OT - Andrew Luck retires

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  1. Brian in Mesa

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    You don't make much money betting the favorites. He likes to pick more of a fringe team that still has a shot. Better odds.
     
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    I like his odds. :)
     
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    Yeah, I told him they might be better without Luck at this point.
     
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    I feel sorry for season ticket holders who bought expecting Luck to play. It would have been better to decide this when last season ended.
     
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    I wouldn't boo him or be angry. It's his life, he owes me nothing.
     
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    Great player when he played but he played less than 100 games in his NFL career at a position where great ones play many more games.

    I think of Palmer as an injury prone guy, and a very good NFL career with a few great years, he played nearly 100 more games than Luck, more than twice as many.

    Objectively Luck had 3 great seasons as an NFL QB, 14, 16 and 18. His rookie year was somewhat remarkable in that he inherited a team that had been terrible(2-14) and took them to an 11-5 record, with an interim coach(Arians) but I wouldn't call it a great year. It was just evidence of what the difference is between no NFL caliber qb and an NFL caliber QB as a rookie, with good coaching and an improved team around him. winning 9 more games was pretty impressive as a rookie.

    If you ask me in 14, 16 or 18 was he a great QB the answer would be yes, those years he was. Over the career is he a great NFL QB, I'd have to say no he just didn't play long enough.

    I'm amazed more guys don't retire early with all the evidence of long term health problems.
     
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    As long as NFL teams release players regardless of where they are in the contract or how much of their health they've sacrificed, it's hard for me to criticize a retirement. The timing is unfortunate for the Colts, but timing is unfortunate for players and their families all the time.
     
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    Does everyone understand how valuable is one's health?

    That if you're in poor health, your life pretty much sucks?

    If a couple of doctors told him, "hey, one more hit to your shoulder (or neck or whatever), and you'll be on pain meds for the rest of your life" then he has to hang it up, right then and there. And it's not even close guys.
     
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    WOW!

    Didn't hear about this till late last night. Was at the Disney D23 Expo all week and am still catching up.

    This has to be the most shocking retirement in NFL history. I don't think anyone saw this coming!
     
  11. MrYeahbut

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    Fans aren't keeping up....

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/a...k-got-wise-but-fans-werent-keeping-up/596893/
     
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    Who is putting the gun to their heads to play?

    Why are the fans supposed to look at the player humanely?

    Its a job, and its entertainment. When did it become the fan's responsibility to think of these player's feelings?

    If they do mot eant to play, then do not play. A fan invested in the team wants to get angry a player is not playing or left, it is thier right to do so.

    Andrew Luck is not getting forced to play nor is he being put in jail for quitting.

    Some fans got mad at the situation......whoop t frickin' doo.

    I guess Luck will have to cry himself to sleep on a pile of money while living a life of almost absolute freedom.

    People are getying a little to preachy on ethics of being a fan, JMHO.

    Its a business.

    Until Luck eats dinner at my table and pays some household bills, unfortunately I do not really care what he has to endure. I have a sneaking suspicion he feels the same.

    Sent from my mystical communication warp drive device thingy
     
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    RugbyMuffin Uh,huhuhuhuhuh

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    Yup.

    Does anyone realize that people suffer from work done that are not professional athletes and do not make millions of dollars doing it?

    This is nothing new in life, and it is not specific just to sports.

    Luck has every right to make his choice.

    Fans have every right to react how they deem fit.

    Sent from my mystical communication warp drive device thingy
     
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    Per Irsay, the owner , Luck is leaving close to a potential half a billion on the table.
     

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