Colts WR T.Y. Hilton trash-talking after taking blame for Week 1 loss is awesome
Colts star TY Hilton says the Vikings ‘better try and stop’ him in Week 2.
Enough has been said about the Indianapolis Colts‘ loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars in Week 1. Everyone’s ready to move on, including one of those responsible for the disappointment.
Colts wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, who dropped two key passes on the team’s final drive as Philip Rivers was taking the offense down the field in an attempt to score a touchdown and tie the game, took the blame for the L when speaking to the media afterwards. Now, he’s already looking ahead to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 2.
Hilton was very candid and held himself accountable in a big way, and now he’s warning the Vikings defense. Bold. We love it.
Here’s what he told Andrew Walker of Colts.com:
"“I watched both of the plays about 70-plus times, just trying to see what I did wrong, what happened. The first one, I caught it, put my two feet down, I turned, ball came out — just fluke stuff. And then the last play, I think I just missed it. I missed it.“I’m looking to bounce back. I’m feeling good, ready to go, ready to bounce back in a major way. So they better try to stop me.”"
Hilton had just four receptions for 53 yards against the Jags, but that was his first game fully healthy in quite some time. He battled injuries in 2018 and 2019, playing in a combined 25 games. Last year, he returned to the team despite being injured in hopes of helping further the playoff push. Though unsuccessful, Hilton showed why he’s a warrior and tremendous teammate.
Right off the bat in 2020, he’s putting the burden of a colossal loss on his shoulders and is immediately calling out the defense of the team the Colts are about to face in Week 2.
That kind of mental edge is what Indy needs to shake off the stink from Week 1.