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Andrew Luck's 'learning capacity' off the charts

The Indianapolis Colts are counting on rookie Andrew Luck to take control of their offense from the first snap. It's a different scheme than what he mastered at Stanford, but there's reason to believe Luck won't skip a beat.

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Case in point: Back at Stanford, head coach David Shaw asked Luck to school his teammates at the chalk board on the second day of "install" meetings during a fall practice. Many quarterbacks wouldn't be prepared to run the show -- some of them play in the NFL -- but Luck was at ease. "I heard stories about Luck's learning capacity that I've never heard about any other quarterback," Jeremiah wrote.

Luck's laid-back persona belies the intensity his teammates saw in Palo Alto. Stanford ran a complex, pro-system offense that asked a lot of its players. Luck -- and this is eerily Peyton Manning-like -- established a "punishment system" for error-prone teammates that forced the entire offense to run laps after a mistake.

Jeremiah spent last weekend at the Manning Passing Academy and had some juicy Peyton nuggets in this piece, too. Like you, we can't wait until both of these quarterbacks take the field. We're almost there.

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