Pittsburgh offers stiffer test in Andrew Luck's preseason encore
August 19, 2012Eastern Indiana Sports
Anyone with a modicum of football IQ had to be impressed with the first step taken in the preseason by the Indianapolis Colts and Andrew Luck, their rookie quarterback.
Cris Collinsworth is well schooled on the NFL as an NBC analyst, and he was shocked by the Colts' 38-3 dismantling of the St. Louis Rams.
"You don't go new head coach, new GM (general manager), new offensive coordinator, new defensive coordinator, new quarterback and look like that in your first preseason game. You just don't," he said.
Collinsworth was on the practice field for a midweek Colts workout at Anderson University, making mental notes in preparation for tonight's nationally-televised game in Pittsburgh.
"It startled me, it really did," he said. "And so did Luck. Everybody knew he was going to be good, but he understood some things that guys that age don't understand."
Here's something else universally understood. While the debut versus the Rams was scintillating, it's over.