The regular season opener is less than a week away for the Indianapolis Colts. Monday’s news centers on Ahmad Bradshaw making his Colts debut and Andrew Luck’s outlook on his second season in the NFL.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Tuesday, September 3rd.
By: George Bremer, The Herald Bulletin
Ahmad Bradshaw had that look in the eye on Monday afternoon knowing that his Colts debut was less than a week away.
“A lot of teams that could have accepted me and gave me a shot that didn’t, I want to just prove everybody wrong,” he said. “I’ve got this chip on my shoulder, coming in a seventh-round running back in 2007. I play like it’s my first year.”
During training camp, he said he has no problem helping to mentor Vick Ballard along the way. And on Monday he said he’s not concerned about when he’ll enter the game.
“Just like I said, I love this game and I’m going to give my 100 percent every time and every Sunday,” Bradshaw said. “Like I said, I don’t know how the plays are going to go and who’s going to get how many, but when I’m out there you can expect full speed.”
By: Michael Marot, The Associated Press
Andrew Luck is ready for year two of life in the NFL.
With a full offseason to delve into tape, work out with teammates and relearn the offense he ran at Stanford, Luck has been working overtime to fix the flaws. He heads into Sunday’s opener with a new perspective on NFL life.
“A little bit, just by virtue of having played in an NFL game before,” Luck said when asked whether he’s more relaxed this September than last. “Knowing what pregame is like, knowing who runs out of the tunnel and where, things of that nature. Again, it’s still very exciting.”
The Colts like what they’ve seen.
“He’s not afraid to speak his mind, and that’s what you want from your quarterback — someone who speaks his mind,” five-time Pro Bowler Robert Mathis said.
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