Yeah I know yesterday's loss to the Texans was tough to swallow for the "Blue Nation." JJ Watt had a great game against us, but Watt has those kinds of games against everybody. In spite of the loss, there is a silver lining we can take from that game: Luck had zero turnovers. I bring this up because the Texans are considered an "elite team" by many and their record suggests as much (12-2). That being said, the Colts were in the game until the very end. That wasn't the case in our last contest against a top 5 team. The Pats dropped a double nickel on us and made the Colts look like an expansion team in that game.
I'm not bent out of shape over this loss because truthfully, I've been waiting for Luck to have a game like this one with 0 turnovers. This is the one stat that has been setting him apart from the QB he's most compared to as far as rookies are concerned in RG3. Griffin has been much better at taking care of the ball up to this point, and that reality has nothing to do with "Scheme" or him "having a better team around him." I have said all along that if the Colts are to have any hope at all in the post season, they will need to be as mistake free as possible on the offensive side of the ball. They just aren't good enough defensively to overcome rookie mistakes from our star QB against the Denver's and NE's of the league. Even though we lost the game, this was one of the better performances from Luck all year. No his numbers weren't "flashy," but he stood tall in the pocket, and didn't force the ball into CVG with JJ Watt all in his grill for most of the afternoon. This is the Luck I've been waiting for. The one who threw the ball away instead of trying to make a play in situations where there is no play to be made. I hope this is a sign that he's growing up quickly and will start to do this more as he identifies the times when it's time to "let this play go" in order to "live another day."