Welcome to the 2018 NFL (Pre)-season Colts fans! The wait is over, and the FPC Colts team are now resuming our weekly game week articles. Here we will look into three critical stats heading into Colts matchup, which will help give a better picture of what to expect and some storylines heading into the game. This weeks matchup is the preseason game against the Seattle Seahawks at Century Link Field.
585 is how long since anyone has seen Andrew Luck play in a live-action setting, but after one surgery and two rehabs, the wait is finally over. Its been a long road for the Colts quarterback, and he will even admit he wasn’t always sure he would get back on the field. Most of the eyes of the NFL world will be watching Luck to see if the same virtuoso returns to the gridiron.
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This is the first game for the new coaching staff, and we can expect to witness a fresh, modern feel for this team, as some pretty significant growing pains, but either way, this is the start of something new and Colts fans should be excited either way. A changed was needed for a few years now, and hopefully, this is the breakthrough the club has been waiting for all these years.
The Colts 2014 was a magical one for about 19 weeks, a top five offense, an opportunistic defense, and seemingly a young team finally coming together for Super Bowl run, but it all ended in another drumming from that team from Massachusetts. Despite that, the teamed was still viewed as one the better young rosters in the NFL and poised for future success, but only eight players remain on the roster today. Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri, Clayton Geathers, T.Y. Hilton, Denzelle Good, Anthony Castonzo, Jack Doyle, and Erik Swoope. Out of these eight, only five of them played in the actual game itself, and this is before cuts where players like Swoope and Good may not even make the 53 man roster.
This week has a theme: new beginnings. It been a very disappointing and frustrating three years for Colts fans and the franchise as well. The 2018 roster may not be a finished product, and there are still going to be plenty of low points soon, but this is the first time in a while the Colts have a forward-thinking staff behind a healthy Andrew Luck, and that should lead to plenty of high points as well.
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