I'm almost at a loss of words here for Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill. After watching a video of him mic'd up and reacting to Vontaze Burfict's penalty that gave the game to the Pittsburgh Steelers, I was honestly nearly in tears at the pure pain he was going through.
If any of you have played any sport at any level, you likely know the feeling of seeing a victory turn sour and go to defeat. Knowing the Jeremy Hill just minutes before had fumbled away the football to give the Pittsburgh Steelers their chance at snatching victory away makes this all the more painful. Just check it out and feel the pain in the man's voice.
Look, I know the Bengals are a divisional rival and I know that not a lot of them have been very kind here on our own site at any point in the last few seasons. But the passion that goes into making a career in professional football puts athletes like Jeremy Hill in a ridiculously small class of people. A close game, a terrible fumble, a ridiculous penalty are all felt as Jeremy Hill runs around screaming "NO" repeatedly. You can tell how much he wanted to win the game and how much he wanted to not be the guy to let his team and city down.
You can watch the full seven-minute long mic'd up by the NFL here.