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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Andrew Luck didnt need to see the film of Cam Newton getting clobbered to realize Denvers defense can put a serious hurt on the quarterback.Luck led the Colts to a big win over the Broncos last year but ended up in the hospital afterward with a lacerated kidney and torn abdominal muscle that sidelined him for the final two months of the season.Lesson learned.After playing in just seven games in 2015 and then signing a megadeal this summer that includes a record $87 million in guarantees, Luck is more cognizant of protecting both his body and team owner Jim Irsays investment in him.As a quarterback you have an obligation to be on the field, Luck said Wednesday in a conference call with reporters in Denver, where the Colts (0-1) play this weekend. That involves taking care of your body. Situationally, there are times when I need to slide or throw the ball away and Ive been working on that.Theres a balance hes trying to find so he doesnt lose any of whats made him the quarterback he is.Youre going to go out there and take a hit if the games on the line or in (certain) other situations, Luck said. But I think in every year Im trying to approach the game in a better, more efficient way. So, I guess this is somewhat of a natural progression, as well.Luck was only sacked once but hit 11 times by the Broncos last year. His worst hit came when he was sandwiched by defensive end Vance Walker and linebacker Danny Trevathan, but he finished up and led the Colts to a 27-24 win in Indianapolis.The Broncos lost Trevathan to free agency and Walker was penciled in as Malik Jacksons replacement until he blew out a knee in training camp.That doesnt mean the Broncos are any less of a hazard to Lucks health.A lot of other guys got big hits on him, too, cornerback Chris Harris said. That wasnt the only hit. Everybody got big hits on him. Like I said, Luck put his body on the line against us. Just like Cam Newton did last week. Quarterbacks know if they want to beat us, theyve got to go all-out.Like Newton, Luck doesnt avoid hits like say, the elusive Russell Wilson.No, Andrew Luck doesnt slide too much, Harris said. Those guys try to run you over. So, youve got to hit them like running backs.Thats what Denvers defense did to Newton last week, hammering him 17 times, including four helmet-to-helmet hits, two of which resulted in fines for linebacker Brandon Marshall and safety Darian Stewart.Their hits on Newton, along with those of Super Bowl MVP Von Miller and cornerback Bradley Roby, sparked a debate about player safety, the viability of read-option QBs in this league and whether Denvers defense had crossed the line.Luck is up next and, like the leagues disciplinarians, hes been studying the Panthers-Broncos game film all week.Yeah, tough, physical, good, really good players all around the field, Luck said. Obviously, theyre a winning group. They know how to win. Well-coached. Coach (Wade) Phillips does a heck of a job, everywhere hes been. Certainly great pass rushers, really good cover guys. Really, theres no weakness on the defense.One adjective that many are using to describe Denvers defense is dirty.Not Luck.I wouldnt necessarily agree with that, he said. They play hard, theyre well-coached and obviously everybodys entitled to their own opinion. They do a good job. They really do.Colts coach Chuck Pagano thinks so, too.Theyre an athletic, physical, tough, attacking, swarming defense, Pagano said. Theyve got talent front to back. The edge pressure that you get, the way that they run to the football, the linebackers are sideline to sideline and the secondary is as good a unit as there is in the National Football League. Theyre a physical, physical unit.Game notes WR Demaryius Thomas (left hip) returned to practice and coach Gary Kubiak reiterated his belief that hell play Sunday. WR Bennie Fowler (right elbow) was held out again.---AP NFL website: and AP NFL Twitter feed: AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: Red Nike Air Max 2018 . The Nashville Predators were glad their captain was still on their side. Weber had a goal and two assists, and Roman Josi scored the shootout winner to lift the Predators to a 4-3 win over the Flyers on Thursday night. Womens Nike Air Max 2018 .Y. - Free agent outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury, fresh off winning the World Series with Boston, reached agreement with the rival New York Yankees on a seven-year contract worth about $153 million, a person familiar with the negotiations said Tuesday night. . World champions Tatiana Volosozhar and Maxim Trankov of Russia won the gold medal with 237.71 points, Moore-Towers and Moscovitch followed at 208.45 and Ksenia Stolbova and Fedor Klimov of Russia were third at 187. 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Amid the gloom, however, there have been promising signs in the emergence of a clutch of young legspinners, with Josh Poysden of Warwickshire, and teenagers Mason Crane of Hampshire and Matt Parkinson of Lancashire all performing creditably in Division One, the latter two picking up five-fors. Parkinsons coach at Lancashire, Ashley Giles, describes his own development as a spinner and offers his thoughts on English crickets development of the next generation of young spinners. You started life as a seamer then converted to spin. How did that happen? I was about 15 when I started having back problems. I couldnt bowl seam, so ended up bowling spin in the nets one day. They came out all right, so I ended up dropping down from the 1st XI at Guildford CC and bowling them for the third team. I got 21 wickets in four weeks, went up to seconds as a spinner/batter, and when I was fully fit, I went back to seamers and fully converted at 18.You were recognised as a slightly unusual over-the-wicket bowler, a style that worked well enough to play 54 Tests. Did being a converted seamer help you develop your own, relatively unconventional, method? People talk about me as an over-the-wicket bowler, but I did do both. I think almost exactly half of my Test wickets were over and round. As a seamer I was very accurate and I think that was one of my strengths - having a really strong base: my bowling action - and I think I carried that into spin.What do you look for in teenage spinners? Good solid basics: a strong action thats repeatable under pressure. You see a lot of schoolboy spinners, bowling a schoolboy pace - its quite loopy and slow, with quite a jumpy action - but someone like Monty [Panesar] always had a really strong, powerful base to work from, and under pressure you need to fall back on that. Youve also got to spin it - thats your job. But your control is very important. You dont get away with bowling much shit, because you dont stay on. As a lone spinner its a pretty lonely world at times and theres a lot of burden on you to deliver. You can have four seamers in a team, but as soon as one [pitch] spins, everyones looking at you to get seven- or eight-for. So the other element is mental strength. You want guys whove got a bit about them, wholl deal with that, who are resilient, because its a tough world.Theres obviously a fairly long list of young spinners who suddenly get the yips and make the opposite conversion, to seamers. Is that something that can be assuaged by good management and captaincy? I dont understand the yips. I dont know where it comes from. I never suffered from it, although there were times when I didnt know where it was going. But I never bowled balls into the roof of the net or the side of the net, or double bouncers. But again, if youve got good basics to fall back on - I talk about schoolboy actions, generally very short strides and non-rhythmical run-up, and its all a bit jerky - theres less to go wrong.What about good captaincy during that transitional period - the bodys growing, trying to hit the same length might feel totally different because youre four inches taller all of a sudden? Shane Warnes advice for young spinners is, attack with the ball, defend with the field, which takes a bit of the pressure off the 16-year-old starlet to hit his length since he doesnt have to worry about injury to close catchers. Do you go along with that approach? I do. I think youre better off going out to in, rather than in to out. So start with a defensive field. Warnies spoken a lot about getting some overs under your belt, getting into the game. Try and bowl some dots, and later you can play with your field and build pressure that way. But for young spinners it is tough. Generally wickets in this country are more conducive to seam bowling, so they need time. Spinners cant really come on and bowl five-over spells, generally.If a young spinner is turning it square but bowling a couple of boundary balls an over, what do you do? Theyve got to find a way. Theres pressure on captains and coaches at whatever level to win games of cricket. When they play, spinners have just got to try and let go and concentrate on performing in the match. Even if you do spin it, youre not going to survive in first-class cricket bowling two four-balls an over, let alone international cricket.What about setting their own fields? Is that something youd encourage in young spinners? Have them be able to answer the question: how are you trying to get the guy out? Certainly regarding the setting of fields, its hugely important that spinners captain themselves. I know that Michael Vaughan had most confidence in me when I was confident. Hed go, Right, what do you want? And Id go, Bang, bang, bang rather than I dont know. What do you think? You set the field. I dont think thats very healthy. Its often a lone role [in England] and you have to be responsible for that part of the team. But another important aspect for the captain is doing it less by the textbook: one over before lunch; 30 overs with new ball, now lets get the spinner on.Get them into the game early. You can always bring them out of the game. But the responsibility works both ways. Spinners cant have it all their own way. Theyve still got to give the team and the captain some control.If there are seamers that keep a lid on the run rate then spinners economy rates become less significant than their strike rates. That was my role in [the Ashes in] 2005. It was to hold an end. We had the best seam attack in the world at the time.What about the next phase: 18 to 21, 22 years old? If youve given such a cricketer a three-year deal, how much of that is investing in the future and how much is investing in something now? Can you keep waiting for tangible returns until theyre 24, 25? I think you can. Spinners do develop late. Graeme Swann was a generational spinner - to take over 200 Test wickets, not many English spinners have done that. And he came into the side pretty late [28 years old]. I was signed at 19 and I started playing at 22, 23. But that period leading into that was very rocky. I was still finding my way, a way, and some sort of method and consistency in my action and performance. Second XI cricket can be challenging: three-day games, club grounds, generally seamer-friendly. When do you get on?I think one of the best things I did was go away in the winter. I spent four winters in South Africa. The first one was incredibly tough, 19 years old, almost got laughed at a little bit. I didnt perform very well, but for some reason they asked me back. The next year I didnt do very well with the ball but I averaged 100 with the bat. I started to stand on my own two feet a bit.The game nowadays is full of coaches, advice, support. The focus is psychological as well as physiological, and were accountable for what players do to a degree, but we also need to make the players accountable. We shouldnt be trying to produce clones. We can help and pass on advice, but its also up to them to create their own destiny.Theres always a temptation for coaches to justify their presence through intervening in a players development rather than standing back and letting them find their own destiny. Intervention is like a snipers rifle. It can be really useful, in that its pinpoint and direct. It gets the job done and helps in certain situations. It can be just plain lethal in the wrong hands. If you pick the wrong time with a player, it can take you weeks to come back from that.One of the ways Ive changed as a coach is that Ive tried to be less there [in the foreground]. One of things we say to players is, Find a way. Most of the stuff I do with bowlers and batters is about good basics: good balance, good alignment, good rhythm, direction of energy. You get that stuff going well, youve got a chance. I wouldnt dream of telling Matt Parkinson how to bowl a googly. Ive never bowled one. At 19, hes been doing it for years. I might tell him when to bowl a googly.What about putting young spinners in the team? How big a decision is that for you as a coach/selector? Obviously, they have to be ready. But whatever you think, theres no guarantee. You have to be fairly sure, because its a pretty harsh environment to chuck a young spinner into. But it comes back to their lone role. If they are a seamer, and there are two or three experienced guys around them, you can take more of a gamble.You put Parkinson in for his debut against Ian Bell and Jonathan Trott, so you must have been fairly confident. Absolutely. If theyre good enough, get em in. Age shouldnt be a barrier. I see no reason to hold people back just because theyre 18, 19 or whatever. Sometimes people surprise. For example, Liam Livingstone this year with the bat - we werent sure, because some of the stuff we saw we didnt like, and thought they might be indicators that he might not be ready. But actually, lifting him a level has transformed his game. Hes risen with that challenge. Theres no reason spinners cant do the same. What have you made of the pitches following the change in the toss rule, insofar as they are helping England producing spinners? The pitches have been better this year, certainly in the first part of the season, although that might change down the home stretch as teams chase results. So the games being longer has brought more spin into the game. At least thats how it appears. I think wickets in general have offered a bit more of late, although they dont all rag. Its my view that at the Test grounds, because of the drainage, more moisture has been pulled out from the block. That, with the toss, has helped spinners. Last year some wickets resembled shag-pile carpets.What about two-divisional cricket? How does that affect blooding youngsters, and spinners in particular? I think divisional cricket has been really good and made it very competitive. There are some really good sides in Division One. The problem were facing now is that its creating a bit of a must stay up culture at some of the big clubs, including ours. That can lead you away from a development and playing-young-players approach to quick-fix what can we get in?, whether that be overseas, Kolpaks, etc. Form is cyclical and you should be able to go back to come forward again. Thats part of the process were in. Parkinson, Haseeb Hameed, Saqib Mahmood… Livingstone is 21, [Alexander] Davies - to give those guys a good run at it, you need to be sure you can compete as well. Thats why Id favour going into a conference system, with playoffs at the end.So that there wasnt the threat of the trapdoor all the time? Yeah, its a threat to us coaches. The world of being a coach [in one job] for 20 years is gone.If you had a talented young spinner but the role was nailed down by a senior spinner, how would you handle him from the point of view of helping Englands overall production of spinners: advise him to go on loan? Yeah, could do. Theres also 2nd XI cricket, and some of our guys are linked to Minor Counties. Youve got to get overs uunder your belt, including practising.dddddddddddd Were in a pretty lucky position in that weve got Parky, Simon Kerrigan, then Stephen Parry and Adam Lilley, who are probably more one-day focused. Its quite challenging managing their expectations, particularly when you dont play on a lot of spinning wickets. Ultimately its down to them. We can offer them a form of security which is a longer contract, 12 months of the year, but with that theres no guarantee of playing. I do think the market will become much more open and movement will become much more free, certainly the loan market. If a gaps developing between the two divisions in red-ball cricket, I think it would be quite healthy to loan, the only issue being perception towards coaches. Arent they doing their jobs properly? Why arent their players performing?Do you think T20 is making it harder for young spinners these days, and its harder to switch between the two while still getting overs under your belt, while learning the game? I think itll be better next year, but I never had a problem with it [switching between formats]. I used to bowl a lot at the death in 40- or 50-over cricket. I think T20s given some spinners a new lease of life, because of the importance of the role in T20. It doesnt promote the repetition and honing of good skill, because those that do tend to g

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