so teeray. lets follow your logic here. Luck has 7 game winning drives and he isn't good. Sanchez has 6 and played in back to back AFC champ games and he isn't good.
so if a qb has not had 1 come from behind win and not had 1 playoff game what does that make him?
i feel like im trying to will some of you to move past stats and comparing players like kids and just focus on winning more games. i don't care how it looks or what the stats say or what experts say. i just want us to win MORE GAMES.
In order to follow this logic I would have to concede that winning games, 4th quarter comebacks, and game winning drives are all a direct parallel to the QB position.
But for sh1ts and giggles lets look at some of the games the Colts won and compare those to our Panthers and you can tell me what you think.
Minnesota: Indy won on a 53 yard field goal
Cleveland: Indy hold a 4 point lead going into the 4th quarter. Defense does not give up a single point in 4th and Indy wins by 4 points
Tennessee: Indy ties the game with 3:24 left in regulation. Colt's defense holds tie and Colts win in OT
Miami: Colts take a 3 point lead with 5:58 left in the game. Defense preserves the lead
Buffalo: Colts take a 7 point lead with 11:30 to go in the 4th quarter. Defense preserves that lead
Tennessee: Colts takes a 1 point lead with 6:23 left in the 4th quarter. Defense preserves that lead and Colts win by 4
Kansas City: Colts take 7 point lead with 4:08 to go in the 4th quarter. Defense preserves lead.
Okay. That is 7 of the 11 games that they won. Now ask yourself these questions. How many times has the Panthers defense preserved a one score lead in the 4th quarter with 3:00+ remaining? Do we have a kicker that you feel comfortable with trying a 50+ yard field goal for a win? How many more wins would Cam have if we did these things? How many more 4th quarter comebacks would Cam have if we did those things?
Our defense may have been better overall, but Indy's defense was timely. If the Colts had defensive breakdowns late in games like we did against CHI, Tampa, Dallas, KC, etc. that could be the difference between the Colts being 11-5 and Luck having a bunch of GWDs and 4QCs and the Colts being 4-12. And it was the difference in us going 7-9 instead of possibly 11-5 and Cam having more GWDs and 4QCs.
You talk about people looking at stats, but that is all you have done. You have just relied on GWD and 4th quarter comebacks, coupled those with wins and say that winning as a QB is all that matters.
4th quarter comebacks and GWDs are really great. But there is another side that can help pad those particular stats. The Colts defense did it and we had breakdowns. Simple as that.