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Andrew Luck was billed as the most NFL-ready quarterback prospect since Peyton Manning — some even said John Elway.
It seems fitting, then, that the 23-year-old rookie was drafted first overall by the Indianapolis Colts, the franchise that drafted both Manning and Elway (the latter forced a trade from the franchise when it was in Baltimore) with the top pick.
While the expectations of Luck have been enormous, he has shown promise in his first two starts as the Colts’ quarterback. He’ll look to build on that promise at 1 p.m. today as the Colts (1-1) play host to their division rivals, the Jacksonville Jaguars (0-2) at Lucas Oil Stadium.
One area in which Luck has excelled — even in his less-than-stellar debut against the Chicago Bears — is in the hurry-up offense late in halves.
Down 24-14 with 44 seconds remaining in the first half at Chicago in Week 1, Luck completed four straight passes for 59 yards — 51 of them amassed by rookie tight end Coby Fleener — to set up Adam Vinatier...
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Colts receiver Austin Collie has left the Jacksonville game with what a right knee injury early in the third quarter.
Collie was injured as he caught Andrew Luck's pass over the middle for a 6-yard again. He appeared to get hit in the head, raising immediate fears of yet another concussion. The crowd gasped when Collie stayed on the ground.
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Austin Collie suffered a concussion this preseason, his 4th in the last 21 months, but it was a minor one and it looked like he would be back for week 1. He practiced before week 1, but was not cleared and the same thing happened week 2. It’s very likely he just did not get clearance from a doctor. This week, he went through the same routine at the beginning of the week, but it...
Every year in the NFL one or two so-called journeymen seem to find their way into the spotlight. A couple of years ago it was Brandon Lloyd. Last year Laurent Robinson had the honor. These are the kinds of guys that have struggled through some sort of adversity, whether it be an injury or just not living up to expectations. This week we will look at two such players that can help...
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Donnie Avery was on the scrap heap of NFL WRs and fantasy WRs not that long ago. Through 2 weeks he has been a favorite target of rookie QB Andrew Luck. He now has 12/148/1 in the first two weeks and has the look of a legit WR3 for fantasy.
My issue with Avery is his propensity to get injured and be an inconsistent fantasy player. I’m interested...
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...
Adam Schefter reports Colts wideout Austin Collie will be active for Sunday's game against Jacksonville. Collie missed the first two games of the year because of a concussion.Fantasy Spin:Collie has never recorded more than 676 receiving yards in a season so we're not overly excited about his fantasy potential. His presence will likely reduce Donnie Avery's fantasy value going forward.
Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Austin Collie (knee) suffered a ruptured patellar tendon and is out for the year, according to Colts beat writer Mike Chappell.Fantasy Spin:Collie was making his 2012 debut after sitting out the first two games with lingering concussion symptoms. It's an unfortunate situation for a player who has struggled to stay on the field throughout his career...
The Indianapolis Colts and their fans were ready to celebrate Sunday. Blaine Gabbert ruined those plans with one long play.
Just moments after the Colts had taken a late lead on an Adam Vinatieri field goal, the Jacksonville quarterback hooked up with Cecil Shorts III on an 80-yard TD pass to beat the Colts 22-17 - the first fourth-quarter comeback of Gabbert's NFL career and...
Jacksonville quarterback Blaine Gabbert will start Sunday, while Colts defensive end Dwight Freeney and Jaguars running back Rashad Jennings are both inactive.
Freeney (ankle) will be replaced by Jerry Hughes at outside linebacker. Jennings (ankle) had been listed as doubtful.
Indy's Seth Olsen will replace the injured Joe Reitz (knee) at left guard. Reitz hasn't played...
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.