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Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Posted on: January 7, 2012 3:23 pm
 
IrsayBy Josh Katzowitz

With Colts owner Jim Irsay currently looking for a general manager to replace Chris Polian, who was fired along with his father Bill last week, he won’t have to ask anybody he interviews how they’d handle the 2012 No. 1 draft pick. That’s because he already knows what he wants, according to ESPN’s Chris Mortensen.

As has long been suspected, the Colts reportedly will choose Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck in April, and no matter who’s brought in to take over for the Polian’s, that decision will not be altered.

Some wondered if the reason Bill Polian was fired in the first place was because he and Peyton Manning weren’t getting along -- Irsay is an unabashed fan of his quarterback and thinks of him as family. Polian said the rumors of a rift were untrue.

"He was the first person into the office after it happened," Polian told the Associated Press on Wednesdasy. "There's no rift at all. None.

Now, though, the big questions continue to be what the Colts actually will do about Manning, who’s due a $28 million bonus in March. Would Manning want to play with Luck? Will Manning's neck be healthy? Would the Colts ship Manning somewhere else to give Luck the chance to play immediately?

Now that we seemingly know who the Colts will take with the No. 1 pick, we might have to wait a few more months before the rest of those other questions can be answered.  

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Comments

Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:48 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

This is a really stupid move. They have one, if not, the best QBs to ever play the game. Look at Houston. They are a solid team and are able to win with a mediocre QB. If I were the colts, I would trade that pick for a superstar and several other picks and build up on defense, o-line, and RB.



Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:47 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Manning should be traded to the Broncos so he can teach their current QB how to play QB!



Since: Dec 29, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:44 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Great, now if the Rams just say who they are drafting, then the Vikings do the same, at this rate the 1st 24 picks will be in the bag by end of next week. As each team gets knocked out of the playoffs they announce their pick. Tongue out



Since: Jan 7, 2012
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:41 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Colt's have to take Luck. Look at Miami...how long have they been looking since Marino retired? Bust or not, you have to take him. Cleveland, Buffalo, Jets, Broncos (post Elway), Kansas City, etc. I don't buy into the trade the pick for multiple picks since they have so many holes. Only one team comes to mind that did that and it's Baltimore. They built a great defense and won one with Dilfer. Their current team is trying that and maybe they'll get there this year but I wouldn't call Flacco a franchise QB. Maybe Balt fans disagree but he's a marginal QB but has a good team around him. Most teams winning today are lighting up the scoreboard. Defenses are on their heels for the most part bacause of good QB play.

PS - Sorry Tony D.  I don't agree with taking RGIII.



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:35 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Anybody watching this Detroit - New Orleans game ???

WOW !

What a start for both teams. 



Since: Nov 27, 2011
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:33 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

DR.Hoops you misspelled 

employed

LOL !



Since: Dec 20, 2008
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:26 pm
 

Really, now?

DUH!! Mr. Katzowitz.  Miraculous deduction . . you've certainly earned your keep for figuring that out.




Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:21 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Hey  bilibec, is GRAMMAR,NOT GRAMMER.The time you guys are spending discussing nonsense,would be better emplyoyed picking up a first grade reading book,and in a few years a dictionary!



Since: Oct 26, 2010
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:20 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

Luck is a player a team can not overlook.  Besides...the Colt's don't have a GM...which only leaves the owner to say something.



Since: Sep 17, 2009
Posted on: January 7, 2012 8:15 pm
 

Report: Colts will take Andrew Luck with top pick

the Polians wanted Robert Griffin, not Andrew Luck, While Irsay wanted Luck... mystery solved...


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