He knew Parcells growing up, so a bit personal. Reich and Ballard are doing what any GM and coach would do/say given the timing of Luck's departure. You know the old song. If you can't be with the one you love, love the one your with, until you find another you love more.
As far as praise about Luck, I thought they praised him a lot, just differently. And they didn't have to praise Luck, or sell him.
I never trusted Fountain staying healthy and that is sad to say because is an awesome talent. I liked TY, Funchess, Campbell, Pascal, and Cain going in. I thought Rogers would make the 53 because of Punt Returns.