The Indianapolis Colts' playoff future is no longer in their hands after their week 15 home loss to the Houston Texans.
And, with a 2015 season that began with so much promise threatening to peter out into failure, one franchise star has vented his frustration today.
Star wide receiver T.Y. Hilton, speaking to Indy Sports Central, went public with his belief that the Colts' play-calling has been to blame in recent weeks.
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"You know, Donte (Moncrief), me, Phil (Dorsett), we’re fast guys and we’re not going down the field how we’re supposed to be doing," explained Hilton.
"The throws have been there, but we just haven’t been calling (them)."
Hilton is without a touchdown in the past three games - Indy have lost all three - and the four-year pro doesn't appear convinced by the team's relatively new offensive coordinator, Rob Chudzinski who was promoted to the position in week 8.
Time for change
"We're fast guys and we're not going down the field how we're supposed to. We're running stick routes, chain routes. I mean, you can do that, but at some point, you have to take your shots to get the defense back."
Of course, the absence of Andrew Luck hasn't helped Indianapolis' passing game but, with the AFC South franchise battling for it's playoff life and with just 36 points to their name in the past three weeks, Hilton feels now is the time to ditch the conservative playbook.
The wide receiver could get his wish in week 16 if the Colts fall behind early to the Miami Dolphins in what is a must-win game.