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#1 lightsout

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 02:14 AM

Let me start by saying "fug Luck". He's good, don't get me wrong, but he just ISN'T great. He is not living up to the hype. Sure, maybe he'll get there. He is only a rookie, and from that perspective, he's playing really, really well. However, his completion percentage and QB rating are far from spectacular. He turns the ball over a lot (again, rookie, so we can give him a pass this season). But, he is good at reading a defense presnap and adjusting. He's just not THAT great to me, or at least, not as good as the hype. Cam's performance last year (and arguably this year) has been superior to Luck's. RGIII has CERTAINLY played better.

I'm sick of hearing about "Amazing Andrew". He had a comeback this week...that he put himself in and the rest of his team ALLOWED him to pull off. 3 INTs is hard on a defense, but they pulled through and kept it to a one score game late to allow the comeback. He is NOT in the running for ROTY. That goes to RGIII, undoubtedly. Maybe next year he'll improve, maybe he won't. I think he will. But goddamn, I am sick to death of hearing about how "great" he is playing. He's not. He's playing really well for a rookie. That is all. Not a world-beater.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:14 AM

the colts are 8-4 with the benefit of playing the 30th most difficult schedule in the league (based on sagarin's #s). we've seen what luck does against teams with any kind of talent (it's generally not good). he leads the league in interceptions and he's only completing 55.5% of his passes. the people over-hyping him are the same ones who compared him to elway before the draft, much like the people who are down on cam are the same ones who claimed he'd bust before the draft. in fact, carolina has played the 4th most difficult schedule (again according to sagarin) and i'd say that cam's numbers are clearly superior (as were his rookie numbers). at this point it's cam and rg3 as 1A and 1B with luck lagging behind. don't get me wrong, luck will likely be good; but he isn't on cam or rg3's level.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:16 AM

also i'm pretty sure cam would love to be on a team in which he could play less than a perfect game and still win. luck's day was pretty bad but his supporting cast (and the mediocre-at-best lions) put him in a position to check down for the game winning touchdown

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:43 AM

you make no sense. You say sure he is great at this and that. But then you say to me he isn't that great. Make up your mind.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:31 AM

The 2am-3am rants are always the best. Turn ESPN off and get back to studying. And quit feeding the Cantrell

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:48 AM

you make no sense. You say sure he is great at this and that. But then you say to me he isn't that great. Make up your mind.




No, I am giving him credit at the things he does do well. But, overall, he isn't that great. For a rookie, he's playing well. As a QB, regardless of age, he's not all that. He's not even the best QB in his draft class. Not even close. That was the point. Reading comprehension getting you a little bit?

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 11:52 AM

also i'm pretty sure cam would love to be on a team in which he could play less than a perfect game and still win. luck's day was pretty bad but his supporting cast (and the mediocre-at-best lions) put him in a position to check down for the game winning touchdown



This.

Last year we had the offense and no defense.

This year we have a surprising Defense and our coaches fuged Cam in the ass with the system we run.



Also, when have we had luck (like RGIII) to fumble a ball and it gets picked up and run in by a teammate... that poo does not happen for the Panthers.



Plus, I still hate Luck for his dis (perceived or otherwise) of us in the previous draft.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:04 PM

do we have such an inferiority complex that we have to hate on another QB to feel better about ours? The dude is ballin'

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:09 PM

Deja vu, I swear I've seen this thread before.

Luck isn't perfect but he is going to be a good quarterback. You guys are just going to have to accept that.

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Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:33 PM

do we have such an inferiority complex that we have to hate on another QB to feel better about ours? The dude is ballin'



Ballin'? Hardly. His team is winning in spite of his play at times (like this past week). If his defense doesn't play as well as it does, or if the Colts played our schedule strength, I think the Colts would likely have fewer wins and his numbers may even be worse (which is saying a lot, because he's not necessarily great numbers-wise).


It's not an inferiority complex. This has nothing to do with Cam. It has everything to do with the hype he got predraft and the hype he STILL has now (I mean, I think on ESPN at some point today they mentioned a possibility at an MVP run this season for Luck? fuging LOL).

Luck will likely be a solid NFL QB, but he's not right now. He's playing well for a rookie, but he has not impressed me any more than that.


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