Hurried or hit -- 5
Drops -- 3
Thrown away -- 2
Defended by DB -- 2
No issue -- 1
Batted -- 1
On Simmons podcast this week, talking to Mike Lombardi they are talking about how well Luck played against Houston and how Luck had no time to throw and was still making plays. Lombardi makes the comment to think of Luck as Big Ben 2.0.
Their comments are fine (and correct)... but my comment is this, "boys, is this the first Colts game you've watched? You've just described EVERY Luck game this year!"
(Plus the fact, the Redskins won a game Kirk Cousins played the whole game!)
Nicely done, and it helps to explain to the masses the dark spots on Luck's stat sheet. In reality, any of these three deserve it, as well as Morris at RB in DC and maybe Doug Martin in TB. (Quick, name any rookie RB who ran for 1,600 yards and 10 TDs and did NOT win!!!). It's a freak year for rookies and each voter will look at what he wants. Who really deserves it? All of them. Who will get it? I suspect the whole team turnaround from 2-14 to 11-5 will impress voters, especially when they look at the easy to see peripheral stats of WASH and SEA having the #1 and #2 rushing offenses, doing a lot of the heavy lifting for the rookie QB. I think Luck gets it, but wouldn't have a major issue with either Russell or Griffin--what I saw of them was damn impressive.
I thought for sure your link was going to Skip Bayless's piece until I realized that you were linking to legitimate journalism. I am ashamed for having read his entire piece. More importantly, I'm dumber for having read it.
Reminds me of the days when I used to visit SB.
@matt_has Ha! I half expected that, too. I read 2 paragraphs in, then checked the writer and quit. Everyone commenting just did so to slam Skip, too.
Matt, Oh My God, is Skip Brainless in top form or what? I would LOVE to see him be handed a business to run--he would maximize this year's profit by selling cheaply made goods for too much money, alienate every potential customer, and they be out of business in a year, rather than building long term quality and maybe sacrificing a little profit this year to fund R&D for the future. We're all thrilled Manning is having a great year, but Irsay had to build a whole team for the future. The unknowns about his arm notwithstanding, most people saw a shitty team and shitty OL and wondered what one 36 year-old guy could do to build long-term quality there. So Manning stays and we win 12 games as usual. Great. Still not a good enough team to win the SB, and in the long term it would have been a wasted year (but a fun one) in terms of trying to build a stable, quality, balanced team. The whole garbage about Irsay having to put his stamp... oh, my eyes hurt and like you, I am now dumber for having read it. I hate myself.... There are many things in life I regret... driving drunk back in 93, shooting Kennedy back in 1962, the whole Russial Revolution didn't really work as I had planned... putting that damn hole in the ozone layer!... But reading this article tops them all.