-safety shells, that leaves space underneath for Mike Gesicki who is turning into more of a big slot mismatch than a true in-line tight end.

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Hill has the speed to stress the edges of the defense

The Dolphins offense certainly has the tools to make defenses pay now. The missing piece is a more complete offensive line. However, if they use their players correctly, they can alleviate a lot of the pressure on the line. RPOs and outside threats can create advantageous numbers in the box. Hill might get the highlight catches and big plays, but he will also help out the run game tremendously. Miami has the tools to go toe-to-toe with the Bills in the AFC East and their window for competing is wide open.

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