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I'm still proud of Andrew Luck and The Indianapolis Colts


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#1 coltsfan_nyc

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

You have to put things into perspective. Andrew Luck and the Colts are went up against one of the best teams in the NFL, the patriots. As much as I hate them, you can't deny that Tom Brady and the Pats are an ELITE franchise who has boasted a winning record for decades.

We ran right into one of the best in the league and got rocked! Today showed our flaws and highlighted our inexperience. However, I believe that this Indianapolis Colts team is not the end all, finished product. Although we aren't ready to tussle with the Pats, I believe we will still win games on our sheduale, I believe Andrew Luck and this team will get better and become a force to be reckoned with, and I beleive no matter how this season ends, playoffs, wildcard, or bust, we already exceeded expectations!

This is year one, and it's only gonna get better from here! Watch!
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

agreed op
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#3 BLOODontheTRACKS

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:05 PM

hey now, don't go getting all realistic on this board

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:09 PM

Well duh, Luck is gonna rock the NFL in the years to come, but I did have to make a speed run to Dairy Queen to drown my sorrow in milkshake....

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

Right! I mean at the very least they completed the game.

#6 corgi

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:39 PM

Big losses are beneficial to young teams. Still lots of football to be played, still lots of growing to be done. We will be ok. Still love this team.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 09:42 PM

I loved the first qtr colts! Oe day they will be able to play all 4 qtrs like that. It's crazy how many rookies we have on our team. Future looks bright,
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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:01 PM

I agree. Take away the first two picks, which were terrible passes, and he had a very impressive performance - find it hard to blame him for the third pick.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:06 PM

Lets face it, the D is putrid. But I take solace in the fact that the Texans D was horrible two years ago. It only takes a few key players to turn it around. In our case it may be 9 key players. But it will be better next year.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

absolutely! The Colts moved the ball well, hung in for awhile on defense but made too many turnovers to give them a chance to stay in the game. Give Brady all day to throw and he will carve you up. He did..

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

I'm proud of Luck, who gave (by far) the most valiant effort. He still tried hard even when the game was out of reach.

The kid has balls, not to mention a heck of a lot of skill... he's going places in this league.

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#12 ALuck>RG3

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:27 PM

And, I'm not saying I'm happy about injuries but gronk broke his forearm and that's what the pats get for blowing us out

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 10:29 PM

I absolutely HATE the patriots, mostly brady and bb, there well known for rubbing it in on a team, and in todays game there was the perfect example, with them ahead 52 to 24 with less than half a quarter to go brady is still throwing the ball to get another td to really humiliate us.TOTALLY DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't play them next year but it's possible we will play them again before brady is washed up, and most likely the game will be in Indy, and when we do, we won't forget this game, and Luck and the Colts will be really good by that time, and we will pay them back BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 05:46 AM

luckyblue I agree with you but they do that to everybody not just us. And I cant wait til the colts play them again its going to Crazy
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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:00 AM

I'm proud of Luck, who gave (by far) the most valiant effort. He still tried hard even when the game was out of reach.

The kid has balls, not to mention a heck of a lot of skill... he's going places in this league.


Agreed. I feel that game would not have been so lop-sided at home. Luck is struggling on the road, and in going to NE, that was a worse-case scenario.

Take back 2 pick-6 returns and that punt return, that game would have an entirely different dynamic.

It's easy to get excited over us having been 6-3.....it raised expectations beyond what's reasonable. We're 6-4, and that ain't bad. We knew this year would be rough and I would submit that any reasonable expectations heading into the year have been surpassed.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 06:31 AM

I absolutely HATE the patriots, mostly brady and bb, there well known for rubbing it in on a team, and in todays game there was the perfect example, with them ahead 52 to 24 with less than half a quarter to go brady is still throwing the ball to get another td to really humiliate us.TOTALLY DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't play them next year but it's possible we will play them again before brady is washed up, and most likely the game will be in Indy, and when we do, we won't forget this game, and Luck and the Colts will be really good by that time, and we will pay them back BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's what I was thinking. karma.......

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#17 lollygagger8

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 08:56 AM

I wouldn't be half as upset if it was any other team in the league that put up those points on us. Pats fans are the absolute worst.
I was at the 35-34 game a few years agao where Pats were stomping us at halftime and they were running around Lucas Oil just taunting EVERYONE. After Bullit made the stop on 4th down and we came back and won, those fans had to leave out the back door. The stadium was electric after that. Not only because we came back, but we did it against Belichick and the Pats crap talking fans


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#18 Floydian

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 09:26 AM

I agree with everything here.
Would I have liked a win... ABSOLUTELY... but did I EXPECT IT... Nope!

It's easy to forget that Luck is a rookie and I don't think he played like one... but rather as a veteran quarterback against the Patriots given little time. It seems he always had someone hanging on him or hitting him. I even a saw a helmet to helmet that wasn't called.

I'm also not a homer... I know our D is bad. Sure we have moments of brilliance, but I don't know that it's our D purposely being in the right place, but rather a series of events where they happen to be there to make the plays.

It takes a lot of talent to play in the NFL, but it takes something special to play at a high level and we just aren't there yet. I don't know that we can get there with the defensive players we have. I don't see someone on our D that elevates those around them.

I still look forward to victories and think we will find ourselves in the playoffs... but we aren't a deep round playoff team yet.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:16 PM

BTW... I too hate the Patriots!!!!

There are only two teams I really can't stand.
The Patriots and the Saints.
Both appear to be a classless bunch.

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 12:38 PM

I absolutely HATE the patriots, mostly brady and bb, there well known for rubbing it in on a team, and in todays game there was the perfect example, with them ahead 52 to 24 with less than half a quarter to go brady is still throwing the ball to get another td to really humiliate us.TOTALLY DISGUSTING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! We don't play them next year but it's possible we will play them again before brady is washed up, and most likely the game will be in Indy, and when we do, we won't forget this game, and Luck and the Colts will be really good by that time, and we will pay them back BIG TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its called stat padding

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 01:11 PM

Players have to produce to keep their jobs. Their performance is on film. If coaches put them out there, they have to play, play hard, and play well. If not, they may lose their job to the 'next man up' on the pine. I don't blame offense players for running up scores, coaches maybe. Defenses most certainly. Don't want a team running up the scoreboard? STOP them!
“There’s no question he’s (Luck) a complete football player and one of the top quarterbacks in this league already. He has a great career in front of him but I think he’s already established himself as a very poised and talented player that can do a lot of things to beat you and he manages his team well and plays good situational football.” -New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick

#22 Corndog

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Posted 19 November 2012 - 02:14 PM

Good post to the OP, and even though this loss was ugly, it's a learning experience. As far as running up the score and all of that nonsense, I have a potentially unpoular theory about that one. The Patriots are a team that feeds on mistakes and teams falling into their gameplan and out of their own. The way to beat them is sticking to your own gameplan and slowing the game down, much like beating the Colts when their offense was at top of the league. The thing is, once a team is behind many play catch up, causing QBs to force throws and panic, instead of controlling the clock and keeping the Patriot's offense off the field. This is exactly what the Colts did and caused them to be eaten alive.

However, most realize Andrew Luck is an intelligent QB and Arians will probably have a better gameplan going into their next meeting. I have this strange theory that maybe the Patriots added insult to injury in hopes of making the Colts overly emotional in their next meeting, whether it's this season or next. I believe this was also Peyton's problem with the Patriots game at Foxboro, he would be easily frustrated with early failings in the game and make abnormal mental mistakes throughout the game that the Patriots would capitalize on and lead them to victory. I am not saying the Colts will buy into this owning of the emotions, but I could see the Patriots playing a mental game to maintain advantage over them in future meetings. Especially with a team that has a bright future and potential like the Colts.






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