Bruce Arians knows quarterbacks. He was Peyton Manning’s first quarterback coach in Indianapolis, groomed Tim Couch in Cleveland before Couch was injured and turned a raw Ben Roethlisberger into a two time Super Bowl winner.
Now Arians has a new challenge in grooming another first round quarterback in Andrew Luck. With the Colts made over roster, the task before Arians will be more like he had with the expansion Browns than what he inherited in Pittsburgh.
To this point, Arians is very pleased with the development of his young offense. Luck is obviously the special quarterback that everyone thought he would be. The question this season is how much support he’ll get from the other young players around him.
Arians likes the package of backs he has and what each one can bring to the table. Donald Brown and Mwelde Moore, who Arians brought over from Pittsburgh, are the favorites to see time as “every down” backs while Delone Carter has been effective in short yardage situations. Rookie ...