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Luck Looks Sensational Again

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    Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again

    Maybe I'm nit picking here, but it seems to me that he locks into his receivers. I know he's a rookie and this may be just a small correctable thing, but in all the highlights I watched of these last two games he doesn't even attempt to look around the field at other options. Again, he's a rookie and it may take guys a long time to get out of that habit (I don't think Bledsoe ever got out of it), but I did notice it.

    Anyone else see him doing this? I mean he doesn't even notice guys he's got open just standing there in the flat or over the middle. I watched some RG3 highlights and he's looking around the field much more for open guys. I guess it doesn't mean much - it's only been two meaningless games.
     
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    Luck looks very good, and for those looking for flaws, I'd recommend cutting him a little slack.  He's still a rookie playing in just his second preseason game against a steeler team that actually did throw defensive fakery at him.  He managed real well, imo.  The int was a bad bad throw.  If he was going to make that throw, it required zip, not touch.  The second int was bobbled by the receiver.  If I am going to criticize luck it was this - His throws were frequently behind his receivers.  The colts offensive line has to gel, but there's some promise there for a makeshift bunch with only one starter back.  The defense is the real concern.  Can they stop anything.  I don't know. 
    Posted by UD6


    You know UD, I can't criticize Luck because he does look good for a rook and he will come around but I just can't let go that the Colts intentionally tanked the season to make sure they got him knowing they were going to boot Manning to the curb.

    Even if it weren't the Colts I would want any team who intentionally tank a season for the best draft pick to fail and fail horribly
     
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    Stay calm TPat.  Sure he looks good at times...but remember, it's ONLY Pre-Season, once the bell rings, it's a different game.  He has lots to learn and got a long ways to go.  He does look like he could be very good in this league, but need to see how he handles regular season. 
     
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    In Response to Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again : I feel ya Eng.  I have kind of the same feelings when I think about how Spygate affected all of those championships.  Yet, I know there are those especially on this board that want to jump on that "tank" bandwagon, but you don't honestly believe the colts intentionally did that, do you?  If so, I'd love to read your reasons for thinking such a thing.
    Posted by UD6


    Ahh, they knew that Manning was going to be gone the entire season but didn't put him on the IR (wasting an entire roster spot), didn't get any type of respectable replacement (Painter I mean really?), extremely poor in game management, ran vanilla D's and O's even with chances to win the game, didn't win a single game until they were questioned about throwing games, a puppet coach who looked like he was running a high school football game.

    There is no doubt in practically everyone's mind but Colts fans that the Colts threw the season. It's just coincidence that the best hyped QB to come out since Manning would go to the team that needed to replace Manning because they went from a 10-6 team to a 2-14 team in a single season?

    I would most certainly say tanking a season to get a franchise QB has greater affect on the game the legally filming coaching signals from an illegal location

    If you have any doubt google Colts tank season and look at how many posts from around the country have a list of reasons why the Colts looked like they were going to tank the season (mostly roster moves) back in early Sept 2011. It's funny because most of the reasons why they looked like they were going to tank came true
     
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    In response to "Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again": You probably don't live in Indiana, and don't have to listen to the "Belicheat" snide remarks, and don't have to listen to Dolts fans acting like they won the SB last year because it was in their stadium and Gomer Jr. lucked into another one because Welker couldn't hold onto a pass. No my friend, I am not a Luck fan, and will grow to like him less as time goes on.
    Posted by TheExaminer


    Say what you want about Luck on this site but stay away from the snide name calling about our Pat's coach. The incident involved was long ago and forgotten by most except for a few snide individuals. Who cares about how many commercials they do or the public perception of them. They played and play for your team, Manning being one of the best ever and Luck possibly becoming the same. Root for your team instead of picking apart thier players with inane reasoning. 

    Would you rather have Trent Dilfer as your future QB or Luck. I'd take Luck anyday. If you don't want him I'd hope the Pats would take him in a heartbeat.   

    Pete
     
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    In Response to Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again :      No...I'm not talking about the kid's personality. I'm talking about his talent. He's fun to watch. As far as beating him, he, or any other QB, no matter how talented, can be shut down if he's being put on his back every play...as Tom Brady was in SB 42. 
    Posted by TexasPat3


    Yeah, I know what you're talking about, and I'm talking about reality. And the reality is, if this guy starts leading the Colts to 12-4/13-3's, you're going to hate him more than you did Peyton. Guaranteed. "Any QB can be shut down if he's being put on his back every play"? Agreed. All the more reason to make sure it is so in Luck's case. If he shows up at Foxboro and throws for 330 and 4 td in Novemeber to beat the Patriots, you nor any of the rest of us will care what his personality is. I'm talking about winning and losing, and what gives my team the best chance to win it all. I don't care what his personality is.
     
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    You know I feel bad for Luck because nationally I think most people look at him as the pick that a team completely tanked a season for. Now it's not his fault but I'm rooting for him to fail just because I don't think those that tank purposely should win in the end
    Posted by PatsEng


    Add to that the fact that he's trying to win gamed for the Dolts (neck and neck with the Jests on the annoying scale) and return them to NFL greatness, and we can all yell the old ladies' favorite word: "BINGO".
     
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    In Response to Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again : Say what you want about Luck on this site but stay away from the snide name calling about our Pat's coach. The incident involved was long ago and forgotten by most except for a few snide individuals. Who cares about how many commercials they do or the public perception of them. They played and play for your team, Manning being one of the best ever and Luck possibly becoming the same. Root for your team instead of picking apart thier players with inane reasoning.  Would you rather have Trent Dilfer as your future QB or Luck. I'd take Luck anyday. If you don't want him I'd hope the Pats would take him in a heartbeat.    Pete
    Posted by Hetchinspete


    Pete I'm not sure where you're coming from on this one. Are you criticizing me, my post, Colts fans for making remarks about Belichick, or what? You lost me pal. Trent Dilfer is too old to be our starting QB, and seems to be pretty comfortable on the ESPN set. LOL 
     
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    In Response to Re: Luck Looks Sensational Again :      If Luck beats the Pats by passing for 330 yards and 4TDs, why hate the guy for that? What made me dislike Peyton Manning was his propensity to whine and make excuses whenever the Pats beat the Colts. It was also his constant grandstanding at the line of scrimmage on every play, with his numerous gyrations.      I can't hate Eli Manning, even though he's beaten the Pats in those two gut-wrenching SB losses. The guy did his job. Eli doesn't grandstand, or whine and make excuses, whenever he loses...like big brother Peyton.  
    Posted by TexasPat3

    I don't really remember Peyton doing that in his press conferences after we would beat them. I did hate the way he would handle every snap though...the waving of the hands, pointing, yelling this and that, motioning guys all over the place...only to have James run it for two yards up the middle. It was annoying. 

    I thought he was actually very funny in his commercials and on Saturday Night Live too. I think the reason why I didn't like him was because he was so good and he was always at the center of everything football related - you couldn't escape his name - it was crazy. I began to appreciate him as a player though, because let's face it, the guy is damn good.
     
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    Luck looks very good, and for those looking for flaws, I'd recommend cutting him a little slack.  He's still a rookie playing in just his second preseason game against a steeler team that actually did throw defensive fakery at him.  He managed real well, imo.  The int was a bad bad throw.  If he was going to make that throw, it required zip, not touch.  The second int was bobbled by the receiver.  If I am going to criticize luck it was this - His throws were frequently behind his receivers.  The colts offensive line has to gel, but there's some promise there for a makeshift bunch with only one starter back.  The defense is the real concern.  Can they stop anything.  I don't know. 
    Posted by UD6


    You didn't notice him locking onto his receivers? I mean it's probably just a rookie thing, but I did notice it. I didn't get a chance to watch the entire game, so I really shouldn't comment about his play, but I did see his highlights.

    The good news for you guys is that he didn't go out there and completely crap his pants, because most of these sure thing quarterbacks do just that. How many times have these top quarterbacks been complete garbage? At the very least you got a guy that has a decent arm and seems like he likes football...way more than you can say about half of these guys drafted over the last ten years. 
     
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    He looks pretty good, but I think the Colts as a team will struggle. They have problems with the O Line and LB corps. As I stated last year, when you finish last in the NFL it is because your team has a multitude of deficiencies. If the Colts really did tank on purpose they should've been penalized worse than losing the #1 overall pick. Teams should not be rewarded for deliberately s--king. Losing on purpose defeats the whole idea of competition.

    He does lock on to WRs, but expect that to change. I could see a 6-10 or 7-9 record, but I have yet to see the Colts schedule.
     
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    Good Luck to him. I doubt his defense will allow him into the playoffs for years to come. But I hope he does well in the NFL. He threw a garbage pick though. (not the tipped pass, but the first one for the pick-6) AWFUL throw.

    I bet the colts go 7-9 this year. Wouldn't surprise me.
     
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    Posted by TexasPat3


    I really don't...I'm not saying he didn't, but I don't remember anything too bad. For the most part I thought he was pretty complimentary to us in the loses. I do think the way he has acted on the sidelines during games (when things aren't going his way) were embarrassing. Chewing out his offensive line or yelling at the offensive coordinator...than again Brady has done some of that too and Marino was the absolute worst.
     
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