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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Andrew Luck looks and sounds like his old self.He’s smiling Clayton Geathers Jersey , cherishing each snap. He’s throwing touchdowns and winning games, staying healthy and chasing the kinds of milestones so many expected when the Indianapolis Colts made him the top overall pick in the 2012 draft.Yes, at age 29, he’s again having fun playing football.“I was not in a good spot a year ago. I remember that. I am in a good spot now,” Luck said in his trademark low-key tone following Sunday’s 38-10 victory over Tennessee.“My perspective is a little different toward this game. I appreciate things maybe a little bit more and I think that’s pretty consistent with anybody who’s been out for significant time with an injury.”Twelve months ago, Luck was questioning everything from whether a second surgical procedure might alleviate the pain in his right shoulder to whether he would ever play another NFL game.He had been shut down for the season by going on injured reserve and headed to Europe where he continued rehabbing in relative anonymity.He spent Thanksgiving and Christmas in the Netherlands and when he returned home, just before Indy’s season finale, Luck recounted some of the emotional challenges he faced during his prolonged recovery from a partially torn labrum in his throwing shoulder.Even then, things didn’t go according to plan.The only NFL coach Luck played for, Chuck Pagano, was fired a few days after his return. New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels accepted the Colts’ coaching job then backed out, paving the way for Frank Reich to eventually take over while Luck’s recovery essentially started over.“We were throwing little — I don’t even know what kind of balls they were — weighted balls, but they didn’t have points on them,” Reich said when asked to recount Luck’s status when he first arrived in town.“He was patient. I give him a lot of credit. He was really patient and he just said he was going to stay patient and trust the process and he did that. So that’s a lot of credit to him.”Luck didn’t start throwing footballs until May, didn’t start throwing at practice till mid-June and was kept on a strict pitch count at training camp.So when the Colts started 1-5 and Luck was throwing short, some naturally wondered if Luck would ever regain his pre-injury form.A month later https://www.coltsfanshop.com/Denzelle-Good-Jersey , there are no more doubts.Luck is in the midst of his best pro season with his completion rate (67.3 percent) and rating (101.8) at career highs and his 29 TD passes ranked second in the league to Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes. Luck has reduced the number of interceptions and forced passes and hasn’t been sacked in five weeks, a total of 214 consecutive dropbacks.The closest Tennessee even came to touching Luck on Sunday was when Luck tried to catch a touchdown pass from tight end Eric Ebron.As a result, Indy (5-5) has won four straight to jump back into the playoff picture.If Luck throws three more TD passes this weekend against Miami, he will tie Peyton Manning (eight) for the second-longest streak of consecutive games in league history with only New England’s Tom Brady (10) ahead of him. And the deep throws have returned, too.But the more people talk about Luck’s gaudy numbers, the more focused Luck becomes on enjoying football and life.“It’s nice that the results are positive for us certainly, but I wouldn’t say that I’m having more fun,” he said. “I’m just enjoying it. It’s a great group of guys. It’s a great group of coaches (and a) great building.”If the injury taught Luck anything, it’s how quickly things can change in the NFL.He lost right guard Matt Slauson to a season-ending back injury after Week 5 and now, in the midst of this remarkable streak, he may be missing center Ryan Kelly, who left Sunday’s game with a knee injury in the fourth quarter. Reich said doctors are still evaluating Kelly’s knee.The loss of Kelly could be huge, given offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo recently said Kelly was playing at a Pro Bowl level and was one of the best centers in the league.“We feel like Evan (Boehm) is ready if he’s the one playing,” Reich said Monday. “Obviously Ryan is playing at a super high level. So I am not going to suggest that there wouldn’t be any changes, but they would be very minimal.”Luck understands what it will be like for Kelly if he can’t play.After fighting through the physical pain and mental difficulty, the agony of defeat and the heartache of not being able to help out Darius Leonard Color Rush Jersey , Luck believes he has come out the other end as a better player.“Everybody’s got a story to tell. Certainly as a quarterback in this league, if you play for a couple years you’re going to have gone through something,” he said. “I’d like to think that what happened, the result of that is probably the best thing for my career, the best thing that could’ve happened.” 12 Numbers Highlighting Andrew Luck’s Incredible Current Stretch | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenterLet’s take a more detailed look at the torrid stretch Andrew Luck has been on the past month.Evan Boehm replacing Ryan Kelly, confident sack streak ’not going to end on my watch’ | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – It was a tale of two centers. Ryan Kelly trudged to his cubicle in the locker room at the Indiana Farm Bureau Insurance Football Center Tuesday afternoon, fiddled with some papers, turned and headed for the nearest exit.Jeff Saturday calls Quenton Nelson a 'jerk,' as a complimentFormer Indianapolis Colts center believes their rookie guard is elevating the offensive lineColts Notebook: Blitzing Defense Finally Alters Game Plan | WFNI ESPN 107.5 / 1070 The Fan | Indy's SportsCenterHow much did the Colts dial up the blitz in their win over the Titans? What went into that thinking to change the defensive game plan?The Colts’ Nick Sirianni tried to run away from coaching but failed: ‘I was literally born into it’ – The AthleticWhat a ride it’s been for the Colts offense coordinator. So many doors have opened along the way, but what he learned at home had the biggest influence on his career.Colts Quick Scouting Report: Week 12 Vs. Miami DolphinsThe Indianapolis Colts finish off a three-game homestand this Sunday when they play host to the Miami Dolphins. Here is a quick look at the visiting squad.Ryan Tannehill Returns To Start For Dolphins Against ColtsMiami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase today announced that quarterback Ryan Tannehill, who has missed the last five games with a shoulder injury, will return on Sunday, when the team travels to take on the Indianapolis Colts.Why Peyton Manning is keeping Edgerrin James out of the Hall of FameBeing at the forefront of the NFL's passing revolution is hurting James' candidacyEdgerrin James Once Again A Pro Football Hall Of Fame SemifinalistThe Pro Football Hall of Fame tonight announced its list of semifinalists for its Class of 2019 T.Y. Hilton Jersey , a collection that includes legendary Indianapolis Colts running back Edgerrin James for a fifth straight year.Edgerrin James among semifinalists for next year’s Pro Football Hall of Fame class | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Edgerrin James’ relentless pursuit of inclusion in the Pro Football Hall of Fame cleared its latest hurdle. The Indianapolis Colts’ all-time leading rusher and one of the most prolific running backs in NFL history is one of 25 semifinalists for the Class of 2019.With Ryan Kelly likely out, Colts signing Josh Andrews | CBS 4 - Indianapolis News, Weather, Traffic and Sports | WTTVINDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Indianapolis Colts took further precautions for being without starting center Ryan Kelly by signing Josh Andrews off the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad. To make room for Andrews, the Colts will have to make move with another player.Roster Move: Colts Elevate RB Jonathan Williams To Active RosterThe Indianapolis Colts today announced that they have elevated running back Jonathan Williams to the active roster from the practice squad.Roster Moves: Colts Sign C Josh Andrews; Place CB D.J. Killings On IRThe Indianapolis Colts today announced three roster moves, as they signed center Josh Andrews to the 53-man roster off of the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, placed cornerback D.J. Killings on the injured reserve list and waived cornerback Arthur MaulColts Release Week 12 Unofficial Depth ChartWhat does the 2018 Week 12 unofficial depth chart look like for the Indianapolis Colts? We take a position-by-position look.Vote Andrew Luck For Week 11 FedEx Air Player of the WeekThe NFL announced that Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is a nominee for the Week 11 FedEx Air Player of the Week award after his performance in the Colts’ win over the Tennessee Titans.T.Y. Hilton, Quincy Wilson Make Pro Football Focus’ Week 11 ‘Team Of The Week ‘The Indianapolis Colts’ dominant performance against the Tennessee Titans on Sunday got wide receiver T.Y. Hilton and cornerback Quincy Wilson on the Pro Football Focus Week 11 “Team of the Week .”

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