Posted October 14, 2012 on
AP on Fox
Robert Griffin III
New England Patriots
St. Louis Rams
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By TIM DAHLBERG AP Sports Columnist Andrew Luck's first working trip to New York didn't exactly go to plan, though some punishing defense by the Jets had a lot to do with that. All part of the learning curve for rookies, who sometimes have difficulty understanding that big second-half comebacks can't be pulled off every week in the NFL.
The leap from college was never going to be without some setbacks, even for a quarterback with Stanford smarts and a receiver like Reggie Wayne. In the Meadowlands on Sunday that wasn't nearly enough as Luck's rookie touchdown streak ended in a 35-9 romp by the Jets that showed the quarterback and the Indianapolis Colts are still a work in progress.
Dampening expectations in Indianapolis isn't such a bad idea because entire football teams can't be overhauled overnight. It was easy to forget in the wake of last week's thrilling comeback win over Green Bay that this was a team that was well on it...
BEST OF MAXIM
The Indianapolis Colts try to maintain the momentum gained after last week’s stunning upset over the Green Bay Packers as they meet the New York Jets Sunday at MetLife Stadium.It was as emotional a win as any you could imagine for the Colts, whose head coach Chuck Pagano is battling recently diagnosed leukemia. It is up to interim head coach and offensive coordinator Bruce Arians...
The Indianapolis Colts came into this week riding the high of a rousing 30-27 victory over the Green Bay Packers in Indianapolis that week.It didn’t last long.The Colts were run over (quite literally) by a truck bearing the license plate “GREENE.” As in Shonne Greene. The Jets running back, who prior to today had failed to register a single 100 yard game this season, trucked...
It seems like the league's worst 2011 team is becoming the feel-good story of 2012; Kevin Armstrong, who writes for the Jets, has a great article on Andrew Luck, maybe the most complimentary I've seen on the Colts's QB.
Luck is a 6-4, 234-pound rookie capable of throwing from all angles with uncommon touch. Already able to identify his progressions and reads, he is...
There was a plethora of things that went wrong on Sunday afternoon.
You don't lose 35-9 against a team with serious issues becuause of a few lucky breaks. The Colts lost because they have multiple issues on both sides of the ball, in coaching, and they had a few unlucky bounces.
One of the most noticable issues the Colts had against the Jets was their complete inability...
Today, the Colts came into East Rutherford, New Jersey with high hopes and expectations against the Jets after last week’s furious and emotional comeback victory over the Packers. Many have wondered what this team can do if they put together two halves of the kind of football they played in the second half against Green Bay and in the first halves against Jacksonville and...
The Colts-Jets game was frustrating to watch, but we're going through with some links anyway.
Conrad Brunner of 1070 The Fan broke the game down in his Hot Reads column, and in his earlier quick recap and box score.
It was eerily similar to the season-opening 41-21 loss in Chicago, as the Colts were plagued by shaky play from rookie quarterback Andrew Luck (two interceptions...
NEW YORK (35) d INDIANAPOLIS (9)
The Headline: Luck comes crashing back to earth as the Jets defense steps up
What to do when your team looks like it is in total disarray and the season is teetering on the edge of a cliff about to completely collapse? What about when your starting quarterback and his backup both are struggling to look like competent players on a pop warner...
There was plenty to cheer about during Week Six as the New York Jets snapped their two-game losing streak and secured a convincing win over Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday.
After dismantling the Indianapolis Colts and their rookie quarterback Andrew Luck, the Jets prepare for their bi-annual showdown against Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.Anyone who has a pulse knows the Patriot's offense is effective, to say the least. The Patriots were (and currently are) ranked in the top 10 in scoring in the past eight seasons, including 2008, when...
"GROUND AND POUND!" "GROUND AND POUND!" This should be the New York Jets new mantra. A slogan to play by, to live by, TO WIN BY. The author of this article had a funny feeling about this game. In fact, the only prediction that was WAY OFF was the final score.Jets 35, Colts 9 I did, in fact, anticipate a blowout. I also assumed (incorrectly, it seems) that Colts...
I can’t remember a season that saw more ups and downs than this one. Forget week to week, the Colts’ Jekyll and Hyde routine often happens in the very same game, one moment looking like world beaters, the next seemingly unable to tie their cleats. It’s been nearly remarkable.
So what’s the cause? Why have the vicissitudes of this particular season proven so fantastically...
As a football fan, I see this every week. And, every time, it drives me crazy. A team will have 3rd and manageable either inside the Red Zone or close to it, and what do they do? They’ll call a run into the line, and they will play for the FG. Consider this an open letter to football teams. Here’s what I’ve seen in just the last few weeks:
Jacksonville v. Indianapolis...
Indianapolis Colts @ New York JetsIndianapolis: The Colts come off of a stunning and emotional upset of the Green Bay Packers in Week 5. The question is, with all that emotion from coach Chuck Pagano’s diagnosis poured into a herculean effort to defeat Aaron Rodgers and the Packers, do Andrew Luck and the Colts have anything left in the tank for a vulnerable Jets team? For...
Indianapolis Star October 15, 2012
Dear Indy Star,
Pardon my French, but this really pisses me off. Road Wimps? Really? I know you were just in New York, but let me fill you in on something…you’re back in Indiana. Where Hoosier Hospitality is a thing. And not just a thing…a real thing.
I’m not one of those fans who thinks you can only say or write positive things...