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ESPN's Colts reporter says Andrew Luck will have "plenty of opportunities to throw the ball" this season.

The insinuation is that stubborn OC Pep Hamilton will relent on his forced power-running obsession and take the shackles off Luck. Beat man Mike Wells says the Colts now simply want to score points whichever way necessary. It should be a no-brainer philosophy change with the interior offensive line in shambles, question marks at running back, improved weaponry in the pass game and Luck ready to emerge as a generational talent.

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In poll of 26 general managers, personnel men and coaches, Andrew Luck landed in "Tier 1" of quarterbacks.

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Colts OC Pep Hamilton said he's taken a "score-first" mindset heading into his second season on the job.

Hamilton preached and practiced (without much success) a run-first, physical style of offense as a rookie NFL coordinator last season. He's come to realize that he can't jam a square peg into a round hole. Hamilton has one of the game's better quarterbacks in Andrew Luck and a loaded arsenal of pass catchers. "We're going to do whatever we need to do to score one more point than our opponent," Hamilton said. Luck isn't going to drop back 700 times, but he could flirt with close to 600 attempts and remains in the bottom half of the QB1 mix.

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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.