My thoughts on this whirlwind from today
1. Hate to say it, but it needs to be put out there, I think we have reached the point where Lucks durability is always going to be a question mark in his career going forward. This is absolutely not a knock on his toughness or ability to pay through pain, but it is weird/concerning maybe even alarming that he continues to have issues that take incredibly long to heal and no clear recovery path being followed...all at the age of 29. I think years of his physical style of play both in college and his early years (thank you Pagano, Grigson) have led to his body starting to breakdown.
2. Ballard, Reich etc. can pay whatever lip service they want to Brissett, and they are a better team than 2017, but there is no way this team is even any close to a contender without a 90-95 percent Luck taking snaps. Especially in todays NFL, an upper echelon top 10 qb is needed to truly contend for a championship..
3. While the team may not lied or misled about the injury, I dont for the life of me understand the need to downplay severity of Lucks injuries. In truth, Ballards phone conference should have happened one wee ago.