> Chad wrote:
>> The one thing I don't get at all is how people are saying Luck
>> actually having a better rookie season than Wilson.
>> wilson: 7th in qb rating (98.0), 7th in y/a (7.67), 9th in comp
>> (63.4%), 25 td : 10 int (can't find formal, stats, appears to be
>> 6th), 31st yards/game (191)
>> luck: 29th in qb rating (75.6), 18th in y/a (6.98), 33rd in comp
>> (54.3%) 21 td : 18 int (appears to be around 32nd), 7th in y/g
>> Wilson is unquestionably having the better season. The fact that
>> the 2 man race is between RG3 and luck is absurd. What, the argument
>> is that luck has a more complex offense/is being asked to do more
>> doesn't matter, what matters is the execution to those plans.
>> course, on the same rationale, RG3 is the unquestioning best rookie
>> qb, though Morris and Martin deserve more discussion in the OROTY
>> debate. But get luck out of there.
> When Luck has a competent O-Line, RB, and defense to create a ton
> of shorter fields -- let me know... Because Wilson has all of these.
> Andrew Luck is forced to win games with the entirety of the team on
> his shoulders. Wilson can throw the ball 10 times and come away with
> a victory because of the defense and Lynch.
> You take Luck away from the Colts and they're 2-14 -- Take Wilson
> away from the Seahawks and Matt could potentially still have them
> in playoff contention.
> Luck has also set multiple rookie records thus far this year and has
> already successfully completed over five 4th quarter comebacks...another
> rookie record.
> Also, last I checked, being 10-5 is the exact definition of executing
> EDIT: Just to throw it out there, Wilson also came into a stable coaching
> staff as well. Luck was thrown into a rookie coach who brought in
> a new offensive coordinator and THEN had his coach leave due to leukemia,
> which changed everything, and had that create even more pressure to
> win due to the "Do it for Chuck" campaign that started... Mentally,
> I'd imagine that's a lot of pressure unlike any other to know your
> coach is facing leukemia and everyone is expecting you to come in
> and be Peyton Manning and save the franchise.... Wilson has faced
> very little in comparison.
On a side note, I hope Seattle has the good sense to trade Matt Flynn in the off season. It's such a waste to have such a good QB sitting on the bench as a backup to a QB that is not much--if at all--better himself. He can't be cheap either. Trade him for a receiver or low draft pick to get a receiver, and the Seahawks start to look a bit scary. The WR and TE positions are really the only ones that need some shoring up right now. Rice is really the only star receiver right now and then a bunch of nobodies.