To draft or not to draft...and some other things
Everything is pointing toward drafting Luck with the 1/1 pick...is it??? Irsay is trying to keep us and the media alarmed by covering his cards on his draft choice, stating "evaluation process is open minded". I've tried to gather points why Irsay is to draft Luck:
- He IS the #1 in the draft. Obviously, no doubt... His pro day has proven he is a great talent. Period.
- Colts is a pass oriented team, and he fits in the best into this scheme.
- FA signings suggest me, that coaching staff trying to set up an O-line that is able to provide our QB a stable pocket to pass. Ideal for Luck.
- Private workout and yesterday's meeting with Luck seemingly convinced Irsay to pick him over RGIII.
- RGIII seems to be committed to Redskins.
Fans would like to see Luck signed by Colts prior to Draft. I don't know if this haste was useful, I neither know NFL's rules concerning signing Draftees before draft day (I think teams aren't allowed to do so), but I think Irsay may show signs (or at least hints) who he is intend to draft. (like inviting Luck to meet an estate agent, or something like that).
EDIT: some addition.
It is strange and somehow scaring to me, how football history repeats itself... About 14 years ago Colts was given the chance to draft either Manning or Ryan Leaf. Manning was proven to be smart and devoted to football on interview, still some believed Leaf to be a better prospect than Manning. Irsay used the #1 draft pick on Manning, and following thing became history: Manning is considered one of best QBs ever played in the NFL, and Leaf became one of biggest busts...
It is easy to draw a parallel between history and this draft season. There is Luck, who is considered by "multiple experts" Manning like, and an other great prospect: RGIII. I hope the outcome will be different, and next seasons will be ruled by Luck and RGIII, causing a similar rivalry like Manning/Brady...
I'm worried about Brent's possible departure. I hope he considers things once more, won't pay attention to those, whose arguments are personal shots, and stays with us. Cheer up Brent! Forum is wanting U back buddy!
Today is day, when we are bargaining for a house...I'm getting fed up with stubborn sellers over-valuating their estates... I'm starting to think we'd better to build an environmental conscious house for ourself, instead of battling sellers and estate-agent who is committed more to seller than to us.
Have a nice day fans: