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The Indianapolis Colts had one of their best draft classes ever, and it was the main reason why they made it to the playoffs. With the draft a week away, it's time to review last year's class.Let's start with Andrew Luck, the engine of the team. What can one say about Andrew Luck? He came in with high hopes and expectations, and he easily surpassed them. The majority of people were expecting a 5 to 7 win season, with a 8 or 9 win season being called "optimistic" and double digits crazy. They got to 11 wins and played in the playoffs. Without Luck, they would not have been able to do that. Although there were several rookie mistakes, he played extremely well in the clutch, made great throws and read extremely well despite his little experience. He was already a vet! He had some help from guys like Reggie Wayne and a few others, but the offensive line was horrendous, and he still put up great numbers. Imagine what the guy could do if he had a decent O-line. This ...
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The Indianapolis Colts threw their rookie quarterback Andrew Luck directly into the fire after he was drafted number one overall in 2012.
The result was a playoff run that was inspired by his tough play, emerging leadership and the circumstances that surrounded the illness of head coach Chuck Pagano.
Moving into his second year, Luck is not comfortable with where he was or where...
True story… Andrew Luck’s cell phone. #impressive twitpic.com/cjv4ez — Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) April 16, 2013 Matt Hasselbeck joined the Colts to be the guy who only takes snaps if Andrew Luck gets hurt. Since he poses no real threat to Luck’s role as starter, he can have a little fun with Indianapolis’ prized young ogre. Late yesterday, Hasselbeck tweeted a picture...
When Andrew Luck signed his rookie contract after being selected first overall by the Colts in the 2012 NFL Draft, he had the world at his fingertips. Last July, Luck inked a $22.1 million deal that included a guaranteed $14.5 million signing bonus and a $400,000 salary for the 2012 season.
The world and a 2006 Samsung cell phone at his fingertips. That’s right. Despite the...
The Indianapolis Colts were all Peyton Manning knew. The selection of Manning in the 1998 NFL draft changed the path of a Colts organization.
As the 2013 schedule comes to life, Peyton Manning will return to Lucas Oil Stadium, but with the Denver Broncos.
How important was Peyton Manning to the Colts?
Remember this guy?
From 1998 to 2010 Manning led the Colts to seven AFC South...
At least it’s not a green screen T…
Andrew Luck is a different kind of guy. The Indianopolis Colt QB kind of looks like a cave man, plays like an old school pocket passer, and the technology he’s sporting surely looks as if it came right from the stone ages — New Colts backup QB Matt Hasselback was kind enough to point out Luck’s actual cell phone via Twitter. Flip phones...
From what I can glean from watching interviews, press conferences, and the like is that Colts QB Andrew Luck isn’t a flashy, in-your-face type of guy. He doesn’t do a zillion commercials like his predecessor Peyton Manning, he doesn’t wed and impregnate (so far as I know) world famous supermodels like Tom Brady, and he doesn’t rock the body ink like Colin Kaepernick.
Indianapolis Colts QB Matt Hasselbeck was dying to keep his number 8. He recently signed with the Colts after playing with the Titans and has worn #8 since 2001 and wasn’t keen on changing.
Chandler Harnish, last year’s Mr. Irrelevent, was currently wearing #8 so him and Hasselbeck were working on coming to an agreement. Hasselbeck said that if Harnish could hit a half-court...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By MICHAEL MAROT AP Sports Writer A lot has changed in one year for the Indianapolis Colts.
Quarterback Andrew Luck doesn't have to worry about shuttling back and forth across the country to classes. Indy's core group of veterans is back and the expectations are higher, too.
The Colts are just hoping the sequel to last season's amazing...
The Indianapolis Colts have a relatively easy schedule, with more pros than cons.Week 1: vs Oakland Raiders (CBS 1: 00)What a great way to start the year. The Raiders are a below average football team and the Colts are playing at home.Week 2: vs Miami Dolphins (CBS 1: 00)The Dolphins put up a fight last year, but the Colts are at home and will not have to travel from somewhere to...
The NFL has officially released the Indianapolis Colts' 2013-2014 schedule. As you can see, there are a lot more primetime games, five to be exact.Week 1: vs Oakland Raiders (CBS)Week 2: vs Miami Dolphins (CBS)Week 3: at San Francisco 49ers (CBS)Week 4: at Jacksonville Jaguars (CBS)Week 5: vs Seattle Seahawks (FOX)Week 6: at San Diego Chargers (ESPN)Week 7: vs Denver Broncos...
Andrew Luck was born in 1989 and, by the looks of it, so was his cell phone.
Luck was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft and signed a four-year, $22 million contract before even stepping on an NFL field for the first time. But he hasn’t spent any of that money on a fancy smartphone.
Colts backup quarterback Matt Hasselbeck tweeted out a photo of Luck’s cell phone on...
The Colts have made several interesting draft picks in their history. Some turned out well, others…not so much. One thing that really jumps out is how often the Colts have held the No. 1 overall pick how often they’ve used that pick toselect a quarterback. Here’s a look at some of those selections, plus another memorable pick made from the No. 2 slot.
There's a lot to smile about if you are the Indianapolis Colts, as they now turn their attention to the NFL draft.
Jim Irsay, the owner of the Indianapolis Colts, depicts today as “Christmas for football fans." This, of course, is in reference to the NFL schedule being released for all 32 teams. Obviously we are still over four months away from regular season action, but with the NFL draft only a week away, football doesn’t seem too far away. Although we already knew every team’s opponents...
Colts quarterback Matt Hasselbeck took a photo of Andrew Luck’s flip phone and posted it on Twitter.True story… Andrew Luck’s cell phone. #impressive twitpic.com/cjv4ez— Matthew Hasselbeck (@Hasselbeck) April 16, 2013Before last year’s draft, it was reported that Luck was still using a flip phone, but you would think by now he would have upgraded to a smart phone since...