I didn't say the receivers were open, and I didn't say Hilton played a perfect game. I'm saying that the OL got their butts kicked, and there's nowhere to shift that blame.
Let's talk about Hilton, the receivers, the play calling, the QB holding the ball, etc., in a different conversation. Let's not use those other topics to try to shield the OL from the criticism they rightfully deserve.
And yes, for the nth time, Hilton shouldn't have said what he said, when he said it. Yet, it was true and obvious, and it's what everyone else was saying.
I totally disagree with any comments about Hilton's ego, or getting rid of him because he said something he shouldn't have said. I honestly think that's just ridiculous. Someone likely corrected Hilton, and he publicly apologized today, which is the right thing to do after making a mistake. But it's just that, a mistake, not a reason to get rid of him.
Such a snap reaction to a player saying something a little out of line, in the middle of a frustrating season, right after a very frustrating and disappointing game. There's such a double standard from fans and the media on this stuff. Pagano gets killed for not giving sincere answers in pressers, then Hilton says exactly what he's feeling, and he gets murdered for it (people are talking more about Hilton's comment than they are about the god-awful OL play, which is dumb). If players and coaches don't say the exact right thing from the right paragraph of the 'acceptable media response chart,' they get treated like villains. Then out of the other side of your mouths, you decry political correctness. It's nonsense.
It's especially nonsense in Hilton's case. He's been a model citizen his entire time here, and he's a top 10-15 player at his position.