Luck’s first practice in the books

The buzz in Indianapolis is palpable as Andrew Luck and the new era Colts took the field for the first time Friday.  It seems everyone is excited except for the rookie quarterback. He notes that he didn’t want to add too much drama to what amounts to a relatively benign practice. Turns out that coolness is exactly what the team needs:

“He’s unflappable,” coach Chuck Pagano said. “He’s a natural leader.”

Receiver T.Y. Hilton, a third-round draft choice, admitted he was nervous but said Luck “settled me down.”

Luck said he arrived in town Thursday and was tired from a long flight.

“It’s nice to get back and practice football,” he said.

ESPN caught a bit of video of the practice as well:

Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.