Andrew Luck about to start throwing, with new mentors

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Josh McDaniels might not be ready to talk about his next job, but he’s already getting some good news.

According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, Colts quarterback Andrew Luck is about to start throwing, and has gone to Los Angeles to work with passing gurus Tom House and Adam Dedeaux.

While adding the noted tutors (they work with some guy named Tom Brady, among others) is interesting, the fact Luck is close to throwing again is huge for the Colts, and suggests his rehab from last year’s shoulder injury is going well and that he won’t need another surgery.

The Colts tried to bring Luck back midseason, but after a few weeks of throwing, Luck was shut down and placed on injured reserve. In the interim, he has continued to rehab, including a trip to the Netherlands to work with a trainer.

The uncertainty over his status, and the fact he ultimately missed the entire year, cast a shadow over the Colts franchise. But if he stays on track, McDaniels’ hopes will be much brighter.

29 responses to “Andrew Luck about to start throwing, with new mentors

  1. .
    The Colts can rebound very quickly. They have a QB, some in house talent, cap space galore and perhaps most importantly this year’s #3 pick. If they can sign some quality free agents and parlay their first rounder into a bevy of later picks, they could be right back in the hunt.
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  2. Luck will not be the Colts qb next year. McDaniels modus operendi is to alienate the franchise qb, then trade him for a third rate veteran and draft a fullback to play qb. Luck will be in Denver, Osweiler will be Colts qb, and he will draft a fullback/TE to “groom” to be qb.

  3. It’s good news…if he doesn’t have another setback after throwing. I’ll believe he’s ready to play when I see him on the field in training camp

  4. Don’t be shocked to see an emphasis on getting a quicker release. House knows that Josh will demand quicker decisions to be made by his QB. That will save some of the wear and tear Luck takes from getting hit. It’s an important factor to have in an efficient offense.

  5. Sometimes impersonating is the biggest form of flattery. Luck wants to get back to top form….time to copy Brady’s regimen. Right now everyone thinks Alex Guerrero is a quack because he’s the first to think about muscle pliability vs lifting and bulking up. Maybe if Luck or someone else jumps on board to excellent results, this will become the wave of the future for all QBs

  6. terripet says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Comeback player of the year and playoffs

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    The poor kid hasn’t been right since the leave made him start throwing legally inflated footballs

  7. nhpats says:
    January 30, 2018 at 9:49 am
    terripet says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Comeback player of the year and playoffs

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    The poor kid hasn’t been right since the leave made him start throwing legally inflated footballs
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    Typical Patsie* reasoning……
    “It wasn’t us, it was you”!

  8. crush22 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 10:06 am
    nhpats says:
    January 30, 2018 at 9:49 am
    terripet says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:29 am
    Comeback player of the year and playoffs

    ————-

    The poor kid hasn’t been right since the leave made him start throwing legally inflated footballs
    _______________
    Typical Patsie* reasoning……
    “It wasn’t us, it was you”!

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    All but one of the Colts balls was under inflated as well….

    Facts are hard things for some

  9. Its nice that Luck plans to try again. But having heard that before only to have throwing reveal there were still problems its hard to get too excited. I think Brisette’s growth (far from complete but on a good path) is a far more encouraging factor for the Colts and McDaniels.

  10. I will be pleasantly surprised if he ever plays again, seems like a hell of a person, great attitude, intelligent, hard worker. After this much time off and such a severe injury, you have to figure its a bit of a long shot but he does have Luck going for him!

  11. nhpats says:

    All but one of the Colts balls was under inflated as well….

    Facts are hard things for some
    ___________
    Say it with me……..
    “draft pick and fines……draft pick and fines…”

  12. There is no such thing as a ‘fact that Luck is close to throwing’. It should especially not be encouraging to Colts fans.

    We’ve been hearing that he was going to be close to throwing for about 6-8 months now. Varying times, and each time, stuff went wrong.

    Now, perhaps he will eventually try to throw a session, with some gurus around (that looks bad… as if he’s concerned he’s lost all muscle memory in the arm or something like that).

    Then once that session and maybe a few more happen, he can’t have any setbacks.

    If he doesn’t have any setbacks, and can continue throwing, it still wouldn’t be time for Colts fans to breathe easier about the situation, because he still hasn’t taken a hit.

    That shoulder, whatever the hell is wrong with it, has to hold up to hit after hit for season after season.

    At the very least, no Colt fan should breath easy until he’s landed on that shoulder a time or three.

    It’s at that point where he has to get all the way back and take hits, for anyone to really be back.

    Colts haven’t been entirely truthful with Luck’s situation. I have no reason to believe they are now.

    I have no reason to think Luck won’t have to have another surgery.

    Hell there’s still a chance he never plays in an NFL game again.

    I’m not convinced all is well just because they are talking about holding a throwing session.

  13. “the fact Luck is close to throwing again is huge for the Colts, and suggests his rehab from last year’s shoulder injury is going well and that he won’t need another surgery.”
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    Except for the fact he already WAS throwing again a few months ago but immediately had to stop again. Remember the talk of how great he was looking running the Colts scout team? Hopefully it goes better this time around but it’s anybody’s guess.

  14. One of the most overrated players in recent memory. Has never even vaguely lived up to the hype. Maybe McD can turn him into a decent QB, if he even ever gets back on the field again.

  15. cookerduff123 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 8:26 am
    I’m not a Colts fan by any means, but if you are wishing against Andrew Luck, you should just check out of the human race.

    Relax genius no one is “wishing against” Andrew Luck. There’s just a bunch of us out here that don’t think he is the second coming. He is a mediocre QB at best, given his questionable decision making and his turnovers. Running the table in the AFC South is hardly a feat – although it will be. He’s a good, but not great QB. I think everyone is rooting for him to make it back, just not expecting much once he does.

  16. harrisonhits2 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 1:06 pm

    One of the most overrated players in recent memory. Has never even vaguely lived up to the hype. Maybe McD can turn him into a decent QB, if he even ever gets back on the field again.
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    I don’t think he is overrated. He just had the misfortune of going to the Colts. They were decent his first few seasons, but they didn’t build a team around him, and it all fell apart.

  17. crush22 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 11:52 am
    nhpats says:

    All but one of the Colts balls was under inflated as well….

    Facts are hard things for some
    ___________
    Say it with me……..
    “draft pick and fines……draft pick and fines…”

    ———————-

    Yes….because Goodell and Ted Wells didn’t understand 5th grade science….and the other owners were hoping that suspending Brady would give their second rate teams a chance.

  18. mrphelps01 says:
    January 30, 2018 at 11:47 am
    Luck is just beginning to throw and McDaniel is accepting that gig? Just plain dumb.

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    McDaniel has Brissett, a known commodity for him, already there. Its entirely possible Brisett and not Luck is the answer for Indy. Brisett is still growing so it remains to be seen where his ceiling is. Its even posdible if Luck becomes able to play again they strike while the iron is hot to trade him for assetts to build around Brisett.

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