"Bruce Arians and John Wayne? What?"
Hold on, listen me out.
Believe it or not, the Colts have a terrible o-line that teaches Luck a thing or two about QBing. For one, this bad o-line literally forces Luck to play better overall in the pocket, which will benefit him over time. And remember, Luck is an amazing physically versatile QB. Playing out a veteran's playbook that forces Luck to make decisions suited for veterans will force Luck as a rookie to make bad plays but ultimately learn from them.
I took a page out of Bleacher Report's fine article right here. As a whole, the article explains everything about B.A.'s offense way better than I can. Make sure to read it!
Anyways, Luck isn't an instant gratification investment as RGIII is but he's a long term investment QB. And his value will exceed that of RGIII's over time, I would bank on it. So, RGIII can win that ROTY award all he wants. And in fact, he deserves it. That guy is amazing and best of luck to him.
For Luck, it's a PROCESS of becoming great. Not an EVENT of being great. It took 5 years for Manning to be Manning, so expect the same for Luck. Therefore, it's all about process. When Luck occasionally make bad plays, I think "process". When Luck occasionally makes an amazing throw to conclude the game, I think "process". The Death Star is under construction, ladies and gentlemen!
See, Arians is basically "John Wayne"-ing Andrew Luck. How? Read below.
John Wayne: "Can you swim?"
L'il Johnny: "No."
John Wayne: "Really?!"
L'il Johnny: "Yeah."
John Wayne: "How old are you?"
L'il Johnny: "6."
John Wayne then proceeds to pick up the boy and tosses him into the creek. And L'il Johnny proceeds to learn how to swim. It's a sink or swim moment for L'il Johnny and Andrew Luck.
So, Arians is pretty much applying this philosophy to Andrew Luck, just as he did to Peyton Manning and Ben Rothelisberger. If history serves correct, both of them went on to become stellar QBs in the NFL.
If any of you have anything to add to this discussion, feel free. Also, feel free to agree or disagree - I'm open to a good discussion to learn a thing or two about this whole scenario.
Thanks for reading!