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Dicky McElephant
07-30-2008, 03:54 PM
http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2008/football/nfl/specials/preview/2008/07/30/colts.retire.ap/index.html

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) -- Quinn Pitcock spent a lifetime preparing to play pro football.

It took one year in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts for Pitcock to decide he wanted to do something else. The defensive tackle has decided to retire at age 24.

"After much deliberation and careful thought, Quinn resolved to retire from the NFL," agent Brad Leshnock said in an e-mail confirming Pitcock's decision.

Leshnock said Pitcock informed team officials of his intentions last week.

The former Ohio State player did not report with the rest of the Colts to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology last Thursday and was placed on the Colts' did not report list.

The move still surprised the Colts, who expected the 2007 third-round pick to be a contributor in their regular defensive line rotation behind starting tackles Ed Johnson and Keyunta Dawson.

Coach Tony Dungy and team president Bill Polian even told Pitcock he could have more time to reconsider. Should he decide to come back later, Dungy said the Colts would welcome him back.

"We want to leave the door open for him because I have been aware of people changing their minds," Dungy said in a not-so-subtle reference to the ongoing saga between Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers. "We told him to take as much time as he needed."

Officially, the Colts have not announced the retirement because Polian said the team has not received the paperwork. But that now seems like a formality.

"Quinn is grateful for the opportunity the Colts gave him, and he wishes his teammates and the whole organization nothing but the best going forward," Leshnock said.

The 6-foot-2, 299-pound Pitcock was injured early in training camp last season, but was healthy enough to play in nine games. He made 30 tackles and became a bigger part of Indianapolis' defense after former league sacks champion Dwight Freeney went down with a season-ending foot injury in November. The Colts allowed the fewest points in the NFL (262).

Now they may try to fill the void left by Pitcock with players already on the roster, something the Colts have excelled at in recent years.

Last August, a season-ending knee injury to defensive tackle Anthony McFarland opened the door for Johnson, an undrafted rookie who won the job and started all 16 games. McFarland was waived in February.

And when starting linebacker Rob Morris underwent season-ending knee surgery in October, the Colts plugged in little-known Tyjuan Hagler, who started seven of 12 games and was the projected strong-side starter this season. But Hagler opened camp on the physically unable to perform list with a torn pectoral muscle and may not return until October.

Now second-year linebacker Clint Session has a chance to earn the starting job.

"It's pretty much raised the level of my game a lot," said Session, who has been practicing with the starters. "There are a lot of good players out there, Pro Bowl-type players like (safety) Antoine Bethea."

Injuries have already left the Colts short-handed. Six players, including Hagler, are on the physically unable to perform list. The others are Freeney, two-time league MVP Peyton Manning, 2007 NFL defensive player of the year Bob Sanders, starting guard Ryan Lilja and rookie tight end Tom Santi.

Manning had surgery July 14 to remove an infected bursa sac, and all except Hagler are expected to be healthy for the Sept. 7 regular-season opener against Chicago.

A handful of other veterans are practicing just once a day.

Still, with seven defensive tackles left on the Colts' 80-man training camp roster, including Johnson, Dawson and Raheem Brock, who has been getting more work at defensive end this summer, Dungy isn't fretting about the loss of Pitcock.

"It is a tough situation because we really felt Quinn had the things we were looking for," Dungy said. "But football is a tough game and if you're not into it 100 percent, it's tough to play. It's always an opportunity for someone and usually they come through, so we're hoping that's what happens."

MIAdragon
07-30-2008, 03:55 PM
WTF?

Bowser
07-30-2008, 03:55 PM
I'm guessing he won't see much from the pension fund.

DJJasonp
07-30-2008, 04:05 PM
I take it this is news only because of his hilarious last name???

Mecca
07-30-2008, 04:06 PM
Some people wanted to draft him, I remember that.

eazyb81
07-30-2008, 04:07 PM
I remember a lot of people wanting him in that year's draft. Sure glad we passed....

Consistent1
07-30-2008, 04:10 PM
Strange situation. The guy has a chance to make good money. Jobs suck, and all, but still?

SPATCH
07-30-2008, 04:13 PM
this is grienke-esque

wonder if he is planning a professional golfing career

Mecca
07-30-2008, 04:14 PM
Maybe he couldn't take the jokes that come with his name anymore it was to much for him.

StcChief
07-30-2008, 04:27 PM
what was his guaranteed money

Frazod
07-30-2008, 04:29 PM
I hope he made enough money to hire a good legal defense team after killing his parents for sticking him with that ghastly name.

Jesus.

:shake:

blueballs
07-30-2008, 04:37 PM
He's afraid he can't stop his new found fantasy
of strangling the face of the nfl

LiL stumppy
07-30-2008, 04:40 PM
lmao Pitcock

Spicy McHaggis
07-30-2008, 05:27 PM
Some people wanted to draft him, I remember that.

I wanted him in the 6th-7th. The third was much too early IMO.

Chief Chief
07-30-2008, 06:02 PM
Perhaps he'll become an airline pilot just to say this line:

"This is Captain Pitcock in the cockpit."

JuicesFlowing
07-30-2008, 06:10 PM
That is a strange story. It's not exactly easy to make an NFL roster, so he is giving up an opportunity of a lifetime, but for what?

kstater
07-30-2008, 06:18 PM
We should teach all our children about the great things that Quinn Pitcock did in the NFL.

RJ
07-30-2008, 06:22 PM
Perhaps he'll become an airline pilot just to say this line:

"This is Captain Pitcock in the cockpit."



ROFL

Nice. The passengers would think they were in an Airplane movie.

RJ
07-30-2008, 06:24 PM
That is a strange story. It's not exactly easy to make an NFL roster, so he is giving up an opportunity of a lifetime, but for what?



My money is on the Ministry.

88TG88
07-30-2008, 07:10 PM
We should teach all our children about the great things that Quinn Pitcock did in the NFL.

:clap:

Rain Man
07-30-2008, 07:18 PM
The bummer is that he was only five safeties short of the all-time career record for safeties.

Cards Fan 4 Chiefs
07-30-2008, 08:49 PM
These are the types of pussies that come out of Columbus. Buckeye bitches!!!

Der Flöprer
07-30-2008, 10:53 PM
Wow. How do you play for what? 10-12 years of organized football to only decide that getting paid for it sucks a dick? Have fun making $13 an hour with your sheepskin Mr. Pitcock. 5 years from now you're gonna look back and say, "What the **** was I thinking?"

Who knows? Maybe he's a physics genius or some such shit and going ala Robert Smith.

DJJasonp
07-30-2008, 11:17 PM
Perhaps he'll become an airline pilot just to say this line:

"This is Captain Pitcock in the cockpit."

well played sir!

:clap:

KCUnited
07-30-2008, 11:52 PM
I guarantee there is a woman behind this somehow. Hopefully she's available for viewing at dumpstersluts.

Skip Towne
07-31-2008, 12:01 AM
He may have a higher calling like Pat Tillman. We all know how that worked out.

chiefs1111
07-31-2008, 12:14 AM
That is a strange story. It's not exactly easy to make an NFL roster, so he is giving up an opportunity of a lifetime, but for what?

Maybe they told him they were going to trade him to the raiders.....