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The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

Posted on: October 20, 2011 10:57 am
Edited on: October 20, 2011 1:35 pm
 
OPENING HIT: No one does it. Let's get that straight and end the stupid talk. No team wants to lose to get Andrew Luck. No player wants to miss a tackle or drop a pass so they can get him. That's not how athletes work. No general manager will fail to make a personnel move so the teams sucks more. Won't happen.

None of that has ever happened in modern football history. And it won't happen now. It's a ridiculous notion. Absurd, dumb, insulting and did I mention absurd?

The idea that any player on, say, the Miami Dolphins would purposely screw over the team to get Luck, I mean, if anyone thinks that, they don't know NFL players very well.

Think about the level of conspiracy that would have to happen for true Luck Suckage. A front office, head coaching staff and players would all have to be in unison to coordinate the suckage. That would be impossible. That would be beyond impossible.

Yet despite all of this logic there remains conversation in the media -- a lot of it -- about how teams may do this. Suck for Luck.

The only thing that sucks is the entire notion.

UFL: Executives and coaches in the league, knowing it's only a matter of time before it collapses, are looking to the NFL and hoping to land there. Good luck.

REX RYAN: Like him a great deal. Good coach. Good man. But he continues to become a caricature of himself.

Category: NFL
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Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:08 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

dammit. Didn't mean to post that so many times. That's what I get for having a crappy connection.



Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 12:06 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

I really find this hard to believe. The idea that players or coaches would give less than 100% in order to "possibly" get something later? That requires a pretty sophisticated agenda to play out like a well planned chess game. In my experience sport, escpecially football, rarely plays out that way. There are simply too many variables.
That's not to say that it COULDN'T happen. I don't claim to be an expert on the game, just a student of human nature. I much prefer to just watch the games without all of the analysis and skullduggery. I've already gotten , for example. I don't know who's playing at this point, and I have my preferences, but I've decided to not worry about it. Just go and enjoy the game on it's own merits and have a fun time in the sun.





Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:19 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

I really find this hard to believe. The idea that players or coaches would give less than 100% in order to "possibly" get something later? That requires a pretty sophisticated agenda to play out like a well planned chess game. In my experience sport, escpecially football, rarely plays out that way. There are simply too many variables.
That's not to say that it COULDN'T happen. I don't claim to be an expert on the game, just a student of human nature. I much prefer to just watch the games without all of the analysis and skullduggery. I've already gotten , for example. I don't know who's playing at this point, and I have my preferences, but I've decided to not worry about it. Just go and enjoy the game on it's own merits and have a fun time in the sun.





Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:16 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

I really find this hard to believe. The idea that players or coaches would give less than 100% in order to "possibly" get something later? That requires a pretty sophisticated agenda to play out like a well planned chess game. In my experience sport, escpecially football, rarely plays out that way. There are simply too many variables.
That's not to say that it COULDN'T happen. I don't claim to be an expert on the game, just a student of human nature. I much prefer to just watch the games without all of the analysis and skullduggery. I've already gotten , for example. I don't know who's playing at this point, and I have my preferences, but I've decided to not worry about it. Just go and enjoy the game on it's own merits and have a fun time in the sun.
I really find this hard to believe. The idea that players or coaches would give less than 100% in order to "possibly" get

something later? That requires a pretty sophisticated agenda to play out like a well planned chess game. In my experience sport,

escpecially football, rarely plays out that way. There are simply too many variables.
That's not to say that it COULDN'T happen. I don't claim to be an expert on the game, just a student of human nature. I much

prefer to just watch the games without all of the analysis and skullduggery. I've already gotten Outback Bowl tickets, for

example. I don't know who's playing at this point, and I have my preferences, but I've decided to not worry about it. Just go and

enjoy the game on it's own merits and have a fun time in the sun.




Since: Oct 12, 2011
Posted on: October 25, 2011 11:14 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

I really find this hard to believe. The idea that players or coaches would give less than 100% in order to "possibly" get something later? That requires a pretty sophisticated agenda to play out like a well planned chess game. In my experience sport, escpecially football, rarely plays out that way. There are simply too many variables.
That's not to say that it COULDN'T happen. I don't claim to be an expert on the game, just a student of human nature. I much prefer to just watch the games without all of the analysis and skullduggery. I've already gotten , for example. I don't know who's playing at this point, and I have my preferences, but I've decided to not worry about it. Just go and enjoy the game on it's own merits and have a fun time in the sun.




Since: Dec 5, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 1:30 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

Of course they could suck on purpose,take miami,they have no idea in the red zone and look as though they are happy kicking fg's,did no one watch the game against the jets?



Since: Sep 6, 2010
Posted on: October 21, 2011 12:12 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

nobody knows 100% if hes even comming out of college




Since: Feb 20, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 10:30 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

I don't know - telling the league that Henne is out for the year with an injured non-throwing shoulder and then turning things over to the suckfest that is Matt Moore is pretty telling.  Make another run at Orton - he's expendable, David Garrard? Could have tried to trade for Palmer?  I don't know, Moore helped the Pathers get Newton and now he will overthrow his way to helping the Dolphins get AL.

As for Luck, yeah, there is no sure thing, but I have more faith in guys who have more than 1 year as a college starter under their belts and come from pro style offenses.  J Russel and Leaf both where 1 year college wonders and Russel came from the spread offense, which sucks for most pro QBs while trying to transition. 



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: October 20, 2011 8:55 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: No one Sucks for Luck

Any player or coach that has any pride at all is giong to play or coach their butt off in order to save his job.

I can see this in a few years:  "Luck sucks."  He'll be a major bust like JaMarcus Russell and Ryan Leaf.  There's absolutely no guarantees that Luck won't suck in the NFL. 



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: October 20, 2011 6:34 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: Teams might Suck for Luck

Freeman, that actually isn't anywhere near as absurd as you claim. It's even happened before in hockey. The level of conspiracy you say is impossible? The Ottawa Senators already managed it 20 years ago in an effort to land Alexandre Daigle. Not only that, the Senators had to do it -- and did -- for 84 games, rather than the 16 an NFL team would have to do it for. That's over five times as long that they had to -- and did -- keep up a conspiracy you claim is impossible.

So if the 1992 Ottawa Senators could pull it off, why couldn't an NFL team?


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