Colts rankings: how others view the team
September 19, 2012INDIANA SPORTS PAGE
The Associated Press weekly NFL poll has the Colts improving from No. 31 last week to No. 25. Here are some voter comments:
Chris Berman (ESPN, 28) -- On the board.
Clifton Brown (Sporting News, 29) -- Getting first victory in Week 2 should build this team's confidence.
Rich Gannon (CBS Sports/SiriusXM NFL Radio, 24) -- Huge win at home builds confidence with this young team.
Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News, 24) -- Peyton Manning won his first game with the Colts in his fifth start in 1998. Andrew Luck picked up his first win in his second start.
Clark Judge (CBSSports.com, 24) -- People who said these guys should have drafted RG3 apparently didn't watch last week's victory. Andrew Luck demonstrated why he was the only pick the Colts considered. No, they won't win a lot of games, but, yes, like Washington, they'll be intriguing.
Ira Kaufman (Tampa Tribune, 25) -- It's already apparent Andrew Luck won't make the same mistakes twice.
Pat Kirwan (SiriusXM NFL Radio/CBSSports.com, 25) -- Andrew Luck will play like a veteran and probably not lose games but does he have enough of a running attack to take some of the pressure off? The defense without Dwight Freeney had four sacks last week and Adrian Peterson's longest run was 6 yards. It could be two in a row with Jacksonville coming to town.