Luck somehow avoided any of this and 10 days ago people where shoveling dirt on Thomas.
Tom is also an aging QB who has not been producing to his normal standards. Which is understandable, given the tools he's been provided with. When you say, shoveling dirt, it may be because the end is actually near. Not this year, or even next, but the time will in fact come.
Andrew Luck is just getting started. Why would anyone shovel dirt his way? Let me ask you, have you seen a pattern of poor Luck performances?
The media as well as fans such as us on NT go at Romo because we've seen the pattern. We go at Peyton, because we've seen a pattern. Even Tom has critics the past few years because there is a pattern after Spygate. It's what you hear, media "spin" etc.
No pattern yet like that on Luck. Hell, he just took down the 9ers and Seahawks, pretty sure he's doin alright.
As for why folks are butthurt about him being "ridden" as the (what does Shoes call it now, NT's flavor of the month?) He is flat out, plain and simple, the best QB prospect to enter the NFL since Peyton and before him Elway. Plain, and very simple.
Some folks claimed that Russ belonged side by side. Others chose Kaep. Some others even said RG3 or Cam belong at the top. But all along, numbers or not, it's been, and is, Luck. And it will continue to be. If any of those QB's get even 1 SB win, that will be a success. If Luck gets just one, it will be a letdown. He is SUPPOSED to win more than one. That's how good he is, and should be in time. Just like another Colt QB. The praise should sound familiar, cuz it's the same praise Peyton used to hear. "before he ever did anything" as you put it.