The training wheels are coming off.
Today's article of the day comes from Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star who calls Indianapolis Colts interim head coach Bruce Arians' announcement that the Colts would start running more no-huddle offense a perfect fit for Andrew Luck.
Luck has been absolutely dominant in two-minute drives this year, but the Colts have hesitated to unleash the hurry-up offense full time, in part because there were so many other young players on the offense.
After being forced to go no-huddle more than they wanted against the Packers, the Colts saw the benefit of allowing Luck to do the things he does best.
For a rookie quarterback playing in his fifth game on the road in New York to be handed the keys to a no-huddle attack is virtually unheard of.
There's no question, however, that the Colts have been dramatically better when playing no-huddle. Part of the reason is that it allows them to generate matchup advantages. Indy lacks offensive talent, so any edge in the passing game is a must.
Watching Luck adapt to the NFL has been a treat, and seeing what could become the next great no-huddle quarterback take the next step in his development will be must-see television for NFL fans.
Mike Tanier of Sports on Earth posts an entertaining mailbag.
John McClain of The Houston Chronicle says Keyshawn Martin will get a shot to return kicks.
Tania Ganguli of The Houston Chronicle says Trindon Holiday defended his performance.
Jerome Solomon of The Houston Chronicle defends the move to release Holiday.
Brian Baldinger of the NFL Network breaks down Luck's game-winning drive on video.
Scott Kacsmar of Colts Authority looks at Luck's incredible comeback.
Richards says injuries are catching up to the Colts.
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com says Jared Cook sounds frustrated.
Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country comments on Gene Smith's assertion that the team needs more talent.
Ryan O'Halloran of The Florida Times-Union posts a notebook.
Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union reviews Gene Smith's drafts.
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