The Dan Dakich Show
No need to be concerned about Andrew Luck sitting out of mini-camp. Gregg Doyel explains why.
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Sports Columnist for the IndyStar Gregg Doyel joins the show to talk about the Indianapolis Colts as they enter mini-camp. He talks about why it is not a concern that Andrew Luck rests his calf and gets fully healthy especially with what recently happened to Kevin Durant in the NBA Finals. He also talks about the Indiana Pacers and what he expects from them next season.
Why should people be glad Andrew Luck is not risking injury and potentially get hurt worse like Kevin Durant?
"Ya conservative is the way to go. How many guys sit out mandatory training camps, it doesn't matter. I swear mini-camp or OTAS, all that is is the teams/owners/GMs wanting their players under control as possible. They don't want their guys getting fat, they don't want them running around for six months with all their money and having all this fun with no accountability at all. They want you here as much as possible. There might be a handful of athletes that need that kind of structure but Andrew Luck is not one of them. The way Chris Ballard put this team together, I'm not really how many of them really are one of them. Chad Kelly is one of them. I don't know why he's here that's another story, but Andrew Luck doesn't need this. He needs to get healthy and that is what he is going to do.
Where are expectations with fans going to lie for the Indianapolis Colts next season?
"I think that we are all aligned. I think for me, when you set the bar as high as everyone has set it in the organization for the last 12 months. I think for me it says this, 12-4 is where the over/under has to be. They went 10-6 and they're supposed to be better. Is one game better enough, I guess. I wouldn't be upset at 11-5 but I think you got to win 12. I know you got better Colts, I know who you drafted and who you signed. They were 10-6 without all these guys in a brand new system. Conference Championship game is probably where we need to set the bar."
Tune in to the full interview here to hear more about Doyel's takes about the Colts as well as his thoughts about the Pacers.