Good is not a good enough assessment of how well the Colts new commander and chief played yesterday in guiding the franchise to it's 1st win of the season last Sunday. Excellent would be more appropriate. Two weeks in a row Andrew luck has run the 2 minute drill to near perfection and put the Colts in position to score. Last Sunday his late game heroics resulted in the team's 1st victory of the season by way of an Adam Vinatieri FG. After watching Luck in action under the pressure conditions of the 2 minute drill and seeing how well he marched the team down the field, I starting thinking: "why don't we do this as a staple of the regular offense? In this pass happy league more and more teams have gone to the no huddle offense and in order to move the ball. Atlanta and Baltimore are just an example of two teams who have started using the up tempo style of play to there offense and have had success in using it. Atlanta stands at 2-0 while the Ravens fell to the Eagles by one point (and some shady officiating).
The pace of the "no-huddle" gives the offense an advantage over the defense because it forces them to keep the same personal on the field by not giving the opposing defenses time to sub. If they don't have the right package on the field for the right down they will more than likely find themselves in a mismatch that favors the offense. Andrew Luck has proven that he can run the no huddle with the efficiency of a seasoned vet. He has good mobility and outstanding pocket awareness. In fact, up to this point there really isn't much the kid has proven that he "couldn't' do. Regardless of how young this team is, it has shown a level of promise and done so at the most critical positions needed to win and win now. I have been a big fan of the no huddle for many years going all the way back to the days of the "K Gun" ran by the Bills when they had Jim Kelly and Thurman Thomas. Luck has the potential to be one of the "great ones" at his position. He has a great set of weapons at his disposal already from the front office with moves from free agency as well as the draft. He's building chemistry with Donnie Avery and Reggie Wayne. Once the TEs get more involved in the offense and the line settling in, the Colts should become a very formidable offense to deal with for the opposition. With Luck's command of the offense, running a no huddle may even speed up the process.