Coming out of college, Andrew Luck was almost too good to be true.
The same could be said of the Colts last season.
A nine-win swing from 2011 was incredible, and coming at the same time new head coach Chuck Pagano was battling leukemia made it seem like their General Manager was Frank Capra and not Ryan Grigson.
But the comeback was real, as are the challenges they face this year. The Colts aren’t going to sneak up on anyone this year, and their frantic offseason spending might not have made them significantly better.
But Pagano’s back, and so is Luck, a quarterback so composed it seems like he’s been in the league far more than one year. They’ve given him some help, and only time will tell if it’s enough to keep them at the level they reached in 2012.
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