Cosell expands upon Luck comments

Greg Cosell has an opinion that Luck isn’t a “special” passer. He’s crazy. I don’t know any other way to say it but crazy gets airplay. And he gets more airplay today with Mike Florio of PFT:

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He firmly believes that Griffin is a better passer. Let me break it down for you: Griffin is two inches shorter and has a three-quarters motion. Cosell calls this “natural.”  I call it something that rhymes with “course fit.” Griffin is a good passer but calling it “natural” and perhaps better than Luck is crazy.

Luck has a solid throwing motion, enough strength and accuracy to complete 70 yard bombs. More importantly I see two traits an NFL passer needs that Luck possesses: the ability to read defenses and incredible pocket presence. More often than Luck, Griffin feels the pressure and takes off. Luck has enough athletic ability to run but I saw him stand in the pocket and take the hit to make the completion more frequently than Griffin. Passing is much more than arm strength as Cosell does a poor job of pointing out.

His arm strength is without question not as good as Griffin. It’s not as a good as Jamarcus Russell or Ryan Leaf either for that matter

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Todd Smith is a part-time sportswriter who spends too much time arguing on Twitter. What he really loves is eating poorly and watching football. He got his first Colts t-shirt in 1984 shortly after the Mayflower trucks arrived and has never given up on his hometown team. He also still holds to the belief that Kordell Stewart stepped out of the end zone and thus cheated the Colts.