The NFL season is just around the corner as Week 3 of the preseason has just wrapped up this weekend. Most NFL teams consider the third game of the preseason as a dress rehearsal, as most of the starters will be rested for the final preseason game.
With the knowledge that this will be their last real game practice before the season begins, most players have high expectations for themselves to perform well. Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is among those that have high expectations, and last night he believes he did not live up to them.
“I’m disappointed in myself,” Luck told the media after the Colts 23-17 loss to the New Orleans Saints. “I missed some throws and had an interception. We didn’t establish a good rhythm.”
Although Luck was hard on himself after the game, he did not have a bad outing by any means. In limited play, Luck threw for 103 yards on 10 for 18 passing with a touchdown and interception.
The former No. 1 pick did agree that there were a few bright spots for the offense last night, including a two minute drive to close out the half.
“We did some good things as well. We had a touchdown drive and a two minute drive that had a lot of good things until we got stuck at the goal line,” Luck continued. “We need seven points there, we have to find a way to get seven.”
Luck will go back and look at the tape over the next few weeks before the regular season and you can bet that he will have the Colts ready to go on September 7th.