Quinn Pitcock Retires after One Season

Quinn Pitcock Retires after One Season
Quinn Pitcock

Quinn Pitcock Retires after One Season

Michael Marot of AP Sports reported today that Quinn Pitcock has announced his retirement after only 1 season in the NFL.  He wrote “Pitcock spent a lifetime preparing to play pro football.”

By Bill Smith

Agent Confirms

    “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.

The Favre Rule

    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.

Not Injured

    “The 6-foot-2, 299-pound Pitcock was injured early in training camp last season, but was healthy enough to play in nine games.”

    As we reported on BrutusReport.com a couple of months ago, with a good training camp Pitcock would have been part of the DL rotation of the Colts.  He asked to be excused from practice last week for what were termed “personal reasons.”  We wish him success in whatever future endeavorer he undertakes.

Bill Smith is a former coach of several semi-pro teams and has scouted talent.  He is a senior writer for http://BrutusReport.com.  He has also published several novels on http://ebooks-library.com/index.cfm and edits http://fryingpanpolitics.blog.com

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