RTC: Colts living on the brink


Let’s get the Week 1 Reading the Coverage rolling this morning:

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star writes that Andrew Luck leading the Colts to a come-from-behind victory isn’t anything new. He watched the second-year quarterback do it one, two, seven times last season. Luck picked up his eighth come-from-behind victory Sunday.

Mike Chappell, also of the Star, notes that Sunday marked the 113th straight game that future Hall of Fame receiver Reggie Wayne has caught at least one pass.

The Star’s Zak Keefer writes about how the Colts’ defense was grasping for air trying to stop Oakland quarterback Terrelle Pryor. Pryor ran for a Raiders franchise-record 112 yards and threw for another 217 yards.

Conrad Brunner notes that the Colts may have won the game, but they didn’t show much progress from last season. That’s not good after the front office went out and upgraded the roster. It’s also not good when you look at the schedule the Colts face, starting in two weeks in San Francisco.

Reggie Hayes of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel writes what a lot of people are probably are thinking: “The Colts have me confused. Are they the offensive juggernaut of the first two and final possessions in a 21-17 win over the Oakland Raiders?….Or are they the porous, sack-vulnerable panicky unit of the other moments?”

Mike Lopresti wrote in the Fort Wayne Journal-Gazette that the Colts are going to pay one of these days if they continue to live on the brink of all these fourth-quarter comebacks.