DHB Starts Off Shaky, Hilton Steps Up

If you haven't been following too closely, you might be surprised that new hyped-up colts WR Darrius Heyward-Bey has been getting off to a rocky start. That means drops, and more than a few. Meanwhile, the rest of us – who, after disappointing losses, turned to the Oakland Raiders for some comfort/comedy – were hopeful that DHB would get past his problems, but he apparently hasn't.

According to Derek Schultz, a local radio figure, Heyward-Bey has already dropped five passes through two days. Although the sample size is very small, it's a major concern because Darrius is having the same issues that he's been known for. If this were Reggie Wayne, it would be much easier to overlook this fact. With Heyward-Bey, dropping easy passes in a no-pads practice is inexcusable and could really hurt the amount of playing time he gets once the season starts.

Meanwhile, TY Hilton (who we were expecting to be a starter before DHB arrived) has looked great. This might mean that Indy starts HIlton in a few preseason games, or that DHB sees less action in high-pressure situations … or maybe I'm just over analyzing it. Still, If this trend continues, one can hardly expect Andrew Luck to see Heyward-Bey as a reliable option.