Quotable Monday: Game slowing down for Hilton


It is no secret that Indianapolis Colts receiver T.Y. Hilton has emerged as one of the best young receivers in the NFL.

Entering his third season, Hilton hopes to add to his success that has led to 132 receptions for 1,944 yards and 12 touchdowns.

Hilton told reporters last week that the game is starting to slow down for him, something opposing teams will not like to hear from the already explosive receiver.

“I feel good, healthy.  I know the plays, so that’s allowed me to go fast, pretty much know all the positions, so it’s slowing down for me, real slow.”

Hilton stepped up last season when Reggie Wayne tore his ACL, forcing him to become the number 1 receiver for Andrew Luck.

During the first two weeks of OTAs( something he missed his rookie season with a groin injury) he has impressed coaches and media member with a big handful of plays.

With Reggie Wayne coming off a major injury for the first time in his career, it is imperative that Hilton take another step forward in his career.

Since his time in the league(2012), only AJ Green (7) and Adrian Peterson (6) have more touchdowns for over 50 yards than Hilton(5). That includes a 75 yard punt return for a touchdown during his rookie season. Hilton has already put his name on the  Colts record book during his two short years with team, five 100 yard game (rookie season record), 17.2 yards per catch (3rd best by a Colts rookie),

Hilton went on to say about opposing defenses planning from him and making adjustments when covering him  “I know what to expect now, I don’t know about the DBs, but I know what to expect from them.  They probably don’t know what they’re going to get (from me). I’m just able to play my game.”

So gear up Colts fans, it looks like Hilton will continue to be a nightmare matchup for AFC South defenses, and the rest of the league as well.

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