Originally Posted by IDEXAN
No Brainer - gotta go with the young, franchise QB. Happy Indy ?
ummm... didn't WE do that once?
Hell I'm still having nightmares about how that turned out. Not saying that Luck will become Carr-like, but if I'm starting a brand new franchise I'm building my defense first.
I build the offense.
Why build defense first? So if I go young QB, and he screws up - and he will - the stud defense can minimize the damage.
And when I start to build my offense, I'm not so sure I don't go stud LT and start building a solid O-line before getting that young QB. I'd even lean toward trying to sign/draft as close to a stud RB as I can find so when I do get that young "franchise" QB, he has a solid team around him and won't have to carry franchise on his shoulders.
Do you think Luck would have been as successful at the helm of the 2002 Texans as he was for the 2012 Colts?? I sure don't.
And your premise was that we're starting a brand new franchise. Not that your stud QB is stepping into an established, playoff-level team. Just to be clear, everyone knows that 2-14 season was an aberration, not the norm for Indy.