The Indianapolis Colts were a fantasy wasteland in 2011, and the departure of Peyton Manning heading into the 2012 season left many questioning the organization’s ability to stay competitive during a rebuilding process. The fallout didn’t last long though, because the impact and capabilities of a rookie class may have never been exemplified greater than what the Colts were able to accomplish last year.
The centerpiece acquisition of Andrew Luck was an obvious starting point, but the additions of Vick Ballard, Dwayne Allen, Coby Fleener, and T.Y. Hilton paid dividends beyond belief. A 2-14 record improving to 11-5 the following season is too drastic to be considered Luck-y. There were plenty of factors that influenced this turnaround, but let’s flash the spotlight on one of those individuals in particular.
I welcome you to the third installment of my “4 Quarters” series, and I present the next of my sophomore wide receivers in the 3rd quarter: T.Y. Hilton.
(Check out the first two q...