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Comparing Andrew Luck to Robert Griffin III and Other AFC South Must-Reads
Posted By Nate Dunlevy On October 12, 2012 @ 6:34 am In Colts News | No Comments
The debate rages on.
Whereas Peter King of Sports Illustrated  stated this week that Robert Griffin III has outplayed Andrew Luck  on the basis of conventional stats, today’s article of the day comes from Chase Stuart of Football Perspective , who notes that many advanced metrics favor Luck.
Stuart’s article isolates why Luck’s pedestrian conventional numbers hide what has been a remarkably efficient season from the rookie.
I’ve avoided taking up the Griffin/Luck debate early this year, because Griffin is excellent in many stats that are important. Yards per attempt is perhaps the most important passing stat of all, and RG3 has been wonderful.
However, much of his production came at the expense of a terrible Saints  defense, whereas Luck has played a difficult slate of defenses.
Needless to say, neither team regrets their choice, and both players look like stars early on.
Luck’s play has had a subtle kind of brilliance to it. His traditional numbers are suppressed thanks to a low completion percentage, but as is always the case, numbers don’t lie; they just don’t tell the whole story.
That’s why it’s important to find the right numbers. Luck’s success isn’t a case of “winning” over stats. It’s just a case of finding the right stats that more accurately capture the value he is clearly producing on the field.
In this case, there are plenty of numbers that say Luck is already a solid NFL  starter, and there are others that suggest an elite player is in the making.
Paul Kuharsky of ESPN.com  looks at how teams in the South pass up touchbacks.
Kuharsky examines  how much (or how little) South lines have played together this year.
Bleacher Report lead writers  post their Week 6 picks.
Scott Kacsmar of Bleacher Report  has the Week 6 Thinking Man’s Guide.
Houston Texans 
Andy Benoit of The Football Outsiders  says the impact of the injury to Brian Cushing “has been understated.”
John McClain of The Houston Chronicle  says Owen Daniels is not in decline.
Indianapolis Colts 
Phil B. Wilson of The Indianapolis Star  says Vick Ballard is no average NFL guy.
NFL Films has a video  on the Colts win over the Packers that is a must-see.
Bob Kravitz of The Indianapolis Star  asks how long the Colts can keep it up.
Phil Richards of The Indianapolis Star  says Cory Redding has the right attitude.
Chris Burke of Sports Illustrated breaks down Reggie Wayne’s big day.
Jason Lisk of The Big Lead  adjusts QBR for strength of schedule, and Luck vaults to the top.
Tennessee Titans 
Tom Gower of Total Titans  looks back at a big win.
Kuharsky says  several Titans found redemption.
David Climer of The Tennessean  says the Titans aren’t dead yet.
Jacksonville Jaguars 
Alfie Crow of Big Cat Country  looks at Blaine Gabbert on tape.
Ryan O’Halloran of The Florida Times-Union  looks at the 2010 draft class of Gene Smith.
Vito Stellino of The Florida Times-Union  says Shad Khan has announced details of the London game.
Read more Indianapolis Colts  news on BleacherReport.com
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URLs in this post:
 Sports Illustrated: http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/writers/peter_king/10/09/robert-griffin-iii-andrew-luck/index.html?sct=nfl_bf2_a6
 Andrew Luck: http://bleacherreport.com/andrew-luck
 Chase Stuart of Football Perspective: http://www.footballperspective.com/extreme-outliers-rookie-edition/
 Saints: http://bleacherreport.com/new-orleans-saints
 NFL: http://bleacherreport.com/nfl
 ESPN.com: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42174/on-passing-up-a-touchback
 Kuharsky examines: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42169/how-much-have-o-lines-been-together
 Bleacher Report lead writers: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1362790-bleacher-reports-expert-consensus-week-6-nfl-picks
 Bleacher Report: http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1366938-the-thinking-mans-guide-nfl-week-6-predictions
 Houston Texans: http://bleacherreport.com/houston-texans
 The Football Outsiders: http://www.footballoutsiders.com/film-room/2012/film-room-49ers-giants
 The Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/texanschick/2012/10/packers-qa-with-aaron-nagler-my-thoughts-stats/
 Packers: http://bleacherreport.com/green-bay-packers
 The Houston Chronicle: http://blog.chron.com/ultimatetexans/2012/10/texans%E2%80%99-daniels-looks-nothing-like-te-in-decline/
 Indianapolis Colts: http://bleacherreport.com/indianapolis-colts
 The Indianapolis Star: http://blogs.indystar.com/philb/2012/10/11/colts-vick-ballard-not-average-nfl-guy/
 NFL Films has a video: http://nflfilms.nfl.com/2012/10/10/nfl-turning-point-week-5-exclusive-sneak-peek/
 The Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121011/SPORTS15/210120323/Bob-Kravitz-How-long-can-Colts-keep-up-their-inspired-play-?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CIndianapolis%20Sports
 The Indianapolis Star: http://www.indystar.com/article/20121011/SPORTS03/210120313/On-off-field-right-attitude-has-driven-Colts-Cory-Redding-success
 Sports Illustrated : http://nfl.si.com/2012/10/10/break-it-down-andrew-luck-reggie-wayne-combo-torches-packers/?sct=nfl_bf2_a4
 The Big Lead: http://www.thebiglead.com/index.php/2012/10/11/andrew-luck-is-the-best-quarterback-so-far-by-espns-qbr-once-you-account-for-opponents/
 Tennessee Titans: http://bleacherreport.com/tennessee-titans
 Total Titans: http://www.totaltitans.com/2012-articles/october/bironas-lifts-titans-to-win-over-steelers-26-23.html
 Kuharsky says: http://espn.go.com/blog/afcsouth/post/_/id/42203/in-titans-win-three-degrees-of-redemption
 The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121012/COLUMNIST0202/310120120/Climer-Titans-season-may-not-end-up-badly?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans
 The Tennessean: http://www.tennessean.com/article/20121011/SPORTS01/310110118/Fourth-quarter-erases-mistakes-by-Hasselbeck?odyssey=tab%7Ctopnews%7Ctext%7CSports%20Tennessee%20Titans
 Matt Hasselbeck: http://bleacherreport.com/matt-hasselbeck
 Jacksonville Jaguars: http://bleacherreport.com/jacksonville-jaguars
 Big Cat Country: http://www.bigcatcountry.com/jaguars-film-room/2012/10/11/3482876/all-22-film-review-jaguars-qb-blaine-gabbert
 The Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/sports/football/jaguars/2012-10-12/story/reviewing-gene-smiths-drafts-imperfect-2010-draft-class
 The Florida Times-Union: http://jacksonville.com/opinion/blog/513351/vito-stellino/2012-10-11/shad-khan-nfl-announce-details-jaguars-london-game
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