Pro Bowl quarterback Andrew Luck believes his Indianapolis Colts have “a realistic chance” of winning the Super Bowl this year after falling at the Championship Game stage in 2014.
Speaking exclusively to BritViewNFL.com, Luck said:
“I’d like to think that we can get better and improve on 2014. That’s the goal for every team when hope springs eternal during the off-season. It’s everybody’s goal to go out and win the Super Bowl – I’d like to think we have a realistic chance. We certainly have the guys to get it done, the coaching staff and the support so that’s what we’re working for.”
Luck was also quick to point out that each NFL season is a long haul and there will be plenty of challenges along the road for a Colts team that has advanced to the playoffs each year since he entered the league in 2012.
The three-time Pro Bowler said:
“One of the things you learn very quickly in the NFL is that every team can win. There is so much parity – it requires you to bring your ‘A’ game every weekend and every game counts for so much. That’s one of the things that makes the NFL season so unique – they are all very important games. It’s all about making everything count.”
The obvious bridge that needs to be crossed in order for the Colts to be considered a serious Super Bowl contender comes in the form of the New England Patriots. The Colts have been knocked out of the last two AFC playoff tournaments by the Patriots, losing 45-7 in 2014 and 43-22 in 2013.
“The Patriots are obviously the defending Super Bowl champs and our defending conference champs so there’s a high amount of respect for that team and what they do. They’re the kings of the league right now and everybody would like to de-throne them – we’d like to de-throne them but you have to look at the season as 16 games. There are fans and media who will hype up certain games and circle them in red on the calendar but, as a player, you lose sight of what’s important if you get into that mode.”
The Colts have made several key additions to their team in the off-season, including running back Frank Gore, wide receivers Andre Johnson and Phillip Dorsett, guard Todd Herremans and pass-rusher Trent Cole.
“We have made some great additions and they are great guys in the locker room, who fit in so well. I think the locker room dynamic is an under-rated part of any team. When good locker room people are added, it makes your team that much stronger and it definitely helps on the field.”
You can watch Neil Reynolds’ full interview with Andrew Luck on Sky Sports and www.nfluk.com during the 2015 NFL season.