Andrew Luck not ready to commit to playing Week One

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Colts quarterback Andrew Luck has opened training camp on the physically unable to perform list, and he’s unsure how long it will be before he’s 100 percent healthy.

Luck addressed reporters this morning in Indianapolis, and although his overall message was optimistic that he’ll be back and better than ever after shoulder surgery, the short-term prognosis is wait and see.

Via Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Luck didn’t commit to playing in the opener.

“There’s no reason to freak out. I’ll be better coming out of this than I was going into this,” Luck said. “We’re doing this right, I know we are. We’re not rushing it just to rush it.”

In the long run, the Colts will be better off getting Luck’s shoulder healthy before putting him on the field. In the short term, it’s hard to blame Colts fans for freaking out if Luck isn’t ready for Week One, even if Luck insists it will all work out in the end.

31 responses to “Andrew Luck not ready to commit to playing Week One

  1. Don’t worry, those Injury Reports will suggest he’s perfectly fine come wk1.

    According to CBSsports’ Will Brinsen (Apr 18th, 2017), Luck said the shoulder injury happened “a couple years ago” in a road game against the Titans and that he’s been battling it ever since – all 2016 and most of 2015. So where’s all the Injury Reports? Ribgate and now Shouldergate.

  2. Don’t expect the Colts to play by the rules, they never do. Anyway, Ryan Grigson (GM) did his best to ruin Luck’s career (after tanking the season to draft him #1 overall). He never provided an OL to protect him and even used a #1 on a short receiver (Dorsett) instead. Lol.

    The AFC looks like a dogfight with the Titans and Texans battling it out while the Jaguars will make some noise as the sorry Colts sink to the cellar.

  3. Perhaps the Colts should adjust the roster so it will have challenges during the upcoming season and can thus position itself to select a franchise Quarterback in next years draft. Bill Polian is available for consultation.

  4. He should try using properly inflated balls, they are softer on the arm. If I recall, 3 out of 4 of his balls tested were under the legal limit during the deflategate game, excluding those attached to his body of course.

  5. He needs the extra time in training camp to learn how to properly shave his neck beard? That is why he is on the PUP? Still learning how to use a razor?

    If that is the real reason then I’m fine with it.

  6. He will not play for long – new GM Ballard decided to bring back the entire offensive line from last year which allowed other teams to repeatedly hit Luck. Ballard seems to have the same philosophy as ex-GM Grigson: since Luck has such a huge contract, it is all on Andrew that the Colts cannot upgrade the line.

  7. They should have a better backup. If this is a huge problem or concern for a team then they are playing Russian roulette with their season. And so many teams do with mediocre QB’s backing up their starter when they think they can make a run at the SB.

  8. I’m just thinking about when they rushed RGIII into action.
    Washington would have probably lost that playoff game without him, but they might have had many years of incredible play from him, had they kept him out.

  9. Next season, the new banner will read : Indianapolis Colts-2017 AFC South Participants.

  10. crush22 says:
    Jul 29, 2017 1:24 PM

    Awesome to see the Patsies dancing so early in the day!
    Yee-Haw! Look at ’em go!
    It is AWESOME to be a fan of the FIVE TIME and current Super Bowl Champs!
    Roger that!!

  11. I don’t get the hate on Luck. He has done all that was asked of him. doesn’t cause problems off the field. His management may have let him down by not protecting him better but I don’t get those who want to trash this guy. No arrests, no pig socks, no drinking or being abusive. I can see indy fans being disappointed but why would any other fans go after this guy? Not his fault he was drafted by the NFL’s career criminals.

  12. Luck and the Colts won 36 games during Andrew’s first three seasons, then they picked up Gore and went 8-8 back to back. The talent is on the roster. The play calling has been atrocious. Do you see the Patriots running an old man up the middle for no gain on first down every time, and putting Brady in sure passing situations, risking his health? Yeah, right. Belichick would fire his offensive coordinator at half time if they tried that.

  13. crush22 says:
    Jul 29, 2017 1:24 PM
    Awesome to see the Patsies dancing so early in the day!
    Yee-Haw! Look at ’em go!

    We are not dancing. We are just trying to reenact that punt formation that the Colts used the last time the Pats played them.

  14. When the colts drafted Andrew Luck the last few years is not how I envisioned it going for them.

    Also to all of you who are saying his career is over I will gladly take him on the 49ers over in Cali 😀

  15. Did you know that new england area high schools are a wasteland for talent of any kind? When is the last time a big time college coach in any sport went to some weak little podunk high school in New england to recruit a player? No wonder their slob fanbase lives on websites like this

  16. There’s a great clip of one a Colts player gently tapping Luck on the front of his pads, and Luck reacting like he’d been hit in the sternum with a spear. He is as soft as the gentle marshmallow puffballs on their defense.

  17. of course I cannot commit to luck playing week 1, but I CAN commit, right now to the colts sucking week 1! let’s just focus on the obvious, people!

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