The last four to five years have been a roller coaster ride for the Colts. They’ve had the good (making the Super Bowl in 2009), the bad (going 2-14 in 2011), and the Lucky (drafting Andrew Luck, the former Stanford Cardinal). Peyton Manning has been the face (heart, soul, and basically whole body) of the Colts franchise since he was drafted in 1998, leading the Colts to a 2006 World Championship. He wasn’t only the leader of the Colts, he WAS the Colts. Now not only is he gone, but no longer will we see Joseph Addai, Dallas Clark, and Gary Brackett in a Colts uniform. Furthermore, with a new quarterback, coach, and philosophy, many people don’t know what to expect this season. The preseason will be great for the Colts because everyone can see what kind of team they will shape up to be. The preseason starts this Sunday, so let’s take a look at their schedule:
Home vs. St. Louis Rams: This is the first chance for fans to see Luck in real game action and he will be going up against another former #1 pick, Sam Bradford. The Colts have never been very good in the preseason while Manning led the team, but this game will set the tone for their upcoming season and I think it’s important for Luck to have a good game and build some confidence. Want tickets? CLICK HERE.
Away vs. Pittsburgh Steelers: If Andrew Luck is going to have nightmares about a preseason game this would be the one. For as long as most can remember the Steelers have been known to attack on defense. Luck may be in for a long game.
Away vs. Washington Redskins: The third preseason game is usually when the starters play the most. Andrew will have to prove he can stand in the pocket for more than a quarter or so as the preseason winds down.
Home vs. Cincinnati Bengals: Hopefully Luck took notes during last year’s NFL season because the Bengal’s Andy Dalton pretty much wrote the book on what to do as a rookie quarterback in the NFL. He was fantastic and now Luck will have to out duel him in the last tune up before the regular season. Want tickets? CLICK HERE.
The Colts have plenty of room to grow, but the fans that go along for the ride will be glad they did. If you want to experience these moments, Circle City Tickets can get you to any Colts home game. The Colts are going to have Luck this season, and sometimes it’s better to be Luck-y than good.