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More No Huddle for Andrew Luck, Colts and Other Must-Reads from the AFC South

Posted By Nate Dunlevy On October 11, 2012 @ 6:29 am In Colts News | No Comments

The training wheels are coming off.

Today’s article of the day comes from Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star [1] who calls Indianapolis Colts [2] interim head coach Bruce Arians‘ announcement that the Colts would start running more no-huddle offense a perfect fit for Andrew Luck [3].

Luck has been absolutely dominant in two-minute drives this year [4], but the Colts have hesitated to unleash the hurry-up offense full time, in part because there were so many other young players on the offense.

After being forced to go no-huddle more than they wanted against the Packers [5], the Colts saw the benefit of allowing Luck to do the things he does best.

For a rookie quarterback playing in his fifth game on the road in New York to be handed the keys to a no-huddle attack is virtually unheard of.

There’s no question, however, that the Colts have been dramatically better when playing no-huddle. Part of the reason is that it allows them to generate matchup advantages. Indy lacks offensive talent, so any edge in the passing game is a must.

Watching Luck adapt to the NFL [6] has been a treat, and seeing what could become the next great no-huddle quarterback take the next step in his development will be must-see television for NFL fans.

 

General Interest

Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth [7] posts an entertaining mailbag.

 

Houston Texans [8]

John McClain of The Houston Chronicle [9] says Keyshawn Martin will get a shot to return kicks.

Tania Ganguli of The Houston Chronicle [10] says Trindon Holiday defended his performance.

Jerome Solomon of The Houston Chronicle [11] defends the move to release Holiday.

 

Indianapolis Colts

Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network [12] breaks down Luck’s game-winning drive on video.

Scott Kacsmar of Colts Authority [13] looks at Luck’s incredible comeback.

Richards says [14] injuries are catching up to the Colts.

 

Tennessee Titans [15]

Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com [16] says Jared Cook sounds frustrated.

Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean [17] previews the game with Pittsburgh [18].

 

Jacksonville Jaguars [19]

Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country [20] comments on Gene Smith’s assertion that the team needs more talent.

Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union [21] posts a notebook.

Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union [22] reviews Gene Smith’s drafts.

Read more Indianapolis Colts [2] news on BleacherReport.com


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URLs in this post:

[1] The Indianapolis Star: http://blogs.indystar.com/philrichards/2012/10/10/andrew-luck-and-indianapolis-colts-no-huddle-a-perfect-fit/

[2] Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts

[3] Andrew Luck: http://bleacherreport.com/andrew-luck

[4] absolutely dominant in two-minute drives this year: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1365597-andrew-lucks-elite-two-minute-drills-give-colts-fighting-chance

[5] Packers: http://bleacherreport.com/green-bay-packers

[6] NFL: http://bleacherreport.com/nfl

[7] Sports on Earth: http://www.sportsonearth.com/article/39646396/

[8] Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans

[9] The Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/10/rookie-wr-martin-finds-himself-a-new-role-on-the-texans/

[10] The Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/10/trindon-holliday-i-dont-think-i-underperformed/

[11] The Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/10/tough-to-see-holliday-struggle-but-an-easy-decision-to-cut-him/

[12] NFL Network: http://www.colts.com/media-center/videos/Drive-of-the-Week-Luck-leads-Colts-to-a-win/f43f5a6a-3651-4398-a365-1f53265d874f

[13] Colts Authority: http://www.coltsauthority.com/2012-archives/october/following-a-legend-andrew-luck-week-4-vs-green-bay-packers.html

[14] Richards says: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121010/SPORTS03/121010041/Injuries-starting-catch-up-Colts-defense

[15] Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans

[16] ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42116/unhappy-jared-cook-wary-of-saying-too-much

[17] The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/interactive/article/20121010/SPORTS01/121010013/Preview-Steelers-Titans?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans

[18] Pittsburgh: http://bleacherreport.com/pittsburgh-steelers

[19] Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars

[20] Big Cat Country: http://www.bigcatcountry.com/2012/10/10/3484370/fire-gene-smith-jacksonville-jaguars-lack-talent

[21] The Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-10-10/story/jaguars-notebook-dwight-lowery-out-2-3-weeks

[22] The Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-10-10/story/reviewing-gene-smiths-drafts-eugene-monroe-was-good-start

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