Colts still dangerous without Andrew Luck

Jacoby Brissett proven to be a quality starter

The Morning Show w/ John & Hugh
September 18, 2019 - 8:24 am

Many NFL fans thought this would be a lost season for the Indianapolis Colts after QB Andrew Luck stepped aside, but two week into the season they find themselves 1-1 and atop the AFC South.

The Colts host the Falcons this Sunday for their home opener and what looked like it may be an easy win for Atlanta before the year started now poses some real threats.

Colts beat writer Stephen Holder joined Hugh Douglas and John Fricke on Wednesday and spoke about how the team has recovered since Luck stepped away.

"They were as shocked as anyone. Less than a week before the announcement guy spoke about what Luck was doing while he was hurt and how hard he was working to get back, so when the announcement came down it was stunning. To their credit, they moved on pretty quickly and were ready to go and show in their actions."

He also took a look at why they are finding such success with new starter Jacoby Brissett.

"Jacoby Brissett is one of the most respected players on the roster. They love the guy and there are two sides two a team, a lot of times it's segregated offense and defense, and that is not the case with Jacoby Brissett," says Holder. "He has been the only QB with the starting unit the last two offseasons, he took all the reps and has been the guy as it related to practice the past two years and that has gone a long way to building trust with his teammates."