Let's face it: as a rookie QB on a previously 2-14 team with a singe veteran remaining on the offense, Andrew Luck has a pretty tough time. Now (especially with starter Samson Satele out) it seems like the o-line has stopped functioning. Every week on twitter, I see a few writers tweeting that "this is the worst I've ever seen the O-line play" and "the Colts O-line didn't show up today". No, they did … but having them protecting Luck is like having Sanchez try to lead your team back from a four point deficit.
It should be easy, right?
Indianapolis did a phenomenal job surrounding Luck with weapons in the 2012 NFL draft, selecting Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, T.Y. Hilton, Vick Ballard and LaVon Brazill with five out of its next six picks. It waited until the 208th overall pick, though, to draft an offensive lineman. This year, the Colts need to acquire hogs with the same aggression that they reeled in skill players last April. If not, Houston will always be in Luck’s grill.
It's right there: Manning had a great O-line during his stay in Indy. If Luck's blockers can't figure out something soon, he'll never be able to compete with Peyton; rather, he just won't have the time.