35 Burst results for "Andrew Luck"
Jaguars Open NFL Draft, Meyer Era by Drafting Lawrence
"The Clemson quarterback was outstanding in his three college seasons completing sixty seven percent of his passes for ten thousand ninety eight yards nineteen touchdowns in just seventeen interceptions while also rushing for nine hundred forty three yards Lawrence is widely considered the best college QB prospect since Andrew luck nearly a decade ago and will pair with new head coach urban Meyer is the faces of the franchise Lawrence won a national championship as a freshman taking game MVP honors as the Tigers hammered Alabama forty four sixteen he finished second in the Heisman Trophy balloting as a junior last season before entering the draft I'm the ferry
Philadelphia Eagles trade QB Carson Wentz to Indianapolis Colts for two draft picks
"Story of the day. The Eagles have traded quarterback Carson Wentz to the Indianapolis Colts and oh my goodness. It made me very happy. I was so excited. There's a lot to unpack. I want to start though by mentioning a weird thing first. In the 2016 NFL draft the number and overall pick was Jared Goff. The number two overall pick was Carson Wentz. And both have been traded away from the teams. They were drafted by 19 days apart. Just a weird quick doesn't happen very often the guy a number and overall pick a number 2 overall pick gets traded away. Especially not the quarterback position. Let alone almost in just over two weeks apart from each other. That's crazy. Pretty wild now after the trade the Eagles have a 33.8 Million Dead money. Salary cap charge for the 2021 NFL season what that means I will get into that in a minute. First of all, that's actually by the way the most ever to have dead money cap. I guess charge or penalties by an NFL team. It's so much that I actually thought that might keep the Eagles from trading cars and stuff like that might be so much of a penalty. They're not even getting rid of the guy sounds like they did. I thought it's good for everybody Carson Wentz wanted out they I think we're you know, we'll talk about Jalen hurts in a minute, but I thought it was good to get Carson out of there. It is also kind of weird and interesting I talked about Jared Goff previously very briefly the other the the record for the most amount of dead money against the salary cap was Jared Goff. The Rams amount is 22.2 million dollars off. Beat 19 days later by the Carson Wentz trade what is dead money? You may ask it's basically all the guaranteed money the Eagles still owe Carson Wentz after the trade. So even though Carson is no longer on their team. He still creates a thirty three point eight million dollar cap hit for next year. So over thirty-three million dollars off of the salary cap has taken up for Philadelphia. They cannot use that money for other players. It's weird. It's interesting. It's never that's again the most ever pretty interesting. I was surprised that you know, they still trade off a given that but in the trade the Colts got Carson Wentz so the cold they get their quarterback that the replacement Philip Rivers the replacement for Andrew Luck. I'm happy for the Colts man. They've they've Way to make it work. They lost in Turlock. They had to scramble the Mage Jacoby Brissett work for a year. They made Philip Rivers work for a year. Now. They've got what they believe is their franchise guide Carson Wentz good for them. The Eagles got a 2001 third-round pick for the upcoming NFL draft and a conditional 2022 second-round pick and here's what's really cool. The condition. Is that if Carson Wentz plays 75% off Kohls offensive snaps for next year if it stays healthy place the whole year or you know, it's good enough to be the starter all years and get benched. Then that draft pick goes from a second round pick in 2022 to a first-round picks. Oh, wow. I like about that. People are saying the Eagles got a horrible trade. They got fleeced. It's terrible. Oh my goodness. You gotta realize this is probably the best trade they could possibly find the Eagles traded away Carson Wentz a guy who has an injury history has been injured repeatedly over the years. He's coming off of a horrible season where he was so bad the dude got benched for Jalen hurts a rookie quarterback Club. So the fact that Philadelphia made a trade where they have an opportunity to get a first-round pick that's impressive to me. I think people realize that's the best they were going to get so anybody criticizing Philadelphia you did not realize how I think how little value Carson Wentz really had on the market people like nobody really wants him. I think JJ Watts getting a ton of attention Carson Wentz people are very wary. And I think it's really what's really disappointed me. Is that the Bears didn't get him. What did the Bears did the Bears not want him? I don't understand. Maybe they're trying to John Watson feel like the Bears really lost here. They still got home key who Carson Wentz has problems I think is way better than Mitchell trubisky. So debate that all you want. I don't know how you go. Like. Oh the Bears they got a great quarterback still trubisky. I like it. I think another thing people got realize is that I love the trade for Carson Wentz. He's going to a way better team he gets to play for his former offensive coordinator Frank back in 2017 the best year Carson Wentz ever had in the NFL. He was a before he got hurt. He was an MVP candidate playing under Frank Reich. He's reuniting with that guy that's going to be awesome to got a great relationship and EM the Colts have a great offensive line. They've got to get running game. They've got a great defense Carson Wentz is being put into a great situation. If he does not do well then there's no excuse. You can make he's got great great team around him good support good people. He's getting helped.
Multiple NFL teams removed Tua Tagovailoa from their draft board
"The hatred for to a total of a lower is at an all time high after the past couple of weeks of where do you draft two of his hip his hip his hip his tip is the big concern I wouldn't track to be sliding down draft boards he could go was as high as third or as low as twenty third which trust me that is not happening all the hate culminated tonight in at culminating in the all the hate coming tonight with a report of two was Wunderlich which she took it came back with a score of thirteen and now I can't get over and it's haters because I just have to say haters because of the way things have been going and I'll get into why but it's haters who are just continually jumping up and down on to and how all yeah I don't know if I could read about it if I can draft all right first of all let's deal with the hip he's got a clean bill of health right now okay he's healthy he is healthy could you get it in four years could something happen with his hip yeah put in four years a guy you draft instead of him could be out of the league right there's a risk in every single player you take in the NFL draft there's very few perfect prospects will the last perfect prospects pose it was Andrew luck I think was the last guy that got the highest grade that Kashmir was was Andrew luck and before that I think it was Peyton manning I did with over the last couple of guys to get perfect grades coming out of college there's no such thing as a perfect prospect all right the thing is the thing what people fail to realize with two a is that when you can talk about someone that's had injuries it's tangible it's black and white so it's easy to say well I would worry about him because you know we could wind up having an injured hip in a couple yeah you could you know other guys could wind up getting hurt too but because it's an injury it's something tangible that I don't know the hip could given problems you know it's not tangible the fact that the quarterback might not be able to make his second weakness progression mark Sanchez may not be able to do that and that's going to find a guy out of the league faster than a guy who's good with a hip injury there are so many risks for quarterbacks but we we focus on the physical because that's what we can understand what all the evaluators you see we have a filter they're looking at if they're picking everything apart why is this guy going to be able to travel to the next level because he's able to go through his progressions quickly or he's able to put the football in a place where only his teammate is going to get to it look Joe burrow it made a meal out of that this season only putting the football where his player was going to go get on LSU there's so many things going with there's so many risks for every player there's just as much risk for Justin Herbert because the guy could be a bust all right I want to play some games last year your chase a locker for on with us earlier this week he said there's a couple of games he looked like a high school kid playing quarterback he looks so bad last year everything to what has done on the field physically has shown you he is the tag for to a guy he is the most talented quarterback in the NFL draft and how I know what's haters when it comes to everything now you have the Wonderlic score out here of thirteen thirteen is not the worst for the world there's been guys with scores in the single digits and you know what some of them it has to stop Frank gore I think got a seven on the Wonderlic and he's going to the hall of fame so it's not like you just because you could have low score thirteen I think he took it before I got a nineteen on it when he was at Alabama together thirteen now his score is absolutely fine but all this jumping up and down on to a is all haters and it's all pushing is his value down and it's not fair because what's not being talked about by the same people that are like a draft to again as a present what about all the other things he brings to the table what about all the reasons why you would take of that height with considering what he can do physically what kind of arm he has what kind of accuracy has how strong his arm is how you can get outside the pocket all right his attitude that so far has been the best part of it no one's talking about because he's taking all of this eight and he is not imploded he's not explode is not blamed anybody he he is just trying to let people know I'm healthy right so this is a kid who's healthy could be hurt later on yeah but like I said the the risks for other players are out there too as long as he's healthy now he is the most talented quarterback in the draft there's no reason why I wouldn't take him I I I said months ago I would take him number one overall other people came to the party late on that congratulations it's good for us so I would take him number one I told you as always gets a clean bill of health I take a number one because he's that good the people are forgetting he was that good and if I'm a team in in the draft and I need a quarterback I am happy as hell with this is going on right now because this means the price to move up for him is going to be less and less because the lines are open for business at three and the giants are open for business at four and if teams are going to get scared away and there will be teams scared away of two a because of his health because what whatever reason because now is the time when teams talk themselves into things they don't need to talk themselves into the competition to move up to get him is going to be a lot less so a lot of teams that need quarterbacks you're not hearing from they are happy as hell right now still to this around that yeah yet continue to hate to us so we can go up and get in and get a franchise quarterback and be and be set for the next
Fantasy, Meet Reality: A Running Back Breaks Out, Then Disappears
"Liz Merrill is a senior writer for ESPN. So we're doing a package on one one hit wonders. And he editors thought who'd be better to sort of headline this but Jonas Gray story it's been about five five years. Since his breakout game. It was November sixteenth. Two thousand fourteen. What happened on that day? New England would've gone through one of those September's which everyone in Britain them off. You know they've lost that Miami in the opening game and then they went to Kansas City and just got clobbered and then to patriots form. They rattled off five wins. And they're back to their dominating cells. Broody leads US Patriots into town to the Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday night. Football how Michael Smith game was a Sunday night football game and it was a highly anticipated anticipated game because it was a rematch of that year's divisional round game tonight. It's Andrew Lock Against Tom. Brady get your calculators out. There should be really default to rescue teams. Both come off by weeks. There's a cave named Jewish graves is making star back to the ground. This this is Jonas Gray Gray to the thirty yard line. You know. It's amazing what nobody knew was except for people in very inner struggles of New England And he actually had a really impressive training camp and Bella check had told him. You know you're so close to making the roster oster but they didn't activate them until mid October when Steven Ridley towards ACL this guy he wasn't uh-huh regular starter at Notre Dame. He was on the practice squad until three weeks ago. So his mom and his brother drove about three hundred miles from mm-hmm where they lived outside of Detroit. The Game Jonas at the time was living in a one bedroom apartment and this modest area outside of Boston Austin on the very bare bones and the only tickets. He could really sport. His family. Were in the nosebleed seats. They're ZEHR watching the game. There's all this anticipation there's nerve block white with Michelle. Give the gray runs. Between Guard and center white. He pushes to the end zone. Owed go to spray has a touchdown patriots. He's scores his first touchdown and his mom is like okay. I'll clap. I'm I'm pretty exciting. This is so awesome. So she's Kinda cool about it in cash and then you know he's course again and then we. He scores his third touchdown. I get the great lowers the coders running. It was more a touchdown his she drops to a knee in like complete. You know amazement and just so older well that you know for kids. It's finally getting a chance. And then Jonas Gray Mix Histories Iowa thing for two hundred one yards and four touchdowns give give the pig right. He runs a lot he for the Patriots. Schoolyard can't stop. Stop it so Jonas Gray erupts. He has this once in a lifetime. Performance how does he react. After the game he'd reaction was pretty wide. I I mean I think that's one of the things that made the story so endearing it because he was just like holy cow. Here's Glock like celebrating Alabama with me. Here's Tom Brady headbutting. Me All the stuff that you see in the movies really you know the thing you know. act like he's been there I mean and he did act like you've been there but inside he was completely awash. You know in all of the surprise and the joy and there was sort of that moment where from Michelle Foia talks to him. They had the traditional interview with the Star of the game. Let's turn to John Ray. Yeah Guy who didn't hear his name before you're going to be hearing it a lot. We heard it many times tonight and he's doing nervous. I mean there's a guy who graduated with a degree in English and he did stand up comedy already in college. So you know. She knew his way around the microphone but she didn't know what he's GonNa say touchdowns the first four of your NFL career on at this stage had explain this performance. I'm just blessed. Blessed beyond belief we put together a great game plan. They hammered in all week. She watched this for so long. Keep Watch Tom Brady. And GRONK and company and Julia Nettleton on TV. It was just one of those things where you just couldn't believe all this is happening. Someone one of those guys men are probably go home tonight and get back. I'll probably just lay in bed. Look up in the ceiling. Just just astonished man. What's going on? Aw Right in a great story man. God's helping
NFL Week 7
"Let's get into the Games for Sunday pain we can start at Lucas oil stadium we're we're looking at Indianapolis a modest one point home favourite total in this game forty seven at Fox but of course to Houston Texans have been dynamic of late F one four out of their last five covered the last four have a little bit of playoff revenge on their minds for a game that they were dominated by Andrew Luck in company to the tune of twenty one seven season ago and in a unique scheduling quirk or call it what you will both teams actually enter Sunday's game fresh off a victory against the Kansas City chiefs interesting did not know that why Chins I didn't know I didn't really realize that listen I think when we look at this matchup we look at this game we're starting to see what the Texans offense has the potential to be right with a little help up front we've kind of seen flashes the last few seasons of you know in the lead offense when it's healthy Wendy Shawn Watson has it rolling and he's confident is a passer which you look the last two weeks Houston's had the best pass protection in the Watson air and I think that's pretty important moving forward the ground game has also been on fire something that the Houston Texans could not do last year was run the ball consistently would fizzle out constantly in the red zone and it's because I think they found some consistency upfront finally right you found your five guys as the talent is playing spots I think that suit them best in you're looking through the last two weeks eight pressures fifty six percent of runs of grades so now let's see if that continues because it's it's it's a two-game sample it's a byproduct of probably facing the chiefs and Falcons defenses and I think also the right is Howard injury at right tackle could shake up some of that piece of this that I've kind of been alluding to their other thing in this match up that's kind of caught my attention and it kind of is a a broader point a topic that we've discussed Ad Nauseam ruin knows at this point we liked the coach's coaching staff of the colts were not fond of it for the Houston Texans and I think coaching tends to matter when the opponent is familiar and everybody kind of knows what each other wants to do and it's the coaching staff that comes out and has the power Henschel or ability to make adjustments and make changes and I think the team that does that rise probably the colts and you look last season these guys play each other three times in the I meeting which was the first time Frank Reich saw this team Shawn Watson has seven point one yards per pass in week four that number tumbles to five point three per pass in week fourteen and then you had the quick turnaround Wildcard Game Watson was held a four point two yard pass at home and I think that's interesting it's something that you have to talk about here there's another element play and it's one we've talked about I think we talked about it on the Monday night breakdown of the new CBA about home teams coming off the bye and they generally haven't performed overly well it's you know about forty one percent of the time they're covering think it's positive if you've done some reading this week Frank Reich iterative that this was not a time to vacation that this was rest recover and mentally focused on the bye week there was no vacation time no one was allowed to travel so it would make me nervous in a pick em game choosing bill over Frank Reich and you know it just it that becomes magnified when you have two weeks the game plan
Fantasy intel for all 32 NFL teams ahead of Week 7
"Of information kind of funny because the beginning of the year we were told the Broncos had the most difficult schedule the NFL or second most most behind Texas dipping high look at it now everybody's talking about the schedule being so easy it's funny how on paper something looks in the beginning of the season and you get a way it was easy to find out it's not what you thought you with the Cleveland Browns for instance everybody was in the high pick for the Superbowl now they might not even win their division so you know it's it's it's interesting to watch to stop play out well even in the course of the of the flows of the season I mean as soon as Andrew luck announces retirement a lot of people just immediately said okay the culture gonna be picking in the top five judge go we were set is doing okay in fact the colts might even not necessarily go into the draft picking a high quarterback they might say you know Hey you if you if you could make us a competitive team Jacoby maybe they let you roll with it another year and they'll just bring in a quarterback they'll draft a quarterback to develop behind him I agree and I think it's amazing that you didn't mention Chad Kelly in there once that's because I shouldn't and nobody should here right but they they you know a little help Broncos fans are some people that I know I know I'll floater the one that got away the legend to the got away preseason legend Kyle floater all time grease motor back in a pre season he's putting up some really spectacular preseason numbers Benjamin rushing it yeah but highly loader single handedly ending the dreams of future insurance salesman but but to that point and I and I'm glad you brought that up and we we spoke about this a few times the ANC overall pretty weak conference you have the top in teams right we know those teams it it that doesn't change anything we knew that those teams were gonna probably be good but what happens is there's a lot of middling to bad teams teams actively taking in the A. F. C. N. and then there are teams that are look inconsistent at best and so for for the Broncos that's why you when we were in the midst of the old for when the Broncos were in the midst filled before we were talking about it we said look star string together a few wins yeah you never really know how this is going to shake out and in the midst of the Broncos getting the two wins in a row which they really should have three in a row the chief lose too and they lose too in a way that actually is a replicable likely teams or Detroit Lions basically did it carry that into the colts game the colts they went to Kansas city and they didn't even better and in the Texas look the the Texans model what is John Watson and and the officer told this sort of their shots it wasn't like they they wanted that game saying if we can hold them under twenty no I just did their thing they took chances will fuller drop three touchdowns in that game now three touchdowns in the game on now you know a great week start will fuller your fantasy league yeah I don't know any Benjamin all rights that would have invested heavily in him and done that but I I but yeah yeah that happened well buddy that that's that's what kills is like you know well for the week before hundred seventy yards receiving three touchdowns any of this to find digs going off for three W. like those things happen in that everybody's gonna rush to put it back in their or their line ups and then at the very next week their their disappointment right I'm not appoint chaser by as those good match up and then put in that vein it's not like the tents that that's where I'm I'm like look does the size of the Broncos to do their thing but it doesn't mean that the offense can execute effect I'll go almost a further with you on this bed I think mostly Joe Flacco today I think Joe Flacco once it I think Joe Flacco after kinda have in a a little a little bit of a everything taken off of him like like Hey we got this game Joe don't don't stress too much don't screw up in in the Titans game we got this one the way he's been Kerry himself the way he's been talking about the office I don't have a cut for me but she basically said something to the effect of like we want to be a reason why we win this game but not just part of like along for the ride the office was along for the ride in the Titan's went kinda yeah and I think that Joe Flacco of all people knows what both sides of that coin feel like you know he he was along for the ride with the ravens a lot of the time he also strung together the reason that they got two and won a Superbowl so you've been bullseyes that coin he sees tasted in all the that the tree of of winning in a great offense and now I I I do think that you think is will chip on your shoulder when you come away from the Titans game like well you know we actually kind of stock but the defense held us together you know the run game was next out the past came with very good at it I mean it wouldn't the office of Lee that what a great game by the Broncos are flashes they made some big plays and they need to but they try to put it in kinda cruise control because they knew they didn't have to I mean that the tides getting crossed the fifty yard line in the first three quarters play that I recall they got to the forty nine once had a point all of our four template but I mean you know when you when you bottom up that well get out your office kinda I don't see the check out but you know they recognize are not needed and there can be you can kind of let off the gas a little this was the quote he said there's always that side of it of wanting to go out there and have your claim on the game and all that is like there's always a personal side going out there and playing football games I don't think that always means it's a bad thing it's like I said I think you go out there and focus on what you're doing with the idea that it's for the guy next to you would have to repair the best you can so you're not letting anybody else down but again he kind of point at the very beginning of that he kind of pointed out yeah you know what you play this game you play this game to be remembered you play this game to be a winner and you don't want to be along for the ride of your quarterback like they did there you're less your a career pack up that is being brought in just to keep the seat warm you want to go out there you want to kind of put your stamp on the game just like I didn't get a chance to really do that this last game I think he really wants this one and he's got the defense I think to do that if they can get that run game warmed up early he'll have his spots to be able
Andrew Luck stuns NFL world with sudden retirement
"I think andrew luck came came to a place of peace says you're grading system is on a curve that i'm not subscribing anymore so it was andrew luck that has to answer the answer to andrew luck ultimately even though we all get the witnesses. Can i respond you better word that we're not putting out their obligation shen obligation quarterback ability. Have you ever been as a franchise quarterback. I haven't either believe it or not. I have never been a franchise quarterback quarterback. I always dreamed of being one but never had that opportunity or maybe it wasn't good enough to get that opportunity. The bottom line is that organization committed and invested in him and to do this to a team going into the season. I believe he has an obligation to try to handle the situation in the best way possible civil even if he knows he's gonna retire why create a controversy going into the season when you can easily defer that conversation until after after the season by just saying it's best for this organization. Maybe i might even change my mind because i even admitted in my previous in the press conference. I've only thought about this for about ten days. That's what he said. It was a quote right so give give yourself another couple of months to think about it. Go to europe for a month. Get away. Let that foot healed up a little but maybe maybe you'll come back in a month or month and a half and say i actually wanna play. I wanna try to take this team that i hear what you're saying. Steve i think obligation is a really tough off work. I do think there's a responsibility when you take on except all that money and everything they give you as a franchise quarterback but but obligation you've chosen that word intensely that gives you no wiggle room and you're saying that i think he tried to do the right thing. I didn't say he's got an obligation to stay in going into reserve. He's got an obligation to try to do. What's in the best interest of the organization. At that point i think in andrew luck mine did that in his mind what what he thinks is in the best interest organization may differ from you and jim and frank reich and jacoby perset but he did what he he felt was in his best interest and i think part of he thinks in the team and i always will bring this up byron left which was a franchise quarterback who went to the season ticket holder order luncheon who was demand and then they say august thirty. I get up outta here. David your turn sometime. Well guess what you could go the other way as well. This is not to jesuit. Yes what the boss can always fired period
"andrew luck" Discussed on NFL: The Dave Dameshek Football Program
"I've got a big one here. I already mentioned it. I know i know but i went <hes> jacksonville jaguars lars but now andrew luck is retired so let's jump in on that right now andrew lock first of all handsome. You have a little bit of history with him. The thing that strikes asked me about it is and not to get up. I'm out pious because there's so many people running up to malpractice over the seventy two hours or so since they andrew luck news broke that he's retiring first of all it is absolutely his right to retire whenever he wants if he doesn't want to play for whatever reason that is his right the reaction though before we even talk about the football implications that this is another opportunity to for people to to prove to themselves if no one else that they are better than their fellow human beings by sending up to mount pious and condemning fans how dare air fans blew andrew luck. Don't they know these these rubes these dummies these these people who lack any sense of empathy andrew luck is a hero for all. Don't you know he peed blood. Let me tell you one. I'll go one step further than everybody up. I'm out pies. I say andrew luck does was in half to have suffered some minimum standard of of physical injury. He can retire for any reason he wants. If he wants to become a yahtzee <hes> yahtzee competitive player popular. We're up more and eating competition. He can retire for that reason too that the thing that everybody is citing is don't those people know what he laid on the line don't they they heard the stories shame on those people good for you yeah and by the way that the players are getting getting in on it too big names aaron rodgers. I saw david decastro who played with luck at stanford now a high offense of lima for the steelers of course. I said they treat us like we're circus animals. I mean i you know. How much am i supposed to weep over that treatment. Yeah that's part of the gig man. You're like daniel day-lewis complaining complaining. I only got into the into the movie making for the craft of acting then just oh go go to stage go to the that's exactly really right just go and find some london haunt and do <hes> stage productions for eighty people who shop to see you you wanna be a part of the big states and that's part of the thing and the idea that fame shouldn't do this straw man argument. That's been laid out that like hey let me just tell you something. It's in fact mean-spirited tabu. Other people like yeah everybody agrees with that. Also that's part of the deal if you are in the pro football in the pro sports in our society in the twenty-first century people. We'll pay money to go there. Yeah it's to me. It's a little strange that grownups where the jerseys of other grownups with the names on the back and everything else but ed hey players hey leagues. That's what you want to have happen if the fan stop caring if they are passionate about the whole thing implodes pay. I don't know why i feel like i have to stand up for the fans but that food chain that i always talk about gm's and coaches get up and condescend to the media bill belichick probably the best of doing that then and the media turned around fans. You don't get what's really going on you. You can't understand that and the fans are these dopes who just have to take it and only genuflect to the players. I it makes me crazy that this is the place that worrying and there's a lack of recognition of until they need fans and they need the support ford. We're going through a hard time when the lakers pulled that jazz a couple years ago hey lakers fans. You were with us for the good times. You better stick with us for the bat..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"L. of leadership their style of play well. What do you make of it. Is it is. What did you make your first thought on andrew's retirement. My first i thought was mad while surprise when it goes across the ticker you surprised because you just don't think that that's what you're going to get two weeks before the season hell tell you it's only one we were tipped off. Wedneday hill jacoby were set out of their preseason game. We knew that probably starting the season edgy cobra so it was going to be the starting quarterback for the indianapolis colts so that was the first thing coming off last week the secondly when you hear this news you like man. This injury must have been a lot more <hes> severe than we were initially led to believe and we've heard different things. There are three different stories about what the injury was a calf strain typically. They wouldn't take this long. Maybe he was being extra cautious on the heels of like what we saw with kevin durant but you knew there had to be something going on for it to take this long for him to return to action and then when you hear about the retirement and you go back and you really hear him talk in the press and talk about being in the dark place and how how tough it was to sit out for eighteen months on the previous injury and how much punishment did he is taken. I can't begrudge him for for wanting to walk away. Because only he knows how much painted he has been in. Only he knows the struggles of his rehab. Only he knows the dark place that his mom was in and i would say this you come to a realization where you like. You know what is time and that time when you realize it can happen at any time for me. It happened in the middle of a preseason game getting ready to run down on a kickoff and i remember saying man. I really don't wanna hit which i don't wanna get hurt. I don't really want to endure anything and so you just know in gladiator sport where you have to have this era of invisibility once you lose that it's time to walk where a guy and so when andrew look fields. I can't do this anymore. He's doing everybody a disservice to continue to walk out and try to try and be the quarterback <hes> the colts when physically and mentally he's not there. You know it's interesting one of the beneficiaries of this. There's a bunch of old quarterbacks. There's a bunch of young quarterbacks luck russell wilson and matt ryan. We're kinda. The middle guys good enough to win a super bowl. I felt i guess you could put them in there. It kind of feels like russell wilson now. It's not one of the old guys not one of the babies. He's he's kind of in a six seven year age gap. He's the guy now once the rivers ben breeze brady move move. I saw a thing today one of the rankings they have him russell wilson now as the ninth best player in the league and the fourth best quarterback. Is that fair. Do you think think that's where it's at this fair. I think we should have been anyway. I think based on how russell wilson is played in what he's accomplished. I think you deserve to be in a category. I would add them over andrew. Luck anyway when you look at the way russell wilson came in the league and was viewed as a game manager. He managed a team when they have marshawn lynch and they won because of their defense. They're running game and occasional play making when they remove marshawn lynch and they didn't have anything around him. He's still played at a high level. The team didn't but he played at a high level last year. They paid him big money but still went back to the run first premise where they were running the ball more to anybody else in the national football league yet they would only break him out when they needed him any made place in my mind. That's actually how you supposed to use a franchise quarterback. You know use him all the time you use him when you need him. You have a franchise quarterback for those three or four days as with everything else is struggling. That's green bay has been too dependent on aaron rodgers. Yes you don't use it for all sixteen aaron. I need you to win..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"You won't hear anywhere else and for the record rob parker is the odd one. I'm the more reasonable what so listen to the october with chris bruce hart and parker on apple podcasts bore when the iheartradio app or wherever you listen to podcasts t._j. E._j. husband avas joining us eleven years in the n._f._l. Multiple pro bowler so first of all andrew luck retiring. How did it sit with you. I was shocked when you retire retire. I don't even know if he was in his prime. He might have been approaching it. It's it's shocking. You don't see this happening. If you're injury rehab and you come back and play but anybody that's playing the n._f._l. Has had major injuries or just major pain. If it's just relentless in its day after day year after year. He was worn out mentally interest he was. I can't do it anymore and i wouldn't do it but i i don't fault them for doing it because i don't know the paint he's going through dea. Blame the fans for boeing. No i do not that. That's a natural reaction. Fans are fans when their team loses their upset a guy that they looked up to for what he did not for who he is <music> when they get the news. That emotion comes out. I'm okay with that because that was their initial reaction if they had to reflect on and look back on right now. I'm sure it would be different but no. I have no problem with it because that was a natural reaction. Steve berlin came out. Yesterday i applaud him for having the courage to go on twitter and have a different opinion nyan he said listen. I had <hes> you know zillion surgeries. I think it's a calf injury to lower leg injury they do he'll. I think you should have given up more time. What do you make his reaction listen. I read his comments. I thought it was irresponsible. No disrespect steve berlin played fourteen years in the league. He was a starter for three three years and so does he really know what it feels like to game in and game out get beat up like andrew ron ron griggs in his the main culprit. You give up a first round draft. Pick for trent richardson you didn't you didn't surround him with games or one and loss upfront and they didn't do that with andrew luck and for steve birla steve birla's looking at it like i was a career backup. There's no way i'm retirement but andrew lucked which is mentally worn out his body physically really took a toll on him and he just said i couldn't do it but birla's looking at it like i would never do it of course because you only started three out of fourteen years and so you wish you could have started fourteen eighteen out of fourteen in maybe his perspective would be different well yeah. I do think there's a pain element here. I think listen it's dangerous andrew alexa smart guy. If you're on painkillers repeatedly watch out we've had athletes. We've had like politicians. Governors people get addicted to painkillers that stuff scary colin every i had one surgery but i would get shot up almost every game with a needle that looked like it was like a foot long in my in my ribs and back area five six times times a year and i had one surgery and there's i didn't get hit as much as quarterback scott hit hit now and so i can only imagine the pain that i felt what if it's worse than that i can see it. I wanna talk to you about leadership for years and years people compared brady aaron and i said no no brady eighty in breeze have the same temperament. You can't find a player their combined thirty eight years in the league..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"There are a five hundred team cincinnati to me has to make some upgrades grades at quarterback. They're five and eleven a lot of that is just not going to win. Many games under division are gonna be pittsburgh or cleveland in my opinion. They're going to go and four with those guys and finally the a._f._c. South big changes here because of andrew looks departure. I gave houston <hes> because of another win that i would have in the summer eleven and five <hes> lamar miller's injury is something but they have do johnson also thinking the waiver wire. You can find running backs. Who are you know be minus. E plus complementary other offensive line is better how how much will find out. I think deshaun watson spectacular not sure why everybody doesn't embrace him. I think the big winner in this division to his tennessee could not be luck their own twelve against him. They could not be andrew luck. They're going to go from owen to two zero against the colts so i think tennessee light cleveland light the chargers like the jets viceroy playoff spot. I don't think it's man man overboard for indianapolis. I'll put him at eight. I think they're going to have. I think they're ceilings lower but i think this is a really good roster. I think they're going to run the football more tight. Ends are excellent. They upgraded wide receiver. They up get graded corner. It's really good roster and you go beaver set to big strong kits not special. He's not transformative. He's fine. He's been there. He knows the system so. I don't think this man overboard. I think they're going to lose those close games. Andrew luck pull out in the fourth but three times but they'll be fine. They'll be in that playoff picture week thirteen week fourteen jacksonville. I don't buy nick foles. I don't buy the organization do like tom coughlin six and ten thirty now you strong staff. We'll see if it's strong very high on the steelers. I liked that very high on pittsburgh. Best seen in the preseason doesn't mean they're the best team but they've they've been the defensive side of the football. They have been noticeably more athletic. Chris collins said at sunday night. He's like they don't want to say they look younger faster more athletic at linebacker remember they lead the n._f._l. And sax last year so this is a team that gets after the quarterback and protects their quarterback so tennessee a c. I thought looked overwhelmed against pittsburgh and tennessee's tough out being tennessee crushed new england dallas last year that game wasn't close that game was not competitive and that was a game of starters played for the first half so i like pittsburgh a lot t._j. Cushman's oughta is around the corner for us bucky brooks. We are loaded today on a tuesday. Be sure to catch. I live editions of the heard weekdays at noon eastern nine a._m. Pacific on fox sports.
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Polka dots joy. I am always dramatic fares so here. We have done this during we both love n._b._a. Free agency and then m._b._a. Free agency and we got about six weeks of kinda treading water right now. We're into football. Season like andrew lucked just retired. These are big boys stories. Cam newton got hurt and you know i do kind of summer n._f._l. Prediction segment but today. I got everything i need. All the starters are done playing in the preseason. I've got a retirement andrew lock an injury to lamar miller and cam newton. I have all the free agents in. I've seen enough of the good rookies like devin. Bush is going to be a real player. I've i've got hold out out still holding out. I do think zeke and melvin gordon will return so to me today. Hold me to these predictions. These are you're my n._f._l. Predictions now. I always get myself a day or a one change going into the season and somebody else retired but by and large what dominic do for the next seven or eight minutes maybe longer. These are my predictions of the n._f._l. Season i got all the information i need now. None of the stars are playing anymore. I don't think we're going to get key the injuries. I mean the jets offensive line starts haven't played any games so like people are just rest on their people so john here we go. Let's start with the n._f._c. I alright alright n._f._c. East philadelphia wins at eleven and five dallas battles to the end of the season for the playoffs at nine seven giants. I still think if eli starts you've got the third best quarterback in the division now at six and ten and washington's in a tween screener year at quarterback i have them at five and eleven i do think washington has some real players and i like jay gruden. I just think this is a bad spot for them. Listen philadelphia alpha when carson wentz returns in my opinion should be the favorite in the n._f._c. to the to the super bowl. They have a very good owner howie roseman. Perhaps the smartest g._m. And the league carson wentz is a special talent by year two. He was in the m._v._p. Race like patrick mahomes a doug peterson. Jason has surprised me his ability to step into this organization and win. Big games aligned d. line full of talent now i i do think by next year. They're going to have to start drafting on the old line again. They're getting a little long in the tooth. They do not have superstars in the running back but like new england just a lotta do everywhere. Let's go now to the n._f._c. west. I'll take the rams to win at ten and six san francisco to would be a very competitive nine and seven seattle five hundred eighty eight and arizona a wildly entertaining five and eleven. Let's start with the rams listen. They've got todd gurley is going to play less and i do think they're getting old on the offensive line..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"It wasn't the same show and and those are really talented people. There's just a limited number of great actors that really elevate the project are on and i mean it's a handful and there's just a handful of great quarterbacks. Aaron rodgers makes my sunday better andrew luck russell wilson patrick mahomes. Tom brady i. I mean the list gets thin after about seven. I think carson wentz could get there. I hope sam darnold gets their cross. My fingers onto shawn watson staying saying healthy like andrew. Leaving is not good for football. It's steve carell leaving even if you're replaced by james spader. It's not the same luck. Luck is an all timer so whenever i see these stories about tom brady listen i watched that i watched the steelers play the titans on sunday night on n._b._c. and i'm watching three quarterbacks big ben marcus mariota and ryan tannehill all competent. One of them is really fascinating to watch. I'll let you figure out which that is. If you want to root for tannehill in marietta marietta to call it quits all right. Don't you should want big like ben in this league until it's like all right forty two. He smoking cigars on the sidelines. It's a little past his prime. I just don't get the idea of i've had enough of brady. I just want good football. I don't care where it comes from. Just give me good football. Speaking of the patriots. They're center is a very very good player. David andrews and his season is now in jeopardy because of a blood clotting issue. It's very interesting because nobody in the n._f._l. N._f._l. Has a surplus of offensive lineman running backs tight ends linebackers there are there are some replaceable positions in this n._f._l. Tom brady is at this point of forty two forty two year old statue. This is not good news for new england and i've said this before. Is that if you told me i was an n._f._l. G._m. and i was rebuilding a franchise and i was going to draft and sign a bunch of players eta bunch of positions but i was guaranteed that seven positions one player at each would be great and i may on some free agent signings and i may whiff on the draft and i may whiff getting players but seven of them would end up being for my new team really good acquisitions. This is the order i would put him in quarterback. Great defensive lineman left tackle edge rusher center corner wide receiver receiver used to be running back. It's a new league. The center is in the middle of the field the the middle of communication. He sets protection. It is one of the most cerebral demanding positions in football and i said this for years people. Just don't get how valuable jeff saturday was to peyton. Manning jeff would put up with this crap. You could yell at jeff. Jeff would yell back at him jeff for smart jeff at a chip on shoulder peyton. Peyton was not an easy guy. They got in a lot of combative arguments and it was very in the end healthy. Tom brady not a lot of centers by the way when the when the players get released here and it's like the waiver draft..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"I heard all all sorts of people saying who are we to say this and who are we to do that. We're sports media and there's political media and there's tech media and we have opinions and and you don't have to like them. Don't tell me that all retirements are equal and that we should celebrate all players equally. I i will celebrate luck because i thought he inherited a tire. Fire took him to far greater heights than they deserved and now as living with some chronic current pain. I'm all in on him but let me throw this out to you. Kansas city patrick mahomes get to the super bowl. They're playing the philadelphia eagles and and patrick mahomes saturday night retire saying i can't take the stress. I are mentally exhausted. We all good with that. Leaders do not bail on the infantry heading into battle. This is why you ask when you draft a quarterback about mom tom in about dad and about family about cousins. How will you handle the money. How do you handle the stress. This is why we blame big. Ben for some of antonio brown's sounds pushback. We hold quarterbacks to different standards. We pay him more. We ask more brutal questions in the draft half process. This is why not all russell wilson joe buck calls the world series for us and enjoy buck calls the super bowl for us one of the reasons and there's thousands of great play by play guys in america. One of the reasons zain's we pay joe bat. Is we know four minutes before the first pitch. He's not going to go on freaking out on. I can't do this you pay. Hey for a lot of things for quarterbacks. Not just he's got a big arm and wow he can really run you pay for maturity and leadership or ship and toughness and guile and metal and durability and sometimes you don't get an a plus with all of those andrew luck's <music> retirement is justified based on what he inherited what he overcame and what he is now dealing with but if you look at the history of hall of fame quarterbacks they have one thing in common. It is not size. It is not arm strength. It is not mobility. It is not dominant in college hell half of them. We didn't even see playing called in his not you went in the first round around with all of them with no exception they were all great leaders and leaders don't bail l. on their men schwarzkopf to patent to kobe the michael abroad to brady day before battle unless unless unless like andrew luck it is justifiable physically which in my opinion it is but if andrew would a retired a couple of days ago because the stresa playing is too much he would have deserved criticism instead of deserving what he received overwhelmingly lee which was condolences for the injuries. We feel terrible for your decision. This is actually actually courageous. Go get a man. Not all retirement should be treated. Equally quarterbacks are defined signed by a leadership qualities and leaders should never if at all physically possible bail on a team right before the big mission. Let me switch to this so aaron. Rodgers talked about he's is obviously going to be a first ballot hall of famer super super talented guy he did not like how andrew luck was treated by the fans in indianapolis when the announcement came in late in the game. I thought it was pretty disgusting. On now. He's making a really tough decision and even before that you know he makes the decision. I don't know why that doesn't stay in house. We kind of protect protect them a little bit. Although when i think about it i thought it would have been more of a standing ovation type thing and a thank you than than oo <music> aaron era smart guy..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"My shirt has dots today. I don't wear circling dots march but i thought i'd roll it out a little bit today joy taylor little disco flavor crazy as i get south by nightclub block like once a year. I worked swell. What was the last time you've into a nightclub early. Eighty s now listen i. I not really what depends on what you mean by nightclub club. Do they have salmon and now there's no food. Oh then and it's been a long time. We had a club sandwich about a month ago that that that's not now anyway here. We go into tuesday. Ah so andrew luck retires and let's do the chronological order of what happened. He retires people boo healed a press conference conference people like me defend him and then now comes the second wave of reactions steve berlin eighteen years in the n._f._l. Excuse me eighteen gene surgeries in the n._f._l. Football at notre dame from california played in the n._f._l. Now broadcast or very good one he came out yesterday. He didn't like by the way this takes guts. That's because everybody's petrified of the twitter mob. Everybody is so p._c. Now in sports that if you have an opinion that's contrary into the twitter movement you get crushed and berlin in came out yesterday a guy with eighteen surgeries in the n._f._l. And he goes. I'm a huge andrew. Luck fan old have been but i can't defend or justify no scenario where retirement at defensible supposed to do.
"andrew luck" Discussed on Sports Gambling Podcast
"O. J. simpson yeah yeah. Let's be innocent had a lot of questions as they pan the room to get to o._j. 'cause it's like oh cool so we're at some frat like <hes> draft party nope o._j. Simpson's in the house ryan. You've run a lot of fantasy football pools in years. Sometimes you have to kind of shake someone down. You have to be like hey where's. Where's the money for the sign up. How does that work with juice do you. How how hard do you push issue like. Hey buddy. What's going on you so if i'm trying to be a commissioner we that doesn't have to foot o._j. Simpson's bill cash upfront if i if i want a great story to tell my friends about how o._j. Simpson's stiffed me. I don't care yeah. I'm sure i'm sure much like let me dykstra o._j. Simpson big square cash guy although. I don't know if i've even story on the <hes> let's say that for another podcast as well but hey you know they're hanging <music> out at the restaurant. Hopefully no one there's no someone forgot their reading glasses and then a waiter has to go return it a couple of days later o. j. He's enraged aged andrew luck. He handled it poorly and also kind of soft for hanging it up so early aw thing i can. I'm not gonna go. It's kind of a quitting on your team is a pussy move and he deserves. He deserves criticism <unk> system for that and i. I don't know if you if you read it show but i sent you an amazing tweet from t. y. Hilton just. I don't even know if you're another another player. I get why you support andrew luck because you don't want to be criticized. You don't want to deal with all this bullshit. Look at this show now every t. y. Hilton tweeted this out quote every every time i think about it tears start to flow crying emoji crying emoji crying emoji period. No one understands you like i do period. Our bond is is one of a kind period. I've decided to dedicate my season to my best friend all caps. I love you twelve hashtag luck to hilton what really is the most frustrating was the relationship on the field putting strain on the relationship off the field and that's that's what andrew luck was speaking about. This is what i think what aggravated me. The most is for some reason this issue and quitting and a it's about me. I'm number one number twelve i for whatever reason this andrew luck abrupt. Retirement triggered a bigger discussion and abroad command football people into the conversation michael moore. This tweet drove me crazy kudos twenty nine year old q._b. Andrew luck for quitting in the n._f._l. He said his health and happiness for more important than half billion dollars he gave up again. He's not making five hundred million dollars michael moore. I don't know what the no parent i know. Let's their son play football so his head can be repeatedly bludgeoned by twenty fifty. This game won't even exist. I don't know what's more annoying michael moore coming in as a football expert or a health expert okay. You're you don't know nothing you know nothing about personal l. and just because you hang out with a bunch of super liberal millionaires that don't want their kid playing football doesn't mean football's not an amazing game. It's fucking insane well. He had a football and this. This also opens up the door for the colin well. They need a quarterback. I know katherine the next like liberal media domino of like but why would they won't take kapernick..
Andrew Luck's retirement shocks football fans
"And we were shocked by the stunning retirement the age twenty nine Andrew luck the Indianapolis Colts quarterback one estimate I read it a half billion dollars in four gone earnings your reaction might going to made it your top ten but your personal reaction to this young man saying I've got enough I'm not going to risk my health my personal reaction is that this present a massive issue to the NFL how dangerous indeed bill attending the sport can be hold it takes on top talents agenda and I were talking about this last night you reminded me of one of the great Green Bay Packers Brett Farr battled addiction to pain killers the talk about taking fifteen by the bike it in at one time taking a month's worth of pain killers in two days and so I think that the lock during the war you said that the joy had gone out of football the you're stuck in a cycle of the injury rehab injury we have the New York times on football a comma convulsant writing players of locks generation now make a loop whose calculation between help Christmas money and that's going to put them in conflict with team owners who always want more football not what and if you did a little more digging tomorrow you'll see that Andrew luck got crushed his first two seasons with the colts because they had a terrible offensive line to go back to Michael Lewis is great but the blind side and I'm watching Baker Mayfield were on the cover of the brands on the covers SI Odell Beckham junior Jarvis Landry and behind the Baker may feel and Nick Chubb we're gonna have a great year we had a very good offensive line after job attorney I was at left guard and I'm beginning to think that reading that Andrew luck story the brown should start trading draft choices to get in a line to protect their asset which is Baker may feel he's the whole club these everything and the reason Andrew luck is quitting with half the career of Roethlisberger and and one two fifths of the career of Tom Brady is because you don't have an old line it be it Michael Lewis is frightening still right this is a brown story is proof that all politics is local the the the ill the triumph of hope over experience has led me to have season I have my four on the fifteen people want them and I'm so excited about Mike Allen always a pleasure good Monday
Andrew Luck's retirement shocks football fans
"I don't know if there was a final straw purse or the lack of progress I think just builds up in run into one okay turn the corner okay what's you know kind of another some of our turn a corner turn the corner and I I can or if there's one thing that the to pinpoint a final straw but yeah I I I again I feel ma'am with so much clarity and I'm so grateful for for for for the for the experiences and are in the the positive terms I have sat here that was and you lock talking about his retirement me Tony cats ninety three W. I. B. C. let me bring in Kevin balance from one oh seven five the band ninety three point five one seven five the family sometime the fan dot com literally every article on that site right now is you you and Kevin's corner and talking about the retirement of Andrew luck so here's here's the the the question what the hell yeah right shock stunning disbelief answer all those adjectives right there basically Angela came to the realization that the sacrifices it takes to be an NFL football player and the amount of pain threshold that you have to play through the amount of rehab that a lot of guys have to go through to play at that level he was no longer willing to make those sacrifices and I think the Andrew luck we saw maybe the first for five years and his NFL career war was very willing to do all of that but ever since the labor issue began four years ago and he wants the Netherlands for two months for that twenty seventeen season to try and get away and nearly new husband and new father later this year all those things wait into this pretty heavily now there's no doubt and I am I'm from the beginning I was saying this to the people that I was around he looked in his life he looked at the money in the bank he felt the pain that these and you look at the future of his family said I don't need this right and and I don't actually have a problem with that I'm not one of those people who's who's angry with him for retiring certainly I think that he's wrong to say mentally worn down you don't get to discuss mentally worn down there's a guy who's been going to the plant for twenty five years and he's mentally worn down and physically worn down but is a hundred million dollars in the bank you don't actually get to say that to people as as far as I'm concerned and he has two X. I think except that when people were brewing as they were coming up the field it's not just all it was about that but it was also about him leaving it's also about this team that's what I want to get into with you this seems like the second time in three years that the Indianapolis Colts lied to the fans about what was going on it was a calf strain it was a magical thing it was bone thing now it's retirement how or GM Ballard Chris Ballard and the coach Frank Reich discussing this and are they aware of the fact that for the failing side never will get to the team a second for the fans side there is all lot of mistrust of
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Players they sit in front of them microphones and do the dog and pony show he did was best for his family but in the back of their massa i say damn he just collected twenty million dollars and can still play football but here it is a sequel elliott is getting crucified through the media from dallas all the way to africa and you're telling me the best running back in football. They need to pay that man to gay. He should not play another down for the dallas cowboys. Amari cooper show hold out that prescott her hold hold up. It's just set a precedent to the national football on if you could pay a guy twenty four million dollars right to sit at home. You better pay the guy that wanted to play that can play the money right away. Let me tell you something right now. Here's where you and i do disagree though i have no problem with ezekiel elliott making getting his money because he deserves it because he's a star running back in the national football league. He probably the best there is right now. I don't have any problem of however him having the sweat shirt because the fact that the matters when you suspended for six games when you get called up to the commissioner's in his office on two or three occasions because you don't know how to act and you besmirch the franchise the way that he has by finding himself in those particular situations in the midst of dak prescott never ever missing the game being the quintessential leader that you're supposed to be who by the way is in the midst of contract negotiations with the cowboys himself. I have no problem problem. I don't have any problem with ezekiel getting his money but also have no problem with him having to wait for at least a few weeks. It doesn't bother me with this one. I'm elite league this one. The day arce said i'm gonna give you twenty four million dollars to sit at home. It don't matter what none of these players do anymore. You gotta pay the guy that's willing the play if you can sit at home with twenty four million dollars in the bank and this is a league that does not give guaranteed contracts. That's a slap in the play face face to every n._f._l. Player that ever played as plan right now in future play in the n._f._l. The deal you need to get. I mean somebody needs to say so. This is ridiculous preset. Your champion can't can't can't cannot disagree with a word you said man chair for detroit appreciation bro. Thanks so much it at eight say e._s._p._n. Eight hundred seventy not we seven seven six yard augment dammit. He was right on point. I got a minute was gonna say i just can't do it. Andrew luck leaves no disrespect but he did quit and he gets to walk away with twenty four hours ezekiel elliott holding out people got a problem with them. Love your bell. People got a problem with it. He can't play elects not to quits. It's an earthy says. Keep the twenty four hours and oh by the way when i say i've done that for anybody else. That's one problem you could have with. I'm gonna tell you another. I'm gonna tell you why he is more to blame for. Andrew luck's retirement than anybody else. I'll explain exactly what i'm talking about. In the minute you listen listen live stephen a radio e._s._p._n. News by the way do you african harper like the conway stashed every case pops up. You know what i mean..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"Want. Let me be very very clear. John and everybody else listening. I'm an out there. Andrew luck is not to blame for this. I'm gonna tell you who the play is. Damn jim irsay the owner for the indianapolis colts. That's who's to blame and i'm gonna tell you why you blame him because he did not do his job. When you got a franchise countable quarterback the likes of andrew luck you go go all out to protect him. You don't protect chuck pagano. You don't pretend ford g._m. Ryan grigson who should never be a g._m. In this in this league again i'm not saying he should be unemployed. I'm not saying he doesn't know football. I'm not saying he doesn't deserve a check from an n._f._l. Team but when you hear the stories that you've heard about ryan grigson as it pertains thanks to his hardheadedness his acerbic attitude his unwillingness to get along with certain people whether it be coach stoute's other people. They want to listen and you see what he has subjected. He's years as the g._m. For indianapolis colts subjecting. I andrew luck two years five years. The mail was sacked one hundred times in a first three times forty one times as a rookie in two thousand twelve thirty two times a second year twenty seven times its third year yes there was improvement but but then one hundred touches one hundred tons only countertops that he was sacked. It ain't count the amount of time that he was head that an accident that everybody sits here right now reading about about kris ballot. What did this man do this five years as a general manager. It was coats. He drafted an offensive lineman digital lock in basra it again before the seventh-round only three times. You've got to be kidding me. This is a franchise uh-huh protect them not nearly as well as you said. If you looked at a six four frame you looked at the two hundred and forty pounds you look you look at those tree trunks but thighs and legs and you're just assumed he would be all right. Would each drop back would each hit this. Man was withering away and grigson didn't do enough to protect him. That's why he's out of a job with the indianapolis colts. That's exactly why and as a result of it. This is where we are. Angela came into the league twenty twelve twenty fifteen. He was missing games. They twenty twenty six t was the last rated kidney twenty seventeen. He had to miss the whole season due to the shelter about a way not once but twice there was a a couple of soldiers surgeries he comes back last year. He wants comeback player of the year with frank reich as coach has his best completing completing percentage do for the second most yards in his career over forty five hundred ninety three do for the second touchdown his career with thirty nine had the greatest quarterback rating of this career ninety eight point seven had the greatest q._b. Off his career. At seventy one point five bolaise gentlemen almost telling stat was that he was sacked one hundred seventy four times in his career which means he was hit at least four hundred. Sometimes you can say whatever you want about andrew luck but the fact that that is that's a lot of punishment to take man. That's a a lot of punishment to take guys. Come in full speed at you and you don't even have an opportunity to brace yourself football. You got no time to brace yourself. You gotta just throw roll your body to the wolves and take those heads. That's what he was doing. Took a good look good licking. It was tough for him to keep on ticking off. Some of these hits a lot to take then now. You come in the training camp. I mean since april got a calf and you got an ankle injury. No o._t._a.'s c._a.'s training camps to kobe br assessment practicing with steve quite some time he's going through this. I can't blame andrew luck for his decision. Everybody wanna sit up there and engage in hyperbole aw takes a lot of courage blah blah blah now listen..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Stephen A. Smith Show
"League two thousand completions out of thirty two hundred thirty two two hundred and ninety attempts completed sixty percent of his passes in his career to for twenty six thousand six hundred seventy yards in his career one hundred and seventy one touchdowns eighty eighty three interceptions. That's a better than two to one touchdown the turnover ratio a quarterback rating of eighty nine point eight five which is pretty damn good you now a lotta. People were very critical of andrew luck in his decision. Let me say this as much of a fan i a- as i am of r._g. Three the person person i was never a proponent of g. three going number one in the draft coming out of baylor over andrew luck. I knew he was stud. I went to his his game <hes> against u._s._c. in his senior year at stanford as last year stanford rather and he went up against u._s._c. at the coliseum. I was at that game when he dropped fifty five on him. I was there and i saw this dude in a per person. I knew what a study he was an andrew luck being this dude six four two hundred and forty pounds. That's what he's listed. As first year in indy plays all sixteen games god's them to an eleven five record a wildcard game second year played all sixteen games james gosden to another eleven and five record and a divisional playoff game third year eleven and five record god's them to an a._f._c. championship game that year he led the league throwing forty touchdowns and just sixteen interceptions does do written all over me at franchise written all over him and loved loved loved loved himself playing some football. That's what he was about. Fix from stamp got some kind of architectural degree architectural engineering erin degree whatever the case may be but listen and comes from a relatively affluent family background..
Andrew Luck's Retirement Highlights the NFL's Growing Problem
"Know what it wasn't long ago. I think it was last week when two weeks ago when mclovin said hey how about this poll question is andrew lock more likely to be an slight disappointment or hall of famer and this is when the ankle injury came. I remember it was the calf and then the owner robert say said i think it's an ankle and then i started to think there's more involved in this. There's more to this story. Sorry ben just glynn from the calf to a high ankle. I don't even i still don't know what he has but we know it serious enough that he announced his retirement and everybody's got an opinion on this. His decision to retire was a shock to the system for you know the the entire n._f._l. Nation when people say boy oy this is the most shocking football story we've ever heard i mean like new. No no no no how about we start with o._j. Simpson michael vick aaron hernandez. Those are shocking stories. Andrew looks different cat all right he is. He went back to college to get his degree. He could have left after his junior year. He went back to get his degree in architectural design. I believe he there are guys who are or football players and then there guys who play football most our football players j._j. Watt is a football player. Should he still be playing football. No no not at all but it andrew luck is a guy who is a guy who was good at playing football. I don't know if he's a a football guy and there's a difference in that but that doesn't mean he wasn't good at it or didn't love it. I just think that we're we're so unfamiliar. Oh you're with an athlete who uses logic where you go. What are you doing. Most football players in pauley had the analogy. Let's say you have a rock rock in your shoe. Most football players will continue to play in fact. Stop down on the rock. Where is andrew luck goes. How about. I just take the rock in my shoe. I mean it sounds logical. He just took the rock out of a shoe. Football players will tie the shoe differently like they'll somehow find a way. Hey i'll walk differently who care i'll take madison. Shoot me up. Whatever andrew lucked just said. I'm gonna take the the pebble <music> out. He's removing football from his life. Everybody has an opinion on this and when he started rattle off the list of injuries it makes a lot of sense but it's hard for us to imagine and by the way athletes are just commodities. We've moved on from all of these athletes. We don't care really don't care eric. Dickerson joined us in los angeles when we were out there and here's one of the great running backs of all time any looked great. I said the kind you look like you could give me a couple of carries. He said people don't realize the toll that this takes on goes. I slept in a reclining chair for two years because i had neck and back injuries. Nobody cares about eric dickerson's injuries. Nobody cared about jim. Mcmahon's injury his health. He thought about killing himself. We move on and andrew luck realizes that and yes he got paid paid and the reason for people to be upset and how do you do this to your team. And how do you quit on your team. I understand those emotions. I really do but i have to look at this and say andrew. Luck did what andrew luck thought he needed to do. Is it inexcusable to you know oh colts fans. Yeah i get that. I don't think he's saying boy. Watch what i'm gonna do. I'm going to set up the colts for failure now. I don't think i think that he had to process this. It took a long time. It's something you do you do well. It's your identity and maybe he doesn't want that is his identity and can you get away from this. You know the guys who had all the surgeries. I'm seeing all of this stuff here. Everybody's saying how do you do. I understand all of those emotions. Russians here but andrew lock did what andrew lucked thought he needed to do. If barry sanders was a quarterback and he walked away we would have abba bigger issue with what barry sanders did at age thirty-one calvin johnson at aged thirty. Jim brown age thirty. What are you doing walking away from the sport. Guess you've got a contract extension. There are a lot of questions. I have ranted you luck in this situation. When did you really know and when did you let the cold snow and what is the reason. Is there more surgery down. The road like you went through shoulder. You had and i put some of this on the colts by the way ryan grigson in particular the former g._m. What did i say for years. You have this investment. It's like having this unbelievable engine but then you have a car that's falling apart. You traded for trent richardson. You didn't use any lyman you finally went out and got quinton nelson and what happened. Andrew luck had the best season of his career. He had the fewest sacks. It's not something that takes a whole lot of thought. Hey how about we have a good offensive line. Chances are andrew. Luck might be able to play play a little bit longer but so many injuries and then you start to get down on yourself and you get in your head and you don't wanna go through it and and i look i couldn't play the game. I've told you if you ever watched a game on the sidelines. You never let your kids play. It is violent. It's more violent than you think because when you hear it you can close your eyes on the sidelines just listen. There's no way you go yep. I want to play play. I know we're macho. I know we all wanna play through pain. I did stupid things with my knee and my shoulder waited thirty five the years to get my torn rotator and i'm not even a pro athlete. I have an artificial knee because i was stupid when i played this guys out there and they're taking shots at him. He's getting hit lacerated kidney. He's got shoulder. He's got yeah. I understand all of these injuries. Do we want him out there. Yes because it's about us he. What are you doing to my fantasy team. Hey what you doing to my colds. You're you guys got a chance to. I understand hold loose things but this is something that we don't understand an athlete who says i'm gonna take a logical approach. He's a guy he's got a flip phone. He's got a book club. I mean he he's not your normal guy. Hi and we can't understand this. He's newly married. We can't understand this because all of us would go. I killed a play and make that kind of money and be a starting starting quite yes. This story is about us in how we perceive. This people didn't play wanna tell you they would play or how oh you need to play or. What's wrong with your your soft. You gotta take a step back and andrew luck. Doing i see all of this twitter chatter. Oh this is going to stay with him forever. I is very sanders. A quitter calvin johnson a quitter. Is jim brown a quitter right i. I haven't heard that i'd never heard somebody say. Jim brown's a quitter. Barry sanders quit walked down on the <hes> the lines how can you do. I guess andrew luck is a quitter but i'm guessing will move past this calvin johnson. Is he a quitter or see smart. I don't know i just i saw this reaction this vitriol that andrew luck how dare you do for this. He walked away from his team. I get i get it. He gave up on a sport. He excels at but no matter what people say. I think we can all agree. Andrew luck was outstanding when he did play and wishing luck and no pun intended with his life after football.
Bill Belichick And Andrew Luck discussed on Gary and Shannon
"Hear about bill Belichick in what he said he was asked today about what he thinks about Andrew luck's retirement bill Belichick echoed a chorus coach the patriot city say ready for this weekend he said I didn't
Florida Gators celebrate 24-20 win over Miami Hurricanes
"Speaking college football last night. I predicted twenty six twenty you f- it was twenty four yeah. He's pretty good twenty eight twenty. It was a sloppy hilarious game but it was good to have college football back and then took off for hawaii zone. It did you now. I'd worked to nutty game. Cole mcdonald shootout cold mcdonald who is a quarterback threw three touchdowns in three picks in the first half he then throws a four touchdown down unstuck in half and then two more picks. He gets pulled even though he had three hundred yards in like five todd's the backup crumbs in lead them the two scoring drives hawaii can put the game away. They're down seven fifty seconds left from their own like fifteen. They drive all the way down to thirty ten seconds left. No timeouts cleo tate's scrambling housing. It's tackled it like the one and a half yard line and the time expires. It was like crazy. It's a hell of a game we start on
Andrew Luck retires: Colts' personnel moves forward with Jacoby Brissett
"The Indianapolis Colts in thirteen days face the LA Chargers went out Andrew luck and with your cover percept the guy for whom they traded Labor Day weekend at twenty seventeen he started fifteen games that year after being thrust into the mix with no opportunity to learn the offense no opportunity to learn the personnel no opportunity to learn the coaches everything's on the fly for Jacoby per set it was for an eleven which obviously is not an ideal record but he played well under the circumstances and remember twenty seventeen GM Chris Ballard was still trying to dig out from the mess that Ryan Grigson had made from two thousand twelve for two thousand sixteen in Indianapolis so I think there's reason for optimism as they move forward with your cover per set they have resisted all options and opportunities to trade burset elsewhere and now they have him and now he's the guy now Chris Ballard the guy who has compiled this culture Austin made the playoffs last year made the final weight has to cover percent he understands that the office will be different without interlocutors Ballard from Saturday night we're not gonna ask you go we were said to be Angela Angela was a unique unique player but you go we were set is is a winning football player initially and he is an apple I think your would you what Andrew said Cody said is a rare rare leaders he is he's a rare human being man I know look in that moment Chris Ballard needs to say something to inspire confidence in the locker room and beyond that the colts will rebound from this but look at what they rebounded from just in the past couple of years Josh McDaniels fails on a verbal agreement to take over as coach of the team following fifth Super Bowl fifty two bad stunner on a Tuesday night and we had a hard the rumblings that you know what McDaniels may not take that job after all and they didn't and they were covered and they pivoted to Frankreich and Frank Reich has ended up being the guy who maybe should have been at the top of the list from the get go and right there was a thing or two about moving on from disappointment about changing circumstances and adjusting on the fly right was the quarterback of that game in buffalo the comeback for the ages when the Orleans wrote thirty five to three it wasn't Jim Kelly he was injured it was Frank right it was Frank Reich who was the offense of coordinator the Philadelphia Eagles in two thousand seventeen when Carson Wentz suffered a torn ACL in the middle of December the kind of injury that would derail a team's playoff run they pivoted to Nick Foles the cobble together an offense that would work in light of his skills and they won the freaking Super Bowl with Nick Foles that was the final active Frank breaks career in Philadelphia's offense of coordinator he's not going to panic he's not gonna give in he's not going to give up it was three years ago that teddy Bridgewater suffered a torn ACL at a no contact practice it's always no contact quarterbacks just a week or so before the start of the regular season and Mike Zimmer said nobody's gonna shut down the season nobody's gonna cry force we just have to go forward it was not long ago we heard Frankreich explaining that he learned from watching Tony Dungy how to stay even keel in that setting how to be the call in the middle of the storm and the importance of that message sends to the rest of people the organization now since how possible Frank break knew what was coming so already was working himself into that state of call so he could be the beacon of hope and stability for the franchise because he knows that they're going to go into the season without interlock but regardless between Ballard who has put together a top flight roster couple of all pros not just pro bowlers but all pros that were rookies last year and continuing to build continuing to finesse continuing to make that team better and yes it makes that team worse not having interlock but there's a quiet confidence between Ballard and right and also what we've seen from the cover set I'm not gonna write the colts off at look people will write them off they will have no expectations the fall off the radar screen and and and now well one hand the division to the Jaguars with the Jaguars in the Texans act the colts I think we'll still be
McIlroy wins FedEx Cup, biggest payout in golf history
"Mcilroy smooth fifteen million dollars today when the tour championship for the second time in four years and that fifteen mill that he wins for winning the fedex cup. That's the largest cash payout in golf history. How's it going kepco was right there again till the end he bogeyed a couple of holes in the middle the back nine when roy birdie didn't that was that was a big four-shot swing so congratulations roy because he's getting a little short on cash steve with with the small little endorsement daily as he was the guy that was complaining kinda going <hes> salmon up the stream on the p._g. As new game plan here learn how playoff will work and going into the final tournament of the year that justice thomas starting with a minus ten like he's minus ten on the first i hole of the first day and that gives them a ten stroke lead on the guys at the bottom and so roy mcelroy is actually quite outspoken about that. I wonder if he's going to feel that way when they hand him that novelty cheque right now for fifteen million dollars
What just happened? Making sense of Andrew Luck's shocking decision
"You know what how is indeed going to remember Andrew luck's legacy in in his career what what is his era and his legacy going to mean to those colts fans one we now look back in hindsight well so great girl he had said he told us Jason that he actually believes that when we look at Andrew luck we're going to think about the things that he did not do he's going to be remembered for the things that he did not do versus the things that he did and that might sound harsh it might sound unfair at the moment but when you think about that it kind of makes all the sense in the world doesn't well I I do think it's Marcia and I do think it's unfair that if we step back for a second engine log your armored when he was come out of Stanford I had scouts in player personnel people telling me he was the group he was the best quarterback quarterback prospect since John Elway I mean I had several people independently say that to me at any comes in succeeding Peyton manning arguably the greatest quarterback in NFL history mean we can go over Brady debate would go around around but if you take manning is right there and what does he do he picks up and gets his team into the playoffs he has great seasons pro bowls he gets hurt his body his body lets him down and I would certainly phrases but England out his body was in the NFL okay and you got hurt and he still after missing season came back I played with a lacerated kidney the playoff game and we're gonna remember for what he didn't do I get it Nick that's the waste that's we sports works in this country it's all about winning championships if you don't and if you walk away your brand the bomb but I don't look at him that way I look at a guy who you know what he made good on his promise but his body did not allow him to continue making good on it but I will look at the guys a failure at all I don't think that there's a difference to say that will remember him more for the things that he didn't do verses what he did then saying he's going to be bomb or a boss or a failure I think it's just looking back at his career and saying what could have been right because he is so so talented he has all the tools it's just looking back and saying them you know what if things fell into place what if he was able to stay healthy what if if he played until he was thirty five thirty six here is Greg Doyle's answer from the NBA star the J. since questions about how long would be remembered you're not gonna be remembered for what he did he can remember for what he didn't do what he left on dark even called quick message what's going to happen and it's a damn shame because he's he deserves better that I realized what he did I realize we did the scene I realize all that but this is not a sports story it's a human story this is a human
Luck retires, calls decision 'hardest of my life'
"Well Andrew luck twenty nine stepping away from the game of football rob Gronkowski stepping away from the game of football in this off season two grades hi crocs going to make the whole fame Andrew luck probably will not make the whole thing isn't enough in his career but we thought he was going to be an all time great so what does that say about football that these young athletes who have a whole lot of potential and think about the quarter Pat cord back because in today's day and age of the NFL you can't touch him to begin with so I would have assumed the Andrew luck at twenty nine would have at least what ten to twelve more years left in his playing career if you wanted to do so so I mean that there's also going to be a conversation about NFL players who make money early who say that's enough for me I'm done I'm moving on with my life that's something that we have to talk about as well then you look at the rankings of quarterbacks in the NFL interlocks a top six quarterback top five quarterback you know you can make the argument him Russell Wilson and then the others that we place at the top the Patrick my homes coming into this year Rogers Brady what you have in that collection of players and brought this burger you have about six guys bill rivers six seven guys there that all can make an argument that they are top five drew Brees that their top five top six quarterbacks injure look is one of those guys
Why did Andrew Luck retire? QB explains shocking decision.
"Phone in shocking development on Saturday colts quarterback Andrew luck announced his retirement from the NFL saying constant injuries he's dealt with since twenty fifteen including the ankle injury this summer of taking his chore out of the game his thoughts on the fans blowing during Saturday's game there are I'd be lying if I didn't say I heard the reaction yeah it hurt I'll be honest up at her I you know what I yeah I don't I don't look I I certainly feel like I got my fair chance and I'm very grateful for every snap that I got to tell you you know the the lows and learn from them and the highs and all the positive things it happened in this building that I got to be a you know a part of so so I I I I yeah you're I don't hold any resentment address and that way I do feel like I got a fair chance I tried to make the most of my chance and and and right now my journey just doesn't doesn't include football going forward and I'm again so grateful to have Alfie electrical forever I I know I well I'm so grateful again for the say family for friends press everybody not locker in that it that it that is I've got a chance to you know take the field with it's it's truly been the honor of a lifetime and I understand the the suddenness of maybe the surprise behind it I I I really do but I also know I have so much clarity about about my next steps moving forward and and I'm and I'm so excited for this team it's it's a great tune nature Kobe per set is scheduled to take over his starter in his coach Frank right there's a saying in football that every everybody knows everybody lives by it's next man up and although this circumstance is unique that's a universal principle in this game and no one
Andrew Luck retirement: Here's hoping he finds peace and fulfillment in whatever is next to come
"Colts quarterback Andrew luck retiring played six seasons in the NFL he missed all of the twenty seventeen season made one A. F. C. championship games the forty four time pro bowler with zero Super Bowl appearances and there are some people as expected Joe on social media and elsewhere that are calling into like a botched I think he's a disappointment I think that's fair to say but I don't think you can call a guy who was predominately injured and then played well when he was healthy Abbas injure looks kind of like a bill Walton to me now I guess bill Walton did win a couple of championships including one with the Celtics when he was coming off the bench but he had his career defined by injuries I think that's more lock then putting him in that Ryan leaf Johnny Manziel category which I just don't think it's fair at all no no no no no I. V. kebab that would they they got to an AFC championship game he made pro bowls as you mentioned and if you can't shake the injury bug well that's a completely separate topic if you want to call it a disappointment you want to call it one of the great what ifs in sports not just football but just sports you know sometimes I always wonder what would have looked like if Ken Griffey junior could have stayed healthy throughout his entire career in baseball those I think are fair conversations but this business that he is some sort of a bust com on people let's step away from the Twitter machine for a little bit let's get away for that to think this through a little bit before we start talking that noise you know that that were just pops like it's an evocative word it's you have an emotional reaction when you hear it but I I do think that it's disappointing I I think he's one of the most hyped quarterbacks to ever come into the league and to see him with zero Super Bowl appearances on his resume at least for now I keep reminding myself tonight Joe that Andrew luck story may not be quite done here mom because you know twenty nine years old whenever you retire like rob Gronkowski retires similar age you know not not that much older than and you lock in everyone says the same thing just wait until November in ground pool plug himself back into the New England Patriots in here we go so I would not be shocked to see a lot get healthy and come back but tonight certainly he signed it sounded pretty resigned to the S. and like he had given it some serious thought and I imagine I can only imagine how the colts organization feels you know after preparing for a season where they thought they were going to be Superbowl contenders with one of the top G. M. as in the league in Chris Ballard all of a sudden they have Jacoby per set as their starting quarterback after luck made the announcement colts owner Jim Irsay gave his reaction to Andrew luck's retirement right now we're just thankful about what Anders meant to this city I know a lot of a lot of range of emotions go through our fans and and that's a a natural thing that we can all relate to it was something obviously that we are hoping that might be something that that could have went a different direction but if he had a file is hard and and that's what he did and so again we have nothing but gratitude and thankfulness for for the blood sweat and tears you spill the as number twelve and part of our hearts broken and I
"andrew luck" Discussed on Izzy and Spain
"Well fits is out again, believes on vacation. I don't know. Maybe he was hosting eleven other shows today. It's hard to keep track, but the good news is as always I have another co host with the last name starting with f in Nick, free Dell. So it Spain and fits with free del filling in on ESPN radio, the SPN app and Sirius XM channel eighty. And both of us were at Pearl Jam last night, but we managed to check out all the big highlights and news stories from Monday night football. Andrew luck back out on the field again. And you know it was funny because we kind of fell in love with Andrew luck. When we got the mic'd up segment of him, thinking dudes after they hit him and saying, you know, great, greeted sizzle, you got me that time, you know, and then there are sorry, man, it's okay. Dude. It's football, right? And we were all like, who is this guy? Just, you know, chatting it up after dude, sacrament and destroy men. We got a little more of that. Andrew luck again last night. Here's what he had to say. After he took a huge hit from the angels wonder Terrell suggs and had everybody gasps. Wondering if it would affect his injured shoulder. Here's Andrew luck too. Happy to have been sacked by, you know, saga and a legit like sack because I go, I landed on my right elbow, sort of reminiscent of what how I injured my shoulder many, you know a couple years ago and I didn't feel anything didn't didn't give it a second thought. So I think in, I think that's actually a big deal for me, you know, and being able to sort of lose that thought bubble if you will, he's such a lovable goofball nerd weirdo when he was like legitimate all sack. Honestly, that was one of the most positive parts of the game. Nick, which I guess doesn't say much about how the rest of it went, but to see him out there taking a hit and pop back up and getting back into it. He's the nerdy lovable goofball in everybody's lights there. Everybody's got a friend like Andrew luck at some point in time. But yeah, as far as the game goes, you need him too. Get over that mental hurdle, you need him to feel like, you know what I took the best somebody could could offer. I got up. I brush myself off. I kept rolling. Andrew luck when he is right is one of the very best quarterbacks in the league. He just hadn't been healthy fully healthy last couple seasons. So you're, you're questioning everything. He does at this moment and Sarah, he's questioning if he can do it and how he can do it the same way. So it's a very positive thing for him in for anybody to get their preseason game. Feel unhealthy is the key throughout the league, but for Andrew luck specifically given what he's gone through to have that experience and get up at the great son luck just six of thirteen passing for fifty yard ten interception. He was sacked twice in twenty three plays, but worth noting. There were a handful of really important guys. His lect left tackle most notably out, and it's been an issue since he got. There the protection and so has been his decision making that injury. He got was on a play where he didn't need to take the hit or or or the not this injury, but the last rated kidney memory at last rated kidney. And so he's a guy that needs to protect themselves better in part because he doesn't have great protection. Of course, we need to wait and see how some of those offense of weapons and offensive protectors when they're back, helped that situation. And it's always hard to tell in the preseason exactly what you got your. You're more looking at mechanics with them right now. And we haven't seen from him at all is a deep bowl and the play where he got sacked by subs was supposed to be a deep pass. That's what they had called the. But his fill in left tackle was a little slow, getting around the edge there to get this sucks. And, and so we still don't know what what it looks like for him trying to push that deep ball and you know the first team offense had a total forty four yards can't really gain much from watching that in terms of what he's able to do..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Then you throw ball out there once in a while, but this is what's going to happen. And I said this before the draft, everybody was like, oh, I said, this is going to be Tibo both T-Bone the more Jackson profoundly popular in college. They win a Heisman, both mechanically don't throw the world's greatest ball in college. Both have great offensive coaches in college. Bobby between for Lamar urban Meyer for Tibo that mask an elevate sort of average throwers both get overdrafted in the first round and both are in proud franchises Baltimore in Denver, with loyal fan bases that won't wins. And you go to game losing streak, and they're chanting t. Bo mar. This is this is exactly he. I've watched him now for three games. The he is exactly the player. I was told. He would be by all three scouting directors. I talked to first round changes everything for the owner for the fans for the media. Let me shift to this ever take a two week vacation and you come back and it just takes you a couple of days to get back into rhythm at work. And by the way you're good at work, whatever you do at work, you're a sales person you're in, you're an engineer, you are a vice president of marketing. You're good at what you do, but you go in that two week vacation. Just two weeks. I'm not saying a month. I'm not saying summer you come back on that Monday. Not quite these things. Tuesday, you're like getting them by Wednesday. You're okay. That's just for a two week vacation and you're good at what you do regardless of what you do. Andrew luck did not throw a football for a year and a half. Now. I mean, he's. Defensive lineman, throw footballs in practice. Angela couldn't throw a football for your half. He's a quarterback. Andrew luck this year is going to be good because he's an all time town not going to be MVP. He may not do to Shawn Watson, be the best quarterback this year in his division. You cannot go from doing something for years, twenty four, seven, and then go to total inactivity for an extended time and come back and just be great. You and I take two weeks off. We come back. We're rusty. He took a year and a half off from not throwing a football enter, looks going to be good this year. He'll be a borderline Pro Bowl this year, but he's got a new coach, new playbook, and I don't know, hasn't thrown a ball in a year and a half. Michael Jordan took a year and a half off in a sport which is easier to get into basketball shape than football shape. Football shape is weightlifting. You got to build up calluses gotta be able to take the heads you get. It's a precision sport, especially if you're a quarterback Michael Jordan Leifer year and a half came back for a seat. Season and shot forty one percent lowest of his career including his last year in the NBA when he was an old man and couldn't jump..
"andrew luck" Discussed on NFL Live
"Very careful that would tell you that you would think that you would see Nick foles and opening night, but we'll see how they handle it in the next couple of weeks. Speaking of healthy quarterbacks in the second game in nineteen months. Andrew luck says he is very courage by his own play and the rest of the colts last night in second preseason game against the ravens. It's go. Second drive of the game luck drops back in the pocket rolls out, tries to force the throw, and here's where he's picked off by Adam LeVine, the Baltimore, Stacey. So versatile guys, right? Play safety corner linebacker. This is one of those situations where the chemistry between him and his receiving core is it's not quite the same. He's expecting to see do something else than what he did and you get a pit like that. That's not something that he will alarmed about delegate them just not the best decision make that point, though. Third drive here for luck drops back finds a tight end, Jack Doyle for sixteen yard game, and hey, it works. This is he's been very effective throwing the ball between enough. He's been good here near you see him again to go take the pocket by the head of fifteen yard site in spot rod over the middle of the field, and you can see 'em hit a slant here, a downtime down in away from the bender could've kept it up a little bit, but he's been good, negotiating that area of the field. So we always talk about how he was among the slowest in the league at getting rid of the ball, and it seems that this is something he is trying to work on improving. This was all the Ford that that shoulder injury that we were always saying that that was the problem with Andrew lucked. So we played five series on Monday finish six of thirteen fifty yards and one interception. Here's what. I'm sort of happy to have been sacked by, you know, saga and a legit like you know, sack because like, oh, I landed on my right elbow, sort of reminiscent of what how I injured my shoulder many, you know a couple years ago and I didn't feel anything didn't didn't give it a second thought. So I think in, I think that's actually a big deal for me, you know, and being able to sort of lose that that that thought bubble. If you will thought cycle. Currently, I seems excited to be out there. Coach is based on what you're able to see from those highlights. What's your takeaway about Andrew lex performance? At this point, you could tell they were going to use a little bit quicker protections, get the ball out quicker. That's why see as many vertical passes. The other reason is t. y. Hilton did play, so that'll that'll negate that some too. But I thought he looked comfortable in the pocket. The one sack and he talked about with real. I'm sure it was a big relief for him. I mean, that's I don't care. How long have you played what you've done, your coming up injury haven't played eighteen months, you know, that was a big relief for him, but all I thought he's about where you'd expect them to be. I think he's going to go nowhere but up and just get continue to improve. He what's what's interesting about him is even when he was helping even before he hurt his show Andrews released and his arm action is not one where you sit there and you go man, that's a violent, very powerful throwing motion. It's very smooth and very finesse looking. So even like right now, like to my I, it doesn't look any different, but I just want to see him throw the ball. Just for, I don't want to say my own peace of mind just so you can totally say, okay, he's totally back. I just want to see him take one down the field, and I know it could be by design. Exactly. As coaches alluded to that they're not pushing the ball down the field. I just wanna see him do it, not because I'm sitting there trying to say, well, see, he's not healthy. Yeah, but just because I want him to be healthy and so we can all enjoy what is really a transcendent type of athlete. It's a question, and we're sure you're watching the game last night saying, is he going to throw the football down the field because there was not a throw that went longer than nineteen yards the entire night..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Let me shift to this ever take a two week vacation and you come back and it just takes you a couple of days to get back into rhythm at work. And by the way you're good at work, whatever you do at work, you're a salesperson in you're an engineer, you are a vice president of marketing. You're good at what you do. But you go in that two week vacation. Just two weeks. I'm not saying among, I'm not saying summer you come back on that Monday. This is not quite these things Tuesday, you're like getting them by Wednesday or. Okay. That's just for a two week vacation and you're good at what you do regardless of what you do. Andrew luck did not throw a football for a year and a half. Now. I mean, he's. Defensive lineman, throw footballs in practice. Andrew couldn't throw a football for your half. He's a quarterback. Andrew luck this year is going to be good because he's an all time town not going to be MVP. He may not do to Shawn Watson, be the best quarterback this year in his division. You cannot go from doing something for years, twenty four, seven, and then go to total inactivity for an extended time and come back and just be great. You and I take two weeks off. We come back. We're rusty. He took a year and a half off from not throwing a football. Andrew looks going to be good this year. He'll be a borderline Pro Bowl this year, but he's got a new coach, new playbook, and I don't know, hasn't thrown a ball in a year and a half by the way, Michael Jordan's the greatest basketball player. Most people think of all time. I don't think he's number two, but I understand those who think he's number one. I don't need to argue about it. Michael Jordan took a year and a half off in a sport, which is. Easier to get into basketball shape than football shape. Football shape is weightlifting. You got to build up calluses. You gotta be able to take the heads you get. It's a precision sport, especially if your quarterback Michael Jordan Leifer year and a half came back for a season and shot forty one percent lowest of his career including his last year in the NBA when he was an old man and couldn't jump. Now the following year, Michael Jordan shot fifty percent and was the MVP the league, but you can't go twenty four, seven something for years. Even if you're like, Michael Jordan, go to total in activity. He goes to baseball, comes back. He wants the same guy. He was a forty one percent shooter in Michael OAS hovered around fifty by the way, Tom Brady same thing member, Tom Brady, two thousand seven, Tom Brady throws four fifty touchdown passes. Now at the time it was like the all time record write fifty touchdown passes. They breaks his leg and then Tom Brady comes back totally healthy. And he's like a twenty eight touchdowns thirteen picks. Passer rating in the mid ninety s and he was okay. And the following year, Tom Brady went to Super Bowl. He's amazing. He's MVP. Okay. I'm talking Michael Jordan and Tom Brady unbelievable forces leave come back and they're good, not great. Then a year later they're back to being dominant. Andrew luck is probably the best young quarterback I've seen in this league since like like Dan Marino John Elway like walked into the league. You're like, holy wa house. He wouldn't eleven games with that roster. He was unbelievable, and then he got the, you know what kicked out of him. And then he couldn't throw a football for a year and a half. And I watched last night and I thought he'll be go this year because Michael Jordan's still, Michael Jordan, Tom Brady still, Tom Brady, and Andrew luck st- still Andrew luck..
"andrew luck" Discussed on The Herd with Colin Cowherd
"Go to Lowe's. What what pros us brands like Purdy and Cabot trusted by pros. All projects have a starting point start with Lowe's. By the way our best for last today. I love because it makes me sound smart and I and I always felt this is true. So let's go to it after almost three hours. Colin apparently hasn't gotten to the point yet quit hold now. Out on us coward it's best for colts head coach, Frank, right? Eagles last year. Now the colts quarter coach is expected to start. Andrew luck in the first preseason game. He's ready to go. He's practicing. I have been saying this for years. I think being a Colt quarterback is the toughest job in the National Football League. Just a recap it Andrew luck with the number one pick in two thousand twelve when eleven and five, eleven five, eleven and five. And then he missed two thousand fifteen part of it. Due to injuries, he missed all of last year. He just got beat up. Here's how rough it is. The most hits taken per game quarterback since twenty twelve Andrew luck leads the league. Now you may be thinking, well, that's an Andrew luck problem. He runs around too much. She doesn't throw the ball away await. The most sacks taken last season cold quarterback. Jacoby perset who further records is athletic and moves a little bit. Light luck. The first step in fixing a problem is in meeting you have a problem, which is why I defended the colts for taking two guards in their first three picks. A lot of people thought it's it's not a glamor position. There is a reason they went with guards because Andrew luck and Jacoby Bruce sat on that interior pressure colts think they're tackles are okay. And that's about what they are. They're okay. But when they got criticized for not fixing the defense, say it again. I don't think it's complicated when you build a house. The next thing you do is insure it. If you're gonna build an NFL franchise, if find a quarterback, you build the offense of line than the defense, why Seattle in trouble. They built a defence, found the quarterback, ignored the ofensive line. That's why Pete Carroll's in trouble. In the final year of his contract, you find your quarterback. You don't go to your defense. You don't go to your event. Yes, Saul the offense line your number one asset quarterback. You protect your number one asset with insurance offense of lines insurance for your number one asset then go fix your defense..