Andrew Luck’s Colts teammates don’t have a right to be mad at him – Stephen A. | First Take

  • Published: 27 August 2019
  • Stephen A. Smith and Will Cain debate whether Indianapolis Colts players have a right to be mad at Andrew Luck for retiring two weeks before the start of the NFL regular season.

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  • Hawkeye 03
    Hawkeye 03  3 months back

    If management cared about their investment in Andrew luck then why didn’t they get him at least a half decent offensive line until last year? They drafted position players nonstop in the draft and didn’t really seem to care about getting offensive line. Why didn’t they seem to care about their investment when Andrew luck was getting hit more than any other QB in the league and when he was constantly getting injured to hell and back?

    • ClayMiA OniTunes
      ClayMiA OniTunes  3 months back

      For all you dudes bashing these women? They are hired to moderate that’s what they do moderate. Yawl are weirdos for disrespecting these women trying to do their jobs. Twitter finger ass dudes.

      • Betta Pay Bill
        Betta Pay Bill  3 months back

        Me personally...unless it's health reasons I don't see why he is retiring this early..he basically feels like he put in the work of a Brady or Manning or Favre so he can sit down ...naw

        • smokert5555
          smokert5555  3 months back

          Should they be? Not necessarily, but it's completely understandable, with the timing and suddenness of the announcement.

          • scottbolechowski
            scottbolechowski  3 months back

            What a pussy cry baby. He is a scared child. I am glad he's gone. I hope he goes into depression n does himself in. Now that would be news worthy.

            • supratrd900
              supratrd900  3 months back

              Colts fans are whiner for booing Luck off the field. They are a spoil bunch you don't go from one HOF QB to what could've been another HOF QB. A lot of fans of other teams would love for this to happen to their team. Imagine Browns, Bucs, Raiders, and all the bottom feeder teams and how their fans feel when their organization couldn't get a QB. For Irsay who said he did not want Star Wars number (taking a jab at Peyton and high power offense) and wanted a real team and to win two or more super bowls. Instead Peyton got the last laugh and the Colts fail to build a team around Luck. No O-line, No defense, poor special team (we all remember that one play vs NE)

              • Eric Lee
                Eric Lee  3 months back

                3:30 Max like “stay in yo lane”

                • Eric Lee
                  Eric Lee  3 months back

                  He will miss this season and the next season then he will be back

                  • Deb Harlow
                    Deb Harlow  3 months back

                    The club and their highly trained world class medical team the colts have were 100% aware of his injuries he’s dealing with. All parties had hoped to get through this season. But unfortunately his body hasn’t come up to the level needed to compete in the NFL.
                    the colts have used him to sell tickets and gain sponsorships for the upcoming season. They left it late as possible to cash in as much as possible

                    • ClassicJM85
                      ClassicJM85  3 months back


                      • hellohell77
                        hellohell77  3 months back

                        I love how will Cain used complements for Stephen a in his argument. Lol.

                        • Unseen but Well Heard
                          Unseen but Well Heard  3 months back

                          Fuck racist espn. I stopped watching and deleted the app from my phone. B1✊

                          • RIP George Smith
                            RIP George Smith  3 months back


                            • Luis Mora
                              Luis Mora  3 months back

                              It feels like Luck did this to send a message to Irsay. He didn't protect him so he did this as revenge. TL;DR = Fuck the colts. Lol.

                              • Harry Malone
                                Harry Malone  3 months back

                                The team cuts ties with a player and it's next. A player finally realizes his staying around hurts everyone he loves and leaves, and we find fault. When the time comes it's all ready too late.But to stay would have been worst.

                                • Ballout1997
                                  Ballout1997  3 months back

                                  Stephen A will tell u 100 things u did right, b4 talkin forever about 1 thing u did wrong🤣

                                  • Rueben Therrien
                                    Rueben Therrien  3 months back

                                    3:10 He isn't just the star of the show, HE IS THE SHOW!! In Indianapolis its Andrew Luck and the defense

                                    • Mora UTD
                                      Mora UTD  3 months back

                                      Bro everyone complaining about treating female moderators with respect in other countries they have the women standing in thongs showing they’re ass cause only America where men want to be women and women want to be men Americans don’t know their roles 😂

                                      • The Bone Show
                                        The Bone Show  3 months back

                                        The man went out on his own terms I respect that. Should have had a much better line to protect him. Grigson was a bonehead GM and in two seasons Ballard has turned them around. Grigson’s best pick, without counting Luck was TY Hilton. He was also responsible for the Trent Richardson debacle. Ballard last draft two all-pro rookies one defensive and one monster of an offensive lineman.

                                        • DiLLy DiLLy
                                          DiLLy DiLLy  3 months back

                                          How about compared to when players like zeke and Gordon holding out cause of money. Luck did this to save his body and mind.

                                          • Madd Maxx
                                            Madd Maxx  3 months back

                                            Hoping Molly will lose her love of just sitting there looking loss so Ros can take over as mediator.😏

                                            • Logan E
                                              Logan E  3 months back

                                              Yeah they do. This pussy quit 2 weeks before the season starts. And he plays the most important position.

                                              • Travis Schmitter
                                                Travis Schmitter  3 months back

                                                Marlon Mack, Eric Ebron, T.Y Hilton, and Devin Funchess' fantasy value are super mad.

                                                • katina kenton
                                                  katina kenton  3 months back

                                                  I think that ones of reason why he decided this is this summer his wife had brain surgery to remove a tumor

                                                  • Javier Orozco
                                                    Javier Orozco  3 months back

                                                    Jacoby deserves this opportunity, he’s gonna shock a lot of people and they’ll still be contenders u heard it here first.

                                                    • courtney sanders
                                                      courtney sanders  3 months back

                                                      "it's not so easy as next man up"'s looking at you ryan hollins

                                                      • Ryan Kipnis
                                                        Ryan Kipnis  3 months back

                                                        Their defense is expected to be better than expected lol okay

                                                        • Josh
                                                          Josh  3 months back

                                                          What the hell is this segment even about? Just a "what if" to stir up fake drama and controversy? Don't have a single teammate saying they are upset, just a made up scenario of "well if they are upset"? What a fucking joke of a show resorting to this level of celebrity gossip/rumors. You all belong with the National Enquirer, E! or TMZ news with this garbage.

                                                          That is the level of reporting I have come to expect from the crew at First Take though, so my fault for watching a video from them.

                                                          • Kevin Williams
                                                            Kevin Williams  3 months back

                                                            Andrew Luck was running drills on sideline last week before pre season game in front of fans. Andrew Luck said all summer if it was week 1 he'd start. To his teammates knowledge until last Saturday night Andrew Luck was playing if not week one,this season. Andrew Luck did not hurt his shoulder playing football in 2017. He missed that season while entire season until colts were out of playoffs saying he could come back that year and play and then had surgery. He showed up because he planned on having a press conference the next morning, he didn't plan on it leaking out during game. So his fans, colts fans, football fans, and his teammates have every reason to be angry. Not at Luck deciding to retire but when and how. So shut up Mr never could do it or understand it Smith.

                                                            • Eric Martin Smith
                                                              Eric Martin Smith  3 months back

                                                              I don't normally agree with Steven but.....

                                                              • Marks Manship
                                                                Marks Manship  3 months back

                                                                The man can no longer deal with the pain. He retired case closed. If you have never had an injury would not understand.

                                                                • Tae Yoo
                                                                  Tae Yoo  3 months back

                                                                  WILL CAIN! That's a nice suit but don't wear that on HD, 1080p, please!

                                                                  • Chaz Davis
                                                                    Chaz Davis  3 months back

                                                                    Who is this idiot how can you compare being a sports analyst to a actual player shit up. Got all is a physical game these men are beat to crap. To hell with the fans and teammates when it come to your personal health. I applaud him for knowing his limits because the fans the players and owners don’t care about him unless it’s making them money or making them look good.

                                                                    • Dem Boys
                                                                      Dem Boys  3 months back

                                                                      YouTube ads are annoying asf

                                                                      • Tloc103
                                                                        Tloc103  3 months back

                                                                        They have all the right to be mad that their QB quit before the season

                                                                        • H B
                                                                          H B  3 months back

                                                                          SAS making a story out of nothing for years.

                                                                          • Oscar Guajardo
                                                                            Oscar Guajardo  3 months back

                                                                            They should replace molly she is annoying and find someone better

                                                                            • Oscar Guajardo
                                                                              Oscar Guajardo  3 months back

                                                                              Yeah and plus the front office hasnt done anything to improve the offense line so the owner should be the one to. Blame and not luck i applud his descison to retire and people need to respect it as well

                                                                              • R A
                                                                                R A  3 months back

                                                                                Again national media who doesnt follow the colts. He only told 4 ppl on the team the rest of the guys found out bc of the booing. That effed up I dont care what anyone says. Luck messed up by telling a small few instead of doing it on his own terms

                                                                                • Erik C
                                                                                  Erik C  3 months back

                                                                                  Molly being out makes this show soooo much smoother

                                                                                  • arsenworld 123
                                                                                    arsenworld 123  3 months back

                                                                                    I don't give a damn how it affects the organization they made this bed by constantly putting that man in bad positions on that field and not ever giving him anyone of note to protect him now its come back to bite them

                                                                                    • uncensored_28
                                                                                      uncensored_28  3 months back

                                                                                      Sorry to say but these two make a much better show. In fact maybe first take should be the three of them.

                                                                                      • Jorge Soto
                                                                                        Jorge Soto  3 months back

                                                                                        Smith made his point. Cain did not. You can't build a team on one person. If you don't train your backup QB's, you get what ask for.

                                                                                        • Jrock420blam
                                                                                          Jrock420blam  3 months back

                                                                                          No one would complain or be mad if Molly retired in August, 1 week before the NFL season

                                                                                          • Dopey NightlifeTV
                                                                                            Dopey NightlifeTV  3 months back

                                                                                            Guess it was time for bro to shut it down despite the fact that there will be no rings on his resume.

                                                                                            • Steve Someone
                                                                                              Steve Someone  3 months back

                                                                                              He's at that Tony Romo stage of his career where if he played his body would just break down again.

                                                                                              • Gerry P
                                                                                                Gerry P  3 months back

                                                                                                Will Cain you can't compare "first take" to an NFL game and taking a potential life changing injury. Two very different things.

                                                                                                • Mark Moses
                                                                                                  Mark Moses  3 months back

                                                                                                  That's was the problem they never gave him the 0 line that would protect him n besides their traitors to the players