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No Luck necessary: QB Jacoby Brissett stellar in Colts loss

07:14 28/10/2020
CARSON, Calif. Jacoby Brissetts cool, collected performance in the season opener showed why the Indianapolis Colts are confident they can thrive without Andrew Luck.Brissett only lamented his meager mistakes and the fact he never got a chance to make up for them in overtime.Brissett passed for 190 yards and two touchdowns in the Colts 30-24 loss to the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday in his first start since Lucks shocking retirement announcement 15 days ago. The loss had little to do with Brissett, who executed almost every assignment in coach Frank Reichs game plan splendidly.He was in complete control, Reich said of his quarterback. He was poised. He knew what he wanted, and he made it work.Brissett went 21 of 27 and didnt make a turnover while leading the Indy offense to 376 yards and rallying it back from a 15-point deficit. He managed the Colts 16-play, 80-yard tying drive in the fourth quarter, going 4 of 5 and notably hitting Devin Funchess with a fourth-and-3 pass near midfield to keep the march alive Dadi Nicolas Jersey.Brissett eventually hit T.Y. Hilton with a short pass that the receiver turned into a 19-yard touchdown with 38 seconds to play. Brissett then handed off on the successful 2-point conversion to Marlon Mack, whose 174 yards rushing were the most by an Indianapolis player in 15 years.He was great, Reich said of Brissett in the final drive. He had no heartbeat. It was steady. Very poised.But Brissett, Mack and Hilton never got back on the field. The Chargers won the overtime coin toss and drove 80 yards for a clinching touchdown.What did we , heads Brissett said with a grin. We wanted it to be heads. We had the momentum. And unfortunately we didnt get another chance.Brissett credited his cool in this high-profile start to meditation, saying he does it on the bus, the bathroom, wherever I can.The Colts had already thought long and hard about Brissetts ability to replace one of the best quarterbacks of the past decade, and theyre even more confident theyll be fine.Indianapolis plans for the franchise changed abruptly when Luck announced his retirement last month, unable to continue his comeback from a succession of injuries. The four-time Pro Bowl selection walked away and left the team to Brissett, who started 15 straight games for Indianapolis during the miserable 2017 season while Luck was out with a shoulder injury.Brissett also started two games for New England as a rookie in 2016. This loss dropped him to 5-13 as an NFL starter, but these Colts are much better than the 2017 version. His teammates are confident hell start adding to his win column shortly.Its nothing that I didnt expect from him, tight end Eric Ebron said. He should have that confidence. He should have that swagger, because he played great. The cast around him made some mistakes Brandon Hitner Jersey, but well continue to grow with him https://www.indianapolisproshop.com/58-Colts_Malik_Hooker_Jersey.Brissett showed his own determination to win the job thats been handed to him when he agreed to a reported two-year, $30 million deal last week to stay with the Colts. Brissett said he negotiated his own deal, which could turn out to be quite cost-effective for the Colts if Brissett remains as good as he looked Sunday.Although Brissett was determined to deflect any personal praise after a loss, he struggled to find faults in his game. He lamented his fumble when he mishandled a first-down snap in the second quarter, even though he recovered it himself.One of his prettiest throws was an incompletion Brissett threw a beautiful fade to Funchess in the corner of the end zone with 48 seconds left https://www.indianapolisproshop.com/101-Colts_Jacob_Eason_Jersey, but Funchess landed out of bounds and injured himself.Brissett attempted just four passes last season behind Luck, but he jumped right back into the regular-season flow. He hit Hilton for his first TD pass since December 2017 in the second quarter.We did to ourselves to put ourselves in that situation, Brissett said. Toward the end, we cleaned a lot of that up, and you saw the results. Dont get me wrong, theyre a great team, but we did it to ourselves.



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