Good old Mike Chappell of The Indianapolis Star delves into the difficulties and benefits of entrusting the offense to a rookie quarterback.
While his completion percentage seems out of character, that's not necessarily the case. In his final two seasons at Stanford, Luck completed 70.7 and 71.3 percent of his passes. But he was a 56.3 passer in his first year as a starter while learning the landscape. Manning ranks No. 5 in NFL history with a 65.0 completion rate. As a rookie, he fired away at a 56.7 clip.
As people are comparing Andrew Luck to Peyton Manning, even when it's intended to set people's minds at ease over his struggles as a rookie. In this case, it's his accuracy.
One thing that seems to be almost missing from the Colts offense is the short route. So many of the routes in Bruce Arians's offense are intermediate and deep routes where the young quarterback is left in the line of fire from porous protection on more slowly developing plays. Where are the out...