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INDIANAPOLIS -- Andrew Luck spent his offseason trying to become a better quarterback. Cheap Pacers Jerseys China .He let others argue about what the Indianapolis Colts needed to fix the offense. He downplayed the significance of a new, rich contract, and an array of coaching changes. He stuck to the script when talking about protecting himself on the field so he could focus on getting healthy.Now, after turning the page on the worst season of his pro career, Luck is ready for a fresh start.Sure I have a little anxiety because of the unknown and whats going to happen, he said Monday when asked about this weekends season opener against Detroit. But Ive been nervous before every game Ive played -- high school, college and the NFL.For three years, Luck looked worthy of being the No. 1 draft pick in 2012 and played like the best young quarterback in football. Each season he won 11 games, took Indy one step deeper in the playoffs and made the Pro Bowl.Then came last season, when Luck never really looked healthy.He went 2-5 as the starter, missed the first nine games of his career, completed 55.3 percent of his passes, and finished with 1,881 yards, 15 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. The indelible image of 2015 was the cringe-worthy hit against Denver that made everyone inside Lucas Oil Stadium gasp, and left Luck with a lacerated kidney that everyone in his locker room would rather forget.I try not to watch it, second-year receiver Phillip Dorsett said. I was watching it at home when it happened, and I kind of knew he was hurt right away.But the time Luck spent on the sidelined forced him to the view the game through a different prism.When he returned for offseason workouts this spring, Luck decided to spend more time practicing throwaways and sliding. At training camp, he acknowledged there was more motivation to prove last season an aberration. And with Sundays game nearing, Luck continues to work getting in sync with a new cast and fine-tuning the footwork that new quarterbacks coach Brian Schottenheimer believes could get the 26-year-old quarterback righted.I think Ive improved, Luck said. But at the end of the day, its about going out and being an efficient offense and scoring points.How much has changed since Luck took his last meaningful snap Nov. 8?Colts general manager Ryan Grigson used four of his eight draft picks, including a first-rounder on center Ryan Kelly, to revamp an offensive line that allowed 37 sacks last season and far too many hits over Lucks first four seasons. Grigson believes adding Kelly will finally give Luck an anchor at the most crucial spot on the line.Indy cut ties with veteran Andre Johnson, making 26-year-old T.Y. Hilton the dean of the receivers room. The Colts also let one of Lucks college teammates, tight end Coby Fleener, walk away in free agency, making Dwayne Allen the clear starter.Offensive coordinator Rob Chudzinski finally got to install his offense, and after three seasons of working with longtime veteran Matt Hasselbeck in quarterback meetings, Luck has become more vocal on and off the field.But what really matters is Lucks play. If the preseason is any indication, the Colts could be in for a big season.He completed all eight of his passes in his first preseason game against Baltimore and showed he could still take a hit when he was sacked three times and hit three other times in his most extensive action against Philadelphia. He finished the preseason 21 of 26 for 201 yards with no touchdowns and no interceptions.Really for him being out that long and having the opportunity to get back out there and be with his teammates, and then to play well and have some success is obviously a good thing, coach Chuck Pagano said after the Baltimore game.Now, Luck must prove he and the Colts can replicate those numbers over a 16-game regular season, and hes eager to get back to work.There are steps in every preseason, every offseason, every training camp, every preseason, Luck said. So now its sort of the next step and on to Detroit.Game notes The Colts signed free agent cornerback Darryl Morris and waived cornerback Frankie Williams on Monday as they continue tweaking the roster. ... Pagano said he would be shocked if defensive end Kendall Langford doesnt extend his consecutive games streak to 129 on Sunday, even though Langford has not practiced since having arthroscopic knee surgery in early August. 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RENTON, Wash. -- The way general manager John Schneider and coach Pete Carroll have structured the Seattle Seahawks roster and how salaries are spread around created one position group in particular that stands as the biggest question surrounding one of the favorites in the NFC.Seattles offensive line is the biggest unknown on a team with most of its questions answered less than a week into training camp.There remain a few injury questions and some possible changes to the depth chart, but no position appears to be more of a pressing concern than the unproven nature of what could be Seattles starting offensive line.The (offensive) line, there will always be a focus for us there, Carroll said.For the first week of training camp, the Seahawks have gone with the same five linemen taking the first snap with the starting offense during team drills.If Seattle sticks with those five for the regular-season opener on Sept. 11 against Miami, it will go into the regular season with a unit playing in completely different positions than a season ago.Garry Gilliam was Seattles starting right tackle last year, but is being flipped to the left and will be responsible for protecting Russell Wilsons blindside. JMarcus Webb is on his fourth team in five seasons and is being slated as Seattles right tackle.Justin Britt is on his third position in three seasons being moved to center, while second-year Mark Glowinski and rookie Germain Ifedi are the projected starting guards.Its a unit that Seattle believes has potential to be really good. But they have no experience playing together to back up the Seahawks optimism that they can be a successful offense behind such an unproven unit.I know coach (Tom Cable) will put the best five out there and I just want to be one of them, Britt said.The questions about the offensive line followed Seattle for most of last season. It started wwith a training camp shuffle where Britt was moved from right tackle to left guard and converted defensive lineman Drew Nowak was placed at center. Cheap Swingman Pacers Jerseys. .That experiment lasted about half the season and often was the crux behind Seattles offensive struggles early in the season. By midseason, Nowak was out at center, replaced by Patrick Lewis, and the Seahawks offense took off.The offseason departures of guard J.R. Sweezy and tackle Russell Okung in free agency prompted the next waves of change. But the moves failed to bring comfort to fans who would like to see a more experienced group responsible for protecting Wilson, who was sacked a career-high 45 times last season.As Schneider pointed out just before the start of training camp, its impossible to pay top dollar at every position in a salary cap system. And offensive line is where the Seahawks have sacrificed.The issue then is once youre able to reward what you view as the best football players on your team, then how do you get people to compete at different positions, Schneider said.For us, it just happens to be exactly what youre talking about. Now, we like the group. It just so happens its younger guys that people dont necessarily know.Cable said the real assessment of the continuity of the projected starters shouldnt be made until after the first couple of preseason games. The Seahawks would like to avoid making the major changes they did last year during training camp.I think the fairness of that question is after youve played a couple of preseason games do they look like they are on the same page, particularly communication wise, Cable said. Then youll find the answer to that.---AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org and AP NFL Twitter feed: http://twitter.com/AP-NFL Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '