So, unless you have been under a rock for the past two years, you probably know the name of Andrew Luck. You probably know that he is expected to the be the #1 over-all pick in the up-coming 2012 NFL Draft. Unless something really unexpected happens, the Colts will take him and begin their rebuilding effort in verity & sooth.
I will blog about Jim Irsay's very interesting dilemma soon, but not this time.
One of the things football fans have noticed over the course of the past several months is that Andrew Luck has many advocates. In fact, he has almost zero (0) detractors.
So far, only Phil Simms has risen in critique of Andrew Luck. I have the greatest respect for Phil Simms, and I view him as one of the top-analysts of the game. However, I think his critique of Andrew is off-base. I just don't see it his way. I just can't see on film what he claims to have seen on film. When Phil says Andrew doesn't make NFL-type throws, I simply can't understand what he's talking about. I've seen almost nothing but NFL-type throws out of the kid. The weight of evidence is greatly against Phil.
Among all of the many advocates Andrew has, one stands out above all the rest. That would be Trent Dilfer. Trent Dilfer has said extraordinary things about Andrew. Like what? How about "Andrew Luck has no flaws".
Wow... that would make Andrew Luck perfect, now wouldn't it? I rate the kid pretty dang high, but I would stop shy of perfect. It's pretty clear that Trent doesn't shy away from that statement. He believes Andrew will have the most glory-ladened career of all the young'ins coming up in the 2012 NFL Draft. Trent really believes he is the perfect QB candidate.
It's to be expected. Trent is a March 13, 1972 Pisces dude. Andrew is a September 12, 1989 Virgo kid. That's almost a perfect 180, folks. The circular distance between March 13 and September 12 is almost exactly 180 degrees. That is the most powerful angle for attraction, balance, and complementary. Sirius 1.1 doesn't score them that high, but this is one of those false negatives I like to harp upon. Looking at the two charts in comparison, I can see obvious things the scoring engine missed. Dilfer likes Luck better than Sirius says.
Incidentally, Trent is birthday-buddies with my brother. My brother is 3 years younger. Once upon a time, I was Trent Dilfer's biggest advocate in the NFL Draft. I was the leader of the Draft-Trent movement among the Ram fans back 1994. I was so incandescently pissed-off when my Rams failed to broker a deal in that draft that I literally took a couple of years off from football. I knew we were going to suck. 1994-1998 were absolutely dreadful years, only exceeded by our recent stretch of time. I maintain those would have been much better years if we had made a deal and selected Trent. Our biggest problem in those days was the QB position.
If you have been keeping track of super-recent events, you know that a debate is emerging inside NFL business circles. The question is simple. Who is better: Andrew Luck of Robert Griffin III? This is natural occurrence. We always have too much time on our hands this time of year, ergo we chew over questions and non-questions a thousand times. Just a couple of months ago, this question would have been considered untenable.
I want to make some specific predictions about this coming debate:
- It will rage on until draft day
- RGIII's knee injury will not deter this debate. Andrew had one also.
- The Fire/Air Alliance will back RGIII
- The Earth/Water Alliance will back Andrew Luck.
- Mike Mayock is going to be torn. He's next door to Andrew and 180 degrees away from RGIII. He's going to struggle with this one. I bet he loves both of these kids.
- The same goes for Mel Kiper.
- Todd McShay will side with RGIII
- Trent Dilfer will continue to be Andrew Luck's biggest advocate.
- Kurt Warner & Rich Eisen will side with Andrew Luck.