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Some perspective on Luck, Griffin

The rookies looked good in their debuts, but the preseason opener means nothing

Originally Published: August 15, 2012
By Ashley Fox | ESPN.com

Take a breath. There. Now, let's review a few things about preseason football. Coaches don't game plan for their opponents. They don't watch film or scout, and they might not even know what team they are playing were it not for the name on the jerseys. The best team, the worst team, it simply does not matter.

There is no strategy on either side of the ball. No schemes, no stunts, no tricks. The plays called are purposefully vanilla. Coaches protect the good stuff. They don't want their ...

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