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Over the first two weeks, both Robert Griffin III and Trent Richardson have won this award, but this week it was a no brainer that Luck was the winner. Luck threw for 300 yards to go along with 2 touchdowns. Luck has looked very good in his first couple starts and should be getting talked about as the rookie of the year.
Luck completed 22-of-46 passes for 313 yards and two touchdowns as the Colts lost in a tight one to the Jacksonville Jaguars 22-17.
Luck was selected from among five finalists through fan votes on NFL.com/rookies. The other finalists were wide receiver T.Y. HILTON of the Indianapolis Colts, running back ALFRED MORRIS of the Washington Redskins, kicker BLAIR WALSH of the Minnesota Vikings and quarterback RUSSELL WILSON of the Seattle Seahawks.
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Colts Authority Daily Links 9/30/12
Thomas Attal of Bleacher Report has a good story on what he believes Andrew Luck needs to improve upon as the season continues:
Luck has been effective overall thus far, and that comes from avoiding errors—but he has hasn't been perfect. In such a weak offense, each of his errors are magnified.
It is of note that three of Luck's...
Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star talks about Andrew Luck's ability to keep his emotions under control and avoid letting them affect him on the next series, even when things go horribly wrong:
Luck jerked off his helmet, slammed it on his thigh and spat a naughty word angrily.
There’s an expression for what happened to the Colts’ prize rookie: he got emotionally highjacked...
Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel talks about Chuck Pagano and the Colts players having some time to reflect and heal as they prepare for a tough opponent in the Packers in Week 5. Like many, he hopes the rookie coach's second half decision making will improve, and he has a nice bit about where Andrew Luck stands after his first three games:
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Andrew Luck was enjoying his bye week attending the West Viginia vs Baylor shootout yesterday. Luck is starting to come around and it’s looking like the Colts made the right choice.-TO
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Colts Authority Daily Links, 9/30/12
The Indianapolis Star's Phil Richards is at it again, diligently keeping us informed on the Colts during an otherwise uneventful bye week. Today, he talked to Ben Ijalana, who has undergone a slew of surgeries and is now faithfully plugging away behind the scenes, unwavering in his physical rehabilitation:
You can wonder if Ijalana’s...
Phil Richards of Indystar.com has a great story on Jerrell Freeman's improbable rise to the NFL, including quotes from Freeman and his father, Jimmy, as well as some of Freeman's eye-opening stats:
He can run, he can cover and you can’t bend or buckle his spirit. He is instinctive. He is studious. He is almost always in position: 13 tackles against Chicago, 18 against...
It's been three weeks since the season began, and as the Colts take a week off for a much-needed bye week, we look back and review what's happened so far.
Sidebar: I hate early bye weeks.
Bye weeks are generally like a welcomed rest in the middle of the season that allows teams to recover from various midseason injuries. But early bye weeks are like having a holiday falling...
According to Darin Gannt of Pro Football Talk, Reggie Wayne is playing some great football despite his age. He took less money than he could have and had several offers:
“I was close. Very, very close,” Wayne said of leaving. “But just one team, probably two teams, Colts fans wouldn’t have liked.”
It’s thought one of those was New England, but Wayne grinned and said...
In case you missed it, Phil B. Wilson of The Indianapolis Star talked this week about the recent roster moves and Reggie Wayne’s impressive start to the season, contrasted with the unimpressive start by the tight ends. He also speculated about Austin Collie's future with the team, and discussed the replacement refs with Jerraud Powers:
Quote machine — Powers, again, on...
Yesterday we took a look at the Indianapolis Colts' offense after three games. Today we'll evaluate the progress of the defense and special teams units.
Defensive line: C The new-look defensive line won't get as much attention as the 3-4 scheme is designed for them to simply occupy linemen while the linebackers make the big plays. That being said, their ability to...
Arthur Arkush of Pro Football Weekly takes a look at how the Colts' backups have fared so far:
The results haven’t been much better for OLG Seth Olsen, who consistently has been overpowered as a run blocker and in pass protection while filling in for starter Joe Reitz.
Here is yesterdays Afternoon Update audio from the voice of the Colts Bob Lamey of 1070 The Fan, posted by a staff contributor. Lamey's updates are quick and informative, including some audio from Pat Angerer in this one. Be patient, as with most free content, they need to advertise, and there is about a 25 second commercial built in.
Hot Indianapolis Colts Cheerleaders. Today the girls of the Colts make an appearance and they are looking good for sure. Hopefully today's games in the NFL will be just as good with the new refs back. Yesterday we dropped the Houston Texans ladies and tomorrow will be the Jacksonville Jaguars so be sure to check back, but for now enjoy the hot gallery of Colts girls below...