ICYMI: Andrew Luck Speaks Out and Colts on Twitter

The Colts didn’t make any moves this week, but Andrew Luck did open up for the first time this offseason. Luck appeared onNBC Sports’ Pro Football Talk and SiriusXM Sports Radio to discuss Jonathan Martin, his play from the past season, Trent Richardson and more.


Luck on Pro Football Talk

 Being a former teammate of Jonathan Martin, it seemed like it was only a matter of time until Luck was asked to voice his opinion on the troubled lineman.

Luck went on to say, “I’d say I love Jon. We had a great time at Stanford together – still stay in touch with him regularly and I think he’s a great man.”

When asked if he’d be 100 percent for signing Martin, Luck said: “Yes.”

Like it or not, Colts fans should expect the team to at least consider signing Martin.

Luck on SiriusXM Radio

The discussion started with Luck analyzing how the offense did last season.

 “I think we did a better job as an offense of limiting turnovers – especially not throwing interceptions. That was big for us this year. Completion rate went up, that was good. Nowhere near where it needs to be, but I think on the right track. As on offense – and I know going into this offseason – definitely going to focus on situational football. How do we get better in the red zone? How do we get better on third down? What can we do better in two-minute drills or four-minute drills because as you guys know that comprises a huge part of the game – bigger than I think people know.”

When asked about the transition of a new offensive coordinator, Luck said:

“It wasn’t too rough of a transition at all. We had our bumps in the road – if you will. Learning the offense and relearning it in some cases, but Pep did a great job of not changing everything and keeping certain things similar so guys could pick up on it quicker.”

Luck then went on to discuss the two playoffs games – starting with the Chiefs – and ultimately, he put a lot of blame on himself.

“It was a wild game to be a part of. We definitely dug ourselves a hole and we were fortunate to get out of it, but that’s probably the biggest issue going into the offseason were those turnovers in the postseason. We did such a great job during the season of limiting them. I realize a lot of that falls on me. You can’t throw seven interceptions in two games and expect to win. You can’t throw four picks against a Belichick-led team, against a Tom Brady-led team and have anything of a fighting chance. That’s a big focus this offseason and hopefully I can improve on it.”

To no surprise, Luck was very optimistic about Trent Richardson and fully supports him.

“He comes in during the middle of the season. He doesn’t have a training camp to learn the offense. The offense is no piece of cake to learn, so I think he’s going to have a big jump. This offseason is going to be great for him – for all of us offensively. We know how talented he is. He does it every day in practice. He has a great work ethic. Excited to work with him again this year.”

The discussion ended on what it meant to have Reggie Wayne go down.

“It was tough with Reg out. Obviously, so much production and third downs and red zones and everything, but guys stepped up. It was a great opportunity for other guys to step up – for myself to get better as a quarterback. And having him back is going to be awesome.”