Football / 08.18.12

NFL Watch // Andrew Luck Shines in Colts Debut

NFL Watch // Andrew Luck Shines in Colts Debut

words // Brandon Richard

It’s not everyday that an NFL team moves on from a player the caliber of Peyton Manning while the player still believes he has elite level football left to play. However, when faced with the opportunity to land a quarterback prospect described as the best since Manning, the Indianapolis Colts did just that. In April, the Colts selected Stanford QB Andrew Luck with the first overall pick, hoping that he’d guide their franchise into the future. Last Sunday, Indy got their first game look at their gunslinger of the future, and Luck passed the test with flying colors.

With his first ever pass as a pro, Luck dropped off a short ball to running back Donald Brown, who took it to the house for a 63-yard touchdown. Perhaps Brown deserves more credit for that one, but Luck’s brilliance continued. In the second quarter, he found veteran receiver Austin Collie for a 20-yard touchdown, giving the Colts a 14-0 lead. In one half of football, Luck completed 10-of-16 passes for 188 yards and 2 touchdowns. You think Colt fans are excited?

Elsewhere, Robert Griffin III also found the endzone in his pro debut, throwing a 20-yarder to Pierre Garcon in the Washington Redskins’ 7-6 victory over the Buffalo Bills. Also, he only played one series and had a deflected pass picked off, but Peyton still had the zip in Chicago. The Broncos went on to take care of business defensively in Manning’s Denver debut, rolling to a 31-3 preseason win over the Bears.

What football cleats did these three stars wear in their highly anticipated debuts? You can find out in this week’s NFL Watch.

images courtesy of Yahoo

NFL Watch // Andrew Luck Shines in Colts Debut

Andrew Luck wearing Nike Super Speed TD

Andrew Luck racked up big numbers in Super Speed TD Nike football cleats.

Robert Griffin III RG3 wearing adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid Blackout

Robert Griffin III threw a touchdown pass in his Redskins debut wearing “Blackout” adidas adiZero 5-Star Mid cleats.

Peyton Manning wearing Reebok Football Cleats

Peyton Manning started a new era in Denver wearing Reebok football cleats.

Matt Flynn wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite

Matt Flynn scrambles in the new Seattle Seahawks uniform and the Nike Alpha Talon Elite.

LaMichael James wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite Low

Rookie LaMichael James warms up in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite 3/4.

Cam Newton wearing Under Armour Highlight

Cam Newton started his second campaign in the Under Armour Highlight.

Darren McFadden wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite

Darren McFadden pushes forward in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite.

Tamba Hali wearing Nike Air LT 2.1 D

Chiefs linebacker Tamba Hali gets set on defense in Air LT 2.1 D Nike football cleats.

Jason Pierre-Paul wearing Under Armour Nitro Diablo Low

Jason Pierre Paul forces a fumble for the Super Bowl Champion New York Giants in the Under Armour Nitro Diablo Low.

Brandon Weeden wearing Nike Super Bad Strike

Browns rookie Brandon Weeden drops back for a pass in Super Bad Strike Nike football cleats.

Tim Tebow wearing Nike Alpha Talon Elite

Tim Tebow played his first game for the Jets in the Nike Alpha Talon Elite.

Tom Brady wearing Under Armour Nitro Diablo RM

Tom Brady works his way out of trouble in the Under Armour Nitro Diablo RM.

Julio Jones wearing Under Armour Mercenary III 3

Julio Jones makes a tough touchdown grab in Mercenary III Under Armour football cleats.

Jarrett Boykin wearing Nike Vapor Talon Elite

Jarrett Boykin tries to make a catch in the Nike Vapor Talon Elite.

Emmanuel Sanders wearing Nike Zoom Vapor Carbon Fly PE

Emmanuel Sanders runs after making a catch in the Zoom  Vapor Carbon Fly Nike football cleats.

Reggie Bush wearing adidas Scorch X Superfly Mid White

Reggie Bush tries to avoid a tackle in Scorch X Superfly Mid adidas football cleats.

Author: Brandon Richard
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2 Comments

  1. sketch says:

    Are adidas athletes not allowed to show the 3 stripes logo on their cleats?

  2. ABal says:

    You should have shown Tony Romo and his Walmart Starter cleats lmao.