“So we’re still missing some things at the line of scrimmage. He does a phenomenal job, has done a phenomenal job, but we’ve still got some things to clean up in that area as far as re-IDing and getting the line going the right way and getting everybody on the same page. Again, if you asked him, he’d probably sit here for 20 minutes and list a laundry list of things for you.”
Hasselbeck summarizes the job description in far less time.
“As a quarterback,” he said, “you just gotta find ways to simplify it in your mind so you can play fast.”
Hamilton saw signs of that late last season, as Indianapolis’ offense finally recovered from the loss of wide receiver Reggie Wayne. The Colts scored 45 points to beat the Kansas City Chiefs in a wild-card playoff game and moved the ball well at times against the New England Patriots a week later.
Luck’s four interceptions played a big role in the divisional playoff loss, and that’s another area upon which he intends to improve.
Meanwhile, the quarterback’s mind continues to open up a world of possibilities.
“He’s on schedule,” Hamilton said. “He’s ahead of schedule, as a matter of fact. Just like the rest of the guys on our offensive unit, there are some things that he improved on over the course of last season and that we’re working on this offseason.”