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High praise for T.Y. Hilton

Hilton AP

With the Colts acquiring receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey and hiring an offensive coordinator who may be more inclined to dial up throws to the team’s tight ends, it’s easy to assume that receiver T.Y. Hilton will see a decrease in his production from 2012.

That assumption could be incorrect.

“I think T.Y. Hilton can be really special as a receiver, and I’ve been around a lot of receivers,” said quarterback Matthew Hasselbeck, via quotes distributed by the team.  “He’s a guy I see who could be poised to break out.”

In a recent practice, Hilton scored three touchdowns, including one despite close coverage from cornerback Greg Toler.  More of that could be coming on the field during the games.

Another guy who has been around a lot of receivers — and who is one himself — agrees.

“He’s young but he’s a professional, he’s what you want in a young guy,” receiver Reggie Wayne said.  “He’s in meetings asking questions, writing down notes, making sure he’s on the right page with Andrew [Luck].  He’s doing everything right.  T.Y. is constantly just growing and growing, that’s all you can ask for.”

The guy who runs the show agrees, using a word that typically appears when debating the relative quality of high-end quarterbacks.

“T.Y. is not thinking.  He plays fast,” coach Chuck Pagano said.  “You could see him in the middle and toward the end of last season really take off.  He came in in the offseason and picked up right where he left off.  He’s a talented guy.  He’s going to become an elite guy.”

Not could be or may be or probably will be.  Pagano says Hilton going to be elite.

And that would help the Colts become elite again, too.

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11 Responses to “High praise for T.Y. Hilton”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Aug 8, 2013 8:47 PM

    Constantly growing and growing huh? Did anybody check him for PEDs yet, sorry have to ask nowadays since that’s the branded image.

  2. illiniftw says: Aug 8, 2013 8:54 PM

    Honest question from non rams fan since I never hear his name. Do you say T Y like the letters in his name or shorten it to Tye or something like that? Have seen the name a decent amount recently

  3. kev86 says: Aug 8, 2013 8:55 PM

    Moving him up my board.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 8, 2013 9:13 PM

    More like Paris Hilton.

  5. redrobots44 says: Aug 8, 2013 9:31 PM

    You say T. Y.

  6. hoosiercolts says: Aug 8, 2013 9:44 PM

    It’s Pronounced as two separate letters.

  7. realfootballfan says: Aug 8, 2013 10:20 PM

    Anyone who saw him at FIU knew that he was going to be playing well on Sundays. He picked it up faster than even I expected though.

  8. mitybuc says: Aug 8, 2013 10:23 PM

    Pretty big splash last season.

    Good to see someone staying on the path.

  9. pensman29 says: Aug 8, 2013 10:59 PM

    Well with the class of Reggie Wayne and Andrew luck, I hope it can rub off on Hilton. If pagano means what he says we could see flashbacks to manning Wayne connecting in their primes.

  10. madamz17 says: Aug 8, 2013 11:02 PM

    PED’s? He’s 175 pounds soaking wet. And it’s pronounced Tee-Why.

  11. billhicks666 says: Aug 9, 2013 11:48 AM

    I love this guy, and I hate to say it as a Texans fan. Really hoped Rick Smith was going to draft him to play the slot and return punts, oh well. Hopefully, he’ll do all his damage against everyone but the Texans. Good luck, T.Y.!

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