"I think there are times when, yeah, you don't feel like a rookie, I guess," Luck said. "But there are still times when you feel like a rookie when you carry
That last game could come Sunday when Indianapolis (11-5) visits M&T Bank Stadium to face the
But if there's one reason for the Colts to be optimistic, it's Luck, the top overall pick in the 2012
This season, Luck set a new rookie record for passing yards (4,374), game-winning drives in the fourth quarter or overtime (seven) and most wins by a No. 1 overall pick (11).
Yet for all of his accomplishments, Luck said he still doesn't think of the offense as his.
"I don't know if I necessarily guided the team to the playoffs," he said. "I think of this offense as
That kind of humility is what has ingratiated Luck to his teammates and coach,
"He's such a mature kid and understands this game," Pagano said. "He prepares so well, and his focus is unbelievable. We know all the intangibles. We know the physical talent is there. He's extremely intelligent. He's gotten better, and he's his own worst critic. The great thing about Andrew is, he is unflappable. He's able to come off after a mistake was made — a turnover or something — he's able to look at things and see what happened, what was the breakdown and put it behind him and move on."
Luck's calmness under fire grabbed the attention of several Ravens players.
"The thing about Luck is, that dude's not normal," Ravens strong safety
"He doesn't seem to get rattled a lot at times, but at the end of the day, he's still a rookie," Williams said. "We feel very confident in the game plan, very confident in each guy in this locker room that we can go out there and handle our business."
The hope among the Ravens is that they can generate pressure on Luck and possibly rattle him in his first postseason appearance. But defensive tackle
"I don't know," Ngata said. "They have Chuck out there, who knows us well, and some players that have played here have probably talked to him a little bit. But we'll see what we can do."
Luck has performed well despite playing in the shadow of
"I guess there is a lot of pressure on any professional athlete's shoulders, and I think most of it comes from themselves," he said. "I think I try to set a fairly high standard for myself. Teammates set a standard for you as well, your family and your coaches. So, try to live up to those standards and not worry too much about the outside factors."