Seattle may finish with the 1st overall pick but they will not draft Andrew Luck. The guy Pete Carroll wants is USC QB Matt Barkley. That's his guy. With the new rookie salary cap in place we're going to see the no.1 pick more available for trade. Colts will find a way to get Luck in the event they don't finish with the 1st pick. I see the Colts swapping spots with Seattle (in the event Seattle finishes worse) for players/picks and taking Luck. Hawks then take Barkley.
It is early, but I am wondering if it might be Kansas City.
KC, who has reportedly started a "suck for Luck" campaign, was already looking bad the way they ended last season and has now lost both Eric Berry and Jamaal Charles to injury.
my Seahawks are bad, but I really think their unique home field advantage (the loudest outdoor stadium in the NFL) will give them a win or two against teams they probably could not defeat on the road (the Saints from last year's playoffs can tell you all about it ) to prevent Seattle from getting the #1 pick.
All of this talk about the Colts drafting Luck, has me thinking. I am of the opinion that the Colts should NOT draft Luck. They have other issues that need fixing. Offensive Line and almost the entire defense most important. I realize that Peyton Manning has had 3 surgeries on his neck and another big blow could be the end. But if you already have Manning (the great one), wouldn't you want to build up that offensive line and try to get a semblance of a defense in the event that he can produce for two or three more years and go after a couple more rings?
Post by Crimson Cross on Oct 27, 2011 16:46:34 GMT -5
Today I've seen from NFL Live and even Phil Simms stating Peyton may not want the Colts to draft Luck or he'd want a trade. I don't see a trade happening but someone brought up that the 49ers should attempt a deal with the Colts to get Luck in the draft. All I can say is it'll be interesting to see the Colts not draft Luck because Peyton demanded it...
There's a couple of writers out there who share your opinion (walterfootball.com is one). IMO the franchise QB is the hardest position to find, therefore you do not under any circumstances pass one up when you need one, and the Colts need one. They need a successor to Manning sooner than later, and may not find themselves in the same position to take one (let alone a consensus can't miss like Luck) if Peyton comes back for a year or two. At worst, Luck sits for a year or two and learns behind the 2nd best QB of the last 10-15 years. There are worse positions a team could be in than that.
Today I've seen from NFL Live and even Phil Simms stating Peyton may not want the Colts to draft Luck or he'd want a trade.
If that is true then the Colts should dump his white ass today. No one guy is bigger than the team. It worked out with Rodgers sitting behind Favre (Superbowl) and the same thing can work for Indy if Peyton doesn't try to louse it up. Why trade 10+ years with a rookie franchise player away for an over the hill interception machine with 1 or 2 years left? That would be dumb as hell. Bill Polian is a smart guy. I don't think he'd let Peyton hold him up like that.
Post by Crimson Cross on Oct 27, 2011 17:13:45 GMT -5
I agree with you ROB that Polian needs to not listen to Peyton or his nosey father Archie who I can't stand and I can see Archie butting in just like he did with Eli. Today on the Mike Francesa show on MSG he talked about how if Luck doesn't want to goto Indy he could go back for 1 year with Stamford or use that as a tool to goto a different team this coming draft. Anyway, if Peyton gets his way then Bill Polien and the Colts are dumb and not as smart as many thought they were, but for now this is all speculations...
Don't forget CC; Archie is the reason that Peyton ended up in Indy to begin with. He told San Diego if they were to have drafted Peyton, he would not have signed with them. Forcing them to go with Ryan Leaf instead. Now, a lot of people said that SD would have taken Leaf anyway, but I'm not buying that.
Rob, you are right, the franchise QB is the hardest to come by. Bears haven't had one since Sid Luckman. (Jim McMahon is debateable) But they are not necessary to a championship. (See: Dilfer; Trent)
I don't know. I just think that you try to make one last run with Peyton and in doing so, you help rebuild a few other positions of need.