I am the holder of many unpopular opinions, so I respect anyone who is willing to state an unpopular view and stick his head in the proverbial lions mouth. And I appreciate someone who is willing to offer an opinion that no one else has tought of, or, they've thought of it, but maybe don't have the courage to state it.
I appreciate that it's not easy to be in the extreme minority on any issue.
Holy Crap! This post is a gigantic hot mess of wrongness! Pure nonsense made in effort to be the smartest person in the internet room. Wow, what an epic fail!
We can take this line by line.
Lineman don't like playing for Luck?!? WTH?!?
Lineman LOVE playing for Luck. It's like playing for Ben Roethisberger. A guy who is willing to sacrifice his body for the good of the team, and never criticize a poor performance of a lineman. In 6 years of getting his brain beat in, Andrew Luck has never criticized a teammate. You think that goes unnoticed? And he's lost roughly 1.5 years of his career out of the last 3 years. You think that goes unnoticed? Or unappreciated?
Luck does NOT love throwing the Long Ball. Luck loves winning. He'd be happy to throw the ball 10 times a game if it led to a win. In college Luck had a game where he attempted less than 20 passes. But as a team, Stanford rushed for 450 yards and the Cardinal crushed Washington. Luck said it was the best game he ever called. He doesn't give a rip about the long ball. He cares only about winning. Period. He'd be thrilled to a have game where every drive is 10 plays long and the opposing offense is kept off the field. Nothing would make him happier.
No lineman wants to block for a guy who is waiting for a receiver to come open? Sorry, it's the exact opposite, every lineman would be willing to go to war for Luck because he's trying to make a play happen so the team can win. A teammate can't ask for more. Luck is willing to put himself at extreme risk to help his team. The O-line loves Andrew and he loves them. Even when they suck. A few years back, Luck spent a week with the O-line at a cabin by a lake. You think he's just being a nice guy?
O-lineman don't care if their job is made harder, as long as it's not done wrecklessly and unnecessarily. If it means a chance to help the team win, then O-lineman will work their rear ends off to try and make it happen. O-lineman are blue collar, lunch pail guys. They not only don't mind working harder, they love it.... as long as it helps them win. And Luck gives them the best chance of that.
I appreciate that you were trying to say something..... deep.... and meaningful.... and profound... and that no one else would dare say what you would say. In this case, it's with good reason. Just about every word you wrote is spectacularly wrong and uninformed.
Sorry........ There are plenty of legit things to criticize Luck for.... trying hard to win games is not one of them. Players not wanting to be his teammate because he makes them look bad is not one of them. Luck makes their job harder is not one of them. Completely false.