In the same game in which Colts quarterback Andrew Luck put his head into the leg of Jaguars safety Dawan Landry, Luck was subjected to a couple of illegal shots to the head, according to his interim head coach.
Bruce Arians tells ESPN’s Sal Paolantonio that Arians has had enough “cheap shots to the head” of Luck. And Arians wants to see players get sent to the showers for it.
“Even if Andrew slides, guys are coming for his head,” Arians told Paolantonio. ”That was a cheap shot by [Dawan] Landry. He got a penalty. But a penalty is not enough. Landry should have been ejected from the game. He is sliding, and it’s illegal to launch yourself at the quarterback’s head like that. He should have been ejected.”
Arians hasn’t address the situation with Luck because Arians doesn’t want Luck to change his style of play. (Apparently, Arians also thinks Luck doesn’t watch ESPN.)
Actually, Luck isn’t the target audience. Arians apparently is trying to get the officials, who have a reputation for protecting guys like Tom Brady, to provide equivalent protection to Luck.
With Luck and Brady facing off later today, there’s no time like now for Arians to make a plea for more protection for Luck.