Well, the hype surrounding Colts QB Andrew Luck seems to be real. He had one stellar game (against the Vikings), two steady games, and probably the most impressive thing is that offensive coordinator Bruce Arians doesn’t treat him like a rookie. One interesting thing that’s come up this week as I’ve been shuttling back and forth between Indy and Green Bay is that Luck is starting to get compared to the dude he’s facing this week. The thought is that Luck (in a few years) = Aaron Rodgers. That’s what the Colts hope. “Very similar,” interim coach Bruce Arians said when asked to compare Rodgers and Luck. “Aaron’s very mobile, very accurate, got good velocity. Obviously he can handle a […]
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Has the injury to Washington Redskins running back Roy Helu cemented Alfred Morris’ status atop the depth chart?
Each week, we’ll take a look at how Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III stack up against the 2011 breakout performance of Cam Newton. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton ————————————————————————————————————————————– Reminiscent of last week’s comeback against the Minnesota Vikings, Andrew Luck led the Colts on a 48-yard drive in the 4th quarter to set up what many thought would be a game-winning field goal. Unfortunately the Colts’ defense could not keep the Jaguars from scoring a touchdown in the final minute of the game. Jacksonville takes the win, 22-17. Cam Comparison: Cam Newton and Andrew Luck (and RG3) are tied when comparing wins and losses, but Newton still leads Luck in total yards after Week 3, 1,012 to 846. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Robert Griffin III vs. Cam Newton ————————————————————————————————————————————– The […]
Coby Fleener probably will be forever overshadowed on the Indianapolis Colts by his current quarterback and fellow Stanford grad Andrew Luck.
The rookie tight end dashed out of the gate this season, catching six passes in Week 1.
Fleener told “NFL AM” Thursday morning that his early success is a product of his relationship with Luck.
Each week, we’ll take a look at how Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III stack up against the 2011 breakout performance of Cam Newton. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton ————————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Luck led the Colts to a 23-20 victory over the Minnesota Vikings. A solid performance on both sides of the ball helped Luck secure his first career win. The Verdict: In the Colts home opener, Luck threw two touchdowns and passed for 224 yards. In every category except passing yards, Luck beats Cam Newton’s 2011 week 2 numbers against Green Bay. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Robert Griffin III vs. Cam Newton ————————————————————————————————————————————– The momentum from the Washington Redskins’ week 1 win couldn’t continue against the St. Louis Rams. Despite a rally in the fourth quarter, RG3 and team fell […]
Five rookie quarterbacks started on Sunday with mixed results. You can find out how they performed here, here and here. But on the Sidelines Blog we’ll let the pictures speak for themselves. Here are snapshots from before and after their debuts. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Luck ————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————– Robert Griffin III ————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————– Brandon Weeden ————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————– Ryan Tannehill ————————————————————————————————————————————– ————————————————————————————————————————————– Russell Wilson ————————————————————————————————————————————–
Each week, we’ll take a look at how Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III stack up against the 2011 breakout performance of Cam Newton. ————————————————————————————————————————————– Andrew Luck vs. Cam Newton ————————————————————————————————————————————– In Week 1 against the Chicago Bears, Andrew Luck completed 50% of his passes and threw three interceptions, but still managed to pass for 309 yards. The Bears won, 41-21. It is only week one and Andrew Luck has all the tools to improve his playmaking ability and keep the Colts in the game. Game highlight below. The Verdict: Compared to Cam Newton’s debut the offensive line made all the difference. See for yourself. Week 1 Passing Yards: Andrew Luck passed for over 300+ yards becoming the third rookie to do […]
Posted: Thursday, August 30th, 2012 | Adam Rank Tags: Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden, Calvin Johnson, Dez Bryant, Doug Martin, Jim Brown, Joe Thomas, Justin Blackmon, Kevin Smith, Kurt Warner, Matt Kalil, Melvin Ingram, Michael Vick, Morris Claiborne, Peyton Manning, Ray Rice, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Shawne Merriman, Stephen Hill, Tim Tebow, Trent Richardson
The 2012 season is just days away from kicking off and this looks like an exciting season with a lot of big-name rookies expected to make a huge impact. But you can’t talk about those rookies without the inevitable comparisons. Here’s a look at some of the top rookies and how they compare to their contemporaries.
Jim Sorgi laments the perception that his job with the Colts was cushy.
Posted: Tuesday, August 21st, 2012 | Kevin Patra Tags: NFL AM, Andrew Luck, Brandon Weeden, Eric Davis, Indianapolis Colts, Mark Kriegel, Miami Dolphins, Robert Griffin III, Russell Wilson, Ryan Tannehill, Steve Wyche
The “NFL AM” backfield came to a consensus on which rookie QB will have the best season.
Last week, I went on an eventful trip with a fairly narrow focus — Check out the preseason debuts of Broncos QB Peyton Manning and Colts QB Andrew Luck. Off to Chicago for Manning vs. the Bears and then to Indy for Luck vs. the Rams. What did I find? That as similar as Manning and Luck seemed from the outset, they are even more similar upon close examination. In a way, Luck is the ghost of Manning future, while Manning is simply trying to be the ghost of Manning present. Or something like that. It’s just amazing how much they seem like one another — smart, cerebral passers with flat affects who grew up watching their fathers deal with […]
Vinny Testaverde has been where several current NFL quarterbacks now find themselves.
It was just a preseason game, but it didn’t feel like one. I spent Saturday, Sunday, and part of yesterday in Indianapolis, watching the debut of Colts QB Andrew Luck. And no part of that seemed like a normal preseason game. But anyway, it was an eventful few days in Indy… Want some highlights? – Let’s put Luck aside for a second, since he wasn’t the only No.1 pick on the field. Sam Bradford, coming back from a tough 2011, was there, too. And I was impressed. After a season that saw him play just 10 games and have as many interceptions as touchdowns, Bradford looked different. Gone were the seven-step drops and slow-developing plays, and he took a step […]
Andrew Luck is still a rookie, reminds Jordan Babineaux.