Andrew Luck's resume is more than complete.
He doesn't need me to pump him up any more than Geico needs more animal ads. He certainly didn't need to prove anything in the Colts' second preseason game.
Nevertheless, he did, and we're going to talk about it.
During the Colts' 20-12 win over the New York Giants last Sunday night, Luck was everything that we've seen him be over the last 12 months: daring, brilliant, lucky and flat-out jaw-dropping.
You can't really appreciate what Luck is, and what he did for Indianapolis last season, without seeing it, and he put on a show for all to see on national TV Sunday. The neat part about it was that it showed a little glimpse of all the different areas that make him one-of-a-kind.no comments
This year at Colts Authority we're trying a few new things (including the very cool Colts Authority Annual /end self promotion) to bring you the best content possible.
As well as beautifully laid-out digital magazines (I promise I'm done now), we're going to try and amp up our analysis with more visual aids as well. If you haven't already seen Josh Boeke's GIF presentation of Andrew Luck's five best throws of 2012, go check it out. That's one example of the new media-y stuff that we'll be adding this year, and now I'm proud to introduce another: Colts Authority Video Breakdowns.
Throughout the year I'll be doing weekly breakdowns of a certain player of play(s) that caught my eye (with the aid of All-22 film once the regular season starts). This is the first installation of that, a look at Caesar Rayford's productive night during the Colts' 20-12 win over the Giants.
If you have comments, suggestions, etc. please leave them below. It's a work in progress, but I think this is something that can be both very informative and entertaining for Colts fans.
Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson has shown from the beginning of his tenure that he is never afraid to pull the trigger on a trade, whether high profile, like the Vontae Davis deal, or the potential or personnel-focused types, like the deals that brought FB Stanly Havili, LB Kelvin Sheppard, and CB Cassius Vaughn to town.
Today, Grigson and the Colts made another deal, sending fourth string power running back Delone Carter to the Baltimore Ravens for fourth year wide receiver and kick returner David Reed (6-0, 195, 26 yrs. old). Reed only has 5 career receptions for 66 yards, but his real value is as a kick returner and special teams player.no comments no comments
We’re coming up on the preseason dress rehearsal game at home against the Browns this Saturday. For the casual fan, week three of the preseason is typically the most you’ll see the starters play before the season opener.
Head Coach Chuck Pagano is expecting many of the front line players to see some extended playing time. “Normally, what you’d like to do is play a half, go in, make your adjustments and come out and play a series in that third quarter,” he said.
Pagano said it’s more about play counts than quarters, and added that, “We always take it case-by-case. If we got a veteran guy that is over a number that we’ve deemed from a play-count standpoint before the half, then we likely get a guy out.no comments no comments