Fundamentals The Focus For Andrew Luck's Fifth NFL Season

Intro: With the Colts beginning their offseason program on Monday, Andrew Luck touched on where he’s concentrated his training in 2016.


INDIANAPOLIS –The feet of Andrew Luck, not his soon-to-be nine-figure right arm, is where the offseason training is beginning for the Colts' franchise quarterback.

The Colts hope those feet are inside of NRG Stadium when Super Bowl LI arrives in February of 2017.

Before any talk of that builds and builds, a season unlike any other for Luck is now officially history.

However, the learning lessons Luck experienced in 2015 has him reverting back to good ole fundamentals heading into Year Five.

"From the ground up," Luck said on Monday of where the offseason focus began for him.

"It starts with your feet. There's a lot of work that I need to do to clean up. There's a lot of throwing technique that starts with your base. Getting back to build that foundation, butt, down to your legs. That's been a huge (offseason) focus."

On Monday, Luck participated in the Colts' first day of their eight-week offseason program.

Phase One of the offseason program is restricted to weight work and conditioning. On-the-field drills remain a few weeks away.

Rehabilitation time is also a focus during Phase One, as Luck works his way back from kidney and shoulder ailments that ended his 2015 season in early November.

"I still have some work to do, certainly," Luck said of feeling completely healthy.

"It's been a process that we laid down in basically that first week after the season ended with our trainers and physical therapists, coaches and myself. We said, 'Here's the plan basically until training camp starts and let's follow this plan.' It's been a great plan so far. I feel really, really good."

Any on-the-field work for Luck (or the Colts) can't come until the start of May, when they begin Phase Two of their offseason program.

Right now, for Luck, it's about leading in other ways.

The time will come for the Colts to bust out the footballs and line up offense versus defense.

When Luck reaches that point, the Colts will have one motivated man under center.

"He's hungry," T.Y. Hilton said of No. 12 on Monday. "He's back being Andrew. He took center stage today. When we finished working out, he let his voice be known that he's back.

"I think he's putting more on his shoulders now that he's back. He's going to take more of a leadership role."

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