Tyreek Hill is good sport about L'Jarius Sneed's dominance

Give Hill credit for being such a good sport about the reaction to Sneed's play.

AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs
AFC Wild Card Playoffs - Miami Dolphins v Kansas City Chiefs / Jamie Squire/GettyImages
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A loss is tough for anyone to take in the National Football League, and a game lost in primetime hurts even worse. Multiply that by the hopes of finally reaching the postseason only to go one-and-done and the Miami Dolphins, you can be sure, are nursing a lot of hurt after the Wild Card weekend.

Then there's the pain of being Tyreek Hill right now.

Give Hill credit for being such a good sport about the reaction to Sneed's play.

Hill has a few more layers of frustration at work than the typical Dolphins player. He's a world-class athlete who is moving mountains to make sure his team is as successful as possible and just finished one of the single most productive seasons for a wide receiver in NFL history.

Beyond that, Hill was a central focus well before the game was even played for his homecoming at Arrowhead, the first time that Hill was going to be able to play in front of the crowd that cheered him on for six Pro Bowl seasons (and one Super Bowl run) when he was a member of the Chiefs' roster. Not only did Hill lose in such a meaningful game but the Dolphins were dominated, and now he has to watch his former team move on (yet again).

Yet privately there's even another angle to this in that one of the last images of the game, a replayed highlight over and over again, is that of Hill being manhandled by Kansas City Chiefs cornerbacks L'Jarius Sneed and Trent McDuffie.

To be clear, Hill had his own shining moment early for the Dolphins when he scored their only touchdown of the game on a play that highlighted his speed and ball-tracking ability. That play was against McDuffie, so Hill was clearly not without his own personal victories. That said, Hill was limited to only three catches and was completely blanketed after that touchdown catch.

Check out this play from Sneed, the primary player credited with shutting down Hill on Saturday.

This sort of thing was happening all game long.

And don't think McDuffie was going to be left out of the big plays against such a high-profile target.

The ongoing talk after the game has been about the Chiefs' defensive dominance and specifically how Sneed was snubbed for every All-Star sort of honor that the NFL has—whether All-Pro or Pro Bowl. And even though he's on the wrong end of these highlights, Hill has been a great sport about it all and gave Sneed credit on Twitter on Monday with a hilarious post.

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