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Insider Only Takeaways: Tomlin on the “awesome guy” Tyreek Hill, AB threatening a reporter, James Washington & More

Key Takeaways from Tuesday Tomlin

— Tomlin raved and raved about Chiefs WR Tyreek Hill and understandably so.

“He’s just a talented player, one that has to be minimized because every time the ball snaps he’s capable of running through the end zone,” Tomlin said. “That’s reflective of not only his speed but his talent, and I think vision is an element of that. He’s a great open-grass football player.”

With a quarterback now in Patrick Maholmes who can make any throw and gets the ball out so much quicker, Hill becomes that much more dangerous to defend.

Where Tomlin dropped the ball, though, when discussing Hill was calling him an “awesome guy” after being around Hill for a week at the pro bowl.

Guess Hill beating a woman must have slipped Tomlin’s mind.

— Tomlin dropped the ball too on Tuesday when asked by Jacob Klinger of Penn Live about Antonio Brown threatening to break a reporters jaw on social media.

Tomlin doesn’t care…..

“Guys don’t ask me about social media things. You know, we could talk all day about things that are online or on the internet or on social media. I just choose to stay away from it because it’s a waste of my time. There’s very little accountability, there’s very little journalistic integrity, ect. Guys say things they don’t mean.”

Tomlin gives vague answers on James Washington

“He’s just got to keep working,” Tomlin said. “He’s a young guy. He’s made some plays in preseason football. He’s made some plays in a training-camp setting. He played some on Sunday. That will continue. It’s just the natural maturation process or development that all players go through. “What happened with him Sunday is no reflection of the trajectory of his career, whether it was positive or negative. I think it’s important that young guys just wipe the slate clean and clock in and work each and every day and don’t overanalyze the here and now because the reality is, in the big scheme of things, he’s been here a very short period of time. I know it seems like he’s been here for a long time for him. He just needs to keep coming to work, as do all the others.”

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