Different coach, same season.
Here is what Colts fans over at Colts Freaks are saying about Andrew Luck:
Andrew Luck looked how he probably should have. I'm convinced he has what it takes to not just play QB in this league, but play at a ridiculously high level. Good movement in pocket, sense of pressure. But two things concern me. One, his arm strength. That is an issue. Some of it is technique, but at the end of the day, he flat out underthrew two open receivers down the sideline, and that's an issue. Two, and this is a total rookie thing, his tendency to lock on receivers. He stared down Reggie Wayne all day. Should have had 1 more INT than he really did, arguably a pick-six. He needs to go through his reads more, or learn to throw it away if it isn't there.
Luck has an arm strength problem, it's just a matter of knowing when to put more on the ball.
Luck has some work to do with his throwing mechanics and knowing when to gun the ball but with decent coaching he will be fine.
Yeah, don't think anyone is overreacting to Luck that I've seen. He kinda set himself up to be disappointing after such a strong preseason, I think. Today was very down-to-earth in terms of his flaws: notably, not standing and delivering, arm strength, locking on receivers.
I wrote earlier, elsewhere, that we'll find out if Luck will be an average QB or a great QB based on his "won't do that again" ability after watching tape. If he learns and avoids the same mistakes, he'll be a great one.
Lots of mistakes all around. Luck missed Wayne on some easy throws. Brown, who is not a rookie, dropped I think two easy passes. Luck underthrew twice on the INTs, though I am convinced one of those he thought was a "free" play, and should have been because of the offsides.
Luck does seem to float too many passes. Can't do that in this league.
Luck looked like warmed over ass at times, especially on throws that required some zip on the ball.
Here it is on Luck......this is the one thing I haven't heard anyone say but I'm gonna say it. Luck does NOT have a quick release.
Luck did lock on to Wayne a bit too much, but first game and under all that pressure, I don't blame him. I don't think his arm strength had anything to do with either underthrow. He just threw two bad passes. But there's been so much talk about his arm strength that any underthrow is going to lead to that conclusion.
andrew luck. everyone can see the potential. there is some work to do here. hopefully the line can keep him healthy enough to get the experience he needs this year. he needs to show some better arm strength. that last jennings pick was retarded. so was the first one for that matter. he better get that **** fixed. i did like his pocket awareness. too many high passes
Too many butterfly passes.
Way too easy on Luck. Missing a wide open Wayne twice on 3rd downs early put our D back on the field quick.
From watching the game, I agree with most of what they had to say. I think Luck is gonna be a great quarterback, and his movement in the pocket is phenomenal, but he had some ugly, ugly, ugly plays in that game. "Butterflies" is a good word to describe some of his throws. His throws on the outside and downfield were awful, and a lot of passes to open receivers sailed on him.