“House Calls” will take on a whole new meaning this offseason for the Colts.
Tom House and his staff of quarterback trainers at the 3DQB academy in Southern California are not only working with Andrew Luck this offseason as the Colts star continues his rehabilitation from shoulder surgery. House and Co. are the conduit between Luck and Indianapolis in sharing news about the former’s recovery. Rules prohibit football-related contact between the two parties until April 2, when the Colts launch their offseason workout program.
Luck’s absence — and the team’s failure to adequately prepare for a worst-case scenario — was a huge factor in the Colts finishing with a 4-12 record that cost Pagano his job.
In a pre-taped interview that aired during a Colts “town hall meeting” Tuesday night in Indianapolis, Luck said his rehabilitation was going well and the “ship has sailed in my mind” about needing a second surgery. Reich said he’s hopeful Luck will be able throw a football during the team’s offseason program but wouldn’t go further than that.
The officials determined after review that Maroon interfered with goaltender Antti Raanta’s ability to make the save. According to the NHL, Maroon interfered with Raanta before the puck crossed the goal line, so the call was reversed.
Hurney is currently in his second stint as GM in Carolina. He served in the role from 2002 through 2012, when he was fired after the team’s 1-5 start. Last July, he was hired on an interim basis to replace the fired Dave Gettleman.
Bills assistant college scouting director Lake Dawson, Texans assistant general manager Jimmy Raye II and 49ers senior personnel executive Martin Mayhew are also candidates for the job.
When a team invests a first-round pick in a player, it represents millions of dollars of the club’s scouting budget spent to identify such a player. Then the contract itself is a major financial undertaking. It’s easy to cut a seventh-round pick who gets jammed up, but it takes guts for a team to dump a first-round starter due to off-field misconduct.