The level of knowledge in the professional football world (fans & media) is expanding exponentially with the availability and exchange of information via the internet. There are some great perspectives from writers following their own clubs and providing some fairly sophisticated and detailed analysis of organizations both on and off the field; game breakdowns, player evaluations, contract analysis, salary cap accounting.
Today’s professional football follower has more information and data available at their disposal than each of the 32 clubs did when I entered the National Football League in 1992. I’m astounded by the depth and degree of understanding in so many different facets of operations involved in professional football. I’ve found an amazing number of outstanding posts sifting through the numerous sites dedicated to the NFL and the individual teams.
I ran across this very interesting article by Josh Boeke of ColtsAuthority.com on Andrew Luck’s 5 best throws as a rookie in 2012.
It feels like years since I last watched a live NFL game (God, if you want to place me in a coma until mid-August I’d be okay with that). Since it’s early July, or Hell on Earth as it’s known in my household, we still have a ways to go before that particular thirst is quenched. So in lieu of that, I figured we might try something different and relive some of my favorite moments from the previous season (innovative thinking, I know, it’s what they pay me for, or would if I believed in money, if only Chase would respect my religious beliefs).
In what I hope will be a recurring segment (don’t get your hopes up, but anything’s possible), I am going to choose my five favorite plays from various players on the team. Since it’s the first in a series and I want people to actually care, I am going to start at the top. I’ve poured over hours of game film, dissected coaching tape, and watched every NFL game, twice, in preparation for this column (actually I mostly watched highlight videos). So here you go, my five favorite Andrew Luck throws from the 2012 NFL season, in ascending order.
Keep in mind, this is a purely subjective exercise, Andrew Luck completed 339 passes last season (not including playoffs), so there’s a good chance I won’t get the perfect five, but that’s the nature of the beast.
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