There are many who view the Bucs 31-9 beatdown of the Chiefs in Super Bowl LV as an embarrassing loss. And with good reason.
Count Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill as one of those people.
“I feel like we was kind of embarrassed on national TV during the biggest game, you know, in the last game of the year,” Hill recently said in an interview with TMZ. “We definitely don’t want to go down that route again. We’ll be back.”
The Bucs were originally on the receiving end of embarrassment after Hill and the Chiefs eviscerated them for seven receptions, 203 yards, and 17 points in the first quarter during their November matchup. Hill’s electrifying first quarter also prompted his “deuces” celebration as he raced by Antoine Winfield Jr. and into the end zone. The Chiefs would go on to win the game, 27-24.
Mahomes to Tyreek Hill for a 75-yard TD. Too easy. ✌️✌️pic.twitter.com/d9H8eyAckl
— NFL Update (@MySportsUpdate) November 29, 2020
But the Bucs -and Winfield Jr. for the matter- both got their revenge against Hill and the Chiefs. And they did it on the game’s biggest stage.
As they say: Life comes at you fast. And it comes in full circle.
“Man, you know what, man, I’ve been grinding my tail off ever since that loss,” Hill said. “I take losing, like, kind of hard. Me being me and my teammates being my teammates, you know Pat (Mahomes), (Travis) Kelce, and the rest of the guys, Tyrann (Mathieu) and Chris (Jones), they want to get back to that stage. I know they’re grinding just as hard as I am.”