• It All Starts With Luck

    Summary of 8 articles · Updated Oct 18, 2013
    The pressure was there for quarterback Andrew Luck . Manning's Broncos should win 13.3 games this season, but with Luck as their QB they'd only win 11.3. It's special," Oliver Luck said by phone. “Go with that.’’ Ah, well played and just a sliver of a glimpse into why Luck has already made such a big impact in the league just 22 regular-season games into his NFL career and why so much more is expected. Here’s what makes Luck special: his toughness and awareness in the pocket; his understanding of the synchronized timing between route combinations, protections and dropbacks; his sense for identifying defensive looks before the snap; his sense for confirming or rethinking defensive looks after the snap; his command for the subtle body-language mechanics that quarterbacks use to manipulate defenders ; an arm that is not super strong but powerful enough to always get the ball there on time; his accuracy, both off a plant-and-drive or on the move; his ability to extend plays in and out of the pocket; and, finally, killer good looks . While Colts owner Jim Irsay couldn’t help poking a bee’s nest this week with his comments about the return of Peyton Manning, and Manning went the passive-aggressive clam-up route, and former Colts General Manager Bill Polian told everyone to get off his lawn, and even Broncos coach John Fox stepped out of character to get his shots in, there was someone being exceedingly regular.
    Source: CNNSI.com
    • Who wins if Andrew Luck was on the Broncos, and Peyton Manning was still in Indy? Find out here

      Want a new way to consider Sunday's big game between Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos and Andrew Luck's Indianapolis Colts? What if they switched places? (And who doesn't love a good body swap plot, like "Face/Off," "The Hot Chick" or…
      Source: yahoo.com
    • Andrew Luck blast from John Elway's past

      ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Score one for Colts quarterback Andrew Luck on escaping the rush this week. The question came with the disclosure his answer would be forwarded to Broncos executive vice president of football operations John Elway, who like Luck was …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • NFLN Says: Can Luck be Manning?

      The past, present and future quarterbacks of the Indianapolis Colts will meet Sunday night at Lucas Oil Stadium, and ESPN's NFL Nation spent part of this week asking players if Andrew Luck is the next Peyton Manning. Most of us should agree: There will …
      Source: ESPN.com
    • Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck share common ground beyond Indianapolis

      Hochman's Happy Hour: Each weekday near quittin' time, Denver Post sports columnist Benjamin Hochman primes the barstool banter. In this installment, Hochman finds a lesser-known Manning-Luck connection.
    • Luck paving his own way in Indianapolis

      INDIANAPOLIS -- The pressure was there for quarterback Andrew Luck. It was supposed to be there for him. He was the No. 1 overall pick stepping in for a future first-ballot Hall of Fame quarterback, in a state where it's the Colts and every other sport …
      Source: ESPN.com
  • In the middle of a circus, Andrew Luck is normal

    For all the folks participating in what has turned into a sideshow in Indianapolis this week, it’s striking that the most mature person in the process is also the youngest. While Colts owner Jim Irsay couldn’t help poking a bee’s nest this week with his…

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