Message to the Colts: Don't buy the hype.

Discussion in 'NFL Draft' started by Deuce Wayne, Feb 29, 2012.

  1. Titans Eternal

    Titans Eternal Got the swagger of a cripple

    13,971
    8,038
    569
    Can we at least agree that he is better than VY?
    #41
  2. RavensShallBurn

    RavensShallBurn Ruck the Favens

    22,476
    9,353
    939
    I was there. Totally worth the 7 hour drive and hotel fee. The Panthers fans cheered once... when Hasselbeck threw that dumb pick.

    I was going nuts when Mariani returned that punt for a TD on our first possession.
    #42
  3. Luke Smartwater

    Luke Smartwater Jedi Master

    1,373
    522
    219
    RG3 is not a running/hybrid QB. Most people believe that because he is black and can run fast. But he can pass really really well. And yes, if he was white people would have him rated higher than Luck.
    #43
  4. Maker_84

    Maker_84 Starter

    2,314
    244
    179
    Totally agree with OP. I wouldn't mind seeing the colts draft luck, he doesn't have a very good arm and doesn't run well enough to offset that. He does have goos size and intelligence though. I'm not sold on Griffin either, he's a poor mans Vince Young
    #44
  5. steverife

    steverife Starter

    3,323
    1,161
    369
    I think he is so hyped for a few reasons.

    - First, he fits the mold that the media likes. Articulate, well-spoken, from a wealthy family, with a dad that they know. It is the same reason Peyton gets PRAISED for walking off the field without shaking hands.

    - Second, they latched onto him early and he proved to be actually good and his team won. Jake Locker was the same way, but he and Washington both struggled throughout his career. It is hard to hype a guy when he is getting banged up and losing.

    Just because he played in a plain bread offense at Stanford doesn't mean that he can't go out and chuck the ball all over the field. I do tend to agree with the 2nd tier statements -- and that not a bad thing at all.
    #45
  6. Alex1939

    Alex1939 Space Invaders Champion Tip Jar Donor

    17,701
    6,801
    789
    160 running attempts and he's not a hybrid QB? 140+ attempts in his 3 starting years.

    Strange how Andrew Luck only had 47 attempts. And never more than 60 in his years as a starter.
    #46
  7. steverife

    steverife Starter

    3,323
    1,161
    369
    I thought "running quarterback" meant black. I saw his parents and they are definitely all running quarterbacks, but his fiancee is not a running quarterback.:D
    #47
  8. World Peace

    World Peace n/a

    6,658
    1,550
    479
    All the people who buy the Luck hype have never seen him play.. I heard Colin Cowherd say that he was shocked that Luck could run a 4.59 40 yard dash... Anyone who's watched one andrew luck game isn't shocked by that... You can even tell that from his highlight reel posted by the OP but Colin was the biggest Andrew luck fan in history last season and when ESPN jumps on a bandwagon, the rest of the nation seems to blindly follow
    #48
  9. Deuce Wayne

    Deuce Wayne Damnit, I cant find my driving moccasins anywhere!

    28,847
    6,658
    859
    My point still stands... oh noes I was wrong by assuming he had 1 more ring... humiliated!!

    lol

    You guys are so weak.
    #49
  10. JCBRAVE

    JCBRAVE All-Pro Tip Jar Donor

    52,432
    17,696
    1,139
    Ehh, sort of. Yes he had some limitations because he wasn't dedicated, but he was also physically limited too. How can anyone catch balls from a guy who looks like Uncle Rico throwing a football?
    Vince could nail a 40 yard bomb, but couldn't connect with a guy 3 yards in front of him in open space.

    And you've also got to remember he was constantly hurt. So his shortcomings came from both mental and physical issues. Bad mix for a QB.

    But he did have some moments that fooled us all. At times dude looked like a top 10 QB.
    #50
    • High Five High Five x 1