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Indianapolis Colts

November 25, 2012

Colts having resilient 2012

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INDIANAPOLIS —

 
“Being able to put any bad situation behind you very quick. You can’t let one loss turn into two. Definitely have to see and man up to your mistakes and go to work honestly trying to correct those mistakes and keep your team in mind so that they don’t happen again," he said Sunday.
 
"Guys responded well and leaders stepped up this week. Everybody else followed our lead and we just put together another good, solid win together to get No. 7 and keep us in the hunt.”
 
Hilton's big day -- Rookie wide receiver T.Y. Hilton got off to a slow start during training camp due to some injury issues. But as the preseason and the regular-season has progressed, the former Florida International standout as continued to impress his coaches, teammates and fans.
 
Hilton caught three passes for 33 yards and a touchdown while also returning four punts for 11 yards and a TD. Not a bad day's work. In doing so, he became the first player in franchise history to score a touchdown receiving and returning a punt for a TD in the same game. Hilton is also the first Colts player to return a punt for a touchdown since T.J. Rushing did it against Oakland in 2007.
 
Interim coach/offensive coordinator Bruce Arians knew early on, despite the training camp injuries, that he had something special in Hilton.
 
“He flashed. He flashed as a slot receiver. But once you get a hold of a guy that is that quick and that fast and he’s got a football aptitude and this guy has seriousness about him, he wants to be good," Arians said.
 
"He reminds me a lot of [Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver] Antonio Brown. They’re from the same neighborhood. They’re friends, they have the same desire to be good and they take it very serious to be good. When you have those and God-given talent, you should be successful.”

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