Hilton said later that he "100 percent messed up" and that he meant to talk to the offensive linemen individually.
As for Sunday's game specifically, anyone watching Indianapolis labor against Jacksonville certainly understands Hilton's frustration. At the end of the day, I have their back. I love them to death and I was wrong.
He will now use the bye week to get to 100 percent.
"I'm a leader, you know those guys look up to me and I kind of stabbed them in the back", he said. T.J. Yeldon enjoyed a career game with 122 yards, including a 58-yard touchdown run.
You had to feel a little bit of sympathy for Colts QB Jacoby Brissett, the victim of a franchise-record-tying 10 sacks by the Jaguars, mostly because he couldn't find anybody open against the Jaguars' tight secondary coverage.
"We need to take some pride up front and block", receiver T.Y. What if we put (the linemen) back there and take those hits? "The coaches all week said we were going to take some shots downfield and we really honed in on getting those (explosive) plays". "Once we get the O-line going back in rhythm, we'll be fine".
Hilton had two receptions for 27 yards on Sunday. "But at the end of the day I can't do that". Blake Bortles had one of his better passing days, completing 18 of 26 for 330 yards, including a rare deep-ball completion (still underthrown) to the forgotten Keelan Cole and a flawless fade throw to TE Marcedes Lewis for a TD.
"Credit Jacksonville", Indianapolis head coach Chuck Pagano said. The receiver's comments did not sit well with some of the offensive linemen.
"The insane thing about it, you can look at this team and say we should be better than 4-3", Hurns said. "Anything that can splinter us off, any finger pointing needs to not happen".
The Colts' shutout marked the first time since 1993 the team was blanked in a regular-season game. Colts owner Jim Irsay and GM Chris Ballard have already indicated that they want to bring a fresh, new direction to the franchise, as evidenced by the players selected by Ballard in his inaugural NFL Draft.
Despite his latest comments, Hilton, who led the National Football League in receiving yards last season, doesn't believe he has to re-earn the trust of his teammates.