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Star Wars or Star Trek. Coke or Pepsi. Manning or Brady. You could argue each is better than the other. What you can’t argue, however, is that Brady’s Super Bowls are a reason to ditch Manning. Colts GM Jim Irsay just did.
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Welcome to “Pretty Much Screwed,” our definitive guide to the upcoming NFL season. This team-by-team preview details why your favorite franchise might have to start looking forward to next year — and highlights at least one reason for you to be hopeful. Today: Glenn Davis explains how the Indianapolis Colts will let you down this year.
Twice during the 2012 NFL regular season, we took a look at just how pass-happy the current state of affairs are in the NFL. Thanks to NFL.com’s milestone tracker we found out just how aired-out of a league this is, and while a million quarterbacks didn’t throw for 4,000 yards, 11 of them did, and that’s the most ever in a single season. Plus, there aren’t even a million quarterbacks in the NFL.
Andrew Luck is just a rookie, but he’s already making plays of legend like a seasoned veteran. He made one such play today against the Detroit Lions, leading the Indianapolis Colts back from nine down in the last three minutes to score the game-winning touchdown with no time left on the clock.
The Colts’ unexpected, star-rookie-QB-led emergence – happening while their new head coach is recovering from cancer – is shaping up as one of the stories of the NFL season, and just about everything the team has done lately makes it harder not to root for them.
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Danny Webber, a 74-year-old diehard Colts fan who was admitted to Heritage House with terminal cancer, was profiled by the Indy Star’s Phillip B. Wilson in late September. Webber was attending what would likely be the final Colts game of his life, and when the team’s PR staff caught wind of it, they upgraded his seats, gave him field passes, and allotted a few moments for him with Andrew Luck. That last bit — his brief moment with “Mr. Luck,” as Mr. Webber called him — was a dying wish. More, after the jump.
If you’re like me, you’ve been captivated by Robert Griffin III’s sensational play for the Redskins this season – and you’ve also noticed the apparent chasm between what he’s doing and what the guy picked ahead of him, Andrew Luck, is doing in Indianapolis. Do the Colts have anything to worry about? Well… no, not really – except, perhaps, about how Luck’s being used.