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It's a shame to see Luck retire this way; but it's honestly better to be in control of your decisions then be forced into making one. (You can sort of say he was forced into retirement, but reports were out there that this decision had been stewing for a while; quite possibly, years.)

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Seeing the amount of times he's gotten decked because of his horrible offensive line, I wouldn't have been surprised if he was contemplating retirement in the last few years. What actually surprises me is how sudden he made the decision. I thought he would've lasted at least ten years total.

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Two things about this that I’ve been thinking. 

 

Im pretty much the ultimate :censored: the NFL, get paid guy, and I feel all players should retire whenever the hell they want to. Even with that, I can’t say the timing of this is good. If he’s really that hurt, which I’m sure he is, then he probably doesn’t have much choice. But to retire two weeks before the start of the season because you’re not into it anymore? He’s going to take an absolute truckload of :censored: for that. Frankly, he probably should. I have a hard time holding it against people who are mad about this simply for how awful the timing is.

 

 

This pretty much sums up something I’ve always felt. The Colts have ALWAYS been an abysmally run organization. I think the Manning years sort of masked people a bit from just how bad Irsay and his people are at this. Even with Peyton, they really did underachieve by only winning one title. Before Peyton, they had issues with Marshall Faulk and his contract, and he turned around to be one of the best running backs ever for the Rams while the Colts were trash. Luck just up and retiring like this so close to the season makes me feel that there had to be some very serious issues with the Colts front office. I don’t find that to be surprising at all, because they never were able to build anything around him. Sort of how they always seemed to struggle with building a championship winning organization around Manning. Luck probably just got sick of it and decided that it’s worth the garbage he’ll have to take from fans and teammates to not risk his health and well-being any longer. 

 

I don’t always agree with @AustinFomBoston, but I think he’s sort of onto something with his last post. 

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4 minutes ago, DNAsports said:

Colts fans booed him as he walked off the field so that pretty much shows you how much they really cared about their heir apparent franchise QB.

 

He didn't want to retire. He retired because injuries accumulated so much, it took a toll on him. Whoever booed him were disrespectful.

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23 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Im pretty much the ultimate :censored: the NFL, get paid guy, and I feel all players should retire whenever the hell they want to. Even with that, I can’t say the timing of this is good. If he’s really that hurt, which I’m sure he is, then he probably doesn’t have much choice. But to retire two weeks before the start of the season because you’re not into it anymore? He’s going to take an absolute truckload of :censored: for that. Frankly, he probably should. I have a hard time holding it against people who are mad about this simply for how awful the timing is.

 

I'm sorry, but anyone that blames Luck is just being a dick. 

At least he didn't retire with 1 week before the start of the season, or even during the middle of the season. 

They still have a good 2 weeks to prepare without him now. 

 

No matter how you spin it, all fingers should be pointed at Irsay & Grigson. They killed his Career, honestly before it even really started.  

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20 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

I literally said all that about Irsay in the part of my post you removed. 

 

I’m not blaming Luck. I’m just saying he’s gonna get a good amount of flak for this due to the timing. 

You said he deserves it. He absolutely does not. Considering how the Colts treated him. 

Need I remind you that Vontae Davis retired in the middle a game last year. 

 

He's given them 2 weeks to prepare without him. That's more than enough time for a guy like Brisset whom is already acclimatized to the system. 

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1 hour ago, Bucfan56 said:

Two things about this that I’ve been thinking. 

 

Im pretty much the ultimate :censored: the NFL, get paid guy, and I feel all players should retire whenever the hell they want to. Even with that, I can’t say the timing of this is good. If he’s really that hurt, which I’m sure he is, then he probably doesn’t have much choice. But to retire two weeks before the start of the season because you’re not into it anymore? He’s going to take an absolute truckload of :censored: for that. Frankly, he probably should. I have a hard time holding it against people who are mad about this simply for how awful the timing is.

 

 

This pretty much sums up something I’ve always felt. The Colts have ALWAYS been an abysmally run organization. I think the Manning years sort of masked people a bit from just how bad Irsay and his people are at this. Even with Peyton, they really did underachieve by only winning one title. Before Peyton, they had issues with Marshall Faulk and his contract, and he turned around to be one of the best running backs ever for the Rams while the Colts were trash. Luck just up and retiring like this so close to the season makes me feel that there had to be some very serious issues with the Colts front office. I don’t find that to be surprising at all, because they never were able to build anything around him. Sort of how they always seemed to struggle with building a championship winning organization around Manning. Luck probably just got sick of it and decided that it’s worth the garbage he’ll have to take from fans and teammates to not risk his health and well-being any longer. 

 

I don’t always agree with @AustinFomBoston, but I think he’s sort of onto something with his last post. 

 

The way the Colts are run though, this hasn't been surprising.  It's been like this since Bob Irsay bought the team in 1972. 

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Look, the news of him retiring came out of nowhere and broke right in the middle of a pre season game the Colts were playing in. You can blame fans for getting overly emotional about that if you’d like. But, in this one particular instance? I’m having a hard time really being outraged about that. 

 

It’ll all settle down eventually, but you sort of have to give people a bit of time to process this one.

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, DEAD! said:

The timing is bad for the Colts who could sure use ... Josh McCown

 

Now we're talking. Josh McCown - the Official QB of Basically a Sports Show™. (end silly cheap plug.)

 

On topic, it's a shame that we never got to see what a full career of a healthy Andrew Luck would have been, but after all the injuries (and I'm sure concussions) I can't blame the guy at all for shutting it down. He's made plenty of money. Get out while you still know your own name.

 

I really like Jacoby Brissett. I think the Colts will be OK with him at QB. They won't be as good without Andrew Luck as they would have been with him, but I think they have a pretty capable QB in Brissett who is ready to take the reins. (No Colts pun intended) 

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On 8/22/2019 at 6:17 PM, the admiral said:

Raiders playing a preseason game in "Winnipeg, Alberta"

 

Dear Winnipeg (and Alberta, I guess?) 

 

Once a Raider, always a Raider. 

 

Signed,

 

A fan from Toledo, Colorado

 

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52 minutes ago, GDAWG said:

The way the Colts are run though, this hasn't been surprising.  It's been like this since Bob Irsay bought the team in 1972. 

Elway knew exactly what he was doing when he told the team to go pound sand when they drafted him. 

 

50 minutes ago, Bucfan56 said:

Look, the news of him retiring came out of nowhere and broke right in the middle of a pre season game the Colts were playing in. You can blame fans for getting overly emotional about that if you’d like. But, in this one particular instance? I’m having a hard time really being outraged about that. 

 

It’ll all settle down eventually, but you sort of have to give people a bit of time to process this one.

 

Having his own home crowd Booing him off the field is a dick move, period. 

He could have chosen far worse times to retire (as other players have) 

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