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Postby linchao » Mon Jan 07, 2019 8:20 pm

The Indianapolis Colts entered the season asking a lot from their first- and second-year players. The team has gone from the oldest in the NFL to one of the youngest very quickly under Chris Ballard and the plan to develop “home grown” players internally has been in full effect. Some of these young players have played so much this season that it almost doesn’t feel like it is fair to call them rookies. They’re slowly progressing into NFL veterans and the first- or second-year jitters seem mostly played out of their systems.The only concern now is if the team starts to see young players hit that rookie wall. The NFL season is demanding and a significant transition from a college schedule. This doesn’t hit everyone the same but is common enough to keep an eye on it. For now Youth T.Y. Hilton Jersey , it appears that none of the young players are slowing down.OFFENSERookies Quenton Nelson and Braden Smith continue to play pretty much every offensive snap. They have played an important role in keeping Andrew Luck clean in the pocket, allowing zero sacks in the last four games. It is hard to quantify just how important both players have been to an offensive explosion in recent weeks.Rookie rushers Nyheim Hines and Jordan Wilkins continue to play an active role on offense. They are taking a backseat to second-year back Marlon Mack, but prior to the game Chris Ballard and the Colts released Robert Turbin, which should tell you about all you need to know about his confidence in the rookies. Hines played on 36% of the offensive snaps and carried the ball three times for three yards, with 3 receptions for 19 yards. He had a big drop that could have gone for a long gain in the second half that he will need to not repeat if he wants to stay in favor. Wilkins was only on the field for 5 offensive snaps but carried the ball on one of those snaps for 53 yards.Mack has been lighting the world on fire for the last two and a half games but came down to earth. He carried the ball 12 times for 29 yards, a 2.4 yards per carry average. He also caught 2 passes for 9 yards.Second-year tight end Mo Alie-Cox has also stepped forward after going undrafted in 2017. He was on the field for 41% of the offensive snaps — 2 snaps more than Eric Ebron — and caught 2 passes for 28 yards and a touchdown. He also had a huge drop that was deflected into the air off of his chest and into the hands of Telvin Smith for an interception.DEFENSEWhile rookie linebacker Darius Leonard spent much of the day relatively quiet, it is hard to complain when “quiet” is 8 tackles and one tackle for a loss. It wasn’t quite up to his expectations, to be sure, but he still was on the field for 99% of defensive snaps.Rookie defensive end Kemoko Turay missed the game with a neck injury. Naturally, the Colts activated rookie Tyquan Lewis to take his place. In his first NFL game, Lewis saw the field for 71% of the defensive snaps and tallied 3 tackles, one tackle for a loss, and a pass defensed that arguably saved the game. Not a horrible way to start your NFL career.Rookie linebackers Matthew Adams, Skai Moore, and Zaire Franklin all saw the field on defense. Adams led the way with 15 snaps, Moore had 14, and Franklin saw the field for 10 plays. Only Adams tallied a defensive stat, with one tackle.Rookie safety George Odum added 2 offensive snaps and one tackle.Second-year safety Malik Hooker was also on the field for 99% of the defense snaps, tallying four tackles and a game-sealing fumble recovery. He also missed a tackle in the first quarter against former Colts receive Donte Moncrief, who went on to score a touchdown. Hooker was joined by Kenny Moore who played on 96% of the defensive opportunities. Moore was the best Colts defensive player to take the field, generating 6 tackles , a tackle for a loss, two passes defensed, and the game-sealing forced fumble late in the fourth quarter.Sophomore cornerback Quincy Wilson played on 67% of the defensive snaps, tallying 6 tackles. He had a dismal game overall, looking lost and out of place and being personally responsible for a number of plays in his direction. Linebacker Anthony Walker, on the other hand, played on 59% of the defensive snaps and led the team with 10 tackles and 1 tackle for a loss. In terms of the front seven, Walker was all over the field shutting things down and pestering Jaguars ball carriers on the ground.Second-year defensive lineman Grover Stewart played on 30% of the defensive snaps and added 3 tackles with one tackle for a loss. He was banged up during the game but is expected to recover and be ready to go against the Titans. Andrew Luck's health was Indianapolis' biggest question the past two years.Halfway through his comeback season, the star quarterback looks like his old self and the numbers suggest he's actually playing better.Luck's strong return has helped the Colts win back-to-back games for the first time in nearly two years and they head into the bye weekend full of momentum and plenty of hope."He made some incredible plays. I mean some incredible plays, conversions on third downs, plays that he shouldn't make, plays that normal quarterbacks don't make," first-year coach Frank Reich said, describing Luck's impressive game Sunday at Oakland.Many wondered if Luck could ever regain the form that had many calling him the league's best young quarterback before Indy took him with the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2012.He exceeded the hype by leading the Colts to playoff appearances in each of his first three seasons and earning Pro Bowl selections all three years, too.Then came the injuries and the losses. Luck hurt his right shoulder early in the 2015 season and wound up missing nine games — the last seven with a lacerated kidney. He sat out one game in 2016 with a concussion and missed the entire 2017 season after having surgery for a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.But he's answered the critics with a solid first half.Indy (3-5) needs one more win to match last season's victory total and faces the second-easiest schedule over the second half. They're two games out of the AFC South lead with five division games remaining and Luck getting even stronger.He is 225 of 342 with 2,187 yards, 23 touchdowns — a pace to set career highs in each category including completion rate (65.8 percent). He's also flirting with the best rating of his career at 96.2. He had a 96.4 in 2016.Numbers only tell part of the tale, though.Luck has done it despite losing top receiver T.Y. Hilton for two games with a hamstring injury, Pro Bowl tight end Jack Doyle for five games with an injured hip and five different starting lineups on the offensive line."You're returning from an injury, you're learning a new system, you've got T.Y. Hilton and some receivers hurt and you're breaking in some new linemen — it's not going to be as easy as people think Joe Haeg Jersey ," Raiders coach Jon Gruden said before last weekend's game. "I've got a lot of respect for what he has done in this league and what his capabilities are."An improving cast could make Luck & Co. even tougher to contend with.From 2012-17, Colts running backs topped the 100-yard mark just four times. Last week, Marlon Mack became Indy's first back with consecutive 100-yard games since Joseph Addai in 2007.The revamped offensive line has allowed just 10 sacks, a stark contrast to the 156 times Luck went down in his first 70 starts. In fact, Luck hasn't been sacked in three games — the longest stretch since he left Stanford.Part of the explanation is Reich's philosophical change, asking Luck to make quicker decisions.That, too, has showed in the numbers.His completion rate and rating against defenders within 1 yard of a receiver have jumped from 25.9 percent and a 45.0 rating in 2016 to 36.0 and 72.5 this season.And while his throws over 20 yards have declined from 2016 to 2018, his rating on throws between 11 and 20 yards has gone from 99.0 to 106.0.The one bugaboo continues to be interceptions. Luck has thrown eight this season, putting him on a pace to throw more than he has in all but two seasons. But he's thrown five in the past six games and none in four of those six."No one on this team is going to go out with a sort of harness on them and say you can't go play full speed," Luck said recently. "I think our coaches do a great job of allowing us to play free and fast and loose, but within that, I guess at the same time you have to play disciplined."Where would the Colts be if Luck had stayed healthy?Nobody truly knows.Yes, he would have reached 20,000 yards passing sooner. The Colts may not have missed the playoffs each of the past three seasons. His progression may have been a little steadier, and all those pesky questions about his arm may never have been an issue.But, for now, the Colts are just happy to have Luck back, playing well."When you have the quarterback that we have there is an expectation that we have to score points," Reich said. "Everybody in this building knows we have an elite quarterback."AP Pro Football Writer Josh Dubow also contributed to this report.
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