The Indianapolis Colts got into a deep first half deficit on Thursday night, which is not the way they wanted to come out firing after the blowout loss to the St. Louis Rams on Sunday. As far as star quarterback Andrew Luck was confirmed, another loss to an opponent they should easily handle was going to happen and he made sure of that during halftime.
After the game, Luck’s teammates gave us an idea of what it took for Luck to spark the second half comeback and it was a change from the personality that we have come to know from Luck. It was a little added fire that got the team playing at the level they needed to be.
“It was to a whole new level,” punter Pat McAfee said, according to Mike Wells of ESPN.com. “Normally, he has a calming presence, meaning we know what we have to do to win the game. This was a different Andrew.”
One of the man that spends plenty of time inside of the huddle with Luck echoed those comments
“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.”
There is no denying Luck’s on-field talent, but it also looks like he is continuing to grow as a leader.
The players in the Colts locker room have their complete trust in Luck, which has been working out for them since he joined the team. When your quarterback is able to walk the walk, you always feel like you are still in the game and Luck makes sure that they always are.