Found August 04, 2012 on
The Indianapolis Colts had a special visitor watching practice today at Anderson University: Andrew Luck’s father, Oliver, was on hand to get a glimpse at his son’s progress as an NFL quarterback. Of course, the Colts are quite used to having a quarterback’s father around watching, having spent 14 years with Archie and Peyton Manning.
Oliver himself was a quarterback in the NFL with the Houston Oilers and is currently athletic director at West Virginia University. After practice, Oliver Luck joked with Pat McAfee, a West Virginia alum, about his donation to the university this year.
McAfee was in a different role today as the main place kicker. While not as precise as Adam Vinatieri has been (for which the cameramen on the lifts are thankful) he showed plenty strength in the “boomstick” including nailing a 50 yard field goal as practice ended.
Head coach Chuck Pagano elected to end practice about 15 minutes early today after the team had practiced on consecutive days in excessive ...
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Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck will make his NFL debut in eight days against the St. Louis Rams at Lucas Oil Stadium, but that realization threw off the No. 1 overall pick in this year's draft when reminded of it. "I didn't realize we had a game then, to be honest," Luck told the Indianapolis Star after Saturday's morning practice. "We'...
Andrew Luck keeps getting rave reviews from longtime NFL players and coaches.
He's not sure he deserves them.
The No. 1 overall draft pick says he's still trying to learn the Colts offense, get in sync with his new receivers and figure out how to read NFL defenses.
Unofficially, Luck completed 122 of 162 passes with seven touchdowns and five interceptions in team drills...
The Indianapolis Colts had a special visitor watching practice today at Anderson University: Andrew Luck's father, Oliver, was on hand to get a glimpse at his son's progress as an NFL quarterback. Of course, the Colts are quite used to having a quarterback's father around watching, having spent 14 years with Archie and Peyton Manning.
Oliver himself was a quarterback...
As I've been saying from Day One this offseason, I was pleasantly surprised with Joe Reitz' play at left guard. While the former basketball player wasn't an All-Pro by any means, he did a more than servicable job, and it was essentially his rookie year. He and Anthony Castonzo formed a very good team on that left side before injuries put a damper on the season for both...
The Indianapolis Colts training camp is currently held in Anderson, Indiana. Anderson has fallen victim to a devastating drought that has widely affected the Midwest. Saturday afternoon a storm that brought conditions harsh enough to call practice early was well-received by those who have desperately sought after rain for weeks, even months.
Midwestern winds had carried in a rare...
Austin Collie's NFL career was off to a great start with a solid rookie season and a solid stats in year two (59 receptions, 649 yards, 8 TDs in nine games) before head injuries and then historically bad QB burst his bubble. According to Collie he is going to be playing a different role with new QB Andrew Luck. He says he will be playing outside more and stretching the field...
New Colts coach Chuck Pagano got a reminder Friday of life as an assistant coach.
Pagano filled in for safeties coach Roy Anderson, who left training camp because of a death in the family. Pagano did not say when Anderson would be back.
Anderson is one of two coaches Pagano brought with him to Indianapolis from Baltimore, where Pagano spent four seasons as an assistant - the last...
When Indianapolis Colts veteran receiver Reggie Wayne signed his contract extension earlier this offseason, he knew he was going to be a part of a team in transition after spending the majority of his career playing for a perennial playoff contender.
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However, the 6-0, 198-pound wide out isn’t too keen on his team being described as depleted.
Finally, actual football is taking place.
After a couple months break for the players, training camp has begun. While preseason games don't begin for the Colts until September 12th, training camp finally gives us a chance to look at real football, instead of exaggerated story lines and off the field incidents.
So, with a week in the books, what have we learned so far?
Chuck Pagano's transition from assistant coach to head has come with plenty of advice.
All Pagano really wants to do is be himself.
Since being hired as the Indianapolis Colts coach in late January, Pagano's fiery approach and folksy style have been a refreshing change in Indy, one fans hope will help turn around a team that went 2-14 last season without Peyton Manning...
Indianapolis' offensive line has a mission.
It must protect No. 1 draft pick Andrew Luck from oncoming pass rushers without self-destructing, and it won't be easy.
The Colts have changed their philosophy, bringing in lots of fresh faces and bigger bodies to help produce a stronger ground game. The hope is by bringing more balance to an offense that relied so heavily Peyton...
Every season fans line up to sip the nectar of delusion that is necessary for most to believe this is their team’s year. For some teams the off-season offers a chance to reload and for others an opportunity to rebuild. The results of these moves are unbridled enthusiasm, not just from the acquiring teams fan base but the entire NFL’s base.
Andrew Luck replacing the greatest...
We landed on Mars (again) last night! Party at NASA!
Pole vaulting was a disaster yesterday at the Olympics.
The Colts are ready to move on from Andrew Luck.
The Montee Ball assault may not have been random.
Boston 6, Minnesota 4 – The Twins couldn’t pull off the sweep, which was crazy to even be possible.
Chicago 4, Los Angeles 2 – The White Sox are a lot more...
According to rTV6 in Indianapolis, the Colts are apparently still having trouble selling tickets for the upcoming season. In an attempt to keep their sell-out streak alive, the Colts will begin selling single-game tickets next Tuesday.
“You can’t affect the game from your couch,” said V.P. of ticket sales Larry Hall. ”Come to the game; it’s an exciting place...