The Colts never wanted Andrew Luck. Never. Don’t believe me? It’s hard to ignore the evidence once it’s all laid out in front of you.
*Why go to Orlovsky before #1 was clinched? Painter is clearly the worst QB in NFL history. Let him roll up the L’s until the first pick is guaranteed and then take him out behind Lucas Oil Stadium and shoot him.
*I am not implying that Dan Orlovsky is good. But he is less bad than Painter. This has nothing to do with my argument but I want to reiterate that Orlovsky blows.
*Peyton Manning’s entirely guaranteed contract (and shaky health) is untradeable. Even for the bad teams like the Browns and Redskins.
*Even if they do convince the Jets/Ravens/Niners to make an offer, they aren’t going to get shit in return since Manning costs 90 million plus. If you think it would be anything more than a first and a third, you are foolish.
*They can’t cut Peyton Manning.
*They can’t afford to keep Manning and Luck around because almost a third of their payroll would be for quarterbacks.
*Do you think it is a coincidence that Joseph Addai’s worthless ass is talking about how Peyton could play today if needed? I don’t. He’s laying the groundwork.
*What happens if Luck pulls an Elway or an Eli and says that he doesn’t want to play in Indy? Boy, that would be some delicious irony, wouldn’t it? I don’t think he would because his dad isn’t a cocksucker like Eli’s…but it would be humorous. I mean, who wouldn't want to be loved by this fella?
As you can see, the picture I just painted is pretty telling. It makes sense, too. If the Colts can get out of the first slot, they can then draft franchise LT, Matt Kalil, and keep Peyton upright for the next four years. And then they can keep selling 4XL #18 jerseys for the rest of the decade! I think that this is what Jim Irsay and Bill Polian and Jim Tressel have wanted all along. They don’t want to have to be forced to draft Luck and then part ways with their mega-superstar with a laser rocket arm. Changing the QB does not fix any of the HUGE problems in Indy. 75% of that roster is hot garbage. Andrew Luck coming in and Peyton going out isn’t going to make it better. This is sort of typical for life in the Midwest where change is scary and you stick with what makes you comfortable even if it isn’t the best move for the future.
Now let’s correctly assume that the Rams “earn” the first pick. What the fuck do they do? They have to hire a new coach first that is for sure. Do they commit to the frail and comically overpaid Sam “Drew Poopson” Bradford? What the fuck can they get for Bradford? Can they do better than a first and a third (I don’t think so given the money owed and his crippling case of osteoporosis)? But this is where it gets good.
Matt Barkley, we all know, is heading back to LA for one more year of biting boners for no reason that makes any sense considering what we know about EVERY other QB that has made the exact same mistake of staying in school. Rumors are circulating heavily that Landry Jones is wisely staying at Oklahomo and RGIII is going back to Baylor as well. Can anyone fathom why Griffin would go back for another year? He already won the Heisman at a school with no football tradition, what else is there to do? So if those two also head back to college, this draft is literally “Luck or Bust”. And thus the Rams hold all the cards.
Now assuming that STL decides that they would rather build around Bradford and an assload of high picks over Luck and another pick or two, THAT PUTS LUCK ON THE OPEN MARKET! And this draft just got a whole shitload more interesting for this Redskins fan (and should for you Browns fans, too). I don’t know what it would take. I probably wouldn’t offer more than my first round pick in 2012-14 and a 2nd rounder, but the important point here is that if your front office is relatively smart and saavy, some terrible franchise can finally get a QB to build around. Actually, I would rather give up the next two drafts for the Skins over building around Ryan Tannehill.
I said on Monday that I think the Redskins should try to sign Matt Flynn this offseason. Fuck that. My rational mind just figured out how to get The Cookie Monster to DC. Now all we need is for Blaine Gabbert to just be Blaine Gabbert this Sunday…