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Vick Ballard said OC Pep Hamilton's philosophy was "we're going to run the ball on first, second and third down."

Ballard didn't get a chance to participate in the run-heavy gameplans due to a September ACL tear, but he had to watch with the rest of us as Hamilton took the ball out of Andrew Luck's hands. The Colts repeatedly fell behind while sticking with the run, only to watch Luck bring them back from huge deficits once asked to carry the team. He finished the season 11th in pass attempts (570) and 13th in yards (3,822), criminal numbers for one of the game's best quarterbacks. We suspect Hamilton will lean toward the pass more in 2014 once he assesses where his top talent lies.

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Andrew Luck completed 20-of-41 passes for 331 yards, two touchdowns and four interceptions in Indianapolis' 43-22, Divisional Round loss to the Patriots.

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Andrew Luck completed 29-of-45 passes for 443 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions as the Colts stunned the Chiefs 45-44 in Saturday's Wild Card game.

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The Colts rested Andrew Luck in the second half of Week 17 in favor of Matt Hasselbeck after Luck completed 26-of-37 passes for 282 yards and a touchdown in Indy's floor-wiping of Jacksonville.

The Colts had a 27-3 lead at the time of Hasselbeck's insertion. Luck puts a bow on his second NFL regular season with 3,822 passing yards and a 23:9 TD-to-INT ratio, cutting his turnovers dramatically from his rookie year and improving both his completion rate and quarterback rating. Armed with a more explosive pass-catching corps than he began the season, Luck enters the playoffs playing some of his best football of the year. The Colts wound up winning the AFC South in a landslide, finishing with an 11-5 record for the second straight season.

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Andrew Luck completed 26-of-37 passes for 241 yards and one touchdown in the Colts' Week 16, 23-7 win over the Chiefs.

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Andrew Luck completed 19-of-32 passes for 180 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Indianapolis' 25-3, Week 15 beatdown of the Texans.

With the Colts in control from the opening possession, Luck attempted only one fourth-quarter pass in a game where Houston didn't compete. Luck's pick was a badly under-thrown deep ball to Da'Rick Rogers near the goal line, but it made little difference in a game where Indy was never threatened. It certainly had something to do with Houston's non-competitive nature, but Indy looked far more competent on offense this afternoon, actually appearing as if it had a game-plan. Luck will remain a borderline QB1 in Week 16 against the Chiefs.

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Andrew Luck completed 29-of-46 passes for 326 yards and four touchdowns in Week 14 against the Bengals.

Luck also led the Colts in rushing with 32 yards on two attempts. The Colts were playing from behind all day long, leading to a ton of work for the passing game. The coaching staff finally turned away from Darrius Heyward-Bey, giving more reps to youngsters Da'Rick Rogers and LaVon Brazill. Luck hooked up with each for a pair of touchdowns. The Indianapolis offensive line didn't surrender one sack for the first time all season. Luck will be a locked-in QB1 next week against a Texans team that is just going through the motions.

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Andrew Luck completed 17-of-32 throws for 200 yards and an interception in the Colts' Week 13 win over the Titans.

He added five scrambles for 42 yards, including a 24-yard keeper around right tackle on the Colts' most momentous drive of the game, in the fourth quarter. Luck absorbed five sacks, including four in the second quarter alone. The Colts' pass protection is atrocious, and lately Luck has been exacerbating the problems by holding onto the ball too long, as if he's become shell shocked. He'll only be a borderline QB1 in Week 14 at Cincinnati.

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NFL Network's Mike Silver reports Colts OC Pep Hamilton is "under pressure" within the organization to "step up his game" after so many slow offensive starts over the past several weeks.

Two sources tell Silver that Hamilton "might be having a tough time adjusting" to the NFL as a rookie coordinator coming from Stanford. The transition was expected to be smooth based on Hamilton's familiarity with Andrew Luck and Coby Fleener, but has been the opposite. The Colts have prioritized scheme over personnel under Hamilton, taking a big step back from the all-too-brief Bruce Arians era. There is reportedly a belief at Colts headquarters that Hamilton has "struggled to free up receivers" like T.Y. Hilton, and his system has lacked imagination and aggressiveness. If the Colts keep playing as they've been playing, Pep the Playcaller could be one-and-done in Indy.

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Andrew Luck completed 20-of-39 passes for 163 yards, one touchdown, and one interception in the Colts' 40-11, Week 12 blowout loss in Arizona.

Luck's offensive line cannot hold blocks long enough for anything to develop down field, even though they surrendered just one sack. The second-year stud quarterback posted a pitiful 4.2 YPA on Sunday. He also led the regulars in rushing with 31 yards on two carries. Trent Richardson and Donald Brown combined for 16 yards on nine totes. Luck's No. 1 receiver, T.Y. Hilton, was blanketed by Patrick Peterson all afternoon and hurt his shoulder in the process, though he missed just a couple plays. On his touchdown pass, Luck hooked up with Coby Fleener from 17 yards away in garbage time. His interception was a brutal pick-six to Karlos Dansby in the second quarter. Luck threw off his back foot as he was falling away on the play. The 7-4 Colts host the Titans next week. Luck tossed for 232 yards against Tennessee in Week 11.