Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has been sacked an NFL-high 20 times this season, and coach Chuck Pagano says that has to change.
Pagano said that despite five sacks in Sunday’s game against the Bears, he believes the offensive line is improving and that the team is going to continue doing a better job of keeping Luck upright.
“We’ve got to be better,” Pagano said. “Those guys are working extremely hard. You can just point to those things and you never want to give up sacks, obviously. We’ve got to get it corrected and we’ve got to play better in certain situations, but there is improvement and there will continue to be improvement so we just keep working on it.”
If Luck keeps getting sacked at his current pace, he’ll take 64 sacks this year, by far the most of his NFL career. Either that, or he’ll get hurt before he can reach 64 sacks. The Colts would prefer not to see either of those things happen.