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T.Y. Hilton on Luck: “We can’t be stopped”

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If there’s a candidate for regression-to-the-mean in the NFL, the Colts are a reasonable pick, considering their nine-win jump last season.

But for wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, there’s a confidence that they not only won’t sink, but could get better thanks to quarterback Andrew Luck.

“Yeah, we’re all comfortable,” Hilton said, via Mike Garafolo of FOX Sports. “This is year two, so the game is really slowing down for everybody that was a rookie last year. That actually helps us out.

“But when Luck is throwing the ball the way he’s throwing it, we can’t be stopped.”

There are reasons to think the Colts could improve. They spent money and added bodies to fix an offensive line that didn’t give Luck much of a chance last year. And by bringing in running back Ahmad Bradshaw, they gave him a solid rushing complement as well as a good pass protector.

“The sky’s the limit. This offense, we’ve got so many playmakers,” Bradshaw said. “And with him throwing the ball and coordinating the offense, there’s no telling where we can go with this.”

Of course, there are issues to consider, including the uncertain condition of tight end Coby Fleener. But Luck’s maturity, and his connection with coordinator Pep Hamilton (who called his plays in college) will provide a certain floor for the Colts in coming years.

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22 Responses to “T.Y. Hilton on Luck: “We can’t be stopped””
  1. truthfactory says: Aug 19, 2013 8:11 AM

    Luck looked good, but the stat line can be deceiving. One of his TD’s was a BAD pass that should have been an easy INT that turned into a fluke TD instead.

    Those bad throws are what held him back a little last year as he had 18 INT’s. He’s gotta learn to protect the ball better than he did last year. Once he does that, he’s gonna be special…

  2. andrewluck12 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:16 AM

    13-3

  3. jlmd17 says: Aug 19, 2013 8:19 AM

    Cue the Bob Griffen supporters saying they still rather have the perpetually hurt guy with the mask standing on the sidelines.

  4. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 8:30 AM

    The Colts don’t deserve luck.

  5. aaroncurryisbust says: Aug 19, 2013 8:30 AM

    The Colts don’t deserve luck.

  6. jimfix says: Aug 19, 2013 8:32 AM

    I don’t know why everyone in the media is all over Coby Fleener. He isn’t #1 on the depth chart, he wasn’t even the best rookie Tight End on the Colts last year. You should try googling Dwayne Allen.

  7. fishfiletkray says: Aug 19, 2013 8:50 AM

    It’s a great era to be a football junkie.

  8. 49erstim says: Aug 19, 2013 8:56 AM

    Easy with that, big guy. While I like what the Colts did last year and I think they’re talented. ..they can indeed “be stopped”. Like everybody else I’m sure I marveled atWWayne’s TD grab. I love those deflected catch TDs! However, that ball was SEVERELY underthrown. So underthrown that the DB had to go down to get it and we found out why he doesn’t play WR. lol….. Alternately, that pass to Mr Hilton was a thing of pure beauty.

  9. kepdogg23 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:28 AM

    Definitely made some great throws last night. However, the interception that ended up being a Wayne TD concerns me. Can’t make throws like that on the road and expect to win a ton of road games.

  10. stunzeed5 says: Aug 19, 2013 9:56 AM

    Like 99% of NFL players, TY wishes RG3 was his QB, but Luck is a decent consolation prize!

  11. ialwayswantedtobeabanker says: Aug 19, 2013 10:18 AM

    I love Luck – he is the real deal, but truthfactory nailed it. One of his TD passes against the NYG was an atrocious throw that, against all odds and in spite of the poor throw, resulted in a TD pass.

  12. purpleguy says: Aug 19, 2013 10:37 AM

    Didn’t look even close to unstoppable last night. They don’t have the cakewalk schedule this year.

  13. taosravenfan says: Aug 19, 2013 10:48 AM

    What will kill this team is their idiot of an owner. The apple does not fall far from the tree

  14. clownsfan says: Aug 19, 2013 10:50 AM

    They are a .500 team at best.

  15. si1m says: Aug 19, 2013 10:51 AM

    what he didn’t add: “We Cant be Stopped!! – as long as we play the easiest schedule in the league against bottom feeders, in one of the worst divisions, and win 9 of our 11 games by less than one score and have a ton of dropped INTs on a QB who still threw 18. And as long as we don’t have to score TDs in the playoffs to win!”

  16. jacksonjames4 says: Aug 19, 2013 11:23 AM

    The bills didn’t think so last week

  17. 12444uggg says: Aug 19, 2013 12:29 PM

    T.Y is going to be a household by the end of the season.

  18. peytonsneck18 says: Aug 19, 2013 2:00 PM

    Luck was underpressure on that throw, thats why is was under thrown, and hey skins fans, how is IRG3 playing these days????

  19. boyshole25 says: Aug 19, 2013 2:43 PM

    Luck rg3 and Wilson. Are all great and have different strengths no need to hate

  20. ejphenom says: Aug 19, 2013 3:27 PM

    Andrew luck got a lot of luck with that pass. All jokes aside though he knew the pressure was coming and didn’t follow through. It was more of a bad decision than bad accuracy because Luck has great accuracy. But this Colts team is a talented bunch. I definitely see them repeating a double digit win season.

  21. sylar1888 says: Aug 20, 2013 7:59 AM

    I’m not sure where some of you get your logic. First of all, Andrew Luck came from a West Coast offense in collage. When he played for Bruce last year he was asked to hold onto the ball much longer to fit the down the field attacking style of Bruce’s offense. Yeah he threw 18 picks. But behind a horrible line and in a unfamiliar offense with four starting rookies. He also had 627 pass attempts so 18 picks isn’t the end of the World when he’s throwing more than 20 yards every other play.

    He came into an rebuilding team with new a head coach, new offense and defensive coordinators, 36 new guys on the roster and a ton of injuries during the season and had to work with guys that were signed off the street. Remember, the Colts had 40 million in dead cap space money they couldn’t spend last year to help him out. I was shocked they didn’t finish 5-11 with all those holes to fill.

    I wish Andrew Luck came into the situations that RG3 or Russel Wilson had. Use common sense and have all the facts before posting unintelligent comments that make all you haters sound nothing short of ridiculous. All three are great players but Andrew had many more obstacles to hurdle last year and did a great job doing just that.

  22. obmig says: Aug 21, 2013 4:45 PM

    They don’t have to be stopped, that’s the beauty in all those turnovers by the franchise player.

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