All season long since the most optimistic talk concerning the Indianapolis Colts has been about the team getting the No 1 pick in the coming draft and taking Andrew Luck. I've made it no secret that I do not see what all the hype is about. I've also conditioned that with saying that I have not seen a ton of his games (to be fair). Now that the Colts do have the No 1 pick locked up I made a point to watch (and pay close attention to) the Fiesta Bowl last night in order to watch the man in question in action.
If you didn't watch it--wow, what a game! That is what you want when it comes to a bowl game! Well done by both teams!
As for Mr. Luck--I liked what I saw. He appeared poised throughout the game. His throws were on target regardless of whether they were short or long; I think he only had four incomplete passes. I have to say that I like and appreciate the way that this kid led his team and kept them focused from beginning to end.
The man looked good; much better than he did in the regular season contests I got to watch (that debacle against Oregon and the Cal game in which he had a lousy first half but solid second half).
However, I am still not sold. Before all the Andrew Luck maniacs start furiously typing about what an idiot I am just continue reading.
With the game on the line and victory at hand, the coach choose not to put the ball and the fate of the team in the hands of Andrew Luck. For their OT drive he chose to run the ball twice before attempting to pass on what was a must-pass 3rd and long.
Now I'm sure that some of you are already thinking that the running game was working well in the second half (Stepfan Taylor had 177 yards and 2 TDs I believe; the team had 243 rushing yards) so why not continue?
Easy--because you are supposed to have one of the greatest quarterbacks in the land; a guy that almost every analysts and pundit has proclaimed to be the next greatest thing ever in the NFL. If you have a guy like that going into OT, with the way college football does OT, why was he not the focal point of the attack?
Well, it's a team game--blah, blah, blah. That is crap. When the game is on the line you give the ball to your play maker. For some reason Stanford did not.
So let me have it sports fans. What do you think? Before you respond, allow me to make one request--if your going to spout off about how great Andrew Luck is than make your case. Prove it. By proving it don't just rattle off a bunch of adjectives either; I'm sure the same ones could apply to Brandon Wheedon, Robert Griffin III, Landry Jones, Ryan Tannehill, Case Keenum, Taylor Martinez, Russell Wilson, Kellen Mooreand Daron Thomas to name a few.