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#37 rayzor

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:30 PM

cont'd


-- What Stanford's Former Quarterbacks are Saying --

"I've watched several of their games on TV, and from what I've seen, he's got all the tools. It's a big help to him having (Jim) Harbaugh as his coach because of his NFL experience, as well as having his dad (Oliver Luck, another former NFL quarterback). The sky's the limit for him. What I like the most about him is his mobility, something I look at closely. He's got a great knack of moving around for his size. He's the complete package."
-- Super Bowl Quarterback John Elway in the San Francisco Chronicle

"He came in with a lot of confidence, a lot of maturity. You get the sense from him just watching him at practice, before he even started a game because he redshirted, that there was something special about this young man... It's kind of hard to put into words... All of these kids can throw the ball, no doubt about it. But his vision, his timing, getting the ball out where it needs to be to be caught by the receiver only and not defended against, he almost had these attributes coming into Stanford, ahead of schedule. He was ready to go from the get-go. YOu see this in a few players over the years. Peyton (Manning), in particular had it."
-- 1970 Heisman Trophy winner Jim Plunkett said to The Sporting News

"I think he's every bit as talented as any of the three big guys who got drafted this year. He's got a good arm, he throws touch, he's got good feet, mechanics. It's one year, but for as young as he is, he's got the chance to be as good as any of them, and that's saying a lot when you've got Elway, Plunkett and Brodie and a lot of other guys who have gone through there."
-- 1978 Sammy Baugh winner Steve Dils said to The Sporting News

"He sure could be the best Stanford ever had. He seems to be very, very developed in this play; he seems to be at a junior or senior class level."
-- 1977 Sammy Baugh winner Guy Benjamin said to The Sporting News

"I give Jim Harbaugh a lot of credit -- he knew a bit about the quarterbacks position in his own right. He's extremely well coached-- but obviously you have to have the talent."
-- 1959 Sammy Baugh winner Nick Norman said to The Sporting News

"What I noticed most was his accuracy on deeper throws. His arm isn't as strong as Elway's was, but I almost feel like he makes up for that with being a little more accurate than John was. John was more acrobatic-- he'd make unbelievable plays. Luck doesn't have as much of that big-play capability, but he is very consistent and very accurate. Kind of like Joe Montana."
-- Stanford's third leading passer John Paye said to The Sporting News

"If I am a college coach and can start a team from scratch, Andrew Luck would be my first pick. He can do it all from a physical standpoint, but has the maturity and mental approach that makes him one of those special players that don’t come along very often. He will likely end up as the greatest Stanford QB in history, but he understands that winning is the most important focus."
--Todd Husak, third all-time in career passing and current Stanford color commentator


Edited by rayzor, 09 December 2010 - 06:35 PM.


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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:33 PM

Does anyone say anything negative? Because there really aren't any perfect players...

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:35 PM

instead of luck? nope. trading for him? nope. only way i take palmer is as a mentor to luck. most likely he would be far too expensive an option.


I don't think that Palmer has even a slight chance of coming to Carolina if we get Luck.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:36 PM

Does anyone say anything negative? Because there really aren't any perfect players...


he has hammer toes.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:39 PM

Does anyone say anything negative? Because there really aren't any perfect players...


On occasion, he overthrows the long ball.

I have never seen higher praise for any player.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:45 PM

On occasion, he overthrows the long ball.

I have never seen higher praise for any player.


Is that because he lacks peers that can compete with him, or that he's so fantastic compared to every other QB ever?

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 06:50 PM

Does anyone say anything negative? Because there really aren't any perfect players...

can't find a whole lot....

Negatives: Is consistently asked to throw intermediate and deep routes which results in the lower completion percentage compared to many QBs who rely on yards after catch... Has not put up incredible yardage or touchdown totals, plays in a system that runs to set up the pass and isn't asked to throw 30-40 times per game.... A little inconsistent game to game, has some big performances and then some games where he takes a backseat to the Stanford running attack.
http://www.sidelines...nkings/qb.shtml


Cons: The biggest issue with Luck is his awkward throwing motion. He has a windup that causes him to drop the ball below his waist before he throws it which, unlike The Golden Calf of Bristol’s, doesn’t appear to add momentum to Luck’s passes. In many ways the windup is separate from his actual throwing motion; Luck simply has to learn to cock the ball and throw. He was injured towards the end of the Cardinal’s season and will have to prove he is healthy—surgery on an injured finger in his throwing hand forced the quarterback to sit out the Sun Bowl. Luck also has to do a better job of going through his progressions before running or locking onto a single receiver. While the Stanford man had incredible moments during his red-shirt freshman year, he still needs to be more consistent. Luck’s release point is a bit to the side even under the best of circumstances.
http://www.nfldraftb...uck.html</span>

Cons:
It is really hard to find many flaws in Luck’s game. He has all the physical tools coupled with the proper techniques. However, there is such a small sampling and he needs to prove he can maintain his high level of play over a longer stretch. It’s a known fact that quarterbacks need game experience to develop properly. They need to be able to encounter different defensive packages and schemes, so this will be something weighing on the minds of NFL scouts and GMs. Something else that is going to be closely watched this season is the way Luck responds after losing Heisman candidate Toby Gerhart. There is going to be a lot more pressure placed on the shoulders of Luck.
http://nflmocks.com/...-luck-stanford/

Cons
Sophomore Redshirt: Only two quarterbacks declared as a sophomore redshirt. Those quarterbacks were Tommy Maddox and Aaron Rodgers. Both quarterbacks got drafted in the late portion of the first round and both quarterbacks got to sit behind hall of fame quarterbacks. Maddox was Elway’s backup and Aaron Rodgers was a backup to Brett Favre. Maddox was a bust and Aaron Rodgers panned out. There has never been a sophomore redshirt quarterback to start right away in the NFL. So it will be interesting to see how this experiment plays out.
Supporting Cast: Luck does have a strong supporting cast of wide receivers in Ryan Whalen and Chris Owusu. You could argue that Luck makes these average receivers look like superstars, but until Luck pans out as an NFL player I’m not going to defend him. Plus Jonathan Martin has been Andrew Luck’s blindside since his freshman year. If Luck busts and Martin turns out to be a huge sleeper people will say Luck was good in college because Jonathan Martin was his left tackle. Again it is too early to speculate these possibilities, but you never know what can happen once you go pro.
Left Leg: The Left Leg seen in the picture at the front of my article has a cast wrapped around it. That could be a sensitive area where he gets injured in the pros if he takes a lot of hits in that area near the left leg, but I’m not concerned about that at the moment. Still if your a doctor for a pro football team like the Bills and you want to talk Ralph Wilson out of drafting Andrew Luck this is the perfect excuse to use. Still I think this is a minor concern thanks to the Tom Brady rule where you cannot sack a quarterback below the knees.
http://network.yardb..._report/3576391

Weaknesses- One of Lucks few area’s that will need refinement is his footwork. He has some inconsistencies and will often trow from the back foot. Having said that, he doesn’t make risky plays, just needs to settle himself to make the proper foot adjustment before following through on delivery.
http://thenationalfo...om/?page_id=819



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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:00 PM

I want us to lose every single game for the rest of this season. If we get the first pick and Luck doesn't declare for the draft I think i'll cry.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:04 PM

Is that because he lacks peers that can compete with him, or that he's so fantastic compared to every other QB ever?


Both

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:05 PM

Is that because he lacks peers that can compete with him, or that he's so fantastic compared to every other QB ever?


This.

There is no other QB that could possibly come out that is worth a damn compared to Luck. I've said it before, it's not because Luck is the savior, it's because the talent is so down it's ridiculous. He has some issues with his motion and footwork. Also, his receivers win a lot of the 50/50 balls (a lot like Jimmy in college) which might not work out in his favor in the NFL. He probably has the benefit of having a superior game plan each week that he also won't have in the NFL since most coaches/teams are on a similar level.

My bottom line opinion? He's benefiting tremendously from the weak overall class and it's possible that he could disappoint at the next level.

Remember, it's easier for a scout/analyst to go with the flow than to go out on a limb. If everyone is saying he's the sh*t, you don't wanna miss that boat. That way, even if he fails you can say, "Look, everyone thought he was going to be great, not just me." If you give him an unflattering grade and he turns out to be great, it's "How the hell are you the only one to miss this and everyone else got it right?"

I think that's whats happening here. It's the same thing when Jimmy went from HS to college.

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:07 PM

I heard that if Carolina drafts him, he plans on displaying his skills by walking across Lake Norman. :)

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Posted 09 December 2010 - 07:16 PM

Ive talked to a couple guys on here about Luck and I can assure you that getting a big head or over confidence will not be an issue with him. I've been told he's an almost obsessively hard worker and very intelligent. I'm hoping to meet the guy soon. It'll be weird if I do because I would have to keep my cool while knowing I'm talking to the possible future franchise QB of the Panthers. That will be a tough feat indeed.