Colts suck just enough for Luck

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.

52 responses to “Colts suck just enough for Luck

  1. 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

  2. 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

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

    Gabbert in 2012!!!

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

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

    Hmmm. Gotta think on that.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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..

  13. 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.

  14. 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

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.
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    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.

  19. 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

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