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Colts suck just enough for Luck

Shahid Khan AP

The Colts entered Sunday’s game needing to lose in order to win.  And they did.

With a 19-13 defeat in Jacksonville, the Colts have locked up the first overall pick in the 2012 draft, via a 2-14 record.  Which means that they’ll have dibs on Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

The victory for the Jaguars, which in three days will be owned by Shad Khan (pictured), means that Luck will be in the AFC South for 10 to 15 years, if the Colts pick him — and if he doesn’t make a power play for a trade.

Either way, the foundation is in place for one of the biggest stories of the 2012 offseason:  the intertwined futures, short-term or long-term, of Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck.

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52 Responses to “Colts suck just enough for Luck”
  1. trbowman says: Jan 1, 2012 3:58 PM

    Ugh.

    Way to choke, Jacksonville.

  2. trbowman says: Jan 1, 2012 3:59 PM

    America can’t win

  3. croghan1919 says: Jan 1, 2012 3:59 PM

    LET THE BLOOD LETTING BEGIN!!!

  4. trbowman says: Jan 1, 2012 3:59 PM

    Should’ve known. The Peyton/Luck storyline just wasn’t NOT going to happen.

    Whoever wins, the NFL loses.

  5. kwoodc says: Jan 1, 2012 4:00 PM

    When did Borat buy the Jaguars?

  6. furnzilla says: Jan 1, 2012 4:00 PM

    As a big colts fan, Im concerned after all this suck for luck talk, that the players would not welcome him, should the colts draft him

  7. randomguy9999 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:01 PM

    and after enjoying the entire career of Peyton Manning, the most unfair result in NFL draft history is set to happen….. apparently on purpose…

    way to cheat Indy

  8. rudwo says: Jan 1, 2012 4:03 PM

    They don’t deserve Luck sigh.

  9. brenenostler says: Jan 1, 2012 4:04 PM

    Funny, I think both teams’ fans wanted them to lose. I’m a Colts fan and very happy right now.

  10. crazybeardedjack says: Jan 1, 2012 4:05 PM

    Is anyone else already anti-Luck because of all the ridiculous Luck-hype on this site and others?

  11. chuckiesez says: Jan 1, 2012 4:05 PM

    KHHHAAANNNNN !!!!
    Can’t wait. just sorry that Del Rio is not there to join in the fun

  12. j0esixpack says: Jan 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    Everyone knows Polian was never going to blow a chance to land the next franchise QB once Manning had a career threatening injury.

    The only remaining question is whether the Colts were able to appease Goodell by hiding the purposeful losses and avoid a draft lottery in the future to prevent teams from losing on purpose like they did

  13. johnshawisgay says: Jan 1, 2012 4:06 PM

    Congrats Colts!!!

    You guys are the worst!!!

  14. damnws6 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:07 PM

    Peyton to the Jets. Please?

  15. verytalldad says: Jan 1, 2012 4:08 PM

    Jags also closer to missing out on RG3 since Redskins lost. Skins win tie-breaker.

    Gabbert in 2012!!!

  16. couchbasher says: Jan 1, 2012 4:09 PM

    Jacksonville did not choke….indy chose NOT to win.

  17. mbapastor says: Jan 1, 2012 4:10 PM

    Herschel Walker-type trade forthcoming with the Browns or Redskins.

  18. phillyphever says: Jan 1, 2012 4:12 PM

    Let the Manning to the Jets rumors begin.

  19. thevikes85 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:12 PM

    Peyton Manning then Andrew Luck,that doesn’t seem fair,at least we have Ponder.ah sh!t.

  20. couchbasher says: Jan 1, 2012 4:13 PM

    In the end, Indy tried to fake they were not sucking for luck..but they did. Maybe there’s something to be said for long-term gains afterall? Congrats to the Colts on being smart enough to use the system to your advantage.

  21. miamike says: Jan 1, 2012 4:18 PM

    C’mon Andrew, make that power play! South Beach could use some talent on the football side of town!

  22. shorttracknews says: Jan 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    Hey, here’s an idea…lets see what Luck can do first. Every post by this guy acts like this guy is the savior and that the Colts will win 10 Super Bowls with him at the helm. He will be in the AFC South for 10-15 years???? We’ve seen plenty of first round QB’s (even #1 overall) out of the NFL after short bust careers.

  23. indywilson40 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    Thank you MJD. The future of the Indianapolis Colts just got a whole lot brighter.

  24. plum13sec says: Jan 1, 2012 4:19 PM

    called it a couple of months ago : http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2011/10/11/irsay-wont-be-penalized-for-luck-comments/

  25. bleedgreen4life says: Jan 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    Peyton Manning for MVP! Isn’t it obvious?

  26. yahmule says: Jan 1, 2012 4:22 PM

    Great, a basketball town that stole their football team in the middle of the night gets handed the number one pick for tanking most the season. The swamp rats from Jacksonville can spare everyone this fate at the last second by giving them some of their own medicine, but no, they have to flex their muscles for everyone against Dan frigging Orlovsky.

  27. Wisconsin77 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:23 PM

    Can’t wait for the Colts/Manning relationship to sour. Get the popcorn ready!

  28. cardmagnet says: Jan 1, 2012 4:26 PM

    Caldwell may have just bought himself one more year by hanging on for the loss today.

  29. caseyanthonymunoz says: Jan 1, 2012 4:29 PM

    Manning doesn’t even have a winning record in the playoffs so this season just ended one week shorter than normal for Indy.

  30. whatswiththehate says: Jan 1, 2012 4:30 PM

    Wow…why should anyone be surprised..Last draft sesason the number one QB had all these so called questions about his game by the media. This season, a QB is already ordained by the media to be the next “god QB” of the NFL.

    Why do we even bother using our braincells as an NFL fan. Might as well have our media simply tell us how to think and feel about every player in the NFL. SMDH

    Something tells me Luck will be worst than Gabbert butit won’t matter because he’s the “choosen” QB.

  31. eknirb says: Jan 1, 2012 4:30 PM

    I just saw a link on IndyStar.com, a poll that said ‘who do the Colts pick @ #1?’

    Hmmm. Gotta think on that.

  32. maatopdogg32 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:31 PM

    Never liked the Colts organization or Irsray the Sr. Will never rute for them since they moved from Baltimore. They clearly tanked the season and are undeserving of the 1st pick. The NFL needs to adopt a lottery system for the 1 st 5 picks to prevent this sort of thing from happenning.

  33. lilrob10201 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:33 PM

    Is that Ron Jermey in that picture ?

  34. jimbroney says: Jan 1, 2012 4:34 PM

    That’s not borat, that John oates.

  35. phonymcringring says: Jan 1, 2012 4:36 PM

    I’m torn.

    On one hand, Luck seems like a good dude and I wish him well.

    On the other, as a franchise the Colts deserve to suck for a long time after this sham of a season.

  36. thefiesty1 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:39 PM

    Perfect. Luck can sit for a couple of years as Manning closes out a glorious career.

  37. dionoil says: Jan 1, 2012 4:51 PM

    Peyton to the Jets? Are jets fans aware matt flynn will be available

  38. jetsetfred says: Jan 1, 2012 4:53 PM

    Luck will never be as Good or Better Than Manning.. So anybody in the AFC South should be Happy.. Manning Days should be numbered… Besides I rather Colts get one Player than a Boat Load of Draft Picks..

  39. aljack88 says: Jan 1, 2012 4:58 PM

    maatopdogg32 says:
    Jan 1, 2012 4:31 PM
    Never liked the Colts organization or Irsray the Sr. Will never rute for them since they moved from Baltimore. They clearly tanked the season and are undeserving of the 1st pick. The NFL needs to adopt a lottery system for the 1 st 5 picks to prevent this sort of thing from happenning.
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    Moved? You’re much too kind. It was more like they slithered away during the dead of night. Irsay and Polian…….. real class acts.

  40. cubsisles72 says: Jan 1, 2012 5:15 PM

    Why wouldn’t they take RG3 at no. 1?

  41. adx321 says: Jan 1, 2012 5:41 PM

    maatopdogg32 says:

    Never liked the Colts organization or Irsray the Sr. Will never rute for them since they moved from Baltimore. They clearly tanked the season and are undeserving of the 1st pick. The NFL needs to adopt a lottery system for the 1 st 5 picks to prevent this sort of thing from happenning.

    I am sure they will be ok without you “ruuting” for them. And they clearly tanked? They won the last 2 games and the #1 pick came down to the last minutes of the season.

    Yeah they clearly tanked.

    /sarcasm

  42. adx321 says: Jan 1, 2012 5:45 PM

    aljack88 says:

    Moved? You’re much too kind. It was more like they slithered away during the dead of night. Irsay and Polian…….. real class acts.

    So you’d just sit by while a City claimed eminent domain and took your family owned priority huh?

    Nevermind the fact Polian had nothing to do with the Colts at the time of the move.

  43. buffalomafia says: Jan 1, 2012 5:54 PM

    I hope Luck doesn’t play the Elli Manning card! If he gets drafted to Indy he should play.

    I work in medical feild & if Peyton Manning has any screws in his neck he is risking severe injury! One bad hit & he could be doomed. I hope he makes right decision.

  44. zonedogz says: Jan 1, 2012 6:16 PM

    Jags-Colts game is reason enough for NFL to institute NBA style lottery draft for top picks.

  45. mechajaguar says: Jan 1, 2012 6:29 PM

    Unfortunately for Luck, he’s gonna have to face the Jaguars defense twice a year for the next decade.

  46. richm2256 says: Jan 1, 2012 6:43 PM

    How quickly the Colts have fallen …… from a serious playoff threat to the worst team in football in just a couple of years.

    I don’t put this solely on the loss of Peyton Manning, I cannot forget that the Patriots went 11-5 without Tom Brady.

    No excuse for a 2-14 season. None.

    The Colts’ problems go deeper than Manning.

  47. aljack88 says: Jan 1, 2012 6:52 PM

    adx321 says:
    Jan 1, 2012 5:45 PM
    aljack88 says:

    Moved? You’re much too kind. It was more like they slithered away during the dead of night. Irsay and Polian…….. real class acts.

    So you’d just sit by while a City claimed eminent domain and took your family owned priority huh?

    Nevermind the fact Polian had nothing to do with the Colts at the time of the move.
    ———————————————————-
    Didn’t say Polian was the Baltimore Colts then. How he escaped being charged for assault on that Meadow Lands employee a few years ago must have been the result of some under the table payoffs.

    Irsay was holding Baltimore hostage – wanting a new stadium or else. He was already looking before Baltimore could do anything. I do believe the City did sue the Colts/NFL and a “settlement” was reached out of court. Part of that settlement was that Baltimore was supposed to get one of the next new franchises – which I believe ended up in Carolina and Jacksonville. Screwed again. It did allow for an easy exit for Modell to leave Cleveland and go to Baltimore, but Modell could not take the “Browns” name with him.

  48. wackyjag says: Jan 1, 2012 9:26 PM

    So What!…Even if Colts take Luck he will never pan out to be has great as Manning has been for the Colts…..either way he will be a down grade from what they had before where the Jags could never beat the Colts….bring on Luck i say, I really think the Jags will have better success with Luck over the next 10 years vs Manning the last 10 years

  49. adx321 says: Jan 1, 2012 9:43 PM

    The Jags probably won’t even be in the AFC south when they move to LA wacky

  50. i10east says: Jan 2, 2012 6:04 AM

    “Jacksonville did not choke….indy chose NOT to win”

    You did not think….You chose to post

  51. gmen1987 says: Jan 2, 2012 10:02 AM

    I didn’t know Tony Iommi was an NFL owner.

  52. gmen1987 says: Jan 2, 2012 10:18 AM

    Welcome to Indy, Mr. Luck.

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