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07:06 AM ET 08.26 | Sophomore slumps are nothing new, but many in Indianapolis believe Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has insulated himself from one of them. As good as Luck was his rookie year, he's going to be better this year. ... "He's way ahead of where he was last year," Colts coach Chuck Pagano said. ... "He doesn't forget anything. He's got a photographic memory. It didn't take him but two days to remember the whole (Pep Hamilton) playbook. He has great command of the offense. The only thing is, he's running way too much. I know that. We've got to do a better job of keeping him clear. But that's another dimension that people have got to contend, the ability to extend plays and create." He could use work in one area, though. Sliding.

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August 26, 2013  07:28 AM ET

For Luck not to slump, Pagano must have a whole other game he'll be bringing out after Labor Day.

August 26, 2013  07:36 AM ET

Yawn. Naptown.

August 26, 2013  08:40 AM ET

Subtitle: "trying to make it seem that the Colts are relevant this year."

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August 26, 2013  09:42 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Looks like Super Bowl or bust for Indy

Those expectations can get out of hand in a hurry...

August 26, 2013  09:54 AM ET

Get the kid a solid OLine then.... Protect your prized QB.

August 26, 2013  10:51 AM ET

Their schedule is not that last place schedule they enjoyed last year. We shall see.

August 26, 2013  12:31 PM ET
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Get the kid a solid OLine then.... Protect your prized QB.

Coach Pagano, because he can run doesn't mean that's another tool for your offense. It's the threat of him running that's the tool. If he continues to run he'll get dinged up and miss games.

August 26, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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Coach Pagano, because he can run doesn't mean that's another tool for your offense. It's the threat of him running that's the tool. If he continues to run he'll get dinged up and miss games.

I can't remember anyone telling Brady or Manning they need to learn how to slide better. They are probably the worst runners in the league and the best QBs.

August 26, 2013  01:48 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I can't remember anyone telling Brady or Manning they need to learn how to slide better. They are probably the worst runners in the league and the best QBs.

I could be wrong about this one, but I seem to recall Brady working with one of the Red Sox on learning the proper techniques of sliding.

August 26, 2013  04:11 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I can't remember anyone telling Brady or Manning they need to learn how to slide better. They are probably the worst runners in the league and the best QBs.

That certainly rang true with Elway - and to an extent is true with Rothlesberger - knowing the precise moment to go and exactly where to go, and being in position to hit that gap when the time is right and the play is busted is one of those things that a few guys have. Making "run" your 4th or 5th read, and knowing when it's not a good read.

August 26, 2013  06:11 PM ET
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I could be wrong about this one, but I seem to recall Brady working with one of the Red Sox on learning the proper techniques of sliding.

That probably where he learned the art of spiking too ..... Poor Ed Reed haha

 
August 26, 2013  11:26 PM ET
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Those expectations can get out of hand in a hurry...

They sure did for Philly's "Dream Team" a few seasons back.

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