Frank Reich Seeing Unique Rapport Between Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton

Frank Reich Seeing Unique Rapport Between Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton

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Frank Reich Seeing Unique Rapport Between Andrew Luck, T.Y. Hilton

The duo of Andrew Luck and T.Y. Hilton looks like they’ve picked up right where they left off after not throwing to each other in 19 months.

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INDIANAPOLIS – If only it was as easy as T.Y. Hilton makes it sound.

Completing an NFL pass is difficult.

Doing it as many times, for as much success, as Hilton and Andrew Luck have done is certainly not that easy.

“Just like when you wake up, you brush your teeth and wash your face.,” is how Hilton describes getting back on the same page with Andrew Luck.

It’s easy for us.”

At times, Hilton and Luck do it make it look pretty easy.

Throughout the entire 2018 offseason, Hilton was never worried about getting back on the same page with Luck.

Hilton said he didn’t need summer reps with Luck. Re-gaining that unique timing and chemistry wasn’t something that kept Hilton up at night.

Seeing that timing return at Grand Park has not been too much of a surprise to Frank Reich either.

“It’s funny,” Reich begins. “I remember in the offseason Andrew saying on more than one occasion how much confidence he has in T.Y. and he would say something like this, ‘Hey T.Y. might not always run the route exactly how you’re going to coach him to do it, but I promise you I know exactly what he’s doing and let’s just let it happen. Don’t over coach him. I know what he’s going to do.’

“There’s a fine line there. We are going to coach him, but I do understand there’s a unique relationship between those two guys.”

Since their 2012 rookie season, Luck and Hilton have formed a special rapport, filled with 1,000-yard seasons and Pro Bowl.

From a torn ACL to Reggie Wayne, to young tight ends flaming out in Indy and then several swings and misses with other receivers, Hilton has separated himself by a wide margin from the rest of Luck’s pass catchers.

Hilton has already proclaimed that his expectations for 2018 include leading the league in receiving, recording at least 10 touchdowns and helping the Colts get back into the playoffs.

For a guy who didn't used to reveal his goals, that list is quite the eyebrow raiser.

At camp in Westfield, Luck and Hilton have hooked up for deep crossers and completions challenging the entire width of the field.

When the window looks too tight, No. 12 and 13 find a way to make it fit.

“They’re just completely in sync,” Reich says.

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