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'NFL Total Access Recap': Sophomore slump for Colts QB Luck?

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Did you miss Friday's edition of "NFL Total Access" on NFL Network? Catch up with this recap:

Will Reggie Bush take pressure off Calvin Johnson?


Heath Evans broke down two plays to show how new Detroit Lions running back Reggie Bush can improve his game and add a new dimension to the team's passing attack. The first play showed Bush’s lack of awareness for blitz tendencies. Evans argued that Bush should know how to release outside to reduce pressure and get a one-on-one matchup in space. The second play showed how opposing teams cue in on wide receiver Calvin Johnson, often forgetting about the running backs in the backfield. Evans believes that if Bush can improve his awareness and sense when teams are cheating toward Johnson, Bush can create big plays.

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Will Andrew Luck face a sophomore slump?


Darren Sharper doesn't believe Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck's play will diminish in year two. He thinks Luck has the work ethic and skill set to lead the Colts to an AFC South title. Evans agrees, but is wary of Luck's fellow second-year players faltering, like running back Vick Ballard and wide receiver T.Y. Hilton.

Tim Jennings says Bears will move on without Urlacher


Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings said the Bears have to pick up the pieces and move on without team leader Brian Urlacher, while finishing the 2013 season stronger than they did last year. He said the defense will not look much different under new defensive coordinator Mel Tucker, but will still focus on forcing turnovers. Jennings said it was an honor to have his peers rank him among the best corners in the league and seemed content with his spot on the list.

Be sure to tune into "NFL Total Access" Monday through Friday at 7 p.m. ET on NFL Network.

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