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#136 charlotte49er

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:13 PM

So tonight I was at Target and decided to pick up a few packs of 2012 Football cards. The first pack, the first card I got was none other, Yep, you guessed it!

Andrew Luck! :rock:

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:11 PM

When I originally created this thread no one wanted to talk about Luck. His team was losing and he was strugglng with accuracy and TOs. A lot of people (fans and media) are depending on Luck to pan out, so chances are they just wont mention him if he or Indy starts to struggle again.


Some people only talk about the Hot story.... this is what the media does and as a result this is what they push to the casual fan and is what they talk about. Sam for Cam, RG III, and anyone else... when they are Hot the media is all over them, then if they start to struggle the media kicks back in...

Players like Dalton, Tannahill, Ponder are like are our old Panthers Pre-Cam era... no one cares... good or bad. Media irrelevance. So it should not be a surprise to see the causal fan only talk about a specific player/team when that story is hot.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 10:16 PM

Luck has gotten better but RG3 is still ahead in the ROY stakes IMO. Reggie Wayne is playing at an insane level right now. RG3 receivers has been pretty poor for 2 games in a row. He's also more accurate than Luck and makes less bad decisions.

Its going to be a tight race, that's for sure.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 08:18 PM

How can Luck possibly reach the hype people have thrown on him. He's good, but he's not the once in a lifetime player. They just sent that guy packing this offseason. Irsay is banking on Luck replacing and living up to Manning. Good luck with that. He should have kept Manning, traded the pick used the extra picks to beef up the team, and then add a QB via Free agency or via the draft when Manninf finally decides to retire.

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 10:09 PM

How can Luck possibly reach the hype people have thrown on him. He's good, but he's not the once in a lifetime player. They just sent that guy packing this offseason. Irsay is banking on Luck replacing and living up to Manning. Good luck with that. He should have kept Manning, traded the pick used the extra picks to beef up the team, and then add a QB via Free agency or via the draft when Manninf finally decides to retire.


Have you compared Luck's first year at Indy to Manning's first year at Indy?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 02:41 PM

Have you compared Luck's first year at Indy to Manning's first year at Indy?



Yeah I have. I don't throw something against the wall in hopes that is sticks.

Two different era's. The passing rules that Manning faced his rookie year are far different from what Luck and any other recent rookie are facing. Defenive backs would get away with so much more back then.

Luck's on a better team. Defensively? The two teams can't be close to being compared. Marshall Faulk is the only player that would be a huge upgrade to anything the Colts currently have. Even that is different now, with teams sharing the carries/specialization etc. Harrison was young and green, but he had talent but he wasn't equal to the modern version of Reggie Wayne.

Luck and any other QB have the benefit of having a lot of concepts installed that Manning helped develop over time.

College offenses are more advanced now than they were back in the 90's. The same can be said for high schools.

Based on #'s & wins, I guess each of the 5 quarterbacks selected in the first round will be better than Manning, or Dalton & Newton from last year. Sorry but I don't buy that logic. The game is different. Peyton Manning helped make it different and others are the benefactors of that.

So I yeah I've compared the two as much a steak burger and a soy burger can be compared.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 05:12 PM

this thread has backfired on king blackness.

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Luck looks kinda goofy with the shaved head.

I did like Wayne's and Luck's interview Thursday night.

"Didn't anyone ever tell you that QB's aren't supposed to make tackles?"

Luck, "I figured I caused the turnover, I better try and keep him from scoring."

Boy did they praise Pagano and Arians.

On a side note:

This week, Colts mascot Blue sent out a challenge to all Colts cheerleaders via Twitter that if he could raise $10,000 for leukemia research by the Colts vs. Bills game on Nov. 25, one cheerleader would have to shave her head.

Cheerleader Megan M. accepted the challenge Sunday.

Blue is now asking fans to make a donation to the CHUCKSTRONG fund on the Colts website.

Money raised through the challenge will benefit leukemia research at the IU Health Simon Cancer Center in Indianapolis.

#144 King Taharqa

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 08:57 PM

How unique is Andrew Luck?
"He's been impressive. Certainly he's an outstanding athlete. He can run, he's got real good speed to get out of trouble and buy time in the pocket. He's made a lot of yards on converted third downs. … I think he sees the field well - has good vision, good poise. … I've certainly been impressed watching him."

Does he remind you of anyone at this stage of his career?
"I don't think there's a lot of difference between him, physically, and a guy like Cam Newton, just as far as being able to run, and be strong and fast and have a good arm. He seems to read coverages well. He's got a great receiver, obviously, in Reggie Wayne. … The Colts have done a great job. They've turned that program around."

-Bill Belichick 11/13/12


http://deadspin.com/...is-in-the-bible

#145 charlotte49er

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Posted 15 November 2012 - 08:41 PM

From Stanford days:



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Posted 17 November 2012 - 01:39 PM




MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! hahaha #GoForth

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

Luck is sucking pretty hard right now

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 06:46 PM

Luck has 3 TOs today including 2 pick 6's. 45-17 Patriots.

#149 charlotte49er

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

Did anyone here serious think that Andrew Luck + Indy Colts = Tom Brady + NE Patriots?

Luck did throw for over 300 yards again aganst NE. That's saying something.

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Posted 18 November 2012 - 08:21 PM

Hey, Weeden lost if it makes you guys feel better.


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