Andrew Luck had a fantastic day, showing the kind of poise and leadership that made him the first overall pick. He was practically flawless aside from a few errant throws. I was giddy watching him avoid the same mistakes he made last week. It was truly an impressive outing from the rookie.
Make no mistake—in all regards but one, Andrew Luck was a huge winner this weekend.
Unfortunately he also now has the expectations that come with winning. While he still will make rookie mistakes fans have tasted a bit of success and expect No. 12 to carry this team on his back.
The truth is much more complex—he can and will lead this team to more wins over the years and possibly inscribe his name alongside other Colts greats but it won't come easy. He's a competitor who expects to win but he's also a rookie adjusting to the game. There will be ups and downs.
In reality Colts fans should temper expectations, savor the moment and enjoy watching a superb young man become a legend. Just don't expect it to happen in a week.