Evan Hilbert’s Colts Notebook over at CBSSports.com this week focuses on Andrew Luck’s command of the no-huddle, a rarity among rookies. Hilbert goes over some upcoming matchups that look winnable and recounts the flurry of moves at the bottom of the roster this week. He also has something from Interim Coach Bruce “B.A.” Arians that I found very interesting:
“The biggest play Andrew made in the game, he got hit, the ball came out, he went flying across the field, dove, and knocked it out of bounds or they would have had it right there on the 35 or 40,” Arians said. “It shows his grit and his determination. He was not letting them get that ball. He got plastered. He should have been on the ground, but he knew it was out and he went and got it. I thought that was the best play, the turning point, because we wouldn’t have recovered from that.”
Before he had played a snap in the NFL, the things we heard most about Andrew Luck were about his intelligence and the phrase “makes all the throws.” That remains true, but now the phrase I keep hearing is something to the tune of “plays like a veteran.” After what was potentially a very costly fumble, possibly a comeback killer, Luck immediately sprang into action and made the play a wily old veteran would make…that is if said wily football vet happened to be monstrously athletic. This young man continues to render even me speechless. Check out Hilbert’s article. It has some good quotes.