Jump to content
Indianapolis Colts
Indianapolis Colts Fan Forum

We Draft Luck..and We Tell Him What?


Recommended Posts

Yes, but that was a different era. You seem fairly football saavy, you know he will not sit anywhere for over a preseason. Sorry but it just does'nt happen anymore. I will bet you any amount of money,that with a cleared to play Manning this year, they are both not on this team in 2012.

You'd lose .....LUV...

Irsay is sold on them both.....Get ready for Pey-Luck..

..a smart QB would WANT to sit and watch for awhile..

His dad will explain that to him.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

At the end of the day you have to think like an athlete. Maybe Andrew Luck doesn't want that "You learned from Peyton Manning" over his head. He may want his own legacy based on his own skills. He'll have that because Manning isn't as gifted with his legs as Andrew lol. Imagine a skill set to break a defense down like Manning with the legs to keep plays alive. Andrew will have his own legacy if he comes here and learns from Peyton. Some want to be thrown out into the Sharks, and get bitten. Either way this is a very interest story going into the draft.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

When we draft Andrew Luck, we will not know for sure If Peyton Manning is healthy.

..and there's a limit to what we pay him......

So when you interview Luck...what do you tell him?

You are Jim Irsay. You've got a nice office with a fine secretary, stereo..Cushy couch. TV.

Nice blue rug.

You call Andrew Luck in and sit him down...knowing that at any minute he can say ,

"Mr. Irsay. You have a great quarterback. I've met Peyton Manning. My dad knows his dad. I'd rather you did NOT draft me. I dont want to sit on the bench very long and I'd have to sit behind Peyton.. You understand."

Your mission (if you choose to accept it) is to right then and there convince him to sign with the Colts, knowing he could sit on the bench for 4 years...

What's your offer?. What can you do for him that makes it Okay if he has to sit.?

You turn the stereo off, take off that $1,000 'Mr. Moneybags' suit coat you always seem to be wearing, look him straight in the eye.

..and say what?

What do you tell him?

Your right I'll trade the #1 pick away so there won't be any conflict.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the Colts Andrew. We think you are going to do great things here and we are excited to have you. We are commited to building a winning team that will compete for Super Bowls and we think you are going to be a big part of that in the years to come. Here is your playbook and we would like you to meet Peyton Manning and your QB coach. Good luck and we are excited you are here.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to the Colts Andrew. We think you are going to do great things here and we are excited to have you. We are commited to building a winning team that will compete for Super Bowls and we think you are going to be a big part of that in the years to come. Here is your playbook and we would like you to meet Peyton Manning and your QB coach. Good luck and we are excited you are here.

That's not exactly an answer to the question that the post was about... And he already knows Peyton Manning.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

That's not exactly an answer to the question that the post was about... And he already knows Peyton Manning.

I answered what I would tell Luck. In my mind you treat Luck like you would any other player. If you go into like you have to sell him on joining your team then it makes it seem like he's doing you a favor when you are about to draft him to your team and pay him a tone of money. That alone is the sale job. We are making you the top pick in the NFL draft. If Luck doesn't want to be here because he has to sit that's for Luck to bring up not up to us to try to sell him on it before he even brings it up.

Also I am fully aware that Manning and Luck know each other. Still when someone is drafted and they become "offical" teammates they get reintroduced.

If you don't like my response that's fine you don't have to.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I answered what I would tell Luck. In my mind you treat Luck like you would any other player. If you go into like you have to sell him on joining your team then it makes it seem like he's doing you a favor when you are about to draft him to your team and pay him a tone of money. That alone is the sale job. We are making you the top pick in the NFL draft. If Luck doesn't want to be here because he has to sit that's for Luck to bring up not up to us to try to sell him on it before he even brings it up.

Also I am fully aware that Manning and Luck know each other. Still when someone is drafted and they become "offical" teammates they get reintroduced.

If you don't like my response that's fine you don't have to.

I don't care about your response, you acted like Irsay had know idea that Manning and Luck know eachother. They can say hi if they want to lol...

And the bolded part is what cheap salesman do when trying to force somebody to buy something. They ignore the problem and act like it's the perfect situation for you. It may work sometimes but it's not very morally correct.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I don't care about your response, you acted like Irsay had know idea that Manning and Luck know eachother. They can say hi if they want to lol...

And the bolded part is what cheap salesman do when trying to force somebody to buy something. They ignore the problem and act like it's the perfect situation for you. It may work sometimes but it's not very morally correct.

No I didn't in fact I explained that. Again if you don't like my post you don't have to. Just beacuse it's not what you think should happen doesn't mean it's wrong it's a different view point from yours.

In pro sports you don't entitle athletes. If Luck brings it up and its a problem then you deal with it. You don't go to him acting like you are pleading for him to come here. That makes you look desperate and gives him all the power in the world and like he's doing the team a favor by agreeing to come here. I am not saying you don't have something in mind in case he says how long do I have to sit for?

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Our new GM has a novel idea he has always wanted to implement. The double quarterback. The defense won't know who we will hike it to, thereby causing them to hesitate. You will be in charge of the left side of the field and Peyton the right. Equal, right down the line.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

"This is the bench and this is the clipboad. Get to know them. They will be your best friends for the next 2 seasons"

But seriously Id say this is the best situation out there for you. I know you want to play now but I promise you if you are patient and sit and learn behind Manning it will payoff for you in the long run. We will committ to putting a winning team around you the way we did for Peyton during his career.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

And the bolded part is what cheap salesman do when trying to force somebody to buy something. They ignore the problem and act like it's the perfect situation for you. It may work sometimes but it's not very morally correct.

My goodness, bold is used to highlight content. It is used by many moral people........myself included :)

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Welcome to Indy, Andy. You'll love our wonderful city and great fans. You've got huge shoes to fill, but we're so, ahem, lucky to have you. One of the few times a championship team with a legendary QB has been in position to take a future legendary QB to follow. We're looking playoffs by year 2014 if not sooner, young man.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Our new GM has a novel idea he has always wanted to implement. The double quarterback. The defense won't know who we will hike it to, thereby causing them to hesitate. You will be in charge of the left side of the field and Peyton the right. Equal, right down the line.

We're going to call it "Press your Luck'!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
 Share

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    • No registered users viewing this page.
  • Thread of the Week

  • Topics

  • Posts

    • I think Watson will get some kind of suspension. Zeke got 6 games and was never charged for a criminal crime and that was with 1 girl. I still bet it will be 8 games at worse. I originally predicted 8 games once it came out that no criminal charges would be filed. It could still even be a year. It will be interesting to see how this ends.
    • Don't forget this Sunday's game on Fox 59 at 7:30 pm I think!
    • Im sorry I’m responding a little late….   But I took the time to re-view the 25 minute Luck press conference, and the 25 minute conference from Irsay, Ballard and Reich.    Luck says his final decision was made roughly 10-14 days before the announcement, and the execs say they knew 7-10 days ahead and the week leading up to the game was filled with almost daily conversations.  I don’t know where you got that the front office found out “that day.”    I’ve never seen that claim made by anyone else here, and there’s been plenty of mis-information put out there about Luck.    Also….  Luck didn’t participate in any team activities the entire off-season.   Zero in the Spring.   Zero in training camp.  At the presser Ballard talked about the strange off-season saying Luck ended the 2018 season feeling pretty good, then something happened at the Pro Bowl that no one could pin down.  Ankle sprain?   High ankle sprain? Shin?    No one knew.   So the team knew something was up.     Ultimately, Luck did a bad job at his press conference explaining things, and the media did a poor job of getting enough details to write a good story so people could understand.    But I’d add, that no one in the Colts seems angry with Luck.   Not Irsay, or Ballard, or Reich, or players.   No one.    Yet people here think Luck screwed the team.   A guy driven to do the right thing all his life, and yet fans here are convinced he did the wrong thing.   I confess that disappoints me.   It’s as if people never learned anything about Andrew Luck beyond his wins and losses.  I find that sad….  
    • Like most surface fans? Not sure what kind of shot ur trying to take here but okay. As for the points, there aren't really any intelligble ones to respond to. In both instances Wentz gives the ball to the other team at the very end of the game. In both TEN matchups. Also, in those specific plays there were checkdowns available.    Reich kind of took blame for one, saying he shouldn't of called a TE screen so close to the end zone. But I guess i'm just a surface fan, even though I consistently talk on a colts fan forum, frequent multiple other sites where many people post a plethora of uncensored opinions about the colts, attend games frequently, and I understand football more than most casual people.    I don't sit on the board and pretend to speak some scheme specific terminology, but I know what football looks like. And with that being said, it is easy for anyone to see that Wentz consistently put our defense in bad positions, and tried to play hero ball despite not being very good at it.  As for how that applies to this specific thread; I think having a more sensible QB on the roster will make our Oline look a lot better.    Also, as i've stated multiple times, I do recognize our offensive line had issues. However, that doesn't takeaway the reality of 2sprainz and the type of game he wanted to play, even at the cost of his own team. 
  • Members

    • NewColtsFan

      NewColtsFan 14,084

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • jmac_48

      jmac_48 443

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • cbear

      cbear 566

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • nfatta

      nfatta 0

      Rookie
      Joined:
      Last active:
    • #12.

      #12. 1,866

      Senior Member
      Joined:
      Last active:
×
×
  • Create New...