Andrew Luck Is Back And Sundays Are Fun Again

Andrew Luck is back!  He’s passed for 10 touchdowns, thrown only one interception, completed an average of 72.4% of his passes and has an average QB rating of 126.9 over the last 3 games.  Granted, those wins were against the Bills, Raiders and Jaguars but that means we don’t suck as bad as they do and for Colts fans, that’s a big deal.

The Colts only won 4 games last year with Andrew Luck sidelined after his shoulder surgery.  Colts fans didn’t know if he’d be able to return this year.  Hell, we didn’t know if he’d ever return.  We heard horror stories about his rehab and recovery so even if he did return, we questioned whether or not he’d ever be the Luck of old.  But all that doubt is finally gone.

His shoulder is healed, his arm is strong and the offensive line seems set on keeping it that way.  This is their 4th game in a row without allowing a sack.  A healthy Andrew Luck, that has time to throw the ball, is a very dangerous animal and the Colts finally have a GM and coach that seem to understand that.

The tight end trio of Eric Ebron, Jack Doyle and Mo Alie-Cox is benefiting from this quite nicely.  Going into today’s game, Colts tight ends ranked second in the NFL in catches (62) and targets (98), fifth in yards (711) and first in touchdown catches (12).  The trio is led by Ebron, who seems totally in sync with Luck right now.  He added 2 receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown today against the Jaguars.  Detroit fans can shit on this guy all they want.  He has 10 touchdowns!  So, shit on that!

The Colts are 4-5 and both the Texans and Titans are playing very well right now, so yes, it’s a bit of a stretch to think we have a legitimate shot at making the playoffs.  But who cares?  I’m not worried about the playoffs this year.  Andrew Luck is healthy!  He finally has a line that can protect him!  We’ve been waiting a long time for this!

If you’re a Saints fan, a Rams fan or a Chiefs fan then good for you man.  I’m happy your team’s so dominant and that you’re already making Super Bowl plans with your stupid friends.  I don’t need all that.  

Right before this season started I thought the Andrew Luck era was done forever.  I thought that I was being robbed of the opportunity to see another prodigy develop, right here in my city, to become one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history.  But I was wrong.  He’s back!  The Colts are back!  Indianapolis is back!  I’m back!

From this point on, I’m treating every single game like it’s the super bowl.  I’m inviting friends over, I’m buying a second couch, filling the coolers with beer, and ordering wings and 4 different pizza options.  I’m even ordering a pizza with just cheese on it, in case one of my friends brings a girl that eats like a 5-year-old.  

If you’re a Colts fan, dawn your gear proudly.  The future looks bright.

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