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  1. masterlock

    Luck close to throwing: Reich

    Almost 17 months into a recovery that should have taken no longer that 9 months, and still not throwing a football. This defies everything experts say about how long it should take to recover from labrum surgery, especially a less severe tear, as was reported to be the case for Luck. Makes no sense. However, it DOES sense if there is damage to his shoulder that was NOT repaired, such as a torn biceps tendon. This would explain why inflammation appeared as soon as he started throwing a football last year. The labrum was fine. But the unrepaired biceps tendon was not. And as soon as it was exposed to to significant stress, inflammation appeared. Trust evidence, not words.
  2. Yeah, he'll be ready to go. Oh, and after nearly 17 months after surgery he's still not throwing a football. Just sayin'...
  3. masterlock

    The big Nelson gamble

    If Luck can't play meaningful football this season, it will be because another surgery is required (most likely the biceps tendon), in which case, he'll be back full-strength the following season. Either way, he'll be back.
  4. masterlock

    Henry Anderson Traded To Jets

    I really don't understand all the "wasn't a good fit for the new scheme" comments. He was an athletic lineman who had dropped weight to become even more athletic. The 4-3 scheme depends on athletic linemen to penetrate. I also think cutting Hankins was a bad move. I think he could have been very disruptive in the new scheme. Ballard's questionable moves: Not resigning Rashan Melvin Cutting Hankins Trading Anderson for a god-forsaken 7th rounder
  5. IndyStar's Stephen Holder mentioned Derrius Guice as a player Colts should target. I just found this insane highlight reel on YouTube. He and Mack would make for a nice one-two punch.
  6. masterlock

    Luck will not be throwing at minicamp

    I'd put the odds of him returning at 50/50. Ballard's confidence doesn't really affect the outcome one way or another. Luck is now nearly 16 month into a recovery that should have taken just 6-9 months AND he's still not throwing a football. I've said it before and I'll say it again: I think the biceps tendon was injured, and as soon as Luck is exposed to the physical demands of the NFL, inflammation will return, and the Colts will ultimately decide surgery is required. I hope I'm wrong. I don't want to be right. But there is still scant evidence to support all the hopeful, confident-sounding predictions. What we have right now is a bunch of hot air.
  7. Exactly. I think the Colts think they know all they need to know about him.
  8. I wasn't a big fan of the first trade, but it was a gamble that could pay off. I say, take quality over quantity. I'd rather have one elite, marquee player than 2 "good" players. Enough trading down!
  9. masterlock

    Andrew Luck will speak with media tomorrow

    There's a very reasonable explanation for why an injury that should have taken 6-9 months to recover from is now going on 16 months, with no end in sight: The biceps tendon is not healthy. If true, it's only a matter of time before inflammation gets worse, forcing Luck and the Colts to reassess the situation.
  10. masterlock

    TJ Green

    "Good" is a subjective term until quantitatively defined. Players are "good" if they meet a certain definition. We might not agree on that definition, and therein lies the problem.
  11. masterlock

    TJ Green

    Hating PFF is like hating numbers.
  12. masterlock

    Already an UPDATE on the Luck is Throwing update....

    I actually predict Luck will wind up on IR again. Sorry people. The original surgery was supposed to be a 6-9 month recovery. Now, 15 months later, he still can't throw something as light as an NFL football. My prediction: Inflammation in the biceps tendon, which is being kept at bay by the light workload, will appear as Luck resumes a normal NFL workload. By that time, it will be tool late for him to have it corrected AND still play in 2018.
  13. masterlock

    Well this is a brutal, but truthful, assessment.

    There is no greater need than pass rush. IMO it would be supremely foolish to not take Chubb.
  14. masterlock

    Tweet about Luck's bicep 2-16-18

    You don't have to listen to the media. Let the facts and evidence be your guide. Luck could have been throwing a football just 6 months after the surgery. Instead, it took an additional 3 months. Then pain (presumably caused by inflammation) forced him to quit throwing and go on I.R., and ultimately to Europe for some very suspicious and vague treatment. Now, over 1 full year removed from surgery, he's still not throwing a football, but supposedly "getting close." My guess is that Luck will ultimately need another surgery to correct the bicep issue. All the signs point to an unaddressed problem.
  15. masterlock

    Frank Reich HC - #3 is Barkley or Chubb

    Disagree. This team is sorely lacking a pass rush. Elite pass rushers are far more rare than elite running backs. If a pass rusher is elite, then teams don't let them hit free agency. So much of a running back's success depends on the run blocking of the line. If we get Barkley, but he has no holes to run through because the run blocking sucks, then it limits his effectiveness.