Colts Daily Headlines: October 11th Edition
While the normal work week will wrap up this evening, the Colts will be hitting the practice field again tomorrow. Today’s news looks at Andrew Luck making his Monday Night Football debut and the emergence of T.Y. Hilton.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, October 11th.
By: Bob Kravitz, Indy Star
Kravitz’s Friday column looks at what the national audience will see Monday night as the Colts make their prime time debut.
Here is what they will see, besides a young man who has become the ultimate winner in this league, leading the Colts to victories in 15 of his first 21 regular-season games: They will see a player who has distanced himself from his rookie quarterback class, who has moved to the top of the list when compared to Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill and third-year player Colin Kaepernick.
If there was any question over who was the best of all the young guns last year — and RGIII won the Rookie of the Year — there’s no question now. Unless you’re ESPN’s Skip Bayless, who still thinks Tim Tebow is heaven’s gift to quarterbacking.
“There is no young quarterback better than Andrew Luck,” ESPN analyst Cris Carter said this week on “Mike and Mike.”
By: Stephen Holder, Indy Star
Early in the season, the questions came on why T.Y. Hilton wasn’t seeing more offensive snaps.
That notion has certainly changed after Hilton set a career-high with 140 receiving yards last Sunday.
Hilton said a big reason he has been so good — with two 100-yard games in five outings — is because he has gained valuable experience now that he is in his second season.
“The game is slowing down for me,” Hilton said. “And I finally had an offseason with Andrew (Luck).”
But there’s also something else at work here. The Colts’ revamped offense, though less aggressive under first-year coordinator Pep Hamilton than Bruce Arians, appears to be creating some opportunities down the field.
“It’s been a lot more,” Hilton said. “You hit some, you miss some. But right now we’re doing a good job of hitting them when we have a chance. And Trent (Richardson) is doing a great job of setting it up with the play-action pass. We’re sticking with the run and being well-balanced.”