Colts Won’t Lie Down Sunday With the First Overall Pick on the Line

Don’t expect the Colts to come out and lay down Sunday when the 2-13 horseshoes take on the Jaguars – first overall pick on the line or not.

With Andrew Luck waiting in the wings for either the Colts or Rams, both teams have already said they will try to come out and win. This despite a win that could end up putting their franchise back 10 years since they would be missing out on the latest “can’t miss” pick of the 2012 NFL Draft.

The Colts are guaranteed no worse than the second overall pick, but a loss to the 4-11 Jags means they will have the first overall pick, and everyone knows that Luck has simply got to be that pick.

Indy will sit No. 1 in the draft order with a third straight win providing the Rams upset the San Francisco 49ers in St. Louis. The Colts hold the tiebreaker with St. Louis, having played the easier 2011 schedule.

Coach Jim Caldwell could be out of a job by Monday, but isn’t ready to give in just for a shot to land Luck in April. “My job is to win ballgames, plain and simple,” he said Monday.

The Jags are in a rather interesting spot as well when it comes to the draft. Right now they are tied with the Browns and Bucs for the league’s fourth-worst record. Depending on how the final weekend shakes out, they could draft as high as fourth or drop to eighth.

Both coaches on the sideline Sunday will probably be looking for work as well come next week, as Caldwell isn’t likely to last, and Mel Tucker, who took over for the fired Jack Del Rio, is not expected to come back next season for Jacksonville.


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