The Colts have grown accustomed to Andrew Luck leading comeback wins.
But they’re not used to the way he did it Thursday night.
According to Mike Wells of ESPN.com, Luck delivered a blistering address at halftime, as his side was losing 17-6.
“It was to a whole new level,” punter Pat McAfee said. “Normally, he has a calming presence, meaning we know what we have to do to win the game. This was a different Andrew.”
The result was familiar, as he led them back to a 30-27 victory to put them three games clear of the AFC South. But seeing the anger from someone who is normally so calm caught their attention.
“He had fire and passion with his talk,” tackle Anthony Castonzo said. “He had some powerful words behind it. It’s been three weeks in row that we were down at halftime. There was some frustration. He wanted to make sure we came back and won this thing.”
It was a desperate spot for the Colts, who were coming off an embarrassing 38-8 loss to the Rams last week. And sometimes when backed into that kind of corner, it’s time for desperate measures, like stepping out of character.