FanPost

The Sporting News: Why Andrew Luck Will Never Win A Super Bowl (Not Really!)

Hmm ... in 3 college seasons, Andrew Luck rushed for 957 yards with a 6 yards per carry average. (By comparison, Donovan McNabb rushed for 1633 yards in 4 years with a 3.4 yards per carry average.) So ... check this column by David Steele of the Sporting News out.

Andrew Luck doomed now that he's labeled 'athletic' QB

Now the writer is only kidding! BUT his point is serious. With the new offenses in college and the rules changes in the NFL - and the new generation of athletes able to take advantage of them - the old labels are becoming more and more irrelevant.

One other thing: why on earth was it said about Luck "wow, he is really athletic and fast for a guy of his ... size." A really ... big guy. You know, BIG GUYS like that USUALLY don't run like that. You look at him and the first thing that you think is that wow, look at him, he is a ... big guy. BIG GUYS like him shouldn't be able to run like that. He's BIG, that is all I am saying." (Ending my Patrick Warburton impression to mock Mayock's "Luck is sneaky athletic" comment.)

Ummm ... Luck is 6'4" 235. Calvin Johnson? 6'5", 235. Demaryius Thomas? 6'4", 235. Stephen Hill? 6'4", 215 and since he is 20 years old, he will put on a few pounds. First ... what is it with those Georgia Tech wide receivers! Anyway ... THOSE GUYS ran 40s that were below 4.35. And they are just as "big" as Luck. Vernon Davis, who is 6'3", 250 lbs, is even bigger, and he ran a 4.38. And yet he is still labeled a TE.

Still more evidence: the old labels are useless. Which is why I liked Steele's satire so much ...

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

X
Log In Sign Up

forgot?
Log In Sign Up

Forgot password?

We'll email you a reset link.

If you signed up using a 3rd party account like Facebook or Twitter, please login with it instead.

Forgot password?

Try another email?

Almost done,

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Join Stampede Blue

You must be a member of Stampede Blue to participate.

We have our own Community Guidelines at Stampede Blue. You should read them.

Spinner

Authenticating

Great!

Choose an available username to complete sign up.

In order to provide our users with a better overall experience, we ask for more information from Facebook when using it to login so that we can learn more about our audience and provide you with the best possible experience. We do not store specific user data and the sharing of it is not required to login with Facebook.

tracking_pixel_9341_tracker