Andrew Luck not good against Belichick-coached defense

Chandler Jones tries to take down Andrew Luck, via Herald Bulletin
Everyone knows by now that Bill Belichick is a defensive mastermind, and it seems like the better the quarterback, the worse he makes him look.

Take Peyton Manning when he was younger. He would shred the rest of the league, but when it came time to play the Patriots, Belichick would come up with a defensive scheme that put Peyton's mind in a pretzel.

The Indianapolis Colts have a great quarterback in Andrew Luck, but he has a turnover problem. That doesn't bode well against a Bill Belichick defense, which is notorious for forcing turnovers (+12 this year), and the numbers show it.

In two games against New England (both losses), Andrew Luck has thrown for a lot of yards, but has thrown seven interceptions. You don't force seven interceptions by accident. That's the product of a brilliant defensive scheme that confuses the quarterback.

Bill always finds a quarterbacks tendencies, and while he may allow the quarterback to throw for some yards, he always finds a way to expose a quarterbacks tendencies.

Don't be surprised if Andrew Luck throws for 400 yards and a touchdown or two...Peyton Manning did in the last game and we all saw how that worked out. It is also important to note that this is the first time Belichick has one of the best secondaries in the league with Darrelle Revis and company. That only makes his job easier.

I don't see any reason why Belichick can't mess with a turnover prone Luck again. Heck, he can still rattle Peyton Manning after all these years.

Sunday night will be fun to watch.

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-Brian Thibodeau

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