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It's not shocking news, except perhaps that it comes so early. ESPN's Chris Mortensen says that the Indianapolis Colts have already decided to draft Andrew Luck first overall in the 2012 NFL draft.

Tony Dungy noted on Saturday afternoon that Bill Polian, who was the Colts' general manager before being fired on Monday, had been studying a lot of film on Robert Griffin III, the Heisman-winning quarterback out of Baylor. With Polian gone, though, Dungy said that Irsay was likely to draft Luck.

The other option would be to trade the pick, with some reports out there that it could net the Coltsthree first-round draft picks and two second-rounders. Mort says that's not an option anymore, either.

The Colts have been down the "Which QB will they take?" road before. Back in 1998 when they drafted Peyton Manning, speculation continued right up until draft time on whether or not they'd take Manning or Ryan Leaf. The media scrutiny of today probably makes keeping a secret like that impossible, though. The days of the first overall draft pick being a surprise are over.

As for Andrew, he spent his day hanging out with his dad (West Virginia athletic director Oliver Luck

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Manning is going to come free, but where will he play?

Charlie Casserlie said Arizona makes sense, I still think we have to be near the top

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Manning isn't going to go free. They'll keep Luck and 2 and let him learn from the Master, just like Rodgers with Favre. Why rush?

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Manning isn't going to go free. They'll keep Luck and 2 and let him learn from the Master, just like Rodgers with Favre. Why rush?

it's not comparable.. Rodgers slid to 22 or whatever and was much more of a project, Luck is more pro ready then our QB... plus, the colts won't want to get stuck between build for future and win now modes. If they keep Manning and try and load up for 1 more run, you're sabotaging Luck in the future...

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Manning isn't going to go free. They'll keep Luck and 2 and let him learn from the Master, just like Rodgers with Favre. Why rush?

A 28 million dollar bonus that is due in March.

I think if the cap boost due to TV money in 2014 was next year, Manning might retire a Colt.

However, 28 million is going to bump Manning's cap hit even higher while also committing to Luck all the while trying to stay competitve and/or rebuild.

The Colts can be mired in mediocrisy for years to come. It is not like they were great in 2010.

I still say Miami. Dungy or Fisher. Bring Reggie along and you have a hell of head start to the Superbowl.

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I still say Miami. Dungy or Fisher. Bring Reggie along and you have a hell of head start to the Superbowl.

if it's miami i may quit watching football

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if it's miami i may quit watching football

I nearly throw up in my mouth when discussing the possibility of this.

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if it's miami i may quit watching football

We couldn't beat them when they had nothing. With Manning? We might be fourth place in our own division.
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I nearly throw up in my mouth when discussing the possibility of this.

I still say he comes to the Jets, I think he'll want the big stage, I think he'd love to play in the same division as Brady, Rex loves him and I think Woody/Tanny will want to make a splash after the way this year ended

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Manning is going to come free, but where will he play?

Charlie Casserlie said Arizona makes sense, I still think we have to be near the top

Why the F would Manning want to play for a dysfunctional clown college like the Jets? Because he likes Patrick Turner?

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Why the F would Manning want to play for a dysfunctional clown college like the Jets? Because he likes Patrick Turner?

Cause we have one of the best defenses in football?

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I still say he comes to the Jets, I think he'll want the big stage, I think he'd love to play in the same division as Brady, Rex loves him and I think Woody/Tanny will want to make a splash after the way this year ended

Lolol Archie wouldn't let Eli go to San Diego because he thought AJ Smith was a low-rent jackass. You really think that family wants any part of Rex and Tanny's pirate funhouse? Come on now.

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Cause we have one of the best defenses in football?

So does San Francisco, except that one's better. The Dolphins will be very good defensively and they already have better offensive personnel. Arizona and Fitzgerald? Come on.

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So does San Francisco, except that one's better. The Dolphins will be very good defensively and they already have better offensive personnel. Arizona and Fitzgerald? Come on.

the joy you seem to derive in squashing peoples hopes is disturbing.

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So does San Francisco, except that one's better. The Dolphins will be very good defensively and they already have better offensive personnel. Arizona and Fitzgerald? Come on.

Sf's defense isn't better.... Miami's a possibility, but think NY is a bigger draw.. Arizona's a possibility too..

I think you undersell the opportunity here greatly, plus I think the Jets will make the strongest push

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the joy you seem to derive in squashing peoples hopes is disturbing.

It's my niche.

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Cause we have one of the best defenses in football?

When did we get that?

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Sf's defense isn't better.... Miami's a possibility, but think NY is a bigger draw.. Arizona's a possibility too..

I think you undersell the opportunity here greatly, plus I think the Jets will make the strongest push

So will the Redskins. They won't get him either.

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the joy you seem to derive in squashing peoples hopes is disturbing.

lol, in this case though it's impossible to squash my hopes..

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What's this AZ talk anyway - didn't they just pay Kevin Kolb a bazillion dollars for 6 years?

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So will the Redskins. They won't get him either.

we'll see

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When did we get that?

the day rex signed on to be HC of NYJ

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we'll see

F#ck JiF, either way.

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F#ck JiF, either way.

Just so you know, in our most recent mafia game, JiF got shot 5 minutes into the game, revived, then shot again. Thought you'd appreciate this.

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F#ck JiF, either way.

I knew if we kept talking we'd find common ground eventually

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