Flash7

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  1. Not to be argumentative. Luck actually did play more snaps in the preseason than a starting quarterback normally would, simply for this reason. We waited one and half season to get him back. Let's be a little more patient and wait just a bit longer to get him fully back into the groove of playing as a top-notch NFL quarterback.
  2. 1. We all agreed that Luck would come back rusty after taking so much time off from football. We are seeing a rusty Andrew Luck, as expected, but maybe forgotten. 2. Luck is in a new system. Even if he wasn't coming back from injury, it would've taken time for him and the offense to get in sync. 3. We are missing our starting tackles. This has forced Reich to be even more conservative. Not only is does Reich have to consider keeping Luck out of harm's way just in general, but now he has to really focus on the short passing game to accommodate the lack of O-line protection from the edges. 4. The offense calls for quick reads. Luck doesn't have the same amount of time to scan the field, as he did with the 7-step drops. He has to get rid of the ball quickly, so the plays are designed with a quick read and pass. If the initial read is not open, then quickly dump it off to the outlet receiver/RB and hope for positive yards. 5. Aside from T.Y. the other receivers are not getting open fast enough. When Luck has his initial read, they need to be open or Luck is asked to dump it off. This explains the high frequency of passes to the RB out in the flats. If the receivers get open, Luck would throw it further up field. That's why we are mainly seeing deeper passes to T.Y., because he can get open. We are sorely lacking another receiver that can consistently get open fast enough. When Doyle was not in the game, this issue was even more obvious, since aside from T.Y., Doyle found ways to get open quickly.
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    How fun has this season been!

    I'm happy to have Luck back. If I'm being honest, this has been a fun season so far, but nothing compared to 2012 when Luck was a rookie. That was such a fun season.
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    Brissett With The Hail Mary!!

    Hahahaha....so stupid.
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    Brissett With The Hail Mary!!

    Gotta love Andrew Luck and his mindset. He's still upbeat and positive. He was asked about the coaches decision to give Jacoby Brissett the Hail Mary attempt and here is his reponse: https://www.colts.com/video/andrew-luck-press-conference-colts-vs-eagles
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    Something is wrong with luck.....

    1. It's certainly a team game and definitely a lot of reasons for the outcome of the game. Having starting O-linemen out is an issue, without question. 2. The rain however, isn't an excuse. Missing starting receivers (TE) isn't an excuse either. Both teams played in the rain and both teams were missing their favorite targets. Wentz played well, while Luck did not. 3. Our defense kept us in the game, making it appear as though Luck had on one play from an upset. The fact is, this game reflected Luck's lowest yards passing of his career and lowest YPA at 4.1 of his career. Statistically, this is among Luck's worst games. There's no way around that.
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    Brissett With The Hail Mary!!

    Luck had a strong enough arm to make that throw in the past. Here is evidence. The fact that the coaches brought in Brisset for the Hail Mary tells us that Luck's arm strength isn't where it once was. That's all. Now we have to hope that his shoulder continues to get stronger and that Luck regains what he once had.
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    Something is wrong with luck.....

    1. I'm a fair, level headed poster. Please see my posts and try to point out where I'm in full blown panic mode. 2. You didn't provide a strong argument and I pointed out the flaw in your argument. Please don't take it personal. (Not meant at all as a put down). 3. Like you , I want the Colts to win, but I can't take solace in thinking that due to the rain, Luck played horribly while Wentz did not; rather, I think that Luck has been playing poorly over the last few weeks and today's result is his lowest ypa of his career (4.1 ypa) and the lowest passing yards of his career. Last weeks performance was also alarming.
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    Something is wrong with luck.....

    This response has nothing to do with your "rain" comment. I get that Luck is coming off nearly 600 days off from football and that he will be rusty. But you mentioned the rain, which is just an excuse. Wentz played in the same exact weather condition.
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    Something is wrong with luck.....

    Was it only raining when Luck was throwing? Wentz threw for 255 yards, without his main targets playing in the game or his starting RBs.
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    Something is wrong with luck.....

    Luck was 25/40 for 164 and 1 TD. He threw for a career low 4.1 ypa and I believe his lowest yards passing in his career. Last week's passing total was his fifth lowest yards passing. In the last two games, twice he has been among the worst he's ever played. There is something wrong. Either his shoulder in not where it needs to be and the coaches have designed an offense around his limitations, or the coaches have taken a once prolific passer and have asked him to become Charlie-Check down. Either way, there is something wrong.
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    Colts @ Eagles Game Day Thread

    I don't think people want only one or the other. People want an effective offense that uses both. So far, we have gone from a throw it deep offense only, to a throw it short offense only. Why not have both? Eagles seem to have a healthy balance.
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    Colts @ Eagles Game Day Thread

    Last week's passing performance was among the worst in Luck's career (5th lowest in yards). He's well on his way to set a career record today. He may actually throw for less than 100 yards since he's only thrown for 35 yards in an entire half.
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    Colts @ Eagles Game Day Thread

    Unfortunately, their gimpy QB has thrown for 154 yards and 1 TD, while our healthy, non-gimpy QB has thrown for a whopping 35 yards, but also 1 TD.
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    Colts @ Eagles Game Day Thread

    Our passing offense really needs to step up. 2 yards per attempt? So we need to throw it 5 times in 4 downs to get a first down?