4 big takeaways from report day of Colts training camp
3. TY Hilton may still return to Colts
It’s fair to say that many fans were starting to give up hope that franchise legend, TY Hilton, would play another snap with Indianapolis. It’s pretty deep in the offseason and he hasn’t signed with the team, so everyone was preparing to officially move on.
However, general manager, Chris Ballard, showed up and threw some gasoline on the dying fire. In his conversation with the media, Ballard made clear that while Indy didn’t have any discussions about adding Julio Jones, the team has maintained dialogue with Hilton and a return remains a possibility. So fans must continue to keep hope alive and see where Hilton lands for his 11th season.
2. Kwity Paye sporting new look that could help his play
When second-year defensive end, Kwity Paye, arrived, everyone quickly noticed that he was wearing glasses, something that wasn’t the case during his rookie season. When asked about them, Paye revealed that he had a lot of trouble seeing out of his left eye in the past.
The problem has been addressed and part of the solution is Paye wearing glasses and contacts now, including when he’s on the field. While this may seem like something to just file away under lifestyle changes, quality eyesight is pretty critical for a defensive lineman.
Having obstructed view out of his left eye likely gave him serious issues when lining up on the left side of the field. Defensive linemen are coached to react to movement, specifically the snap of the ball. If Paye was struggling to see the ball, his get-off probably wasn’t as fast as it could’ve been.
Paye’s improved vision, along with the rest of his development, should help him have the breakout season that everyone is predicting he will.