NFL Preseason Week 1 Roundup: Chargers Lose Yet Another Starter to Injury

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    Without question, the dominant preseason storyline for the Indianapolis Colts has been the status of quarterback Andrew Luck‘s surgically repaired shoulder.

    As ESPN.com’s Mike Wells reported, Colts head coach Chuck Pagano continues to insist that the team isn’t overly worried about Luck’s availability for the regular season, even though there’s no timetable for when the 2012 No. 1 overall pick might come off the PUP list.

    “We are where we are with that,” he said. “There’s no timeline. When they say he’s healthy and ready to go, we’ll get him out there. He’s played a lot of football.”

    After watching the Colts offense struggle mightily against the Lions on Sunday, Pagano should be worried.

    Because if Luck misses substantial time in games that count, the Colts are toast.

    Yes, the first-string offense barely played, and starting tailback Frank “Gramps” Gore didn’t play at all. But whether it was backup Scott Tolzien and the starters or third-stringer Phillip Walker and the reserves, there was one constant against Detroit.

    The offense was awful.

    Tolzien completed just two of five passes for 24 yards and took a sack. Walker was just as bad. Running back Robert Turbin averaged a whopping 1.2 yards a pop

    Article source: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/2727214-nfl-preseason-week-1-roundup-chargers-lose-yet-another-starter-to-injury?ref=hvper.com

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