When it comes to quarterback Andrew Luck’s second NFL season, the Colts want to see Luck make fewer mistakes.
G.M. Ryan Grigson thinks that’ll happen via blockers who make fewer mistakes.
In an interview with Scott Pioli from training camp that aired on Tuesday’s Pro Football Talk on NBCSN, Grigson praised Luck’s “innate” ability to lead game-winning drives but explained the connection between Luck’s rookie blunders and his blocking.
“I think that just cutting down maybe on the [interceptions] because we’ve put people around him I think to make him more comfortable,” Grigson said regarding the team’s goal for Luck in 2013. “Last year he was a lot of times under duress and he’s throwing from a lot of different contorted positions and usually making completions. But I think just by fortifying the line it should cut down on some of his mistakes.
Grigson told Pioli that the second-year G.M. is sufficiently concerned about protecting Luck that Grigson doesn’t even pay attention to Luck during practice, focusing instead on the quality of the blocking.
If it improves this year, Luck will improve. And the team will improve. And the gap between the Colts and the teams they’re chasing will get more narrow.