Indianapolis Ccolts NFL Game Live don’t have to look far to see the value in having a viable backup quarterback on their roster. Head coach Frank Reich knows about it personally.
Colts QB Andrew Luck, who remains out due to a calf injury, has altered his workouts, according to coach Frank Reich. “An upgraded, more dynamic series of exercises – that would challenge him even more physically, get more strength,” Reich said. There’s still no timetable on when Luck will resume practicing.
Reich isn’t acting overly concerned about Luck still being out. Reich mentioned former Colts coach Tony Dungy as a reason why he isn’t worried – publicly at least – about when Luck will return, especially with the start of the regular season less than five weeks away. “Even when our best players got hurt, you would look at him and you would think it was just – he was never overly concerned. And so I just think that’s important,” Reich said about Dungy. “You can do both: you can have a genuine care and love for your players, want to do everything you can do to help them get better, but you also understand in this business that when a guy is not ready it’s just got to be next man up. And if you really don’t believe that deep down in, then I just think that shows.”
aptain Andrew Luck and the Colts will have plenty of high-profile showdowns in 2019, most notably with Luck matching up with other highly-regarded quarterbacks. In Week 1, he’ll toe the line with Philip Rivers and the Chargers, Matt Ryan and the Falcons come to Indy on Week 3, the Colts travel to see Patrick Mahomes and the Chiefs in a playoff matchup in Week 5 and it just keeps going from there. In Week 7 (at home) and Week 12 (at Houston), the Colts will see Deshaun Watson and the Texans; Week 9 will see Ben Roethlisberger and the host Steelers, Week 15 will be at New Orleans for Drew Brees and the Saints, and Cam Newton’s Panthers come to town in Week 16.
WESTFIELD, Ind. — The Indianapolis Colts (0-0) and Buffalo Bills (0-0) get their 2019 preseason started out in New York on Thursday evening, giving fans relief from months and months of being without football.
In this first preseason matchup, it is likely that many established starters either play very few snaps if at all, so it will be a great chance to get a look at each team’s rookies and other budding, young players.
Here is everything you need to know to get you ready for Thursday’s preseason kickoff.
Thursday, Aug. 8, at 7 p.m. ET
Buffalo, N.Y.; New Era Field
TV: FOX59 (WXIN) — Greg Rakestraw (play-by-play), Rick Venturi (color) and Larra Overton (sideline)
To find out what games will be on in your area, check here.
Radio: WFNI “1070 The Fan” and WLHK “HANK FM” — Matt Taylor (play-by-play), Jim Sorgi (color) and Jeffrey Gorman (sideline)
Bills lead, 32-37-1. In the preseason, the teams are tied 4-4.
Last game — Week 7 of 2018. Colts won, 37-5. The Colts won the last preseason matchup in 2016, 19-18.