The general feeling in Indianapolis was that the Colts just kicked them in the chest, ran off and left them in the barn trying to catch their breath. This was apparent by the sudden decline in season ticket sales and the waiting list disappeared all in one season. Sunday morning I had a different feeling – a feeling of excitement and anticipation to see the start of something new.
As I put on my now linebacker, Dwight Freeney number 93 Colts jersey I thought back to how a 2-14 season allowed me to see the Colts live in three games last year…the most since the 2000 season. The same 2-14 season that allowed Indianapolis to get arguably the best rookie Quarterback in the league. Yesterday was my chance to see what this team could bring to the table and they didn’t disappoint. Don’t get me wrong – it is just a preseason game against an awful Rams team but I saw a team with a leader once again. A leader in Andrew Luck who was 10 of 16 passing with 188 yards and 2 touchdowns in his first game play in the NFL (not shabby).
Outside of Andrew Luck looking like a seasoned professional the Colts did a lot yesterday that proved they are not the same 2-14 team. The defense got to the opposing Quarterback, we had a running touchdown and our offensive line couldn’t block anyone...Oooo, well I guess not everything has changed or improved.
Pay attention Indianapolis – the Colts aren’t going to the Super Bowl but they are going to be fun to watch and tickets are available. Don’t miss out because this team is going to rise to the top quickly and those fans with a budget won’t be able to attend anymore. Out of the three games I saw last year I only saw one win but there is nothing like a live game…no matter the final score.
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