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Luck favors bringing Jonathan Martin to Indy

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For several weeks, if not longer, we’ve said that the Colts could be the best fit for Dolphins tackle Jonathan Martin, if/when (when) Martin leaves the Dolphins.

Colts quarterback Andrew Luck believes it’s a good fit, too.On Wednesday, Luck told Pro Football Talk on NBCSN that he supports the idea of the bringing his former Stanford teammate to Indy.

While Luck pointed out that there have been no internal conversations regarding the possibility of trading for or signing Martin, Luck made it clear that he believes in Martin.

“I’d say I love Jon, we had a great time at Stanford together, still stay in touch with him regularly and I think he’s a great man,” Luck said regarding the input he’d provide, if/when (when) he’s asked about Martin.

Luck said he still regularly talks to Martin, and that they spoke “[p]robably a couple days ago.”

Luck seemed to be choosing his words carefully, but he ultimately provided one key word in response to the question of whether he’d be 100 percent in favor of acquiring Martin:  “Yes.”

The Stanford connection to Martin goes beyond Andrew Luck.  Offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton and tight end Coby Fleener also were at Stanford when Martin, a second-round pick in 2012, was there.

As a result, if the Colts don’t want Martin, the flag is about as red as it could possibly be.

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25 Responses to “Luck favors bringing Jonathan Martin to Indy”
  1. pc1976 says: Feb 26, 2014 6:18 PM

    It would be interesting to see if he thrived in a different environment. And the Colts seriously need a decent starting RT

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Feb 26, 2014 6:23 PM

    Makes sense to me, and sounds like they have a built-in advantage to luring him since Luck was a previous teammate and the Colts are the first team to have somebody aggressively try to recruit him and show interest in welcoming him to the team. How does anybody look more attractive to Martin than the Colts right now? Could be a really good value pickup and steal from a conference foe. It will also make Miami look bad if they get fleeced on this and that’s a further recruiting tool to show other players why they would be making a big mistake to choose a team like the Dolphins over their organization that takes advantage of poorly run teams.

  3. hauts81 says: Feb 26, 2014 6:24 PM

    Having a leader like Luck in his corner might just be what Martin needs to get his career on track.

  4. flarebel says: Feb 26, 2014 6:35 PM

    If they need a decent RT then they better keep looking. Martin is mediocre to horrible.

  5. bayareacolt says: Feb 26, 2014 6:39 PM

    Why not? The Colts need help at that position anyway. Our line is awful.

  6. pem34 says: Feb 26, 2014 6:41 PM

    I don’t doubt his sincerity, but there is no other possible way for him to answer that question.

  7. tvjules says: Feb 26, 2014 6:44 PM

    The Colts desperately need an O-line that can protect their number one investment.
    I bet Jonathan Martin would work his butt off protecting Luck.
    Give him a try!
    Go Colts

  8. jessefootball says: Feb 26, 2014 6:46 PM

    Good. Hope Martin gets another chance. He’ll probably do just fine in a no-BS environment.

  9. igotgamenj says: Feb 26, 2014 6:47 PM

    Great Defensive ends will chew him up and spit him out !

  10. coltsjason says: Feb 26, 2014 6:51 PM

    My guess is they will move him to guard the tackles played ok for the most part our guards and center are our biggest need on o line

  11. brutus9448 says: Feb 26, 2014 6:53 PM

    send miami the 2nd they gave up for him and he’s yours.

  12. thetooloftools says: Feb 26, 2014 6:55 PM

    I wish Martin only the best. He really took a beating and the Dolphins should be ashamed.

  13. citiciti says: Feb 26, 2014 7:01 PM

    I think Martin is done in the NFL.

  14. DrSteveBrule says: Feb 26, 2014 7:23 PM

    It sounds like the only thing Jonathon Martin did wrong was go about reporting things the wrong way. We’ve probably all guilty of that before in our lives.

  15. minnesnowda says: Feb 26, 2014 7:58 PM

    Perfect fit for him.

  16. doctorrustbelt says: Feb 26, 2014 8:44 PM

    Andrew Luck is a class act.

  17. jayzus says: Feb 26, 2014 8:46 PM

    The fact that Martin is well oiled turnstile at the tackle position will probably come into play at some point.

  18. finsguy says: Feb 26, 2014 8:48 PM

    It’s a perfect fit. Having a soft lineman who can’t block anybody provides perfect symbiosis to the boneheaded trade of a valueable first round pick for a guy who gets 2 yds per carry and fumbles all the time.

  19. footballfan211 says: Feb 26, 2014 9:22 PM

    He is not even good, Colts can have him if they want Andrew Luck to get 20 times every game

  20. finsfanpaul says: Feb 26, 2014 10:08 PM

    Wow, if the fins can unload this guy for any kind of pick that would be amazing.

    Luck better watch his back if he does get his wish, truth is, Jmart was pretty bad.

  21. arlingtonsynn says: Feb 26, 2014 10:59 PM

    Colts wouldn’t mind Martin…

    When the Fins cut him (in return for him not suing).

  22. jimmyt says: Feb 27, 2014 7:27 AM

    Only one problem. I don’t think Martin wants to play football.

  23. haywoodjablomee says: Feb 27, 2014 9:09 AM

    As a Dolphin fan, this is great news.

  24. beachsidejames says: Feb 27, 2014 9:18 AM

    Only one problem. Martin CAN’T play football.

  25. donschmidt72 says: Feb 27, 2014 7:43 PM

    Dolphin fans will be glad to deliver him to the colts complete with a pretty little pink and blue bow on his head!! Our gift to you!!! your welcome!!

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