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
“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.
“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