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The Colts Authority:
The Colts New Era began just like the Old Era. On the Colts first offensive snap of the game, rookie QB Andrew Luck matched the performance of his predecessor, Peyton Manning, by completing his first NFL pass for a touchdown. The touchdown came on a well-executed screen play to oft-maligned RB Donald Brown. Brown, displaying the speed Colts fans had been hoping to see since he was drafted, took the pass 63 yards for the score.
In just 12 seconds, #12 turned to a Colts fan base who had endured an offseason of pain and uncertainty and said to them, "it's going to be okay."
While we must temper our excitement by remember that today's performance came during the preseason against one of, if not the worst, team in the entire NFL, no one would look at Luck's play (10-16, 188 yards, 2 TDs, 0 INTs, 142.7 QBR) and not believe that he will be a successful NFL quarterback. He played with a calmness and awareness you don't often find in season vets, let alone ro...
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Paul Kuharsky noted that Andrew Luck has been quizzing the defensive backs about his progress:
"The day I got him a couple times (with interceptions) at practice, he came up to me and [Antoine Bethea] and said, ‘If I’m tipping off anything presnap or y’all get any read off me during the course of a play, please let me know,’” said the Colts' top cornerback, Jerraud...
The Colts got Luck in the NFL draft, and on Sunday's first offensive play, they got lucky again.
Andrew Luck , the No. 1 pick in April's draft, hooked up with Donald Brown on a 63-yard TD pass - his first NFL throw.
No, it wasn't exactly a textbook pass play. Luck, in the face of pressure, dumped the ball off to Brown, who started up the field, cut from left to right...
(Colts quarterback Andrew Luck celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass against the Rams in the first half Sunday in Indianapolis. St. Louis lost 38-3. Photo by The Associated Press.)
(PhatzRadio / AP) —- INDIANAPOLIS — Andrew Luck knows life in the NFL can’t be this easy for a rookie.
The No. 1 overall draft pick threw his first NFL pass for a long touchdown, just like...
There's good news, and there's bad news for Colts fans. The good news is that Andrew Luck looked nothing short of impressive in his first start for his new team. The bad news is he looked great against the St. Louis Rams.
Luck's numbers were impressive. He started the game by tossing a 63 yard touchdown pass, and he finished 10 of 16 for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- Andrew Luck started his NFL career just like Peyton Manning -- with a long touchdown pass on his first throw.
Then he one-upped his predecessor by winning his first NFL preseason game, 38-3 over St. Louis.
It was a perfect opening day for Luck and the Colts (No. 32 in the AP Pro32).
Indianapolis's coaches wanted this year's No. 1 overall draft pick...
Let's not get ahead of ourselves. The first week of preseason games are over. And the speculation begins. As Marcelllus Wiley of ESPN said on NFL32, "In the first week when it is good it's good, but when it is bad it is not so bad."
So here are four games that were good. And four players that were better and could be the best bet for your fantasy football team...
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly.
By Eric Judd
Chicago 3 – Indianapolis 38
The real deal
Andrew Luck. Yes, he is as good as everyone said he was. And even better. I can only come up with, perhaps 4 teams that WOULDN’T, in a heartbeat, trade their QB for Luck, right now. And another 4 that would give it serious thought. He might not (yet) have the weapons around...
Denver, CO. How good, and pleasantly strange, was it to see Peyton Manning taking snaps in live action last Thursday night? For all Denver Broncos fans, it finally had to really sink in that signing Peyton was not a dream. Although he didn’t look perfect, he did look very close to his old self, slingin darts like he has so many times in the past. This year has so many expectations...
I will not make sweeping generalizations after one preseason game. I will not make sweeping generalizations after one preseason game.
— Brandon Bird (@JTPirate) August 12, 2012
Well Rams fans, the good news from today's 38-3 crashdown against Andrew Luck and the Colts was that we aren't going to have another 4-0 preseason to falsely raise our preseason expectations...