Indianapolis Colts Quarterback Andrew Luck may be one of the highest regards young players in his position, but some members of the Colts coaching staff are unhappy with their star player.
Luck and the Colts face a big challenge this Sunday as they host Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, and the coaches will be hoping for a stress free performance from their number 12.
Luck is in the midst of his best season in his NFL career as he has currently led the Colts to the #3 seed in the AFC as things stand and an impressive 6-3 record.
But not everyone is happy with Luck this year as Quarterbacks coach Clyde Christensen has expressed how frustrated he can get with the former number one pick.
Despite expressing some homicidal feelings towards Luck, Christensen raises some good points about what part of this season will be remembered.
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Christensen recalls Luck's pick-6 and safety in the game against the Pittsburgh Steelers three weeks ago as one of his more frustrating performances.
It may be better for Christensen to ignore his initial feelings whilst on the sideline:
"My thoughts were, 'I sure am glad they don't let coaches go on the field where you could strangle somebody." - Clyde Christensen on Andrew Luck's errors
Perhaps not the best thoughts to be sharing ahead of a game where Luck plays a team he is known for committing turnovers against.
"My thoughts were to kill him. So yeah, they're extreme thoughts that go through my mind when that happens."
Its understandable where Christensen is coming from, there have been times this year where Luck has failed to motivate the Colts offense.
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Perhaps the biggest example this year of Luck causing frustration on the Indianapolis sideline was their 33-28 win over the Houston Texans.
Despite the Colts getting the win, they raced into a 24-0 first quarter lead before scoring three points in the second and six in third.
Despite such a great start to the game, the Colts offense struggled from the second quarter onwards with Luck committing two turnovers himself.
Luck threw one interception and fumbled the ball which was returned for a touchdown by J.J. Watt.
There may be more frustration on the Colts sideline this week as they now face a Patriots team that Luck has faced twice.
In those two games with the Patriots, Luck has thrown for big yardage, but only managed a completion rating of 51.6% and has thrown seven interceptions.
Their most recent meeting was in last years play-offs as the Patriots won 43-22 with the Patriots rushing offence demolishing the Colts defence.
The clash of the number 12's on Sunday will be a great match as two current play-off teams go head to head in a game that even in week 11, will have big play-off implications.