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 […]
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Andrew Luck is still a rookie, reminds Jordan Babineaux.
Will Green Bay Packers running back Cedric Benson be able to take the lead role away from James Starks?
Expectations for Andrew Luck are high, but can he match Cam Newton 2011 season.
Expectations were high for Colts QB Andrew Luck’s preseason debut against the Rams. As the No. 1 pick, that would be the case, anyway. But having to fill the giant shoes left by franchise icon Peyton Manning? That ramped it up a bit. “You have high expectations for the guy,” Colts TE Coby Fleener told me, “and he manages to exceed them every time.” Yup. He did. And then some. Luck sparkled in his first game in an NFL uniform, going 10 of 16 for 188 yards with two TD passes and a 142.7 passer rating on 24 snaps. He led his team to a 38-3 win over the Rams, helping them score more points than they did during any game […]
Ryan Grigson said Jim Irsayis a football guy who happens to be an owner.
The first half of Andrew Luck’s debut for the Colts is over, and it’s time to take a look at what we saw. Holy cow, what did we not see? It would be tough to imagine anyone on the Colts wishing for more from Luck, the No. 1 pick, than what they saw as his team took a 21-3 lead over the Rams. Luck dropped a perfect screen pass into the arms of RB Donald Brown for a 63-yarder to open the game. Ho hum. He found a coverage bust and rainbowed a perfect pass into the arms of Austin Collie for a 23-yard touchdown to make it 14-0. And his needle-threading pass to Quan Cosby for 32 yards set up […]
St. Louis Rams quarterback Sam Bradford is familiar with pressure.
No, not the stress stemming from rumors of dating a supermodel.
But the 2010 No. 1 overall draft pick knows the expectations of being a franchise quarterback.
When Andrew Garfield heard about our Movies & Football Series he submitted this letter … Ok not really, but here is what the new face of the “Spider-Man” franchise may have offered up to the new face of the Indianapolis Colts. Dear Andrew Luck, I write to you today to give you a heads up on what life is like as the new face of a franchise. I have the task of taking over for Tobey Maguire and “rebooting” the “Spider-Man” series and you, being the number one overall draft pick, have a similar task: you must replace an all-time great quarterback and re-invigorate a struggling team. Many thought I was too obscure to carry a major film all by myself. […]
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has motivation to improve. He’s not the only one primed to standout in 2012.
Contract negotiations for Saints QB Drew Brees aren’t going to progress well if the team clings to its silly assertion it should receive a discount for taking a medical risk for him in 2006.
Bucky Brooks and Matt “Money” Smith cast their gaze to the top prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft. Could next year’s draft have even more talent than 2012?
With the 2012 NFL Draft now a thing of the past, it’s time for the football world to look to the future, when the games will actually be played. How will the highly touted rookies perform when they stop being prospects and start being rookies?
Freshly named Colts QB Andrew Luck will arrive in Indianapolis on the plane of owner Jim Irsay at 4 p.m. ET Friday afternoon.
Thanks to the good folks at Panini America trading cards, football fans can get an early glimpse of what some of the top picks in the 2012 NFL Draft look like in their new team colors.