I played against him in High School. He was there for North Harford's second year of football. Pretty smart. I tackled him- he jerked his head and laid his face mask on my hand, and I got a face mask penalty!!!!
I see your point there. The Colts were a joke in Indy before Dickerson, known solely as the team that John Elway refused to play for.
I didn't know that about Faulk in 1995. Steve DeBerg played half of a season starting QB with a pin holding his finger together and was still throwing passes. Strange of Faulk to sit out, the Colts probably would've made the SB in that year. They were on a hell of a run late in the season. Harbaugh was in the MVP conversation with Favre and Emmitt Smith that year with his TD/INT ratio and the streak he was having of wins.
No, I don't think it is fair to say Luck has carried the Colts more. Andrew was drafted #1 overall by a perennial playoff team hat had Peyton Manning as the QB. Stafford was drafted #1 overall to guide a Lions team that went 0 - 16. He was 2-8 in games he started in his rookie year, and threw a lot of picks learning. But he also became the youngest QB to toss 5 TD passes in a game, doing so almost a full year younger than Dan Marino was when he threw 5.
The more I look, the more I see similarities, not differences. As far as seasons, if their 11 - 5 2014 season is what you refer too, I feel any team trying to get wins past 11 is very difficult... for P. Manning, T. Brady, D. Brees, A. Luck, etc.. Also, Megatron was hurt some that season. But the biggest issue Stafford might have had was the new philosophy of Joe Lombardi at OC. Stafford seems to gel much better under Jim Bob Cooter.. All of these things play into to it, So no, I cannot say A. Luck under J. Lombardi scheme at Detroit would have collected more than 11 wins in 2014.
I still give my QB the edge, maybe homerism. Maybe ceiling height, maybe intangibles... don't know, but to me they are close with A.Luck having an edge.