Andrew Luck: Return to lineup was “overwhelming”

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Sunday was more than just another game for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck.

It had been 616 days since he last played in the regular season and Luck said that he was feeling emotional about running through the tunnel to the field to face the Bengals.

“Overwhelming, I felt grateful and appreciative to be here,” Luck said, via ESPN.com. “I was so excited to get to run on the field as a Colt and get to play with T.Y. [Hilton] and Jack [Doyle] and [Adam Vinatieri] and the new guys. It was fun. Then the game got going, and then it’s one play at a time.”

The first passing play didn’t go well as Luck was intercepted, but he’d go 39-of-52 for 319 yards and two touchdowns from there. It wasn’t enough to get the Colts a win as their comeback effort failed when the Bengals returned a Doyle fumble for a touchdown in the final minute of their 34-23 victory, but it would be hard for the Colts not to feel positive about what they saw from their quarterback for most of the afternoon.

40 responses to “Andrew Luck: Return to lineup was “overwhelming”

  1. Also the Browns haven’t got a win in that same period. But the Steelers couldn’t even beat them, suffering an embarrassing tie because their kicker, who they decided to pay instead of Bell, missed a potential game winner.

    Meanwhile, the best team in the league, with the #1 offense and defense, the Ravens, led by Elite Superbowl MVP Joe Flacco made the Bills (a playoff team last year) look like an FCS squad.

  2. JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 10, 2018 at 8:47 am
    Also the Browns haven’t got a win in that same period. But the Steelers couldn’t even beat them, suffering an embarrassing tie because their kicker, who they decided to pay instead of Bell, missed a potential game winner.

    Meanwhile, the best team in the league, with the #1 offense and defense, the Ravens, led by Elite Superbowl MVP Joe Flacco made the Bills (a playoff team last year) look like an FCS squad.

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    Bills are the equivalent of an FCS squad, but other than that….do you watch football? Or just regurgitate what everyone else tells you? Browns played yesterday, and they played good and hard. They also played the Steelers opening day last year very well, but had DeShone Kizer there to screw it up. This wasn’t because they didn’t pay Bell. I guess you didn’t see James Conner’s stat line. SMH

  3. Brady was “overwhelmed” in the last superbowl too. He dropped an easy pass and fumbled away his last chance to win a superbowl.

  4. As a public service, here is a list of all the bold predictions that prematurely threw dirt on Luck’s career:

    domedaddy says:
    April 24, 2018 at 5:11 pm
    Bad karma. Luck never did anything. They didn’t give him any support. He’s done.

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    April 24, 2018 at 4:28 pm
    Been saying this for a while now, Luck’s done. Use the first pick on a QB.

    y0urm0mblog says:
    April 24, 2018 at 2:59 pm
    Andrew Luck won’t be throwing ever, anywhere, again.

    jimmypx says:
    April 24, 2018 at 2:55 pm
    If he can’t throw after 15 months of rehab and recovery, the odds are that he never will. Sadly it sounds like that injury was career ending.

    msc4realeagles says:
    April 24, 2018 at 2:38 pm
    Nor will he be throwing in all of 2018.

    dangguy says:
    April 28, 2018 at 5:14 pm
    Luck is done, put a fork in him. Too bad, Luck was an exciting player who the Colts put on the field as fodder for defensive lines everywhere.

    doctorrustbelt says:
    April 26, 2018 at 8:49 pm
    As if Andrew Luck is ever going to play again.

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 3, 2018 at 11:15 am
    Should have drafted a QB. Luck’s done.

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    May 11, 2018 at 10:37 am
    Should have used that 1st round pick on a QB. Luck’s done.

    kevo95 says:
    May 11, 2018 at 10:21 am
    His luck ran out he’s done

    seahawkboymike says:
    June 7, 2018 at 7:18 pm
    He’s also “real close” to being an epic bust and never playing again. Passing on a QB in the 1st round in this draft will be a disaster for the Colts.

    silvernblacksabbath says:
    June 7, 2018 at 3:09 pm
    Luck will have more success learning to throw left handed than coming back from this. He’s done!

    imcornholious says:
    June 7, 2018 at 2:57 pm
    this is going to be sad….

    rideforjesus says:
    June 7, 2018 at 2:55 pm
    one hit and this kid is done.

    mbara33 says:
    June 12, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    He’s done. Passing on a QB in the 1at round of this draft will go down as a
    Call as stupid as when the Cardinals passed on Derek Carr.

    stubborndata says:
    June 12, 2018 at 7:08 pm
    Mark my words Andrew Luck will never start again

    nhpats says:
    June 12, 2018 at 6:06 pm
    He will play week 1 and end week 1 on IR for the remainder of the season.

    doubleogator says:
    June 13, 2018 at 11:10 am
    Quite possibly done as an NFL QB…

    mclovin07 says:
    June 16, 2018 at 3:18 pm
    I really am starting to think his Luck has run out…like he might never play again.

    Edward Halverson says:
    June 16, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    He’s done!

    doubleogator says:
    July 26, 2018 at 8:57 am
    Put a fork in him, he’s done…

    illgivemyopinion says:
    July 26, 2018 at 9:58 am
    Put a fork in him, he’s done.

    nhpats says:
    August 2, 2018 at 11:51 am
    Play him in the preseason….he’ll be on IR by the start of the regular season

    cajunaise says:
    August 2, 2018 at 11:50 am
    He’ll never play again.
    #RememberWhatTheySaid

  5. Yeah, Brady only managed 505 yards and 3 TDs in that Super Bowl, what a collapse. Compare that to Luck’s epic performance in Super Bowl …. well, I’m sure he’ll get there one day after he finally figures out how to beat the mighty Bengals at home.

    p.s. 43-22, 45-7.

  6. I’m offended by not being in that “hater rundown” post for saying that it doesn’t matter if Andrew Luck plays or not, QB play isn’t the reason the Colts are terrible.

  7. 5against1 says:
    September 10, 2018 at 9:07 am
    What, no comments yet from the Patsy**** trolls about throwing a nerf football, or ping-pong ball, or whatever? He’s back, haters. Comeback P.O.Y.

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    so what? 0-1

  8. @asixthlombardiforthehaters – it looks like you went through a lot of trouble to locate or save a bunch of posts. Does that make 0-1 against a weak Bengals team feel any better?

  9. “Meanwhile, the best team in the league, with the #1 offense and defense, the Ravens, led by Elite Superbowl MVP Joe Flacco made the Bills (a playoff team last year) look like an FCS squad.”

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    Didn’t realize that “the best team in the league” was defined as going 22-26 over the last 3 years and missing the playoffs in each one.

  10. Week one and look at yourselves……..

    Week 6 will begin the actual separation from loud-mouths to true football fans.. because the real teams will begin to emerge.

    Until then.. all this Bah..bah…bah is nothing but sound…

  11. Luck will be fine. He is finally healthy. He looked good.

    He did get screwed by a bad FO though. Half his career may be over, and that FO never supported him with any talent whatsoever. Its almost like they expected him to be Rodgers, and just carry the team all by himself.

  12. asixthlombardiforthehaters says:
    September 10, 2018 at 9:11 am
    As a public service, here is a list of all the bold predictions that prematurely threw dirt on Luck’s career:

    This is classic! You didn’t dig up anything from wheepingjeebus? She’s got to be one of the biggest trolls on this site.

  13. nhpats says:
    September 10, 2018 at 10:05 am
    @asixthlombardiforthehaters – it looks like you went through a lot of trouble to locate or save a bunch of posts.
    ________________
    So you find copy & paste difficult?

  14. Thumbs up on Lucks return. Thumb down to the officiating crew that protected him a second “a point of emphasis “. Those who watched the game saw 2 roughing the passer calls given to him that gave them the 3 points before the half, and took 7 points away from the Bengals on the turnover they created that was recovered at the Colts 6 yard line. No calls when Dalton gets his mask yanked…. Wait till your team plays the Colts and you’ll see.

  15. Luck will not make it out of Foxborough alive. They haven’t stepped foot within 200 miles of their since they invented the deflategate scam. They should probably forfeit the game and not show up

  16. It is nice to see him back. I hate injuries to key players. It was also nice to see the Bengals win. The Colts as a franchise deserve to lose as much as possible. Long live the curse of the deflategate liars, entering its 4th season.

  17. pauldeba says:
    September 10, 2018 at 12:06 pm
    Luck will not make it out of Foxborough alive. They haven’t stepped foot within 200 miles of their since they invented the deflategate scam. They should probably forfeit the game and not show up

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    And Brady, Belicheat and McDouche will always be remembered as cheaters and liars.

  18. asixthlombardiforthehaters says:
    September 10, 2018 at 9:11 am
    __________________________________________________

    Your mother says come out of the basement. Dinner is ready

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    JustBlameTrumpOrRussia says:
    September 10, 2018 at 8:47 am

    Kicker missed a FG in terrible weather. BUT maybe Roethlisberger’s 5 turnovers had something to do with the loss also as Conner had almost 200 yds from scrimmage. So I’d say the missed Bell minimally.

  19. What, no comments yet from the Patsy**** trolls about throwing a nerf football, or ping-pong ball, or whatever? He’s back, haters. Comeback P.O.Y.
    _________________________________________________________________________________________________________

    They lost. They will lose against the Pats. Rinse and repeat.

  20. asixthlombardiforthehaters

    This guy has been saving up PFT comments for almost a year. And I’m hear reading them all.

    We should all probably go back to work now.

  21. That was an exciting football game. I’m a Bengals fan and I’m thrilled with the win
    Welcome back Luck. I haven’t seen too many QB’s away for 2 years play the way he did.

  22. Lot of strutting by the same old guys that love to troll the Pats and other teams blogs. Usually if your team loses to a very mediocre team, you don’t pat yourself on the back and go around high-fiving and call out other teams and fans that actually won their games. Go ahead and accept your participation ribbons and make some noise when you win.

    I for one am glad Andrew “Shaun White” Luck is back. He is a class act and the league is better with him playing. With that being said, I could care less if the team ever wins another game.

  23. soxpatsceltsbruins says:
    September 10, 2018 at 2:08 pm
    Lot of strutting by the same old guys that love to troll the Pats and other teams blogs. Usually if your team loses to a very mediocre team, you don’t pat yourself on the back and go around high-fiving and call out other teams and fans that actually won their games. Go ahead and accept your participation ribbons and make some noise when you win.

    I for one am glad Andrew “Shaun White” Luck is back. He is a class act and the league is better with him playing. With that being said, I could care less if the team ever wins another game.

    Says the guy trolling a colts article… IRONY!!

  24. Only colts fans could get excited about losing. This fan base is the gift that keeps giving. Hang a banner for losing week 1

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