The reason for mod intervention is that every thread disintegrates into conflict and nastiness and never progresses to any kind of meaningful discussion.
So mods while you clearly can't see an overt violation of the rules the spirit of this board is violated with every thread pertaining to the colts. If you let this continue you may as well kiss the Colt board goodbye. You seem to be confused as to how to handle this because you can't be pleased with this board as it is.
Maybe you're confusing last year with this year. Their scoring defense is 18th, but by most metrics this is at least a decent defense.
The Bears are the number one defense, and Luck moved the ball pretty well on them. Not just a "good" defense, but number one. Yes, he threw a few picks, and I'm okay with that. Growing pains and all.
And before you dismiss QBR, maybe you should learn what it is. To me it is a far more complete evaluation than the traditional NFL passer rating, which itself has taken much criticism over the years.
The accuracy issues, as addressed before, mostly result from the play-calling. Yes, I see Luck throw balls too high, but that is easily corrected. He plays in a vertical offense, and RGIII does not. I won't call RGIII a dinker-and-dunker, but then again Brady has been accused of the same, and everyone knows how great he is. Different ways to move the ball. I do, however, expect Luck to drastically improve in the redzone.
You don't even acknowledge the undeniably *good* things about Luck, like the incredible clutchness, his *own* athleticism, and the fact the kid perseveres and never hangs his head despite playing behind probably the worst offensive line in the NFL, with a defense to challenge the o-line's own lack of talent. Instead you compare him to someone as negatively remembered as Jeff George. First of all, there is zero comparison -- that is just as asinine as it gets and reeks of some kind of grudge against the kid, who is by all accounts a standout character. And you "wonder" why people are upset.
I find it funny that somehow all of us are wrong and he is somehow the only one who is right on this subject. The odds aren't really in his favor. But of course, we are all Luck homers (that's his argument, correct?).
Is everyone getting an infraction or just me?
He's already admitted multiple times that he's only being a complete troll because he doesn't like that Manning is gone and Luck is somehow at fault for enabling that to happen and being his replacement.
Why he has taken it upon himself to harrass the forum is beyond me. No one here had anything to do with Manning not being a Colt anymore.
I think you should all be appreciative and amazed by this guy so far; how high of expectations he had coming into this year and how he is meeting every one of them.
Find me a single player on a new team who has had a greater impact on that team than Luck. You can't do it. Not even with that guy out in Denver.
So are you guys starting to believe now? I was sort of lambasted 4-5 months ago for some of my "wild" claims about him but like I said then and now, he's beyond special.
He looked very good, and this game was DEFINITELY a special one for him. But I wouldn't say he didn't have help. The WR's ran good routes and were beating those DB's regularly (not to mention TYs ridiculous catch over two defenders lol)
My biggest issue with him earlier in the season was his completion percentage and his tendency to turn it over a bit. Outside of his fumble today, he's seemed to calm some of those issues. Watching him play, he may never be a super high percentage passer simply bc he likes to go down the field (ala Big Ben)
The game seems to be slowing for Luck right now. And as it does he's starting to show why he was such a hot prospect coming out of college. Hopefully he can keep up his high level of play
Cam did it in his first few games, and then dropped off and has never reached those #s again. See my sig.
What an amazing game. We have ourselves a future MVP here. His performance and the Pagano speech has convinced me the Colts will make the playoffs.
What Luck is doing this year is unfathomable for a rookie
His feats today, with guys draped all over him and still making completions... amazing. His knack for making 3rd down completions was ridiculous. 13 of 19. And they were usually 3rd and LONG... he wasn't making namby-pamby plays, he was making man-passes. He's a rookie....
I'm glad Jim Harbaugh is the guy who got to Luck first. Don't think that gets talked about enough
I still vividly remember the 3rd and 12 he converted on the game-winning drive against the Packers with Clay Matthews preparing to "send him off on a stretcher."
Sometimes I have to pinch myself to not only realize that we're fully experiencing life after Manning, but to believe that it could possibly be going this well.