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Griffin tells Colts “no” to private workout

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As the Colts prepare to put Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck through a private workout, the other potential first overall pick in the draft has declined an invitation to do the same thing.

Colts owner Jim Irsay says via Twitter that Robert Griffin III has declined an invitation to work out for the team.  Irsay specifically blames the decision on Griffin’s agent, Ben Dogra.  But if Griffin wanted to work out for the Colts, Griffin would be working out for the Colts.

So what does it mean?  Apparently, Griffin has no interest in following Peyton Manning as the quarterback of the Colts.  Instead, Griffin wants to play, apparently, for the Redskins, who hold the second pick in the draft.

And so the power play comes not from the quarterback who went to the same school as the last high-profile quarterback who dissed the Colts.  Instead, the guy who possibly is in position to leapfrog Luck doesn’t want to go to Indy, even if it means being the first overall pick.

It’s also possible that the Griffin camp is completely convinced that Luck will be the pick, regardless of what Griffin would do at a personal workout, and that Griffin isn’t interested in wasting his time.

Either way, Griffin is more than willing to yield the top pick in the draft to Luck, something that under the rookie wage scale means a lot less than it used to.

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173 Responses to “Griffin tells Colts “no” to private workout”
  1. reallykeepingitreal says: Apr 3, 2012 10:10 AM

    Why should (even very slightly) risk some injury and work out for them when there is approx 0% chance they’ll pick him? Smart

  2. notrelated says: Apr 3, 2012 10:10 AM

    So it begins.

  3. realbenrush says: Apr 3, 2012 10:10 AM

    Not sure how you read into this. Could this be that his agent would rather see him in a Nike Redskins jersey?

  4. mjbulls45 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:11 AM

    dont give them what they want

    its smart

    ppl always want what they cant have

    the loot, the girls, the sb wins, ha alotta stuff,

    more value for griffin now,

    almost like hes too good for the colts now. ha

  5. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    “If he doesn’t accept the invitation, then I will.”

    - Jeff George

  6. linvillegorge says: Apr 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    No reason not to if you want to be the #1 pick. Dogra must think that Luck is the pick no matter what.

  7. 3yardsndust says: Apr 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    As bad as they are, the Skins are closer to the playoffs than the Colts and he’s guaranteed to go to the Skins by doing absolutely nothing.

  8. williamjg says: Apr 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    This is great. As a skins fan, I’d actually prefer RGIII over Luck. Nice to know he feels the same about the Colts.

  9. bigjdve says: Apr 3, 2012 10:12 AM

    I love this kid.

    Maybe he wants to go to the Redskins, you can’t tell, I mean he wasn’t signing helmets at a card show in Chantilly or anything.

    Maybe he also doesn’t want any part of the drama that is Irsay.

    Way to go RGIII

  10. jacobslatter says: Apr 3, 2012 10:13 AM

    A decision that is Morris Claiborne-like in its intelligence.

  11. benh999 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    I don’t blame him. The Colts are the one team that is more f’ed than the Skins.

  12. braven4evr says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    Guess he thinks The Colts has already decided on Luck or he just doesn’t want to play for them! The Skins are further along in the rebuilding process than the Colts and Snyder WILL spend money to try and improve his team. Playing for the Shanadicks could/will be a problem though.

  13. lordjoshington says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    Homeboy wants to come to DC!!

  14. TheNaturalMevs says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    Irsay is forgetting that he already has referred to the next QB as “Andrew” in several interviews.

  15. trojan33sc says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    Way to go RGIII, they dissed him continuosly early on !!! Go Skins !

  16. nzyme says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    If RGIII and his agent don’t believe the Colts honestly are thinking about picking him over Luck then I don’t blame him.

    One thing is for sure is that the Redskins ARE going to pick him if he’s there.

  17. brandooon says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    HAIL!

  18. getthegleam says: Apr 3, 2012 10:14 AM

    This pretty much means Luck is going to the Colts. Not sure why RGIII would say no or even his agent, who stands to make millions off this guy, seems like a bad decision not to.

  19. lpdog32 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:15 AM

    I wouldn’t waste my time either. With all indications that Luck is their guy, why bother?

  20. skinsfan87 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:15 AM

    I hope Griffin pulled an Eli Manning and said, ” I don’t want to be a Colt”…..

  21. feiry24 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:16 AM

    His agent said no? How can someone determine the future of someone else like that? What did he have to lose? This is going to be a career long competition between these two. Every stat will be dissected.

  22. jason1214 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:16 AM

    Ha ha, Colts are turning into a trainwreck. That being said good move by RG3′s agent….make them choose.

  23. longdrive2011 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:16 AM

    Griffin is a great talent and will be a good quarterback, but the rumblings are already there that he might be a three team over a career type of player. There is nothing wrong with that, but the team choosing him has to consider such things if they are counting on him being a “franchise” QB.

  24. patcheatiots says: Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    Advantage Colt’s
    Now Deadskins will have to Trade up to #1 to get Him….
    Very Smart Agent

  25. sadskinsfan89 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    y is griffin gonna go along with irsays media game. everyone knows luck will be a colt and rg3 isn’t gonna waste his time to go there. if the colts want him they will draft him. All media is what irsay is shooting for

  26. flapjackdaddy says: Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    Good for him. Seriously.

  27. randomguy9999 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    I thought he was full up convinced that he was competing for the 1st pick?

    the Prima donna moves begin….

    he’s better than JaMarcus…. but he will be every bit as much of a pain in the azz

  28. miamininer says: Apr 3, 2012 10:19 AM

    If I was a QB I’d rather play for Mike Shanahan than Who is coaching the colts again?

  29. drewsg says: Apr 3, 2012 10:19 AM

    The name Irsay comes across my twitter feed way too often. Maybe that’s why RG3 is steering clear

  30. richkotitte says: Apr 3, 2012 10:20 AM

    Maybe Shanny will have to ‘trade up’ once again to #1 overall so the skins are not ‘STUCK WITH LUCK’ …

  31. vonmiller58 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:20 AM

    For a guy who wants to be the #1 pick that’s a dumb move.

  32. bullcharger says: Apr 3, 2012 10:22 AM

    Irsay is just acting like a jackass. He should already know who he’s picking and he should have already announced it and sealed the deal. He’s just playing games for whatever reason. Either to get himself in the news or to have leverage in the rookie contract. Who knows.

    Griffin is smart not to get caught up in it.

  33. NancyNancy says: Apr 3, 2012 10:23 AM

    The Deadskins are no closer to a SB than Indy. Neither team will be any good for years to come. Plus Shanahan will be long gone by the time Washington has a winning season.

  34. godofwine330 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:24 AM

    There was never a true competition. Griffin could be the better QB but the Colts were always going to go with the “safe choice prospect” who some have said is the greatest prospect in 30 years.

    Why would he waste his time dating a girl who everyone knows is going to marry somebody else? Can’t say I blame him on this one. At this point, no amount of underwear olympics is going to change anyone’s mind. Just expect to be seeing him every 4 years (schedule rotation for AFC South & NFC North)

  35. juanandonly24 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:26 AM

    As bad as the Redskins are, they sure as hell are better than the miserable Colts

  36. acdc363 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:26 AM

    I’d do the same thing

  37. zephyrhttr says: Apr 3, 2012 10:26 AM

    Everyone is saying on Twitter he’s refused workouts with ALL team.

    That’s a pretty important detail, don’t you think? Why do random people on Twitter know this while PFT goes to town reading into The Mad Tweeter?

  38. geniusesq says: Apr 3, 2012 10:26 AM

    Power move. Welcome to DC RG3. Where the system will fit your skills, and you can play in a bigger market.

  39. bigman1115 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    Let’s Get Get GEt it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!RGIII in Dc is the place to be redskins allday

  40. indywilson40 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    To all you Skins fans claiming you would rather have RG3: BS. The only reason you prefer RG3 is that you know you’re not getting Luck. And Skins fans, just remember, Daniel Snyder is still your owner. Good luck with that.

  41. Max says: Apr 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    This put a smile on my face this morning. Fully endorse this move by RG3 and his agent!

    Why jump through hoops for people you believe to be biased in their decision making.

  42. bucks12965 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    I like this guy more all the time!

  43. bullybirds says: Apr 3, 2012 10:30 AM

    I already love this kid.

    Griffin reminds me more of Steve Young due to playstyle BTW. Keep showing those true colors fellas.

    @randomguy9999 Because of who Griffin is, the most logical person to compare him to has to be Jamarcus Russell. #shameless

  44. ryansiefert10 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:33 AM

    It makes perfect sense that Griffen would do that.

    If he plays for the Colts everyone will be angry if he does not amount to atleast what Peyton Manning amounted to

    If he plays for the Redskins he only needs to out perform Rex Grossman and that seems like a much easier task. He is going to be an instant fan favorite in Washington.

  45. isabsir says: Apr 3, 2012 10:36 AM

    Its pretty clear to me that he wants to be a Redskin. He’s already said that he was a huge Broncos fan growing up and it would be a dream to play for Shanahan. Now that Polian is no longer running football operations look for the Colts to turn to sheet. Irsay is probably back on the bottle and I don’t blame RG3 for wanting nothing to do with that situation.

  46. fatsmcnadds says: Apr 3, 2012 10:36 AM

    Shanny has shown this kid the offense he’ll be running we’ve had receivers running wide open since the shannahans have been here.It just so happens we’ve havent had a qb who could deliver the frickin ball!HTTR

  47. sj39 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:37 AM

    We all know Jim Irsay is nuts. No telling what he will do.

  48. arkadyrenko says: Apr 3, 2012 10:37 AM

    Two choices:

    a. Play for a franchise that has only missed the playoffs 4 times since 1995. Yes, the owner is a flake, but he’s a flake who put together a high-caliber football team, and kept it together for over a decade.

    b. Play for a franchise that has been to the playoffs 3 times in the last 19 years, with an owner widely regarded as a money-grubbing incompetent who has ruined the reputation of a once great organization.

    What kind of idiot chooses b?

  49. stanklepoot says: Apr 3, 2012 10:37 AM

    It’s simple. Everyone knows that the Colts are going to pick Luck. Anything else is just a smokescreen, the only reason for which that I can see is to try to create an artificial sense of excitement about a decision that was made long ago. If enough people believe there’s actually a chance that the draft order could change dramatically, it will boost ratings for the draft and increase the number of viewers for countless sports reporters’ (and yes, views for bloggers’ sites too). It appears that someone within the Colts organization has agreed to play ball with the league and/or media on this issue.

    Funny thing though. What’s good for the league and media in this case isn’t really good for RGIII. Sure, it’s giving him a little more buzz right now, but at the end of the day the Colts are going with Luck, which means RGIII will be remembered as the guy that lost out on the non-existent race for #1 overall. From that point on, the two will constantly be linked as their careers unfold and we see who ends up having the greater success. Until and unless RGIII has the greater career, however, this non-existent competition for #1 overall will make Luck look like he’s leading that race. Or, RGIII could refuse to play a game he knows is already rigged. By refusing to give them a private workout, he’s saying that he knows the Colts are drafting Luck, and he’s more than happy to be going to the Redskins. That both lessens the impact of him not going #1 overall, and helps endear him to a Redskins fan base that is already so eager to see him in their uniform. What could make the skins fans more proud than to know their QB turned up his nose at the chance to go #1 overall to play for their team? If RGIII’s agent thought he had a real chance of being drafted by the Colts, he’d see to it that RGIII did whatever the Colts wanted, if for no other reason than the fact that the #1 overall pick will have a bigger contract (which means a bigger pay out for the agent). If you can’t make that happen, however, making your client a hometown hero before he takes his first snap under center is one heck of a consolation prize…just like either Luck or RGIII would be one heck of a consolation prize for the team picking 2nd in the draft.

  50. channel124 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:39 AM

    Even my up-downs are censored? Geez, it’s been 2 years since I referred to Florio as “Toolio.” Thin skin!

  51. coltsluckdynasty says: Apr 3, 2012 10:39 AM

    So many misinformed idiots, if any of you would actually research, he isn’t doing them for anyone. If you ask me, by not doing workouts for teams, he has something to hide. Now that tannehill has gained momentum, and maybe passing rg3, his camp is a little nervous. RG3 = akili smith joke of an article… Way to bring out the idiots

  52. wikidpissah says: Apr 3, 2012 10:39 AM

    Irsay should keep his mouth shut. In one year he’s turned one of the NFL’s model franchises into a side show.

  53. isabsir says: Apr 3, 2012 10:40 AM

    Why is the owner tweeting this anyway? This dude can’t shut his face.

  54. nflfollower says: Apr 3, 2012 10:41 AM

    Pure class this griffin kid, right?!? Ha ha. Everybody acting like they know these prospects, I get such a kick out of it.

  55. brewtalviking says: Apr 3, 2012 10:41 AM

    Redskins seem like a good place to end your career before it even starts.

  56. whatnojets says: Apr 3, 2012 10:42 AM

    I’ll accept your invitation

    Brett Farve

  57. philwauke says: Apr 3, 2012 10:44 AM

    I don’t understand what this story has to do with the saints?

  58. preventoffense says: Apr 3, 2012 10:44 AM

    Complaining about Irsay tweeting is like complaining about fans posting on, oh, I don’t know………….PFT?

    It is 2012 – btw – Welcome to Indy Andrew!!

  59. awdlmd says: Apr 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    The die is cast on where both are going. He would just be giving information to a future opponent.

  60. hikohadon says: Apr 3, 2012 10:45 AM

    I can’t believe it matters to which one he goes. They’re both trainwrecks.

  61. phadedwun says: Apr 3, 2012 10:46 AM

    This news was floating around a couple weeks ago. Unfortunately, this is nothing new. This was mentioned on the NFL website some time ago.

  62. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:47 AM

    We don’t want his OVERATED talents in indy anyways! ! The guy already thinks he’s a gift to football already!! And redskins fans………..FAIL!!!!!!!!

  63. bigwinintx says: Apr 3, 2012 10:49 AM

    Smart move…

    This is just a ploy to get Luck under their idea of a salary. “Make him feel like we’ve got other options, and he’ll sign whatever we offer him!”

    Idiots… That’s why this franchise is in the shape it’s in.

  64. bison4me says: Apr 3, 2012 10:49 AM

    indywilson40 says:
    Apr 3, 2012 10:29 AM
    To all you Skins fans claiming you would rather have RG3: BS. The only reason you prefer RG3 is that you know you’re not getting Luck. And Skins fans, just remember, Daniel Snyder is still your owner. Good luck with that.
    ====================================
    We WANT RG3 and you can have Luck (absolutely no knock against him). Oh and good luck to with Twitter-Man being your owner as well. The DC/Baltimore area know all about him and his family, thank God you have those middle of the night cowards now.

  65. savocabol1 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:49 AM

    Why on earth would you want to play for the Redskins instead of the Colts? This guy probably got a 2 on the wonderlic test.

    Disclaimer: I am not a fan or hater of either of these teams.

  66. fullbagg says: Apr 3, 2012 10:50 AM

    I was a Baltimore Colt fan when I was a kid. Watched the news cast of the moving trucks in the snow. Looks to me that the Irsay son is just as big a blowhard as his father. Screw him.

  67. digitaldonnie says: Apr 3, 2012 10:50 AM

    So this is where the over hyped RG3 ends. Nut didn’t he say that he wanted to be the #1 overall? Now he’s backing down? I say its good for the Colts. They don’t need Akli Smith version 2.0. The redskins made their bed…..

  68. travishenryskid says: Apr 3, 2012 10:51 AM

    Luck should do the same thing now.

  69. lbcoach34 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:52 AM

    that doesn’t mean the Colt’s wont draft him and trade him making the cost for RG3 to keep going up if the Skins are locked in on him…

  70. preventoffense says: Apr 3, 2012 10:52 AM

    wikidpissah says:

    Irsay should keep his mouth shut. In one year he’s turned one of the NFL’s model franchises into a side show.

    ____________________________________________________

    That’s odd, the same Irsay made the Colts into the model franchise with the best record as an owner since he took over in 1997. Just as there a a number of ways to QB a team, there are a number of ways to own and build a team. To each their own style.

  71. nebster21 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:53 AM

    One good thing for the Redskins fans. They are not “stuck with Romo”.

  72. raiderlyfe510 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:55 AM

    Good work RG3. The Colts is a potential disaster for any QB prospect. Defensive minded Head coaches are no good for a young QB. Washington is the right spot.

  73. nebster21 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:56 AM

    brewtalviking says:
    Apr 3, 2012 10:41 AM

    We have how many superbowl trophies and the Redskins have how many?

  74. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Apr 3, 2012 10:56 AM

    I can see why you wouldn’t want to have Irsay running the ship, but you’d really rather have Shannahan as your coach?

  75. kplaya says: Apr 3, 2012 10:58 AM

    People need to put their EGOs aside and realize that the #1 pick isn’t that great of a thing. You go to the worst team. Excellent decision RG3

  76. oilers2titans says: Apr 3, 2012 10:59 AM

    I guess RGIII is a real character guy

  77. cowboyhater says: Apr 3, 2012 11:01 AM

    I love it!! Let the hating begin!! Bottom line, the skins have more to offer this kid, and has a fan base that is excited to have him here. Indy has not shown that same love, and he knows it. Why have to start completely over with a revamped staff, and roster. Why does everyone think this new regime in Indy will be just as as effective as their predecessors? The skins are in year 3 of the rebuilding process, and if it wasn’t for an ineffective QB last year, the skins would have won more games. Anyone who thinks otherwise is crazy. We are just a couple pieces away from being consistent, and competitive. The Colts are far from that. You can spin it any way you want, but that is the truth. HTTR!!

  78. bragerber says: Apr 3, 2012 11:01 AM

    Yeah, Washington definitely is closer to the Playoffs than the Colts. The Colts have zero track record of making the Playoffs and building winning teams. The Colts have an impossible division to play in with the Jags, Titans, and Texans…yes, the Redskins are definitely the better situation. Have fun in Washington RG3…facing the Giants and Eli, Cowboys and Romo, and the Eagles and Vick. Have fun playing for a joke owner that can’t build a winning team.

  79. clintonportisheadd says: Apr 3, 2012 11:04 AM

    This has nothing–repeat nothing–to do with which sorry ass not gonna see the playoffs for years train wreck crazy owner team he wants to play for.

    The Colts have shown their hand and only a few brain dead folks think Luck will not go number one.

    Why would Griffin help the Colts play some sort of game on Luck (“Hey Andrew–Griffin looked good in that private workout so we DO have options”). All the Colts are doing now is getting their new QB upset with this bush league nonsense.

    Heres some advice Irsay—Call Luck today and tell him it was a mistake on someone elses part to invite Griffin to work out, tell him you are sorry, ask him to come on out to Indy with his handlers and let’s sign a deal.

  80. peachyc39 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:06 AM

    I am glad that RG III turned them down. They blatantly made it known when they asked Andrew Luck 1st for a private workout that is who they wanted. It would be a waste of his time and there should be no shock in the Top 2 choices. Why would RG III want to even go somewhere anyway where they really don’t want him? Besides the only reason why Irsay probably wants him to do it now is because he has been catching flack about not wanting an African American to be the face of their franchise. Lucky for us The “Skins” don’t care they just want to win. Would serve The “Colts” right cause of what they did to Peyton Manning and his “crew” for Luck to pull an “Eli” lol!!! Remember that lovely scene??? We can dream can’t we?

  81. jetnotjets says: Apr 3, 2012 11:06 AM

    Jim Irsay hasn’t made up his mind about who to take with the first overall pick just like he hadn’t made up his mind about whether or not to cut Manning.

    This guy is a joke of an owner. He doesn’t want to be an owner. He wants to be a celebrity.

    Irsay has zero interest in drafting RGIII. The Colts are going to draft Luck and they’ve known it for awhile. Good for Griffin in turning down an invitation to a meaningless workout that would do nothing but keep Jim in the spotlight a few more hours before the draft. I hope RGIII destroys teams in the NFL for years. This was a good move, and his value just rose in my book.

  82. erod22 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:06 AM

    Translation: “I don’t want to move to freakin’ Indiana!”

  83. sterilizecromartie says: Apr 3, 2012 11:07 AM

    Thank god. Maybe Irsay will stop overthinking things now and just start contract negotiations with Luck.

  84. tundey says: Apr 3, 2012 11:08 AM

    Wow! Lots of comments on a baseless story. RGIII declined private workouts for everyone (not just the Colts).

  85. tluke25 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:08 AM

    I can’t blame him. If I were in his shoes, I’d rather go to Washington. Indy could be come the next Cleveland Browns. In fact, I’m thinking they will.

    Atleast when his contract is up for renegotiation, he can find comfort in knowing that Daniel Snyder will pay him twice what he would get anywhere else.

  86. orthomarine says: Apr 3, 2012 11:10 AM

    Another thing Miami failed to achieve

  87. tomtravis76 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:11 AM

    In the eyes of the DC-VA-MD, RG3 will be the second most popular guy in town, next to President Obama.

    DC is a market on a resurgence. RG3 can lead the way. John Wall will soon get headlines, The Caps have Ovi and Nats will be competing for one of those NL Wildcard spots.

  88. tluke25 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:12 AM

    patcheatiots says: Apr 3, 2012 10:18 AM

    Advantage Colt’s
    Now Deadskins will have to Trade up to #1 to get Him….
    Very Smart Agent
    ———————-
    Do you really believe the Redskins would take RG3 over Luck? They wouldn’t.

    It doesn’t matter anyway. Colts are certainly taking Luck no matter what.

  89. sterilizecromartie says: Apr 3, 2012 11:14 AM

    erod22 says:
    Apr 3, 2012 11:06 AM
    Translation: “I don’t want to move to freakin’ Indiana!”
    ———-
    Yeah, because DC is a picnic. Crime, Traffic, taxation without representation, etc. But DC does have a more exciting nightlife… if that’s what you want your franchise QB basing his decision on.

  90. shaunypoo says: Apr 3, 2012 11:14 AM

    How do any of us know what is a smokescreen and what isn’t? Maybe the Colts have just a smidge of doubt as to whether or not Luck is their guy and just want to kick the tires.

    Does not being willing to workout for the team that could possibly make you the #1 overall pick say something about your competitiveness? Maybe.

    Just do the damn draft already.

  91. clinttaurus says: Apr 3, 2012 11:15 AM

    good for him…nothing but a dog-and-pony show at this point anyway and a waste of his time/energy…not worth the risk

  92. cowboyhater says: Apr 3, 2012 11:15 AM

    bragerber says: Apr 3, 2012 11:01 AM

    Yeah, Washington definitely is closer to the Playoffs than the Colts. The Colts have zero track record of making the Playoffs and building winning teams. The Colts have an impossible division to play in with the Jags, Titans, and Texans…yes, the Redskins are definitely the better situation. Have fun in Washington RG3…facing the Giants and Eli, Cowboys and Romo, and the Eagles and Vick. Have fun playing for a joke owner that can’t build a winning team.

    ——————————————————————————————————–

    Are you kidding me? Your track record is tied up in the regime that was fired, by your jackass owner who likes to tweet bs about a QB that built his franchise. Hmm….. last time I heard from Dan Snyder (crickets chirping). Just stick with Luck, and rebuild your team with that new staff of yours, and fans in DC will stick with RG3 and take our chances in the best division in football.

  93. gettingtired417 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:15 AM

    Smart Move.. i guess he noticed how they treated their last quarterback

  94. indywilson40 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:18 AM

    Bison4me, Our owner has a Super Bowl ring. Does Danny boy?

  95. tluke25 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:19 AM

    brewtalviking says:
    Apr 3, 2012 10:41 AM

    We have how many superbowl trophies and the Redskins have how many?

    —————————————

    huh? The Redskins have 3 super bowl trophies and the Colts only have 1.

    Besides, the people who brought the championships to both of those teams don’t even work for those teams anymore.

  96. hikohadon says: Apr 3, 2012 11:19 AM

    “Indy could be come the next Cleveland Browns.”
    ___________________

    Or one could just as easily say “Indy could become the next Washington Redskins” and have it mean the same thing.

  97. latenightroach says: Apr 3, 2012 11:20 AM

    Both Luck & Griffin should hang up the Colts to dry. That team deserves neither of them.

  98. bigdawg2011 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:22 AM

    Haha..I can’t wait to watch little Bobby be the newest member of the top ten busts of all time. The guy just doesn’t have it and I will thoroughly enjoy watching Indy fleece the dumb Skins into trading up to get him. A third round pick that did nothing more than any QB in the Art Briles system against the worst defenses in the Country..Poor Skins fans.

  99. skinsrock says: Apr 3, 2012 11:24 AM

    I think it’s simple… I think Luck is a better fit for the Indiana lifestyle & I think RGIII is a better fit for Washington DC… The media in DC will drive you crazy & I just think RGIII is better built for that. It’s a very distracting town… I just hope he doesn’t get caught up in it all.

  100. anarchopurplism says: Apr 3, 2012 11:25 AM

    Tell me you want me and I will show up

    Tell me you MIGHT want me and I won’t show up

    Your move Irsay

    Some people love to dance in MAYBE-LAND. Oh how they love to dance……

    How about yes or no?

  101. thraiderskin says: Apr 3, 2012 11:29 AM

    Yeah I would prefer Griffin, but that is because it is in my mind we are going to get him. I would be happy with Luck, but not as happy. With that said, I think this is a stupid move by Griffin, in fact it isn’t very mature at all.

  102. deathtoromo says: Apr 3, 2012 11:32 AM

    The franchise ” Danny Boy ” owns has 3. Btw, ask the Giants how ” bad ” the Skins are.

  103. kronix7 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:32 AM

    I think it would be a huge mistake if the Colts take RG3 over Luck. After Irsay jettisoned Peyton Manning (One of the best ever) and picks wrong you can bet Indy will run him out of town. It will be hard to see Indy without PM but if the Luck is as good as they say he is then wounds will heal. When PM decides to retire he should retire a Colt. Hopefully the Colts can recover and be the dominant team they once were. I think the Colts will resemble the Ravens except with a better QB in Luck. Imagine that style of team with PM at the helm. That would be scary. I hope PM is able to win a few SBs before he hangs it up. I bet Indy hopes the same as well.

  104. turgidsen says: Apr 3, 2012 11:34 AM

    RGIII is not working out for any team…People do your research. Even Pat Kirwan has a twitter saying that RGIII wants to play for Washington and thats why he is not working out for the Colts. That is false . RGIII told all teams that he was only working out at his pro-day that way there would more teams there to see his Baylor Team mates.

  105. dawsonleery says: Apr 3, 2012 11:36 AM

    Colts are drafting Luck, why waste RG’s time?

  106. heavywoody says: Apr 3, 2012 11:38 AM

    I called this one yesterday. RGIII must feel the Redskins are a better fit, so therefore he blew off the Colts. I recall a guy named Ryan Leaf blew off a meeting with the Colts because he felt the Chargers were a better fit.

    And, lets be honest. RGIII in the nations capital fits the new ObamAmerica vision going on right now. Luck fits Indy.

    We will look back at this as happy we avoided RG Leaf, the next great bust.

  107. bragerber says: Apr 3, 2012 11:40 AM

    Are you kidding me? Your track record is tied up in the regime that was fired, by your jackass owner who likes to tweet bs about a QB that built his franchise. Hmm….. last time I heard from Dan Snyder (crickets chirping). Just stick with Luck, and rebuild your team with that new staff of yours, and fans in DC will stick with RG3 and take our chances in the best division in football.
    —————————————————————————-

    That regime that was fired was awful! Btw – our new coaches come from place like the Ravens and Steelers…yeah, definitely losers. As a Colts fan, I was out of mind excited when the old “regime” was fired. We actually have a real coach now and we will attempt to build an actual team. And yes, you have a tough division – that is my point. RG3 should want to come and play in the AFC South because it sucks right now. As it is, I think RG3 comes across arrogant – I’ll take Luck every time. RG3 gave an interview on ESPN and when talking about whether he cares which team he would want to play for he replies, “I don’t really care, whoever pays the bills”. After that, I wanted no part of him – the greats don’t have that attitude.

  108. stull60060 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:40 AM

    I’m not a Colts fan nor a Redskins fan. RG3 will not be an elite QB. He will be average at best. The same goes for Luck.

  109. jasncondit says: Apr 3, 2012 11:47 AM

    People here are the facts. Jim Irsay’s 40 time is faster than RGIII’s. Drinking a 40 that is!…LOL

  110. bison4me says: Apr 3, 2012 11:52 AM

    indywilson40 says:
    Apr 3, 2012 11:18 AM
    Bison4me, Our owner has a Super Bowl ring. Does Danny boy?
    ====================================
    He does not, but as the owner of the franchise, Snyder has inherited three trophies, the yellow Mayflower Irsays have two. He definitely lucked out when he got Manning, but last year proves what life is going to be like for a while in Indy until they gradually put more talent around Luck.

  111. jakek2 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:52 AM

    Hasn’t been drafted yet and he’s already a diva. Fits in perfectly with the all hype / no win Skins.

  112. cbass59 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:54 AM

    Akili Smith agrees with this decision.

  113. musicman495 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:54 AM

    indywilson40 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:29 AM

    To all you Skins fans claiming you would rather have RG3: BS. The only reason you prefer RG3 is that you know you’re not getting Luck. And Skins fans, just remember, Daniel Snyder is still your owner. Good luck with that.
    ——————————————–
    Yes, and Jim Orsay is your owner and GM wannabe. Good luck with that.

  114. musicman495 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:56 AM

    bigdawg2011 says: Apr 3, 2012 11:22 AM

    Haha..I can’t wait to watch little Bobby be the newest member of the top ten busts of all time. The guy just doesn’t have it and I will thoroughly enjoy watching Indy fleece the dumb Skins into trading up to get him.
    ———————————-
    Please come back and share your thoughts again when Mr. Griffin is next year’s rookie of the year.

  115. indywilson40 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:03 PM

    “Danny Boy” has ZERO rings, since you guys avoided the question.

  116. cbass59 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:03 PM

    I remember when Dan Synder paid all that money, bought the dream team, and led them to mediocrity.

  117. jbcommonsense says: Apr 3, 2012 12:05 PM

    I… love… it! Both these QBs look like stars, but I prefer RGIII and now he looks like a certain Redskin! Hail! HTTR!

  118. pongonfl says: Apr 3, 2012 12:06 PM

    There are alot of ways to read this, all of them are good for the redskins and their relationship with this guy.

  119. jtdapit50 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:13 PM

    The colts literally came out one month ago and said that luck was their QB. It’s not that griffin doesn’t want to play for the colts, they insulted him by not even. considering him and now their insulting him again by wasting his time with a private workout.

  120. cowboyhater says: Apr 3, 2012 12:15 PM

    To all the Indy fans that continue to make comeback remarks about your team, the proof will be in the pudding next year. Realistically, I think both QB’s are going to be great, but it’s funny when RG3 makes it clear he may not want to go to Indy, their fans find ways to make disparaging remarks about him. As for him being arrogant; I’m not sure what interview you have watched, but this kid is far from arrogant, and is a well grounded man. He is a high character guy, that will do remarkable/charitable things for the DC community. This community needs a role model like this kid, and he will fit well here. Keep up the hate. It will only be that much sweeter when we are talking championships in the coming years.

  121. crapboys says: Apr 3, 2012 12:16 PM

    Who wants to go to that bumpkin city as waste their time with a fanbase that will hate him bc of the way he looks if he doesn’t win immediately. Come to DC where the people realize their is a world outside of a single city.
    Just look at all this hoopla for a kid who said no to an org that clearly will not pick him regardless. RG3 an Luck are going to the right situs. This dick Irsay is just being a jerk to a college player. Skins or the win!! HTTR!!!

  122. pastabelly says: Apr 3, 2012 12:19 PM

    With the Colts roster, they are years away from competing. I won’t get into the relative merits of Snyder and Jim Irsay. But my guess is that the two people most responsible for Indy’s one SB are both looking in the rearview mirror at the franchise (Polian and Manning) and that Irsay had little or nothing to do with that. He is also a fool for getting rid of Polian.

  123. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Apr 3, 2012 12:24 PM

    So it does appear people can still select whom they wish to work for.

    “I’m talking my talents to WASHINGTON” – Robert Griffin III

    Irsay, just sign Luck already. Danny prepare your check book too.

    #HTTR

    P.S. to all the RG3 Haters to the Redskins
    “your welcome”

  124. mjkelly77 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:25 PM

    Why would he say yes? He’s been way overrated by the press so why audition and prove them wrong?

  125. EJ says: Apr 3, 2012 12:29 PM

    RGIII knows that Luck is going to the Colts and is set on going to Washington himself. Why experience the “rub it in” we’re taking Luck anyway feeling. The Colts are in way too deep to change their pick now, If they decided to grab Griffin instead, they’d have a whole fan base tearing up Irsay’s twitter account. (STUCK WITH LUCK) RGIII knows it is what it is, so why risk injury and waste his time working out for the arrogant prick that chose the other guy? Makes no sense. Sorry Colts fans, nothing against you or your team, but the owner is a jerk who uses his money to buy friends and pay off his enemies. He has a big mouth and a little heart. (Look what he did to your greatest QB ever, Manning)

  126. olskool711 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:32 PM

    “Indy could become the next Cleveland Browns”

    All this talk about RG III being smart. Hmm…

    I wonder if he really understands offensive line play?

    His offensive line will be much worse than the one in Indy, and Indy’s isn’t close to becoming what Cleveland’s will be this year. Cleveland is close to having a elite offensive line. Washington’s is a mess and there is no way outside of free agency to deal with it. But, the redskins cap space issues…

    I’m supposed to believe he knows everything. He’s kinda a football version of obama. In that way, he’s perfect for D.C.

    Good luck, I’m glad you have that quickness and speed — you’re gonna need it. Of course, once one of those linebackers get a good shot at you….

  127. db3300 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:36 PM

    I don’t blame him. Look at the crap teams that Irsay put around Manning for over a decade. I’m surprised both Luck and Griffin haven’t come out to say they won’t play for the Colts. With any other QB, they never would have even sniffed at that one SB.

  128. mjkelly77 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:38 PM

    Kid’s a coward. The press has built him up into something that he isn’t.

  129. plumbstupid says: Apr 3, 2012 12:41 PM

    Maybe Luck should have let his foot off the throttle a little bit for the final half of last season. Irsay and the Colts are an aging trainwreck. Have fun getting sacked 10-15 times a game before you can even take that three step drop.

    The Skins have an offensive line, a running game, wide receivers, and a defense. I would much rather play for the Skins (and I’m an Eagles fan).

    I can see the headline now “Just another case of Bad Luck”.

  130. cdrion21 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:46 PM

    who cares. this is getting ridiculous he also isn’t working out for the redskins. he had nothin to prove at this point. his resume is on tape and he already did a private workout at baylor. he can neither increase or decrease his draft stock at this point there is no point to work out for them or the skins he would just be risking injury. Irsay said as much at his pro day i believe the quote was “at this point he can’t do anything else to change our opinion of him”. this is a non story….HTTR!!!!!!

  131. opinionated says: Apr 3, 2012 12:47 PM

    deathtoromo says:
    Apr 3, 2012 11:32 AM
    The franchise ” Danny Boy ” owns has 3. Btw, ask the Giants how ” bad ” the Skins are.

    ********************************
    The franchise has 3, Danny Boy has none.
    Your other comment sounds like a joke. Let me take a stab. How bad are the Skins? So bad that after beating the Giants twice went on to finish last in the division for the 4th year in a row while the Giants took home the Lombardi.

  132. chawk12thman says: Apr 3, 2012 12:49 PM

    Note to every analyst out there: Lock in your top two selections on your mock drafts. Indy, from a PR standpoint has to pick Luck. RGIII has to go to Washington.

  133. opneon says: Apr 3, 2012 12:50 PM

    Why go with the Irsay family who have no committment to probably the greatest QB ever and snuck out of Baltimore with the their name and logo?
    Serves them right!

  134. bigdawg2011 says: Apr 3, 2012 12:54 PM

    Atleast when his contract is up for renegotiation, he can find comfort in knowing that Daniel Snyder will pay him twice what he would get anywhere else.

    Even if he sucks or is marginally good like any player on the Redskins becomes..My Prediction..Griffin busts, the Redskins remain in mediocrity for the rest of their existence and will never sniff anything outside of the cellar in their division..

  135. londonfletcher says: Apr 3, 2012 1:01 PM

    “Two choices:

    a. Play for a franchise that has only missed the playoffs 4 times since 1995. Yes, the owner is a flake, but he’s a flake who put together a high-caliber football team, and kept it together for over a decade.”

    Yeah, and who has their QB been the majority of that time? One of the greatest ever. Take him away, keep the rest of the team the same and you have the 2011 season.

    Peyton Manning WAS the Colts.

  136. jwreck says: Apr 3, 2012 1:01 PM

    arkadyrenko says:
    Apr 3, 2012 10:37 AM
    Two choices:

    a. Play for a franchise that has only missed the playoffs 4 times since 1995. Yes, the owner is a flake, but he’s a flake who put together a high-caliber football team, and kept it together for over a decade.

    b. Play for a franchise that has been to the playoffs 3 times in the last 19 years, with an owner widely regarded as a money-grubbing incompetent who has ruined the reputation of a once great organization.

    What kind of idiot chooses b?
    _________________
    The way you present the choice makes it seem like an obvious decision. The problem is that you conveniently left out the facts that the players who got Team A to those playoffs are now all gone, or over age 32, and the owner refuses to spend money to infuse the team with new young talent.

    Also, “what kind of idiot chooses b?” The whole subject of this article was that Griffin seems to be choosing “b”, making him, in your own words “that kind of idiot”. Yet you come off sounding kind of desperate to have this “idiot” on your team. I guess what I’m getting at is that your paragraph is a load self-contradictory nonsense.

  137. peachyc39 says: Apr 3, 2012 1:03 PM

    By the way…I am a dedicated 49ers fan for 32 years but I care about people and the way they are treated. RG III was treated like a red-headed stepchild by Indy..actually to be honest he doesn’t have red hair and has braids lol. I think that both QB’s will see some success in the NFL. Only time will tell with the people who are placed around them who will perform better once the season gets under way. Just ready for FOOTBALL!!!!!

  138. eaglesfanerik215 says: Apr 3, 2012 1:05 PM

    As a eagles fan, I would much rather the redskins get andrew luck than RG3, with everyone going to a spread style offense in the NFL and his arm strength and intelligence and little to no help at baylor “only kendall wright” unlike luck has had at stanford! Remember this comment eagles fans in 2016.

  139. therealsmiley says: Apr 3, 2012 1:09 PM

    The 3 Super Bowl trophies reside in the stadium…..which is owned by Daniel Snyder…dope. Why would RGIII want to play in a 2nd tier market? Hail!

  140. patsfiend says: Apr 3, 2012 1:13 PM

    I’d be stoked if I’m a Redskins fan right now. Finally, something to be really excited about. I hope Luck and Griffin both kill it, and are foes / rivals for years to come.

  141. demgoodoleboys says: Apr 3, 2012 1:18 PM

    Good for him. Go where your wanted.

  142. mannyicey says: Apr 3, 2012 1:20 PM

    Here’s my take, Romie-

    Whatever’s left of the Colts’ offense will transfer to the Broncos to play for Manning. Manning is the asset they know. Luck is the asset they don’t know. The Broncos went to the playoffs last year with Tim Tebow as their quarterback. Imagine what they are going to do with Manning under center? People are lining up to play with Manning.

    Here’s something that everyone knows: season of the Year of Our Lord 2012, the Colts will be terrible. They won’t be as bad as last year, though. I can see them winning about 3 games next year, if they’re lucky. It’s a rebuilding year for them and Manning will plunder what ever’s left of that team.

    As long as Luck doesn’t suck with the team, they will rebound. It will be truly a rebuilding team. If Luck doesn’t look good (for what ever reason) or if he gets injured and can’t play, it’s going to be a problem.

    RGIII going to the Redskins is a good move. Everybody’s hungry up there. Shanahan, always looking for his next Elway, actually have one with some new gadgets to play with. It’s going to be fun with him there.

    My only concern is the brutality. Can RGIII take the punishment? Can he keep his wits about himself when he doesn’t get the calls that others may get? Can he imposed his will, or will he bend to the will of others?

    I can totally see him getting hurt because they will want to use his speed. I hope that they allow him to play a base offense and use his scrambling abilities sparingly. If I see him running around like Vick circa 2003, I’m going to be angry.

  143. cashisking4life says: Apr 3, 2012 1:31 PM

    Lets see redskins actually looked good here and there last yr and were a qb away from down some decent damage, plus the had better record than the colts and aren’t as far off. Redskins owner won’t nickel and dime u and the weapons around u as bad as irsay would. I would rather go to a better team 2nd overall so I can perform better and then after having a break out yr or two get a big time contract or hold out till they pay me more. Luck will fail miserably in Indy, he’s gonna beat Favre and Eli manning interception type numbers u watch. He has worse decision making ability when he gets flustered than tebow

  144. glac1 says: Apr 3, 2012 1:31 PM

    I wonder what flaws he wants to hide. He will never be an elite qb in this league if he’s afraid…

  145. cash804 says: Apr 3, 2012 1:38 PM

    glac1:

    Afraid of what, you gump?

  146. heavywoody says: Apr 3, 2012 1:45 PM

    It will be a nice moment when RGIII is sitting there with his 10 year old son, RGIV, when the Redskins announce him as the pick.

  147. luckyconfido says: Apr 3, 2012 2:03 PM

    There is no big mystery. Seriously, AFC Colts vs. NFC Redskins, and NFC East at that. Smart choice.

  148. oranjellojones says: Apr 3, 2012 2:07 PM

    I have to laugh at all the Colts fans touting this amazingly successful team that was supposedly built by Irsay.

    1. It was Polian who built that roster and he just got canned.
    2. Your team only got Manning because he refused to go to San Diego, so it was pure dumb luck that scored what we now know was the entire basis of your franchise’s winning.
    3. Manning is gone and your team will go right back to being what it was last year and before Manning ever arrived….a perennial loser and bottom feeder. Win something WITHOUT Manning then you can yap about successful your team’s track record is. Last year proved without a doubt that Manning literally carries an entire team by himself.

    Also any Colt fan running Owner smack about Snyder and his behavior is just projecting. Our owner hasn’t acted like the drunk uncle of the family that everyone is embarrassed to admit they know. That would be your boy Irsay. Snyder’s got a laundry list of smackable items but Colt fans have zero room to talk.

    Last but not least, yes RGII has refused workouts for anyone but PFT makes a heck of a point about the fact that he could workout for anyone if he really wanted to.

  149. heavywoody says: Apr 3, 2012 2:19 PM

    I think it is funny that people on here think us Colt fans are disappointed RG Leaf won’t workout for the Colts. That is a HUGE relief! We were so worried that the Colts would turn retarded and draft him. By him pulling a Ryan Leaf and making it clear he wants to go to the #2 team, we will be rid of him for sure.

    Trust me, any real Colt fan has wanted Luck the entire time. RGIII is just another overrated prospect by Obamerica

  150. tluke25 says: Apr 3, 2012 2:27 PM

    Atleast there is a “source” to this article. Jim Irsay. I was gonna vomit if I saw there was info from another “unnamed source”.

  151. lokim79 says: Apr 3, 2012 2:35 PM

    Maybe he just doesn’t like the way Irsay treated the guy that made the Colts who they were. He is more likable than Luck too, not that it matters, but I hope he kicks some a$$ somewhere other than Indy :-)

  152. georgebrett says: Apr 3, 2012 2:51 PM

    I think this says a lot about Robert Griffin and his wanting to compete at the next level. Maybe he doesn’t want a one on one showdown with Andrew Luck to show that he’s not as capable. Maybe he’s scared. As much as I like him, I would think he’d be on the next plane out to compete against Luck.

  153. newtons2ndlaw says: Apr 3, 2012 3:11 PM

    You guys do know that Mike Nolan requested a private workout from both Alex Smith and Aaron Rodgers back in 2005 before the draft.

    Rodgers told Nolan, “NO!”. Alex Smith being the little nerd he is, of course did everything Nolan asked of him.

    That April, 24-25th, the 49ers made one of the biggest mistakes in their franchise history. They passed up a local bay area talent in Rodgers, who grew up a 49ers fan, for a gimmick spread offense, nerd of a QB in Alex “The Bust” Smith.

    To this day the single reason they went with Smith instead of Rodgers was that private, yet bizarre workout, that Nolan “The Idiot” asked them both to preform.

    Not saying Luck will become a bust or that RGIII will become Rodgers-like. But the similarities in both situations is fascinating.

  154. preventoffense says: Apr 3, 2012 3:29 PM

    Fans will be fans. All these claims that the Colts kicked Manning to the curb are blowing hot air. None of us know what really transpired between Irsay and Manning behind scenes.

    For all the public posturing, it is entirely possible that the two of them agreed that the Colts team was simply not going to be ready for Manning to make a run at another title. In other words none of us know if this was Manning wanting to leave.

  155. corsair28 says: Apr 3, 2012 3:33 PM

    georgebrett says:
    Apr 3, 2012 2:51 PM
    I think this says a lot about Robert Griffin and his wanting to compete at the next level. Maybe he doesn’t want a one on one showdown with Andrew Luck to show that he’s not as capable. Maybe he’s scared. As much as I like him, I would think he’d be on the next plane out to compete against Luck.

    It says that he knows fully well the Colts are picking Luck and there is no point wasting his time going there. This is an Irsay ploy to get people into thinking he is undecided, just like how long he had people thinking he wasnt going to dump manning until the very end.

  156. heavywoody says: Apr 3, 2012 3:35 PM

    I like Smith-Rodgers is a bad comparison. Had Alex Smith sat for four years and had those receivers, I think he would be very successful. If Rodgers had a new Offensive Coordinate every year of his career, he would be mediocre and considered a bust.
    Look how Smith did last year with more support. And how well Matt Flynn did throwing to those receivers.

  157. heavywoody says: Apr 3, 2012 3:38 PM

    The best comparison is Akili Smith-RGIII. Two guys who got thrown to the top right before the draft and will amount to nothing.

    Luck is so much better than RG Leaf it is not funny.

  158. georgebrett says: Apr 3, 2012 4:05 PM

    You say this like you know 100% Irsay is taking Luck. If I’m RGIII, I go give him reason to think otherwise. COMPETE!!!

  159. captcrunch5019 says: Apr 3, 2012 4:23 PM

    Can’t blame RG3. I have not seeing Luck work out but from what I’ve seeing of RG3 he is IMPRESSIVE!! He is also cerebral beyond any QB I’ve seen. He has lots of upside.

  160. raideralex99 says: Apr 3, 2012 4:25 PM

    This just proves everyone knows who the #1 pick is except the media who is trying to create a bs story.

  161. lamarhunt says: Apr 3, 2012 4:32 PM

    The Colts are trying to entice a pick from the Redskins to move up to #1. That’s all, if he’s inevitably a Redskin, he shouldn’t help his opponents out with extra picks. I think it’s a smart move from a guy who has handled this very well so far. Redskin fans should be pumped.

  162. 4ever9er says: Apr 3, 2012 4:33 PM

    As I read the replies to this article there are a few things that should be cleared up for some of the uninformed fans.

    1. No player is obligated to hold private workouts for teams (that’s why they have the NFL Combine and the players school has a Pro Day)

    2. Arguing that one organization is superior to the other at this time is pointless! You have the #1 pick because gernerally you’re a bad team and if you’re drafting in the top 10 without trading up in the draft means that you’re not good either, you’re just better than the team picking first (I have been a 49er fan for 43 years and I’ve seen the best and the worst)

    3) Salary is not a big deal, here is what the top 3 picks signed for in 2011:
    # 1 -Cam Newton signed a four-year contract worth $22 million.
    # 2 -Von Miller signed a four-year contract worth $21 million
    # 3 -Marcell Dareus signed a four-year contract worth $20.4 million.
    so RG3 isn’t trying to get more money out of anyone and the Colts can’t use him as leverage.

    4) For the fans suggesting that RG3 is a potential Ryan Leaf or Akili Smith you may want to go and do your home work on RG3, he was an Honor Roll Student at Baylor University and received his Degree in Political Science in the Fall of 2010. He interviewed with a number of teams during the NFL Scouting Combine (there is no record of him blowing off any interviews). He is also a more mature player and better Passer than either Leaf or Smith:
    Akili Smith (2 yrs)
    323 571 56.6 5148 9.0 9.4 45 15 153.1

    Ryan Leaf (1 yr)
    227 410 55.4 3968 9.7 10.1 34 11 158.7

    Robert Griffin lll (4 yrs)
    800 1192 67.1 10366 8.7 9.4 78 17 158.9

    So while I don’t know what the future holds for Griffin lll or Luck, I do wish them much success unless they are playing my 9ers.

    Finally for the dopes who make the negative comments about President Obama and RG3 being in Washington, DC, please remember that the previous President was an Irresponsible Alcholic and possible Drug user who wasn’t very bright. It is actually good to have a President who isn’t stumbling all over himself in interviews and can complete more than a sentence or two.

    9ers 2day-9ers 2morrow- 9ers 4ever!

  163. xli2006 says: Apr 3, 2012 5:02 PM

    Does this mean the Sports Media can end the Who Will They Draft nonesense? Seems like everyone in the nation knows who the Colts / Skins are drafting except the people paid to report on it. Luck to the Colts… RG3 to Skins.

  164. eaglesfanerik215 says: Apr 3, 2012 6:55 PM

    What the hell is with the racist comments on here? This is man talk! Not political! Not p*ssy a** little girly girls who know nothing of college football or the nfl, real men only care about who is the better QB so we can laugh at the other franchise for not draftng him….By the way RG3 turn down Stanford and there 2nd choice was luck And RG3 is a academic all american.

  165. georgebrett says: Apr 3, 2012 8:15 PM

    4ever9er said…Finally for the dopes who make the negative comments about President Obama and RG3 being in Washington, DC, please remember that the previous President was an Irresponsible Alcholic and possible Drug user who wasn’t very bright. It is actually good to have a President who isn’t stumbling all over himself in interviews and can complete more than a sentence or two.

    Can you show proof that the last POTUS was an alcoholic? Can you show proof that he was a possible drug user? Because I know you won’t be able to show proof of either but I know that proof can be shown that Hussein Obama was a drug user. BTW, it’s great that he can string 2 sentences together. Now if he could only get the unemployment level lower than when he took office and get gas to George W. Bush prices and actually do the things he promised to get elected.

  166. Spencer says: Apr 3, 2012 8:34 PM

    Good. Everyone knows the Colts are picking Luck. The Colts supposed interest in him wasn’t real, and he’s saving everyone the time. I respect RG3 even more now. He’s smart and man enough not to allow himself to be used by the Colts.

  167. johnmshort3 says: Apr 3, 2012 9:02 PM

    Nothing in the NFL is a given if he happens to not work out in Washington he might not want to burn bridge’s first the browns comment now the colts his manager is a idiot.

  168. kjb7140 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:30 PM

    The kid has a BA degree in political science and is working on a masters in communication. I believe Washington serves this young man better. I also believe he told the Rams he wanted to play in DC and that is why they took the skins trade offer over clevelands. A political science major with an inside track to the political capital of the world, feels like he is setting himself out for life after football.

  169. mobdc202 says: Apr 3, 2012 10:48 PM

    Why is a GM tweeting anything about his organization’s business??

  170. jrh0 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:25 PM

    DUH. No brainer here. RGIII was right to pass on this in every way. If the Colts are settled on Luck, then this is a waste of his time and would have been some publicity move or dog andpony show.

    Two, if they WERE actually considering him, so what? So he could be #1, who cares. The team you play the season with is more important than the number you were picked. RGIII would probably rather be a skin, and he’s should.

    Besides him having met with the Skins already and stating he likes the town, career wise, the skins are a WAY better move. If he went to the colts he would be dogged all season by talk about whether he was better than Luck, and people would constantly be sniping at him.

    THe skins on the other hand, are already building up for his warm reception and the fans are already looking to this guy. So, he pretty much already has a warm fanbase waiting on him. Also, a team (the skins) that are placing so much on the hopes that RGIII will be their game changer are going to pattern themselves around making sure he succeeds. IE: They will be looking to plan the offense to play specifically to RGIII’s talent’s. (And a little vice versa, as part of his appeal was the way his skills and style fit into the current Redskin style offense.)

    DC is all geared up to rally around this kid and that’s way more valuable than being able to say you were first pick.

    When he steps out on the field for the first game and the stands are already full of RGIII Tshirts, he’ll know he made the right call.

  171. jrh0 says: Apr 4, 2012 1:30 PM

    For that matter, what if this was a publicity show for HIS agent? I might have played it like that too. Its like YOU know you are going to DC. The colts know you are going to DC. THe Skins and the fans know too.

    By snubbing the colts it possibly shows a little loyalty to the handshake conversations with the Skins, builds up a little more love with the DC fans, and makes it look at least a little more like playing for DC was more his choice than the result of being passed by the Colts.

  172. 4ever9er says: Apr 4, 2012 6:27 PM

    georgebrett says: Apr 3, 2012 4:05 PM

    You say this like you know 100% Irsay is taking Luck. If I’m RGIII, I go give him reason to think otherwise. COMPETE!!!

    In response to your comment:
    What exactly is he competing against? Once again he (or any other player for that fact if they have the leverage) is not obligated to do private try-outs for teams. The same goes for the Team when a player request a team to give him a private try-out; they have the right to refuse because the Team has the leverage.

    Both QB’s have gone through the required processes. If any of the teams that will potentially draft either of them hasn’t seen enough and made a decision by now, then I would question that teams
    evaluation skills and really be concerned about there future.

    btw, while no one knows exactly what’s going on in Irsay’s head it’s a safe bet that we will all find out on or before April 26th!

  173. njphin says: Apr 5, 2012 3:32 PM

    Colts just did a clean sweep of their entire organization and whatever play makers they had are either gone or over 35. Why would anyone want to go to that?

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