Indianapolis, IN- If the Indianapolis Colts played the Miami Dolphins every week, receiver T.Y. Hilton would break many NFL records. Last year as a rookie, Hilton had 102 yards on six receptions and a touchdown.
After a disappointing game against the Oakland Raiders in Week 1, where Hilton only had three receptions for 20 yards, Colts fans were pleading with new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton to get Hilton more involved in the offense.
Hamilton made sure to do just that in today’s game with Miami, as Hilton had a career-high 124 yards on six receptions. His most memorable was a nice 47-yard grab over Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes leading into the two minute warning in the first half. Hilton, who only stands at 5-foot-9, just out jumped Grimes for the ball on a deep heave, which lead to a score.
The second-year receiver had all 124 of his yards in the first half.
If Indianapolis can get this type of production out of Hilton every game, they will have a new two-headed receiving monster with him and Reggie Wayne. It’s very reminiscent of the Wayne and Marvin Harrison days in the early 2000′s.
The Dolphins are going to have nightmares of Hilton, as he now has 226 yards on 12 receptions in two career games against them. They should be used to it, however, as he played in college at Florida International, which is near Miami.
Despite the loss, the Colts had at least one bright spot leaving today’s game.
Eric Smith is the Colts Beat Writer for Rant Sports. He’s covered the team the past four seasons and is recognized as an accredited member of the media by the Colts. Follow him on Twitter @ericsportsguru