Andrew Luck retires

  • Mon, Aug 26, 2019 7:56 AM

    The only thing about this that's pretty dicky on Luck's part is that apparently he's been discussing retirement with the Colts since March. When you start talking about retirement, a lot of times you're already mentally retired...unless you're a drama queen like Roethlisberger. Granted,that should've been a red flag to the Colts to put together a contingency plan.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 8:28 AM
    posted by justincredible

    Any reasonable person would assume he was retiring for health reasons, given his history. You can defend the idiots all you want, and all-caps any word you choose, but it's still a bad look for Indy fans. 

    To assume anything of the sort when talking about any fan base is just plain ignorant, given their (fan bases in general) history. I'm not defending the idiots, just defending the situation, at that specific time. Please be aware of the entire timeline in which this story broke, and don't just take the booing out of context. As Golic, Sr mentioned this morning, most of these people who booed probably felt like idiots once they realized why he was retiring, but the fact remains it was a dick move to do it now. This wasn't a knee jerk reaction to a new injury, it's was something he's been contemplating this for a while. Know the facts before you condemn a fan base (and fwiw, I'm a Browns fan, so I have no love for the Colts whatsoever). Thank you.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 8:39 AM

    Colts aren't going to force Luck to forfeit the 25M remaining on his contract (I think I read that correctly).  Good for them.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 9:39 AM

    A dick move lol

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 9:39 AM
    posted by like_that

    Colts aren't going to force Luck to forfeit the 25M remaining on his contract (I think I read that correctly).  Good for them.

    least they could do after how badly they managed his injury. 

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 9:46 AM
    posted by kizer permanente

    least they could do after how badly they managed his injury. 

    They managed his career in a shitty manner. Like I said earlier, reminded me of how the Browns handled Couch. You draft your perceived franchise QB #1 overall then dick around putting a competent O-Line in front of him? I've been saying for a while with how the Browns are now set up, talent-wise, if I'm Dorsey I'm using the majority of my picks for O-Line starters, D-Line depth and secondary depth....but the high picks get used to protect Baker.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 1:44 PM
    posted by friendfromlowry

    Yeah Doug Gottlieb can fuck off. I have no idea how anyone listens to that tool. 

    I have a lot of patience for sports talk personalities.  I even like Gottlieb some of the time.  It's more for the entertainment factor, because he shifts hard from a semi-reasonable take to a WTF statement regularly, but this just sounded stupid, and his attempts to save face and defend his comments since then have been ridiculously poor.
     

    posted by BR1986FB

    The only thing about this that's pretty dicky on Luck's part is that apparently he's been discussing retirement with the Colts since March. When you start talking about retirement, a lot of times you're already mentally retired...unless you're a drama queen like Roethlisberger. Granted,that should've been a red flag to the Colts to put together a contingency plan.

     

    Yeah, sounds like he's been discussing it with them for awhile and made the official announcement to the team ten days prior.
     

    posted by vball10set

    To assume anything of the sort when talking about any fan base is just plain ignorant, given their (fan bases in general) history. I'm not defending the idiots, just defending the situation, at that specific time. Please be aware of the entire timeline in which this story broke, and don't just take the booing out of context. As Golic, Sr mentioned this morning, most of these people who booed probably felt like idiots once they realized why he was retiring, but the fact remains it was a dick move to do it now. This wasn't a knee jerk reaction to a new injury, it's was something he's been contemplating this for a while. Know the facts before you condemn a fan base (and fwiw, I'm a Browns fan, so I have no love for the Colts whatsoever). Thank you.

    Um ... this seems like a pretty visceral defense to a non-emotional, light criticism.

    It is indeed a dick move to boo someone who has chosen to retire, particularly when that someone played through a lacerated kidney for your team and likely kept you from a QB revolving door situation after the Manning era ended.  I don't care if he's retiring because he's aspiring to be a cross-dressing burlesque dancer in New Orleans.

    If he made the actual decision ten days prior, and doing it now (after preseason, but before regular season play) was a dick move, when would have been better?  There's no "good time" at this point, but it would be equally dickish to expect him to play the season out because he missed some unspoken, subjective window in which it would have somehow been more appropriate.

    He has indeed been contemplating it for awhile, but from the sound of it, he let the team know as early as March that he was considering it.  At that point, the onus is on them to put contingencies into place.  They had practically all of free agency (depending on when he told them in March) and the draft to work on it.  They didn't.  Maybe he was waffling on trying to tough out one more year out of a felt obligation or because the team didn't have anything in place, and that's why he didn't decide until now.

    But whether he decided to retire today, a few days ago, or a few months ago, you can't blame him for it, given the health issues the average player lives with for the remainder of their career.  It's not like there's anything good about saying, "Ah, nope.  You missed your window.  You are now obligated to play another year and risk more debilitating injuries and long-term health issues.  Otherwise, you're a dick."

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:05 PM

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think the only reason Gottlieb's tweet had such a negative response, is because he is a massive douche bag.  If someone else tweeted the same thing, I think most of us would get a chuckle out of it. 

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:16 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    The only thing about this that's pretty dicky on Luck's part is that apparently he's been discussing retirement with the Colts since March. When you start talking about retirement, a lot of times you're already mentally retired...unless you're a drama queen like Roethlisberger. Granted,that should've been a red flag to the Colts to put together a contingency plan.

    Is that Birssett?

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 3:17 PM

    Torrey Smiths reply to Gottleib was gold tho lol

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 5:11 PM

    92.3 had a beat writer on from Indy this afternoon and the guy thought it was very possible that Luck could come back after a year or two, after his body heals. At 29, he's still pretty young in QB years.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 5:12 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Is that Birssett?

    If that's what you want to call a contingency plan.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 5:13 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    92.3 had a beat writer on from Indy this afternoon and the guy thought it was very possible that Luck could come back after a year or two, after his body heals. At 29, he's still pretty young in QB years.

    Possible, but I'll believe it when I see it personally.

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 8:26 PM
    posted by BR1986FB

    If that's what you want to call a contingency plan.

    I'd say it's a pretty good contingency plan.... he was probably the best backup QB in the league.... and better than some starting QBs. He did decent with a shitty OLine and HC/OC in 2017. 

    I love everyone giving Gottleib shit dude is terrible and that comment was fucking dumb. 

     

    Mon, Aug 26, 2019 10:58 PM
    posted by like_that

    This might be an unpopular opinion, but I think the only reason Gottlieb's tweet had such a negative response, is because he is a massive douche bag.  If someone else tweeted the same thing, I think most of us would get a chuckle out of it. 

    Thing is, I've never thought he was that bad.  I even listen to him on occasion.  Sure, some of his stuff is batshit, but I can't say I agree that this is why people had such a problem with it.

     

     

    Tue, Aug 27, 2019 7:49 AM
    posted by Iliketurtles

    I'd say it's a pretty good contingency plan.... 

     

    I don't. I may eat my words but the Colts went from a possible 1-3 seed in the playoffs (with Luck) to a team out of the playoffs. He'll keep you afloat, as a QB, but he's not leading them to the playoffs...regardless of how good that supporting cast is.

    Tue, Aug 27, 2019 11:28 AM
    posted by BR1986FB

    I don't. I may eat my words but the Colts went from a possible 1-3 seed in the playoffs (with Luck) to a team out of the playoffs. He'll keep you afloat, as a QB, but he's not leading them to the playoffs...regardless of how good that supporting cast is.

    This doesn’t mean it’s a bad contingency plan. Name a QB they could have had come and be backup that would have them a top 1-3 seed, or even in the playoffs?

    Tue, Aug 27, 2019 12:09 PM
    posted by Laley23

    This doesn’t mean it’s a bad contingency plan. Name a QB they could have had come and be backup that would have them a top 1-3 seed, or even in the playoffs?


    Sorry.  Had to.

    Wed, Aug 28, 2019 10:30 AM

    I guess this means the end of the Captain Andrew Luck twitter feed.  Whoever did those tweets was pretty damn funny.  I'll miss them.  

    Wed, Aug 28, 2019 11:46 AM
    posted by Dr Winston O'Boogie

    I guess this means the end of the Captain Andrew Luck twitter feed.  Whoever did those tweets was pretty damn funny.  I'll miss them.  

    The only good parody account. 

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