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Luck’s ability to fit in sets him apart in Indianapolis debut

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Trying to replace Peyton Manning is a trap, one few quarterbacks could successfully escape.

But if Andrew Luck is going to be able to succeed in Indianapolis, it might be because he’s not trying.

In his first exposure to the team this week at minicamp, the first overall pick impressed with his ability to fit in.

Colts general manager Ryan Grigson told NFL.com’s Albert Breer they’re trying to create a “Team — Small Me” culture, and Luck fit perfectly into it.

“Let’s just say this: He is the genuine article,” Grigson told Breer. “He’s strong when he needs to be strong. He listens when he needs to listen. He’s just a natural. Nothing’s forced with him. He’s not afraid to take charge of the huddle. But also, if a college free agent from who-knows-where asks him a question, I believe he’ll take the time with that guy to explain it to him in a non-demeaning or condescending way, because he’s Andrew Luck.

“He epitomizes the word ‘team’ to me.”

The story linked above is worth the read, explaining Luck’s humility, and the way he’s batted away questions about his profile by referring to star teammates such as Dwight Freeney and Reggie Wayne.

Of course, he can be the nicest guy in the world, and if he can’t play to a Pro Bowl standard — even if he never approaches a Manning standard — all the intangibles won’t matter nearly as much.

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15 Responses to “Luck’s ability to fit in sets him apart in Indianapolis debut”
  1. hulkhogansays says: Jun 15, 2012 8:28 PM

    I tell you the football gods must LOVE the Redskins because Andrew Luck is going to bomb worse than Leaf and Russell. Robert Griffin the 3rd on the other hand will be adorded by millions upon millions if not billions on his road to Canton brother. RG3! RG3! RG3!

  2. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 15, 2012 8:35 PM

    LUCK will be the BEST QB in this draft, IRG3 WONT EVEN BE ON LUCKS LEVEL, IRG3 will be the Leaf to Lucks peyton. And the best oart is he wont have that over paid Pierre Gar-bage dropping his passes, he will be doing plenty of that for IRG3, LUCK will be thw future face of nfl quarterbacks! !!

  3. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 15, 2012 8:36 PM

    Luck > IRG3

  4. mrfrostyj says: Jun 15, 2012 8:37 PM

    I went to the Colts open practice on Wednesday which was open to the public. The thing that really made him seem down to Earth was that he didn’t even once break out into a commercial for Sony TV’s or Oreo cookies during practice like the last guy would have.

  5. randallflagg52 says: Jun 15, 2012 8:42 PM

    Neckbeards just scream mediocracy, just ask Kyle Orton.

  6. rabidskinsfan says: Jun 15, 2012 8:43 PM

    RGIII all day baby!

  7. rabidskinsfan says: Jun 15, 2012 8:59 PM

    HTTR!

  8. rabidskinsfan says: Jun 15, 2012 9:06 PM

    Andrew Luck = the next Tim Couch…overrated soon to be bust!

  9. rabidskinsfan says: Jun 15, 2012 9:07 PM

    Oh and the Colts will NEVER win a superbowl with Andrew Sucks at the helm…mark my words!

  10. millerhour says: Jun 15, 2012 9:17 PM

    Does anyone ever feel sorry for these guys who are pumped into the media hype-machine and have no control over how much pressure they are put under?

  11. rabidskinsfan says: Jun 15, 2012 9:18 PM

    No offense Colts fans, I just got it out for a certain fake tough guy who is always posting random garbage that makes no sense on Redskins articles! U know who u are loser!

  12. sportsmeccabi says: Jun 15, 2012 9:37 PM

    Ability to fit in?

    That’s what she said.

  13. peytonsneck18 says: Jun 15, 2012 11:38 PM

    Ahhhh aint these poor redskins fan sad, whatever helps u losers sleep at night, RG= really garbage 3!!

  14. briang123 says: Jun 15, 2012 11:51 PM

    Luck is lauded for every minor detail while RG3’s attitude is questioned daily. Luck is white and RG3 is black. hmmm. I wonder why they are treated so differently?

  15. tampaskinsfan says: Jun 26, 2012 10:21 AM

    As a Skins fan I think RGIII fits what they want to do a little better but Andrew has all the goods to be extremely successful in Indy too. I hope both of these young QB’s have prosperous careers!

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