PFT- “He runs meetings like a coach,” Gore said of Luck. “Basically, I’m playing with a coordinator on the field. He’s a football God. He sees everything, and he sees the big picture of everything.”
“He’s different. He knows what’s coming,” Gore told Rome. “He lets me know when [there’s] something I don’t see. He’s just different. How he’s in the huddle, off the field, in the meetings, he runs it. He runs the show, even in the offseason, he ran it. One day he had running backs, the next day he has receivers. He’s just different. He’s a football God.”
I am not questioning whether or not Andrew Luck is one of the best young players in the game. I am not even questioning whether or not he has complete control of his offense on the football field. I just think I might stop a little short of calling someone with not one Super Bowl appearance on his resume a "football God". Like maybe, at the very most, he's a pre-asension football Jesus. At least that guy once walked among men.
I'll give Frank Gore this. If God was one of us? Just a slob like one of us? Just a stranger on the bus? Then Andrew Luck's dorky personality and mangy beard do fit the mold. That's a guy that looks like he belongs fixing your transmission, not barking out audibles on the line. I don't know how they swooned Frank Gore into coming to Indianapolis, but if they met for dinner on the corner of First and Amistad then I might just be convinced that the Colts are destined for greatness this year. Hell, if Frank Gore,at 32 years old, manages to stay healthy through this entire season than I might bow before his quarterback, because that would be some superhuman type shit.
The more likely scenario? Frank Gore has just never been around a real, NFL quarterback. You know when people have lived a life of sin and then as they get older they suddenly "find God". They just use the presence of a supposed supreme being in their life as a crutch that prevents them from falling back into the habits of their treacherous past. That's what Andrew Luck is to Frank Gore. Alex Smith and Colin Kaepernick? They were his life of sin. Frank Gore didn't find God, he just lost Satan's signal callers. It's not necessarily who Andrew Luck is, but what he represents. It's like spending your life as part of an atheist cult, and then going to a Catholic church for the first time and being in awe of the priest. Andrew Luck is a model for what a good, winning quarterback is supposed to be. He may have some God-like qualities, mainly giving his team a voice and a direction, but that's just what it takes to successfully lead an NFL team in 2015.