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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
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Luck

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, ESPN.com 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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Comments

Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:22 pm
 

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Yeah your right about pay scale and it could work the other way too.  



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 1:14 pm
 

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Maybe if he throws and he looks great, it might raise up his bargaining power. Just guessing.


Makes sense I guess, but, isn't there a new rookie pay scale in place? And it could work the other way also, he could not look so great. It just seems like Indy is getting a little too cozy with someone that isn't on their team yet.



Since: Dec 22, 2011
Posted on: February 22, 2012 12:35 pm
 

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Maybe if he throws and he looks great, it might raise up his bargaining power. Just guessing.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 22, 2012 10:53 am
 

Luck could throw at combine; Colts might nix it

Bob Kravitz of the reported that Luck originally wanted to throw at the combine but that the 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.


Why would they advise against it? One, they don't pay him yet and shouldn't be advising him. Two, what would throwing at the combine do? Make the Colts not so sure about drafting Luck based on his performance? Makes no sense.


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