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Posted July 22, 2010
Andrew Luck vs. Notre Dame
Here are the notes I took when scouting the game tape of Andrew Luck vs. Notre Dame on 11-28-09. I don't
notate every play; only the ones that I feel stand out.
1st QTR (time not noted - my bad)
Out route - ball is overthrown out of catch radius to sideline - inaccurate ball
2nd QTR (4:17)
Quick out - Good job getting throw off (back foot) - stayed in pocket and took hit - nice accuracy
2nd Qtr (1:33)
Displays good arm strength on the post route - poor timing - ball should have come out a second earlier
- needs to improve coverage read should have immediately thrown ball by reading the MIKE.
3rd Qtr (8:56)
Good decision to not force ball in coverage - decides to run and picks up 20-yard gain. Impressive
pocket manuverability and solid athleticism.
Footote: Luck isn't asked to do much though he is just a redshirt freshman, Luck hands the ball off very
often and isn't heavily relied upon in the passing game.
3rd Qtr (5:13)
Very impressive mobility and clearly is a fluid athlete, but don't confuse Luck for Michael Vick or Jake
3rd Qtr (4:01)
Flea flicker - good mechanics (footwork, release) - average touch on the football - solid arm -
accurate pass to a wide open receiver
3rd Qtr (2:14)
Nice mechanics - great touch to tight end on out quick slant out - very good footwork and drives off
Footnote: Luck gets a ton of experience under center in an NFL offense - should have a smooth transition to the
NFL in this area unlike 95 percent of college quarterbacks.
4th Qtr (3:14)
7-step drop - footwork got sloppy - lost balance a bit - touch on the football is still
a little wobbly - good accuracy over the middle in the stride on the hook route