Keeping its franchise quarterback upright was a key goal for Indy heading into the offseason, but those efforts might have been hindered when left tackle Anthony Castonzo left Saturday's game with a right knee sprain.
Luck's ability to extend the play is borderline Roethlisbergian, leaving him susceptible to more hits than normal. Luck showed in 2012 he's capable of taking a beating; however, he must protect himself better once he is outside the pocket.
"I don't know -- I haven't figured out how to slide," Luck said. "I'm just going to go down, and however way I go down and avoid a hit is the way it'll be."
To be fair, Michael Vick still hasn't learned how to slide either. Who thought something done in every Little League World Series baseball game could be so difficult?