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HORSEPLAY: How can the Colts protect Andrew Luck?

Posted at 12:39 PM, Oct 12, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck is the Indianapolis Colts' most prized possession, so why is he taking so many sacks?

Through five games this season, Luck has been sacked 20 times. In 2014, his best statistical year, he was sacked just 27 times all season.

For comparison's sake, Peyton Manning had eight seasons in Indianapolis where he was sacked fewer than 20 times.

Luck's been sacked 11 times in the last two games. 

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So what's the problem?

On this week's Horseplay, RTV6's Dave Furst, Brad Brown and Michael Grady tried to figure out the answer to the question.

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"It's either receivers need to get open, the routes need to be shorter than what they're running or Luck just needs to get rid of the football faster," Grady said.

Watch the discussion in the video player above.

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