if someone told you a QB has:
a 76.1 QB rating -- 29th in the league
55% completion rate -- the third worst in the NFL just a hair over Sanchez and Skelton
Has 16 interceptions -- tied for the league lead
His TD=INT ratio is about 1:1 -- only 5 qbs are worst than that, 2 of which are rookies
He has one of the best veteran WRs in the NFL to throw to in Wayne and explosive young deep threats like Hilton
And he's playing one of the weakest schedules in the NFL -- heck I'd love to see RG 3 play twice against the Jaguars, and Titans. And instead of playing the Ravens, Giants, etc -- playing the Bills and Chiefs, and Lions, etc.
But heck his team lets the dude throw a heck of a lot of passes so maybe his accuracy is in question and is mistake prone but he piles up a lot of yards. Does that scream rookie of the year or MVP? IMO heck no, not even close.
Heck for Rex Grossman's faults, he did for the amount of times he threw pile on a relatively high number of yards, but his completion rate career wise has never been great and he makes mistakes. Granted Luck is miles more going for him than Rex and I think he likely will be very good but IMO Luck is benefiting mostly from a soft schedule and the Colts doing a better job for Luck than Shanny has done for RG 3 in giving him a strong supporting cast -- hence they are winning. If the Colts weren't winning i just don't see people pumping up Luck, his stats are OK but far from special.
Edit: the pro Luck argument is to me like saying Romo outplayed RG 3 on Thanksgiving. Why? Well, who cares about how many mistakes Romo had and % of completed passes. It comes down to Garret had Romo throw more balls than RG 3 so he put up more yards. Whoever throws the ball more and by extension puts up more yards is the better quarterback. Granted the Colts have been winning so that is a different twist but statistically only thing Luck has going for him over RG 3 is his coach likes to fling the ball more -- just seems IMO to be a silly argument to hang your hat on. For a guy that throws the ball so much -- forget the ints for a sec how is it that RG 3 has the same number of TD passes with so fewer attempts?
Last edited by Skinsinparadise; December-6th-2012 at 06:22 PM.
Also, some of those throws were not just bad decision throws or attempting to force into a tight window. they were just waaaaay inaccurate.
Wasn't Luck supposed to be the one that should be making less mistakes because he was in a pro-style offense in college?
I'm really starting to think the whole Luck debate that analysts are bringing up is just to create competition so fans can have something to debate and continue to create hits on their sites. Deep down in their hearts, I believe most analysts that are stating Luck has had a better year than RG3 don't truly believe it.
I think Luck has been great this year. They are putting alot on his shoulders. That team has no running game at all. I think RG3 is a better player than Luck, but Luck has been great. He turns the ball over way too much, but he's been clutch when he needs to be.
Last edited by FanboyOf91; December-6th-2012 at 06:17 PM.
Now RG3... based off what you just said. I'll take the next Brady, especially with those wheels.
Best part was today I saw somebody say that RG3 would be nothing without his O-Line. Whaaaaaat? They're great in the system, but they were the original "Redskin's Secondary" at the start of the season.
Man, people said it, but I hadn't seen it myself until looking at all those throws side by side.
He looks exactly like Sexy Rexy!
Seriously, he does have the advantage in that unlike Rexy he can lead his team to victory, but he's been the one putting them in situations where they've needed to be led.
Well, I hope Indy's satisfied 'cuz we sure as hell got OUR guy!
It's not fair but I'm already spoiled, Griff rifles the ball and his entire release is so smoooooth, I can't help but watch some others and go "Feh, color me unimpressed".
I do wonder though, right now, with their current stats and success, does Luck still go #1??
So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish
I think Luck will be good, but his arm strength looks questionable on a few of those throws and he stares down Wayne and Avery good, but that's expected from a rookie. Also, I do wonder like others how RG3 would be critiqued if he were throwing the same amount or type of INT's. I think we would hear comparisons of Vince Young and Jamarcus Russell by now.
"Talk is cheap. You've got to do it on the football field,”
Remember the same media has been high on Luck ever since the kid was a sophomore in college. I'm not sure if they want to look bad and be wrong about how Luck would come in and dominate the NFL like he was supposed to, but instead a different QB is doing that.
Last edited by afkidd; December-6th-2012 at 06:27 PM.
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