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One Reason Andrew Luck got robbed for ROY

Andrew Luck was dead set a machine in 2012. The NFL community look at his 'mainstream' QB stats: 23 TDs, 18 ints, 54.1 completion %, 76.5 QB rating and see a guy who's play was inferior to Robert Griffin III's play. Luck did make some poor decisions. However, imagine if Griffin were in the tougher scheme Luck was in and had the team Luck did: the O Line was poor (unlike the Redskin's one), the RB's were not nearly as productive as Redskins' (Morris had 1600+ yards). An issue that gets overlooked though is how poor our wideouts were at times.

My favorite PFF stat (and one that I do think is creditable, unlike some of the others) is drop rate. Statistics don't lie (they don't always tell the whole truth either). But in this instance, they reveal something very true: Luck (and the Colts) were let down at times by poor wide receiving play. Avery, imo, had some sloppy route running and I'm extremely happy that KC did us a favor and got rid of him for us. He may be fast and he may of had a solid yardage total (which fools people at times: if a wideout has a high volume of targets, of course he is going to have a good yardage total), but he had butter fingers and is totally unreliable. Another wideout who had his fair share of drops was TY. I'd give his play in 2012 the benefit of the doubt though: he came up with huge plays at times (including 2 stellar TDs against Houston- 1 in each game), he had a high yards/reception total and he was a rookie in 2012- his ceiling hasn't been reached yet imo. If he wants to take the next step though, he should start catching more of his 'catchable balls'.

Thus, due to the fact A. Luck (who should've got ROY) had his #2 and #3 receivers finish DEAD LAST in drop rate, it is pure ignorance to say he has accuracy problems (which is a commonality if you speak to a Redskin fan). Along with other reasons, the lack of help at wide receiver for the Colts is a reason why Luck got robbed in the ROY race. In 5/10 years time he mostly wont care or even think about it at all. But I believe in giving credit when it's due, and Luck's fantastic play would have looked more impressive if his receivers didn't have catching issues.

P.s: we should thank KC for taking Avery from us. That is one thing Colts fans must do...i'm looking forward to DHB

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.

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