Colts owner Jim Irsay used Twitter to call out the entire Indianapolis team for failing to protect franchise quarterback Andrew Luck. Irsay wanted his team to know that he’s upset with the lack of protection Andrew Luck received, but neglected to do so directly.
Instead, Irsay tweeted to express his discontent, stating that (the Colts) “Gotta protect #12 better..and that includes more than just OL…it’s backs,TE’s,coaches on blitz pick ups..I DEMAND better.”
Luck was sacked four times in their 21-17 win over the Oakland Raiders, but Irsay is concerned that defenses will continue to attack their star player through blitz packages through out the season.
Irsay continued his twitter rant, and expressed his concern that the attacks through blitz packages will only make protecting Luck more difficult, tweeting, “Dolphin/Colts-Make no mistake about it/The Fish CAN and WILL bring the HEAT…We gotta MAN-UP and confront HEAT with a NASA-like Heat-Shield.”
Luck was the first overall selection in the 2012 NFL Draft and led the Colts to the playoffs with an 11-5 record, just one year after Indy finished a dreadful 2-14 season in 2011. Luck helped to bring the franchise back to its accustomed winning ways and Isray wants to make sure that his quarterback remains in one piece.
In the eyes of their owner, and in the eyes of many others, the Colts did not do a sufficient job of keeping Luck protected. If no action is taken to improve their blocking, then Jim Irsay will have much more to complain about as the season continues.