Colts quarterback Andrew Luck was a guest on NFL Network’s Total Access on Wednesday evening for an interview with Scott Hanson.
This time last season Luck was balancing finishing up courses at Stanford while trying to find time for his first round of OTAs at the NFL level.
In 2013, it’s all football this time of year for Luck and Hanson covered that topic and a few others with the Colts signal caller.
Below is the full Luck interview and some of his quotes are under the video link.
On the Colts’ improvement last season and what that means for this season:
“Great for last year, glad we did some positive things. What we did last year doesn’t have any bearing – the good things, the bad things – on what is going on this year. It is nice, personally, to have a year under the belt and a little experience, but we know the road gets that much harder and we are trying to improve.”
On feeling more comfortable being in the NFL heading into his second season compared to last year:
“I am 100% more comfortable. On this day last year, I was probably sitting in class ready to get out of there and go to a rookie minicamp. It is nice to be able to have the full offseason with the team. We have changed [offensive] coordinators, but I have had a great relationship with Pep Hamilton from before. To be around him and talk his style of offense has been great. It is just nice to be around the guys.”
On the hiring of new offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton:
“I do remember someone asking my opinion of Coach Hamilton way early on, right after Coach Bruce Arians left. I gave him 100% endorsement. I am really glad he is here and really happy for Coach Arians down in Arizona as well. What a wonderful opportunity for him. I don’t think anybody else deserves to be a head coach in this league more than he does. But I am glad Pep is coming in, I’m glad I don’t have to learn a completely new playbook. I think he is going to do great with us here.”
On if the Colts offense will be different under Hamilton:
“His offense is different; like B.A.’s, every coordinators offense has its own intricacies. It is too early to say [the biggest difference.] I think we will start to have a feel for that during OTAs when we can go against a defense. There will be different plays, but in the end, it is still football. You still have to go out there and make the plays.”
On the improvement of the Colts this season due to himself, T.Y Hilton, Vick Ballard, among others, gaining more experience and building off last season’s success:
“Hopefully we can build off the experience us young guys and the old guys – and continue to get better. I think we are very fortunate to have to great veteran leadership – Robert Mathis, Reggie Wayne, Cory Redding, Antoine Bethea – that really have set the standard here and know how to win. We just try to follow their lead but hopefully us second and third year guys improve and help the team out.”
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