T.Y. Hilton has flipped the switch, perhaps with some help from Brandon Browner.
On Sunday, Indianapolis Colts wide receiver caught five passes for 140 yards and two touchdowns against the Seattle Seahawks third ranked pass defense, helping the Colts hand Seattle its first loss of the season 34-28.
Hilton said, according to nfl.com, that his outstanding day started after Seahawks cornerback Brandon Browner insulted him.
“(Brandon) Browner said I’m light as (expletive),” said Hilton, per USA Today.
The remark came after the Colts had three three-and-outs on offense.
Said the 2nd-year wideout:
(Browner) made me hit the light switch that nobody’s see. He made that decision. So they should blame him.
Indeed, soon after the insult, Hilton scored on a 73-yard catch and run.
To injury to insult, Hilton would then burn Browner on a 29-yard touchdown later in the game.
“He pushed the button,” Hilton said. “So he deserved it.”
Also according to Hilton, the usually vocal Seattle cornerback Richard Sherman was mum on the night.
“Richard Sherman? He wouldn’t even look me in the eye,” Hilton said. “Not at all. The whole time.”
As for Hilton, keeping the switch flipped would definitely help quarterback Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts return to the playoffs for the second straight year. Luckily for Hilton, The Colts play the San Diego Chargers‘ 26th-ranked pass defense next Monday night, so it shouldn’t be too hard.