Andrew Luck on AFC Championship Game loss: 'You feel deflated'

Thursday January 22nd, 2015

Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck says he is already looking forward to next season after the Colts were blown out 45-7 by the New England Patriots in the NFC Championship game.

Luck spoke with the media at the Pro Bowl draft, where he was selected first overall and will play on Hall of Fame wide receiver Cris Carter's team.

Luck was asked how he was feeling since the loss.

"It's sort of, the energy is sort of sucked out of you," Luck said, according to "You do feel deflated." 

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It didn't take Luck long to realize what he said, and he struggled with what to say next.

The Patriots are being investigated by the NFL after reportedly finding all 12 of the team's game balls deflated in the AFC Championship Game against Indianapolis. The Patriots say they are cooperating with the investigation.

Luck also said that controversy like Deflategate tends to get "blown out of proportion."

"It's the nature in where we are today in society," he said. "You can't take anything away from them being a heck of a team, and they are a good football team."

Luck was then asked if he preferred a deflated or regular inflated ball.

"Everyone has their preference, and our equipment manager sort of handles our footballs in a sense," he said. "I get them as they are, I guess."

Luck and Team Carter will take on Michael Irvin's squad at the Pro Bowl on Sunday night. - Scooby Axson


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