Andrew luck arm strength

Andrew luck arm strength DEFAULT

Is Andrew Luck’s arm strength is gone to a point of no return?

Clearly limited over the first three games, it’s becoming obvious Andrew Luck will never get all his arm strength back.

Amid fits and starts after shoulder surgery in January of 2017, Andrew Luck missed all of last season. Slow progress continued as the calendar flipped to 2018, but it was deemed intentional in some capacity and Luck was ready to go for Week 1.

Even with clear indications he wasn’t going to fully unleash the ball downfield, Luck went 39-for-53 for 319 yards with two touchdowns and an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals in the season opener. Some drop-off came in Week 2 against the Redskins, but Luck still completed just over two-thirds of his passes in a 21-9 Colts’ win.

Weather was a factor in Philadelphia on Sunday, but Luck set a single-game career-low by averaging 4.1 yards per attempt. The Colts had a Hail Mary attempt from their own 38-yard line in the final seconds of the game, at which point backup Jacoby Brissett entered the game.

That clearly suggests Luck doesn’t have the arm strength to throw ball 65-70 yards in the air. Head coach Frank Reich said exactly that after the game.

For his part, Luck said he didn’t have a problem with Brissett entering the game for the Hail Mary.

I don’t know,” Luck said. “I was never in a situation to go out there and do it. I think in this situation, to be honest, I don’t know if I could go out there and do it to run around and scramble, step foot in the ground, and try to chuck it.

The Colts have clearly focused on the short passing game through three games this season. Via NextGen Stats, Luck has posted the league’s second-lowest intended air yards per pass so far (5.5, minimum 23 pass attempts on the season). His traditional yards per attempt has gone down each game, from 6.0 in Week 1, to 5.8 in Week 2 and all the way down to the 4.1 on Sunday.

If a missed season and slow progress to even throwing a regulation-size NFL football after shoulder surgery wasn’t enough to invite skepticism, a few things are now clear. Luck’s shoulder is not all the way back, it may never be all the way back and his arm strength is officially sapped until there are signs otherwise.

Sours: https://fansided.com/2018/09/24/andrew-luck-arm-strength-issues-injury/

Power Ranking the Arm Strength of All 32 NFL Starting QBs

Many claim that arm strength is an overrated aspect of quarterbacking and in comparison to some of the other characteristics, such as pocket presence and accuracy, that is true. However, it's still vital to have a strong arm because it has an impact on the design of the offense.

If a quarterback has a weak arm, the offensive coordinator has to eliminate some of the passing concepts, consequently limiting the offense. When concepts are thrown out and the passing offense is more based off of horizontal routes, it can be an issue moving the ball against defenses that like to sit and jump routes. 

In contrast, a strong-armed passer is able to keep defensive backs on their heels by pressuring them vertically with the deep ball. The receiver who once was simply running vertical routes to clear out space for underneath receivers becomes a threat down the field and the defense is stretched horizontally and vertically.

In some cases, arm strength is the difference between winning and losing. 

Sours: https://bleacherreport.com/articles/1266536-power-ranking-the-arm-strength-of-all-32-nfl-starting-qbs
  1. Iphone xs keeps freezing
  2. 2020 f150 boost gauge
  3. Printable colorado state flag
  4. The rational male

5 Andrew Luck passes that prove his shoulder is just fine

Andrew Luck’s shoulder isn’t right. That was the narrative after the Colts replaced him with Jacoby Brissett for a Hail Mary attempt late in Indianapolis’ Week 3 loss in Philadelphia.

The numbers do not paint a promising picture either…

Not good.

But those numbers lack context. They don’t really tell us if Luck is turning down deep throws or if he’s just unable to make them. To figure out if Luck’s arm really is a detriment at this point, you have to watch him play. Fortunately, some enterprising Colts fan put together a cut-up of every deep pass Luck has attempted…

There are definitely some underthrown balls in there, but every quarterback underthrows a pass from time to time. There are also plenty of strong throws that suggest Luck’s arm, while not what it once was, is plenty strong. Let’s take a look at five of them…

1.

This is one of Luck’s better throws this season. It’s a vertical route outside the numbers. He could not have placed it any better, and didn’t need to put a lot of air under it. That’s a strong throw that T.Y. Hilton should have hauled in.

2.

Another strong throw by Luck that won’t show up in the box score because of a pass interference call. Once again, Luck drives the ball downfield accurately without having to put a lot of air under it.

3.

If Luck lacked confidence in his shoulder, he would not be making instinctive throws like this. He’s on the run, throwing it across his body from the opposite hash. His shoulder looks just fine here.

4.

Here’s another throw on the run. It doesn’t hit its target, but Luck shows that he can still make throws downfield while on the move.

5.

This was Luck’s best throw of Week 3. It’s late in the loss to the Eagles. The receiver is running a deep dig. Luck has to fit it in between the linebackers and safeties, which he does easily with a powerful throw.

***

Luck’s numbers don’t look good, but there are several factors contributing to that. He’s lost 112 yards on four pass interference calls (three in the Colts favor and one against them) and he lost at least 22 yards on the Hilton drop shown in the first play here. Those 134 yards would boost his yards-per-attempt up to 6.5. That’s still not great but not as alarming as his current mark.

Clearly, Luck’s shoulder isn’t 100%, which is why the Colts pulled him at the end of the Eagles game. But that’s not much of a red flag. It makes sense to play the quarterback with the stronger arm in that spot. It’s not like a Hail Mary requires any skill outside of arm strength. There’s no reason to have Luck put unnecessary strain on his shoulder for a play that comes down to random luck anyway.

I’ve gone through all 124 of Luck’s attempts this season, and I’m not seeing him shy away from throwing it deep. When there is an opportunity, he takes it. This is the only play I found where Luck passed up on an opportunity to push the ball downfield…

The drop in numbers can be attributed to three factors: (1) He’s now playing in a West Coast offense built around short passes, (2) He is getting the ball out faster than he ever has in order to protect himself from taking hits and (3) his receivers are not getting open deep and haven’t made plays when they’ve been open.

Luck’s shoulder may never be the same again, but he still has more than enough arm strength to play at a high level.

Aaron Rodgers shared the advice he had for Joe Burrow after the Packers-Bengals game

Jon Gruden’s emails could begin a reckoning for the Washington Football Team

Carl Nassib doesn't deserve this, but he can probably handle it

Sours: https://ftw.usatoday.com/2018/09/nfl-colts-andrew-luck-shoulder-injury-deep-passes-video

Should Colts fans question Andrew Luck’s arm strength?

A lot has been made about the Colts taking out their franchise quarterback out for the last Hail Mary at the end of the game. But is it that big of a deal?

On the last play of the game against the Eagles, Frank Reich made a decision. He made the call to take Andrew Luck out of the game and put in Jacoby Brissett for the final heave. This was a Hail Mary and was the Colts’ last chance to win the game.

To many, this seemed curious. Why take out your franchise quarterback to put in a backup when the game is on the line? Shouldn’t Luck be able to throw the ball that far? Is there something wrong with his arm strength? Is his shoulder still not healed?

All of these questions and more were fired away after the game. Some people chose not to believe Reich when he said it was just simply that Brissett has a stronger arm and they wanted to make sure that the ball go to the end zone.

Even Luck himself said that it’s no secret Brissett’s arm is stronger than his. He had no issue with it and understood the decision. But should Colts fans be concerned about the lack of deep balls and how that might correlate with a lack of arm strength?

Yes and no. The reason the Colts haven’t thrown the ball deep much is because of the lack of protection from the offensive line with a bunch of backups in. But there is concern that the Colts don’t adjust protections to try to allow more time for deep shots to be taken.

In the end, this is a non-story. Brissett has one of the strongest arms in the league, and needed to throw that ball 60+ yards in the air. It was a smart call, but hopefully something the Colts don’t need to do again.

Sours: https://horseshoeheroes.com/2018/09/26/colts-fans-question-andrew-lucks-arm-strength/

Luck strength andrew arm

I can make all the throws – Colts QB Andrew Luck on arm strength

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck insisted he is fine amid doubts over his troublesome shoulder.

Luck's performances through the opening three games of the NFL season has some observers wondering whether his shoulder is fully healed from the surgery that cost him all of last term.

Speaking to reporters on Wednesday, the 29-year-old three-time Pro Bowler played down doubts over his arm strength after backup QB Jacoby Brissett came in for a Hail Mary situation in the Colts' 20-16 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday.

"You know I think on one coin I think I will always be a work in progress and I would like to think that every day I can become a better thrower and whether that means more zip on a certain throw, whether than means putting it an inch to the left or an inch to the right or on his right shoulder or in the appropriate spot," Luck said. 

"... At the same time I think, I know I am at a level where I can make all the throws and I feel confident that I am going out there with my full arsenal, if that makes sense. I don’t think anything is physically holding me back."

After undergoing surgery in early 2017, he was expected to play last season, but his recovery timetable kept getting pushed back, until he was finally ruled out for the year.

Some of Luck's numbers through three games look fine. His 68.5 completion percentage would be a career high if maintained for full season.

His 84.8 QB rating is just under his career 87.2 mark. But for anyone who has watched a Colts game this year can attest, most of his completions and attempts have been on short, high-percentage routes. He has not been airing the ball out. His 5.3 yards per pass attempt is down from 7.8 in 2016.

It is worth noting the Colts have faced two of the top-10 pass defenses in the NFL so far in the Washington Redskins and Philadelphia Eagles.

Sours: https://www.sportingnews.com/au/nfl/news/nfl-andrew-luck-confident-arm-strength/1vre32htvylai1h73bs96vzrnc
Andrew Luck's \

Andrew Luck on his arm strength: 'I can make all the throws'

Andrew Luck's performance through three games has some observers wondering whether the Colts quarterback's shoulder is fully healed from the surgery that cost him all of last season.

Luck told reporters Wednesday he's fine. But some of his metrics are down enough that people are asking questions about his arm strength, questions that only intensified after backup QB Jacoby Brissett came in for a Hail Mary situation in the Colts' loss to the Eagles Sunday.

“You know I think on one coin I think I will always be a work in progress and I would like to think that every day I can become a better thrower and whether that means more zip on a certain throw, whether than means putting it an inch to the left or an inch to the right or on his right shoulder or in the appropriate spot," Luck said. "... At the same time I think, I know I am at a level where I can make all the throws and I feel confident that I am going out there with my full arsenal, if that makes sense. I don’t think anything is physically holding me back.”

SIGN UP to watch every NFL game and RedZone during the 2018 season on DAZN

It's not surprising Luck, or more specifically, his shoulder, is under the media microscope. After undergoing surgery in early 2017, he was expected to play last season, but his recovery timetable kept getting pushed back, until he was finally ruled out for the year.

Some of Luck's numbers through three games look fine. His 68.5 completion percentage would be a career high if maintained it the full season. His 84.8 QB rating is just under his career 87.2 mark. But for anyone who has watched a Colts game this year can attest, most of his completions and attempts have been on short, high-percentage routes. He has not been airing the ball out. His 5.3 yards per pass attempt is down from 7.8 in 2016.

Numbers analyst J.J. Zachariason of @LateRoundQB points out that only 10.5 percent of Luck's passes have traveled 15 or more yards through the air. That's the third-lowest mark in the NFL this season, behind Derek Carr and Dak Prescott. Luck's previous career numbers there ranged from a low of 18.8 percent to a high of 24.1 percent.

Three games is certainly too early to make judgments about Luck's status. It's worth noting the Colts have faced two of the top-10 pass defenses in the NFL so far in Washington and Philadelphia. It's also possible the Colts might be gradually working Luck back into the full game plan. 

Sours: https://www.sportingnews.com/ca/nfl/news/nfl-andrew-luck-confident-arm-strength/1811o119kl6m514zba4s1ras7l

Now discussing:

The vagina gently and tightly hugged my penis. Its depth shook me, my cock completely entered Lilya. I'm certainly not a giant, but looking at her slender figure, you can't say that her vagina is so deep.



41529 41530 41531 41532 41533