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2012 has been quite the roller coaster of hype and expectations for the Indianapolis Colts. Following an off-season that saw a great number of their most prominent veteran players released and a free agency period in which the Colts remained relatively quiet, many analysts had pegged the Colts as one of the worst teams in the league, and a strong candidate to draft #1 overall in back-to-back seasons. These low expectations persisted despite the Colts having what many experts considered to be a very successful draft.
As the off-season progressed, however, the expectations and hype surrounding the Colts slowly changed. First came the glowing reports from training camp: the defense was fast and swarming, everyone was buying into Chuck Pagano's new 3-4 schemes, and the offense, oh the offense, led by rookie wunderkind QB Andrew Luck, was sharp, dynamic, and deadly. By the time the Colts had finished their preseason games, a series of factors - Luck's first pass going for a TD, ...
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In his second outing things went much smoother for Andrew Luck in his home debut. He was more accurate, decisive, and it is not certain how much of this can be explained by playing the Minnesota Vikings instead of the Chicago Bears.
Regardless, Luck showed everything that made him the No. 1 pick in the draft. After a near-flawless first half by Luck, the Colts blew their 20-6...
Indianapolis, IN. When an NFL team goes from nine consecutive seasons of 10 or more wins, down to a 2-14 record in 2011, something unexpected and terrible had to have happened for this to occur. As we all know, this is exactly what happened to the Indianapolis Colts last year, as “The Sheriff” missed the entire season with a neck injury. Even up until this time last year...
Andrew Luck has already shown the ability to survive fierce pass rushes, rebound from interceptions and losses and been poised enough to the lead the Colts on a game-winning drive.
Those closest to the rookie are amazed by Luck's other traits.
When the Colts changed direction in March by releasing Peyton Manning and building a future around their new franchise quarterback,...
I understand the economy is rough, but converting an old Peyton Manning Colts jersey into an Andrew Luck jersey isn’t a very good luck, as you see from the picture above.
It would have been better to just wear the Manning jersey and not alter it, or buy a Luck jersey.
Who converts a Manning jersey to a Luck jersey? #ThisRedneck @nflrt twitter.com/AndrewLucksHea…
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The Indianapolis Colts drafted Coby Fleener, at least in part, due to his connection to Andrew Luck. And so far, the strategy has worked. Fleener has developed into Luck’s safety net – when all else fails, Luck checks down to Fleener.
According to Pro Football Focus, Luck has attempted 33 passes between 0 and 9 yards down the field. Of those 33, eight have been targeted at Fleener...
The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
Minnesota 20 Vs. Indianapolis 23
By Eric Judd
Golly, I’m pretty gosh darn good
Andrew Luck. Yep, after his week one stinker, it’s time to, yet again, heap praise and accolades unto the second coming of John Elway. Ladies and Gentlemen, Andrew Luck won his first game in the NFL. Was he perfect? No. Was...
Unless the hat you’re wearing has a horseshoe on it, or your favorite colors are teal and black, I can count only two other reasons you might tune in to the Colts and Jaguars game Sunday afternoon. One: to find out if Andrew Luck is really that good. Two: to find out if Jacksonville is really that bad.Spoiler alert: the answers are “Yes” and “Yes”.Did I ruin it for you...
While many are already questioning the choice of Andrew Luck over Robert Griffin III, the Colts first pick overall looks to be doing just fine through two regular season games.
Luck has attempted 76 passes and has completed 43 of them for 533 yards and 3 TD (3 INT). Somebody has to give this guy a break because the talent around him is absolutely pathetic...
The Indianapolis Colts are thrilled with how Andrew Luck looks just two games into his NFL career.
The Jacksonville Jaguars can't afford for Blaine Gabbert's second season in the league to look like his first.
Luck will try to help the Colts match last season's win total Sunday when the visiting Jaguars try to rebound from one of the worst performances in team history...
Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) at Minnesota Vikings (1-1)
Before the season, I identified 5 overrated and 5 underrated teams, with the idea of betting on them (or against them) until they proved me wrong or the odds makers caught up. This served me well as I’m 10-4 this year on games involving those 10 teams (and one of those losses is because I abandoned shipped on the Bills after...
A terminally ill Indianapolis Colts fan will get a final wish Sunday when he attends the team's game against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Seventy-four-year-old Danny Webber is battling prostate cancer that has spread to his lungs and spleen. He will attend the game through a program started by Heritage House, the Greensburg, Ind., senior community where he lives.
12 Things to Watch for in Sunday's Colts-Jaguars Game
Jaguars are fierce and noble creatures. (See what I've been reduced to?)
Last week, the Colts squeezed out a tough win over the Vikings. This week, the Jacksonville Jaguars come to town, and the Colts have a chance to go 2-1 into the bye week. As the teams take the field in Lucas Oil Stadium, here's what to watch...
Most of us still expect the Jaguars to top the Colts, despite last weekend's Texans game. That's all fine and dandy, but let's consider for a moment what will happen if the Colts beat the Jaguars Sunday afternoon. **it hits the fan; that's what happens.
The Jaguars have a superior defense to the Colts. The Colts are currently in the middle of a switch from a 4...
(Eds: APNewsNow. With AP Photos.) By DAVE CAMPBELL AP Pro Football Writer Jared Allen and the Minnesota Vikings had Andrew Luck on the run, forcing the Indianapolis rookie out of bounds to bring up fourth down in the third quarter with the Colts leading by 11 points.
This was an important moment, with the Vikings in need of a momentum shift. The punt never came because Allen was...