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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck needed just one game to make Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a believer.
Tomlin says the top pick in April's NFL draft played like a veteran in a 38-3 win over St. Louis in last week's preseason opener. Luck completed 10 of 16 passes for 188 yards and two touchdowns, looking very much like the franchise player the Colts were looking for when they chose him to take over for Peyton Manning.
Luck knows the sledding will get more difficult Sunday night against the Steelers. Pittsburgh's first-string defense played sparingly in a loss to Philadelphia last week but is expected to play well into the second quarter against the Colts.
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Andrew Luck has a name that is also a noun. Worse still, it is a name that is also a noun that people correlate to football and lends itself easily to puns. Easy puns, of course, are the forte of a lazy journalist writing headlines. So here you go, a punny headline for every week of the season.
Week 1: With a little Luck… Colts win (Bearly)
Week 2: Luck-y late, Colts ride late...
Before the 2012 NFL draft a few highly regarded (along with more than a few not-so-highly-regarded) pundits openly questioned Andrew Luck's arm strength leading some to project Robert Griffin III as a better prospect. Luck's camp and preseason thus far has started to answer those questions. George Bremer of the Herald Bulletin notes Adam Vinatieri has seen some of the best...
Who’s ready for the Redskins-Colts preseason game coming up next week? The Redskins Store is! Seriously, they’re selling an RGIII-Andrew Luck “QB Showdown Rivalry T-Shirt” for $35 (plus S & H).
It should be noted that the Colts Pro Shop is also selling this shirt, but I think we all know whose idea it was.
Previously: Redskins Store Knows What You Want, Has No Shame...
Yes, I realize that Indianapolis Colts QB Andrew Luck has only appeared in two games. Yes, he has only played a few quarters of two preseason game. That being said, Andrew Luck is as advertised and barring a major injury, he is going to be a monster talent in the NFL during his career.
In his first career start last week, Luck posted a 142.7 passer rating after tossing two scores...
His quarterback prowess aside, we’ve learned two things about Andrew Luck — he can’t sing and can’t draw.
Exhibit A: The “art” displayed to your right, which, sadly, is the monetary equivalent of a mortgage payment.
Long story short, a collectables company in May presented Luck and several other rookies with an index card and asked them to sketch whatever their hearts...
It’s not often that there’s a large amount of hype surrounding a preseason contest. This year, however, there’s one exception — Colts vs. Redskins. Andrew Luck vs. Robert Griffin III; No. 1 overall pick vs. No. 2 overall pick. Battle of the highly-touted quarterbacks.
You get the picture.
Both teams will meet at FedEx Field on August 25, and the home team is doing their best...
According to NFL.com an eBay shopper bought a drawing that Colts rookie quarterback Andrew Luck put together for $1,500.
"In May, a collectibles company presented index cards to a group of high-profile NFL rookies and asked them to draw whatever they liked.
"It was an exercise straight out of a southern California private school where there are no grades, only...
Andrew Luck and the new-look Colts, fresh off of an impressive (even for pre-season) victory against the Rams last week, head to Heinz Field to take on the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Don’t expect a repeat performance.
Pre-season or not, you had better believe the Steelers defense took notice of what Luck did against St. Louis, and will be determined not to let it happen twice. The Rams...
The Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Indianapolis Colts 26-24 Sunday night at Heinz Field in their second preseason game of the year and head coach Mike Tomlin met the media afterwards for his post game press conference to discuss the game.
Tomlin said after the game that there is still a lot that needs to be corrected and that is part of August football. He noted that he thought...
The Colts traveled to Pittsburgh Sunday night to take on the Steelers in the second preseason game of the year. Before we dissect the performance of Andrew Luck or discuss which players stood out, we need to start with a much more somber topic.
Austin Collie left the game in the first quarter due to concussion like symptoms. The head injury came on a hit that should never have happened...
The Steelers first team played well again leaving the game with a 14-7 lead. Ben Roethlisberger dumped off a quick bubble screen to Antonio Brown that went 57 yards for a TD. Followed quickly by a Andrew Luck interception that was returned 49 yards for a second Steelers touchdown.
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Tonight’s preseason game against the Colts will be an opportunity for many to showcase what they’ve learned over these last few weeks at St. Vincent College. While the backups always get top priority in these games when it comes to rotation of players and getting the starters out early, Mike Tomlin always wants to get the starters some extra work this week as well.
Reggie Wayne is coming off of his worst season (75 catches for 960 yards) since the 2003-2004 season, and his average draft position reflects pessimism in his ability to bounce back. But why?
He moves from an unsettled QB situation to a potential franchise signal caller in Andrew Luck, making a repeat of his 2012 stat line the worst case scenario. That stat line is is just shy of...