Uh oh, here it goes again.
That happened over and over again on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. It happened so much that Luck was sacked a career-high six times by the Jaguars.
The desperate Jaguars pressured Luck on 21 of his 42 dropbacks, which is the second most in his career, according to ESPN Stats & Information. They sacked him six times and he was only 5-of-12 passing for 29 yards and an interception on the 21 dropbacks.
But that shouldn’t matter when rookies are forced to step in for injured players, especially since they use a motto of “prepare like a starter" when it comes to protecting the $140 million investment. It also doesn’t excuse veteran left tackle Anthony Castonzo's poor play.
The NFL season is only four weeks old, and Luck has already been sacked a league-high 15 times and hit 32 times, leaving you to wonder if the Colts will ever get their offensive line problems fixed. Luck is on pace to be sacked a career-high 60 times in 2016. It’ll be hard for Luck to protect himself if his teammates can’t even do it game after game.
The Colts tried to fix their offensive line woes during the offseason. They used half of their eight draft picks on offensive linemen, but their development, the play of the other veterans and hiring of Joe Philbin as the coach of the offensive line hasn’t gone as planned.
Opponents have zero respect the Colts' O-line. Can you blame them? Opponents also know the easiest way to beat Indianapolis is to get to Luck.
It'll remain that way until the Colts resolve their issues up front.