The San Francisco 49ers play the Indianapolis Colts at Candlestick Sunday in a game featuring a former Stanford coach, Jim Harbaugh, and his star college quarterback, Andrew Luck. “Andrew Luck and that Colt offense, they can play,” John Madden told the KCBS Radio morning crew.
They will be reunited as opponents Sunday, finding themselves in the strange position of game-planning against each other in Week 3 while trying to bounce back from tough losses.
When Vernon Davis and Jim Harbaugh eye the Colts sideline this Sunday, they will each look a little differently at a player looking back at them. There are two members of the opposition that have close ties to the two, and should make for some interesting football come Sunday.
San Francisco welcomes second year sensation Andrew Luck to Candlestick in this Week 3 match up. After leading the Colts to the playoffs as a rookie, Luck is back in his second year to show that he is the real deal. He has weapons around him on offense and a respectable defense, but there is no secret that he is the heart and soul of this team, and they key to their success week in and week out.
Andrew Luck ran 19 yards for the winning touchdown Sunday, giving Indianapolis a 21-17 season-opening victory over Oakland.
The Oakland Raiders are going to face a tough opponent in week 1 of the 2013 NFL season. With a team like the Colts who went to the playoffs last year, the Raiders will have to keep an eye on key players in order to come out on top on this match.
Having an elite signal-caller who can win you the game in crunch time is essential for any NFL franchise.
The expectations for the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck this year are high with the addition of Luck’s former offensive coordinator at Stanford, Pep Hamilton.
The Raiders will open the season September 8 on the road against the Indianapolis Colts and quarterback Andrew Luck, the former Stanford standout.
Chip Kelly’s announcement that he’s leaving Oregon for the Philadelphia Eagles is another sign of big changes in NFL offenses. But John Madden said it’s too early to say the read-option executed by 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and others will fundamentally alter the NFL.