Tyreek Hill on Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa's concussion: 'Life is so precious'

MIAMI GARDENS — Tyreek Hill has been enjoying a nice first season with the Miami Dolphins and through four games, he leads the league with 477 receiving yards.

Hill spoke to the media Monday afternoon and said that he is blessed to be in head coach Mike McDaniel’s scheme. Besides Hill’s elite play-making ability, there seemed to have been a strong connection between himself and quarterback Tua Tagovailoa that has led to this early success.

However, Tagovailoa's concussion issues have clouded things. While there isn’t a timetable for his return, Hill said that he is in good hands.

“For real, I don’t think there’s ever a moment when Tua is down. I just saw him in the locker room a moment ago and he’s smiling from ear to ear,” Hill said. “We want Tua on the field but we also understand the magnitude of this situation. His health moving forward is very important to all of us because life is so precious.”

Bengals safety Jessie Bates III (30) wraps up Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a catch.
Bengals safety Jessie Bates III (30) wraps up Dolphins wide receiver Tyreek Hill after a catch.

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Hill will be receiving passes from backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who played all of last Thursday night’s second half. The veteran finished with 193 passing yards, a touchdown and an interception.

Out of Hill’s 10 catches for 160 yards vs. the Bengals, Bridgewater was the quarterback for six receptions and 109 yards.

Hill said the offense is in good hands under Bridgewater, who is in his eighth season.

“Obviously it’s going to be a different change of pace because every quarterback has a different playing style,” Hill said. “But for me, I’m just going to go out there and do what I’ve been doing on every team I’ve been on, which is playing hard, giving 110 (percent) effort and doing what I’ve got to do to help this team win games.”

Hill said that Bridgewater understands his playing style and that they are on the same page most of the time, which he credited to the big 64-yard reception last Thursday.

When it comes to the offense though the first four games, Hill pointed out that it's a new scheme for everybody and how even with the success, the team is not fully gelled.

“I think there are improvements in every game for everyone. Moving forward, I just want us to keep the mindset of just wanting to get better,” Hill said. “I feel like if we begin to get comfortable with who we are as an offense, then that’s when bad things begin to happen and teams begin to figure us out.”

This article originally appeared on Palm Beach Post: Tyreek Hill on Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa concussion