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#1 SilentHill

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:36 AM

http://www.nfl.com/n...ve-been-average

Wow, He is on pace to break all kinds of rookie records, and he says he is only playing average.It speaks volumes for Luck's character. I can only imagine what his play would have to be like to grade himself with an "A"

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 09:38 AM

http://www.nfl.com/n...ve-been-average

Wow, He is on pace to break all kinds of rookie records, and he says he is only playing average.It speaks volumes for Luck's character. I can only imagine what his play would have to be like to grade himself with an "A"


I had exactly the same thought... If that game was C what his ceiling can be?

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:30 AM

Rg3 woulda bin talking how great he was glad we got luck

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:35 AM

Rg3 woulda bin talking how great he was glad we got luck


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 10:54 AM

Rg3 woulda bin talking how great he was glad we got luck


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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

luck will be setting the nfl on fire in a few years :lombardi: :yes:

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:06 AM

With most people I'd suspect this comment to have a degree of false humility to it, but not with this guy. I think he genuinely thinks he should be doing better at this point.

On a smaller side note to Mr Luck's personality, re watching some of the sound fx moments last night I'm starting to suspect he has quite a dry sense of humour but he plays it very "straight".

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:40 AM

The reporter asks "If you grade yourself a C, what would a perfect grade look like". Luck says, "Win every game, 0 incompletions, and 0 interceptions would be good, so we will continue to work to get there!" I love that! Wanna know what he is working for? Perfection! Anything short of that is not good enough! How great is that! I do agree, Mr. Luck seems to be a very humble and capable leader. Again I say "What a great and exciting time to be a Colt fan"! :D

#9 John Waylon

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:49 AM

It was a creative way to take a jab at bob griffin. If Luck's a C it makes bobby a D- at best.

I see what he did there... :peek:
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Posted 06 November 2012 - 11:56 AM

He knows he can improve, because he already has/is. More was asked of him than can be expected and as he delivers, or learns from a few mistakes, he keeps getting better and better. I think he is poised to have a monster second half of the season. He'll still make a mistake here and there, but less and less as he continues to get more experience on the field. I think he is genuine, no backhanded {ahem} 'compliments' to other players noted. So glad he is a Colt!

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:01 PM

Andrew luck stated, Perfection to him means, Win every game and have no incompletions and no interceptions. It's never been done before and may never be done...He has set a goal though and thats what hes working for. It's amazing for us to be QB blessed with intelligent QBs who work their brain and body to the max for their team. (We could have Cutler or Rivers, whom cry after every mistake they make and blame their team!)

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:05 PM

Rg3 woulda bin talking how great he was glad we got luck

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:08 PM

With most people I'd suspect this comment to have a degree of false humility to it, but not with this guy. I think he genuinely thinks he should be doing better at this point.

On a smaller side note to Mr Luck's personality, re watching some of the sound fx moments last night I'm starting to suspect he has quite a dry sense of humour but he plays it very "straight".

I already liked Luck before watching the NFL mic'd video, but afterwards I liked him even more. He obviously loves what he does and is a great teamate.

As far as his grade, it's good to see that he feels the need to improve. There have been rookie QBs before that came out hot and never got better, because they didn't feel the need to improve.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:17 PM

This is where he most reminds me of Manning. And yes, from watching his press conferences, I'm convinced it's genuine. Only when you saw near flawless execution and extreme efficiency did Manning ever seem satisfied. Luck is the same way. You heard him talking on Sunday about all 11 offensive pieces finally moving in unison for once.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:23 PM

It's a good way of thinking because it always leaves him feeling like he has to improve and evolve his game.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:24 PM

http://www.nfl.com/n...ve-been-average

Wow, He is on pace to break all kinds of rookie records, and he says he is only playing average.It speaks volumes for Luck's character. I can only imagine what his play would have to be like to grade himself with an "A"


He's right..though..he hasnt been great...I expect him to be much better in the second half...

Except for those games with Houston and NE, This whole thing can only get better

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 01:58 PM

/facepalm

It's true an u know this

#18 SilentHill

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:09 PM

He's right..though..he hasnt been great...I expect him to be much better in the second half...

Except for those games with Houston and NE, This whole thing can only get better


He hasn't been great, but surely he's been better than average.

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Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:40 PM

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap1000000091141/article/andrew-luck-of-indianapolis-colts-ive-been-average

Wow, He is on pace to break all kinds of rookie records, and he says he is only playing average.It speaks volumes for Luck's character. I can only imagine what his play would have to be like to grade himself with an "A"


Hopefully we will eventually see!

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#20 BleedingBlue

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 02:06 PM

I had exactly the same thought... If that game was C what his ceiling can be?


Win every game, 0 incompletions, and 0 interceptions would be good, so we will continue to work to get there! - Andrew Luck.

That is the drive for perfection that PM had. I'm glad to see AL has it too. The only thing better would be AL holding everyone accountable like PM did. When a leader leads by example and motivates everyone else to get on their level, you have a great thing.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 03:47 PM

Win every game, 0 incompletions, and 0 interceptions would be good, so we will continue to work to get there! - Andrew Luck.

That is the drive for perfection that PM had. I'm glad to see AL has it too. The only thing better would be AL holding everyone accountable like PM did. When a leader leads by example and motivates everyone else to get on their level, you have a great thing.


As far as I know Luke so far, I think if he reached that aim, he would grade himslef a B+ perhaps...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 04:11 PM

As far as I know Luke so far, I think if he reached that aim, he would grade himslef a B+ perhaps...

I think Vader would give him an F after that whole Death Star incident... haha Just joking man, I agree though. No athlete feels like they have reached their ceiling, regardless of how well they play. See: Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers...

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:46 PM

That's what I love about Luck, he's so humble! He's not plastered all over the airwaves with commercials and generating a whole bunch of noise. He's got his head on straight and is dedicated to playing good football. I love his personality and think he's a great roll model.
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Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:11 PM

Win every game, 0 incompletions, and 0 interceptions would be good, so we will continue to work to get there! - Andrew Luck.

That is the drive for perfection that PM had. I'm glad to see AL has it too. The only thing better would be AL holding everyone accountable like PM did. When a leader leads by example and motivates everyone else to get on their level, you have a great thing.

I suspect you'll see him holding teammates accountable sooner rather than later, but I also suspect his humility requires him to do more to establish himself first... kinda like his avoidance of becoming a marketing/advertising machine yet.

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#25 loluck

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Posted 07 November 2012 - 08:37 PM

23rd scoring offense. 56 % completion percentage. 79 quarterback rating. That is a solid C in the passing era. At least he's honest.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:15 AM

23rd scoring offense. 56 % completion percentage. 79 quarterback rating. That is a solid C in the passing era. At least he's honest.

Thats not even a fair comparison. Stats do not tell the whole story. His heart, coolness under pressure, and leadership abilty under center. All those traits must factor into a grade.

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#27 Gavin

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:22 AM

I'd say B+ with obvious areas to improve although thats not all on him, some of thats on our WR's and Arians for putting him in bad situations. Without him we would be wondering right now if we were going to win a game this season

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:23 AM

Thats not even a fair comparison. Stats do not tell the whole story. His heart, coolness under pressure, and leadership abilty under center. All those traits must factor into a grade.


Never mind him. He is hare to show some hate for Luck. His work getting harder...

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:37 AM

How many people realize that the Colts are tied for 6th place in the NFL for..............Dropped passes. Just think 20 passes dropped. Figure that into his stats.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:39 AM

How many people realize that the Colts are tied for 6th place in the NFL for..............Dropped passes. Just think 20 passes dropped. Figure that into his stats.


Luck is better than his stats show. Numbers are with RGIII, except one: number of wins, in the end this number matters the most.

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#31 Gavin

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 03:45 AM

Luck is better than his stats show. Numbers are with RGIII, except one: number of wins, in the end this number matters the most.

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Posted 08 November 2012 - 12:09 PM

He hasn't been great, but surely he's been better than average.


But really.....check back.....he's left a lot of yards on the artificial turf.......

I think for him...he HAS been average...and he knows it.. With his arm and composure.....and rookies around him getting settled in...


.....keep it quiet.......but I think he'll break 5,000 yards






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