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Andrew Luck running too much, Chuck Pagano says

The Indianapolis Colts' no-coast offense sliced and diced the preseason darling Cleveland Browns on Saturday night. In the midst of wrapping sophomore quarterback Andrew Luck in a praise blanket, Colts coach Chuck Pagano pointed to the one thing that could doom his offense in 2013.

"He's running way too much," Pagano said after the Colts' 27-6 victory. "I know that. He's running way too much. We've got to do a better job of keeping him clean."

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.

The Pro Bowl quarterback said Saturday night he's still trying to figure out how to get down.

"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?

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