Skip to comments.Andrew Luck: The NFLís Most Perplexing Trash Talker
Posted on 12/16/2014 8:28:22 AM PST by C19fan
Andrew Lucks legend is growing.
Sure, theres buzz about how he has thrown for more yards in his first three seasons than anyone in NFL history. Or the fact hes led the Indianapolis Colts to the playoffs in each of his NFL seasons, after clinching a spot this year with Sundays win. But among NFL players, the gossip around Luck concerns a peculiar brand of on-field chatter so confusing and brilliant that no one knows quite what to make of it.
In all the years Ive played football I have never heard anything like it, said Washington Redskins linebacker Ryan Kerrigan. Nothing even close.
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now i like him even more...
I was so hoping the Panthers would skip Newton and wait for the following year to go after Luck.
Here in Indy this doesn’t surprise anyone. Luck gets a lot of TV attention here locally and he’s truely a humble, respectful, nice guy. It’s for real, not just head games. That’s who he is. And it will pay off big time later in his career. I saw if with Favre. The respect he engenders among his defensive opponants will result in a lot of guys pulling up and settling for just a sack rather than taking his head off in the process.
If soldiers in war can, often but not always, respect their foes and treat them as fellow soldiers when in a POW situation, then certainly athletes should be able to do the same.
Sort of surprised other NFL QBs do not do the same thing. Getting hit is part of the game and if an opponent makes a good clean play there is honor in acknowledging that.
It’s called “good sportsmanship”. Pity it’s so rare in pro ball these days.
Sounds like Luck is practicing something like that.
The defense could do the same if they wanted to. Great pass Andrew! Great handoff! Great scrambling! etc etc
Luck is a stud and barring injury he will be a Superbowl winner one day - Hall of Fame, too. I pull for the Colts as long as they aren’t playing the Seahawks.
About a week ago I saw a “mic’d” film of Luck. His comments to the defense after a hit indeed seem genuine. He appreciates the game, the opponent and it is all honest.
I think quite highly of him now.
Another segment last year was about Richard Sherman of the Seahawks and his trash-talking ethos. How he gets into the heads of opponents by bringing up their families.
He was then asked how he approaches specific players, to which he mentioned family members by name.
The key point was when he was asked about Larry Fitzgerald. His reply was something like “Man, I can’t trash-talk him. he’s too nice a guy and too hard a player”
Says a lot about another guy who has earned a ton of respect by being a positive person on and off the field.
That’s because in modern era NFL any good sportsmanship is completely up to the individual, there isn’t any element of self policing from other players. Thus fruity celebration prancing and chest slapping displays over even routine plays. The cool players couldn’t police them even if they wanted to, there’s a million camera angles and instant replay and modern officiating and each game means so much to the successful season.
I’ll listen for that Sunday. He should get a chance or Two...
Luck is amazing player.
Read a year or two ago that he still carries an old flip phone. Teammates rag him about his uncool cell phone.
If I was a marketing exec, I’d see a commercial in the works with Andrew Luck and Richard Sherman. If done right, it would be a hoot.
I think he’s great!
I’m not a Colts fan but I love watching Luck play football. He is a real competitive person who has great skills and a great mind. This story makes me like him even more.
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