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Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:44 am
Edited on: February 22, 2012 10:50 am

By Josh Katzowitz

Robert Griffin III already has made the decision that he most likely will not to throw at the scouting combine, saying “It’s still up in the air but I'm probably not going to throw." Instead, he only will toss the ball in front of scouts at Baylor’s pro day on March 21.

Although it was reported last weekend that likely No. 1 pick Andrew Luck also won’t throw in Indianapolis this week, is reporting that Luck could throw and that he’ll be prepared to do so.

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That’s the word from quarterback trainer George Whitfield, who has worked with Luck in three sessions heading into this week’s combine and who also tutored Cam Newton before the 2011 draft. Whitfield also plans to work with Luck in Palo Alto, Ca., in the weeks leading up to Luck’s March 22 pro day.

"There are things he wants to work on, but this is refinement not an installation or a surgery," Whitfield told the website. "It's about getting reps and he's really a marvel to watch. Very sound. Very consistent. Physically impressive. A power guy. A strong guy which people underestimate. One thing we've been doing is working the throws out on the perimeter -- those throws outside the hash marks."

Bob Kravitz of the Indianapolis Star reported that Luck originally wanted to throw at the combine but that the Colts advised against it. So, the chances are good that Luck probably won’t throw, especially if his (almost-assured) future employer is advising against it.

But in case there’s a last-minute change of mind, Luck sounds willing to throw and is ready to make it happen.

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Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 12:33 pm

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Why is Luck even going to the combine?
Mostly for the interviews, wonderlic, show he's in shape, and medical checks... just to prove that there's no hidden health issues, that kind of thing.  I can understand why Luck may not choose to throw.  He has nothing to gain by it really, at this point. 

Although to be honest, I really can't think of why the Colts would care.  At this point it's not likely to change anyone's scouting report, and it's not as if anyone can leapfrog them in the draft to get him anyway.

Since: Jan 16, 2012
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:54 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

maybe someone should donate a frisbee to the combine LOL

Since: Oct 9, 2007
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:46 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

It's obvious that mar and A-Mike don't recognize sarcasm when it hits them across the face.

The wild predictions about Luck and the "run on RB's" is all tongue and cheek.  All you have to do is read his first sentence to get that.  Sheesh!

Also, shouldn't it be considered tampering for a prospective team to "advise" a potential draftee before the draft?  What if he's not Indy's pick after all (very unlikely, but stranger things have happened)?

Since: Oct 19, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:37 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

QB's that won't throw. Maybe the running backs won't run and receievers won't catch. Anyone for  game of chess?

Since: Nov 17, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 9:32 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Why is Luck even going to the combine? Right now he is at the top and can only go down from here

Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: February 23, 2012 7:46 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

lumpoco, you are the biggest idiot to ever post on here. A run on RB's? RB's are irrelevant in todays NFL. There will be 1 RB drafted in the 1st round. Period! If Indy did trade the 1st pick, it would be to either Cleveland, Miami or Washington who would then take Luck or Griffin. Then, the Rams would also trade down and that team making the trade up would take the remaining of the 2 QB's. So you fantasy is so whacked out, I would love to know where you got the mushrooms from, dud!

Since: Feb 11, 2009
Posted on: February 23, 2012 5:06 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

What I don't get is why the Colts wouldn't want him to throw.  Are they afraid he'll throw his arm/shoulder out or something?  Why wait until Stanford's Pro Day to make throws?  But then again, like everyone else has said, this guy has been looked at from all angles in the screening room, so is there any need for him to throw the football at either event? 

Since: Feb 19, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 4:14 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Lumpoco: I don't know what's laughable, the idea that the all the Andrew Luck scenarios actually happen exactly as you "predicted" or that you also "predict" a run on RBs despite only 1 RB being projected by everyone to go off the board during the entire 1st round; eg. Richardson.

I only hope your comment was sarcastic, otherwise, I would actually have to find it sad beyond all belief.

Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: February 23, 2012 2:25 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

sounds like hitlerism is alive in indianapolis.  Sorry colts but you dont own this soul yet.

Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: February 23, 2012 1:37 am

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

I have a good track record in terms of NOT accurately predicting sporting events. So with that in mind. The Colts will not draft Luck. They are going to trade the top pick for a boatload of picks and players because the Colts are such a pathetic team that not even one "great/can't miss" player can fix that sorry franchise. Luck will be chosen by the Rams or Browns who will then trade their "heir apaprent/franchise QB" to the 49ers who will jettison one of their QBs...probably Scott Tolzien and finally get to the Super Bowl.... assuming they cut that tool Kyle "I can't catch a punt if my life depended on it" Williams.

Of course many experts had pegged Luck to win the Heisman- hands down...but Robert Griffin came out of nowhere to take the Heisman voting by storm. I have never seen so much hype since JaMarcus Russell.

So with that in mind I am going to say that no QB will be chosen in the top 5 pick if the top pick is not a QB. There will be a run on running backs because well thats what made the recent college football season so exciting. Obviously defense starred in the Super Bowl...but how many teams spend their top pick on a defensive player.

Of course the Raiders could also make a big splash and trade a handful of players to secure a top kicker in the first round. 

Instead of having an NFL Hall of Famer announce the top pick for each team they should give the honor to one of the team's cheerleaders.

If you were being drafted by a team would you rather get a handshake by an NFL Hall of Famer or a hug and maybe a kiss by a cheerleader? 

........I thought so!

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