Can the Colts protect Luck?

After mainstay Jeff Saturday departed and the Colts gave the offensive line a drastic makeover, the question quickly became, “Can the Colts protect Andrew Luck?”

Nate Dunlevy gives you a few strategies to keep Luck in the land of the living and finds each has counterpoints in the past. In the end he thinks there is no magic bullet:

The Colts’ best bet is to draft Luck and allow him to be himself. If he’s ready to play, he should play. If he takes sacks, they should keep him from getting killed, but realize that a quarterback is who he is. If he can have a great run game or defense, that’s great, but if he doesn’t, he can still become a great player.


Todd Smith

About Todd Smith

Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.