Originally Posted by dmxfury
Something definitely off about Luck. Between the ears, injuries, unhappy with the team, mechanics, who knows but he needs to get right or be rested until healed
I have a theory—just hear me out. Is it a teeny, tiny, Muggsy Bouges, ballerific-with-no-tims-on, ever so small bit possible that perhaps we were too quick to anoint Andrew Luck as up there with Brady and Rodgers?
Just maybe he hasn't got there yet? Maybe. just maybe
Maybe a couple things are actually his fault and not other people's? Just a slim possibility.
Here's what Rolling Stone has to say this morning:
"Putting Luck in the QB pantheon was probably a premature move. He posted a passer rating of 76.5 as a rookie (well behind classmates Robert Griffin III and Russell Wilson, and nearly identical to Ryan Tannehill), and has thrown 29 interceptions in his last 24 games. The only thing more abundant than those picks were the excuses fans made for him, singling out everything from his lack of protection – he's been sacked 112 times since 2012; by comparison, Wilson's been gone down 150 times and Tannehill has hit the turf on 155 occasions – to a dearth of offensive weapons, which begs us to overlook the fact that T.Y. Hilton, Andre Johnson, Donte Moncrief, Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen, Phillip Dorsett and Frank Gore are all on this team.
But rarely do you hear about the advantages Luck has enjoyed in Indy. Like the fact he's 17-2 against the AFC South compared to 17-17 against all other teams. The Jaguars are 11-44 since Luck came into the NFL in 2012. The Titans are 16-38. The Texans are 25-30, but that includes a 2-14 campaign. Basically, the Colts are the best of a bad bunch.
Yes, he's part of the problem, throwing nine interceptions in five games and leading the Indianapolis Colts to a 1-4 record as a starter (by comparison, 40-year-old backup Matt Hasselbeck is 2-0)"
Luck criticized by national media
cue Bob Dylan "the times they are a changin'"