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Robert Griffin III already learning Redskins’ offense

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The Redskins can’t draft Robert Griffin III for another three weeks, but they’re already confident enough that he’s their quarterback of the future that they’re teaching him their playbook.

In fact, Redskins offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan has already traveled to Waco, Texas, where Griffin was the Heisman Trophy winner at Baylor, to meet with Griffin. And Chick Hernandez of Comcast SportsNet is reporting Shanahan will visit Griffin a couple times a week for the next several weeks.

This is an unusual situation where a rookie who hasn’t been drafted yet is actually getting more time with his coach than a veteran quarterback would get. Under the rules of the Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Redskins aren’t allowed to open their offseason program yet. But they can visit with Griffin.

It’s also highly unusual that a team without the first overall pick in the draft is going into this kind of detail with a rookie. But the Redskins are confident enough that the Colts will draft Andrew Luck first that they’re already moving forward with Robert Griffin III.

So with nearly four months before the opening of training camp, Griffin is already getting tutored in the offense. Griffin should be ready to take the helm of the offense from Day One.

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115 Responses to “Robert Griffin III already learning Redskins’ offense”
  1. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 6, 2012 12:32 PM

    Colts should draft RGIII so they can get the inside scoop on the Redskins’ playbook. They would dominate that third preseason game.

  2. damaddhatter29 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:34 PM

    If I were the Colts I would pull an okey-doke and select Griffin. Alot of wasted time would be in the Redskins management.

  3. trollhammer20 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:34 PM

    When you consider all the rules about tampering and eligibility and such, it’s pretty amazing that the NFL would allow such extensive contact with a player who is draft-eligible but not yet under contract. I am guessing we may see some new rules as a result of this.

    Much easier route for Griffin this year as opposed to last, when QBs who were drafted in April were prohibited contact with coaches until July due to the lockout. This would be true even without these pre-draft coaching sessions.

  4. sadskinsfan89 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    Great the skins need all the help they can get. Can’t wait to see this kid play. HAIL TO THE Washington REDSKINS

  5. mcconnellrules says: Apr 6, 2012 12:35 PM

    RG3 is the man.

    NFC Beast

  6. str8cashomie2 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    is this allowed even?

  7. dlr4skins says: Apr 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    Welcome home RG3, we’ve been waiting along time for you.

    Oh, I almost forgot. Please stay away from the owner.

    Signed,

    Every Single Redskins Fan

  8. jcspiggle says: Apr 6, 2012 12:36 PM

    Mike Shanahan should start to learn it too.

  9. gotampabay52 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    LOL would love for the deadskins to get burned

  10. thraiderskin says: Apr 6, 2012 12:37 PM

    This has possible bad written all over it. I sure hope we get Griffin now.

  11. juliuspeppersandonions says: Apr 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    Hope this guy pulls an Eli. Couldnt be a worse system for him.

  12. bduncanscott says: Apr 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    Lol, dominating the 3rd preseason game sounds pretty retarded considering it doesn’t count and is only a way for coaches to evaluate players and make additional cuts. Not quite a goal to strive for ya know

  13. crippled4life says: Apr 6, 2012 12:39 PM

    Colts should draft RGIII just for hell of it. It would give the NFL network an orgaism for a few weeks.

  14. metalhead65 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:41 PM

    and when he takes the field and the redskins still suck I do not want to hear any he is a rookie or it will take time to devlop excuses. with all the hype this guy has gotten and all his bravado they should be a playoff contender. yes I know the skins suck which is why they are taking him so he should be able to lead them to a winning record if he is as good as he the experts say he is. he should get the same treatment tebow gets, you know the kind where every throw must be perfect and they must score on every position or he sucks. or is there a double standard with him? you know because he dares express his faith and also lives by it? by all accounts griffen is a great guy so it should not be a problem right?he should be able to handle the heat should he not live up to expectations right? I mean he is getting attention from coaches tebow never got before he was thrown out there to fail right?

  15. ibottpsgoldpants says: Apr 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    Well, he’s already done more than D Nabb ever did!

  16. cmfischer says: Apr 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    “juliuspeppersandonions says:
    Apr 6, 2012 12:38 PM

    Hope this guy pulls an Eli. Couldnt be a worse system for him.”

    Yeah, mobile QBs who can throw are terrible for this system. Signed, John Elway and Steve Young.

  17. clw1906 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:43 PM

    damaddhatter29 says:
    Apr 6, 2012 12:34 PM
    If I were the Colts I would pull an okey-doke and select Griffin. Alot of wasted time would be in the Redskins management.

    Yeah I agree then the Redskins would be stuck Andrew Luck! Ummm ahhh wait a minute maybe not…

  18. ratboygl says: Apr 6, 2012 12:45 PM

    Couldn’t be a worse offense for him?

    Are you on crack?

    The offense is tailor made for a QB like Griffin.

  19. philsphan34 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:46 PM

    How does this not violate the pre-draft visitation rules? I thought you get 30 pre-draft visits, do the skins intend on using them all on RGIII?

    Typical skins business trying to exploit any and all loopholes and unstated protocol, whether it’s cheating the cap or getting an unfair jump on offseason workouts.

  20. skinsfan76 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:48 PM

    I think the user that was talking about the domination of the preseason game was just kidding :) I thought it was pretty funny. I think if the Colts tried to take RG3 he would pull a Eli Manning and not sign there. I think he has his heart set on the Redskins. He talks about how he was a Bronco fan growing up and how it would be a dream to be coached by Shanahan. That being said the Colts are taking Luck it is a done deal. The Colts wouldn’t change there plans just to screw over the Redskins. That would be silly.

  21. fu7ur3pr00f says: Apr 6, 2012 12:50 PM

    @bduncanscott,

    I believe @thankheavenfornumberseven was trying to be facetious. You know, joking and not serious.

  22. jnbnet says: Apr 6, 2012 12:51 PM

    When you consider all the rules about tampering and eligibility and such, it’s pretty amazing that the NFL would allow such extensive contact with a player who is draft-eligible but not yet under contract. I am guessing we may see some new rules as a result of this.

    ——————————————————-
    Can you imagine the outcry if the Patriots were doing this?

  23. nineroutsider says: Apr 6, 2012 12:52 PM

    Young Kyle is already starting to ruin another quarterback? RG3 should at least wait to get paid before letting them ruin him. Don’t really see RG3 as a west coast guy, but I am sure the Shanahans are bending over to accommodate his strengths. They are probably changing the offense for him…oh wait they don’t do that for anybody. Daddy’s playbook was solid in the 90’s so…

    (Even though I am being sarcastic, Shanahan was the man when he was in SF and Denver, he’s just doesn’t have it anymore…his mindset is more the problem, old dogs just don’t change with the times. Many of you can relate.)

  24. actiondanwi says: Apr 6, 2012 12:53 PM

    Poor Griffin… in Kyle’s offense, he will always be RG3&Out until the Shanahans are fired.

  25. dirtydrynn27 says: Apr 6, 2012 12:53 PM

    All of this hate? Where is it coming from???? “Would Love to see the Redskins get burned”,”The Colts should draft him just to get an inside scoop on the Redskins offense”…The hate goes on and on.I know the Redskins have a dumbass of an owner but this team hasnt done anything since 1991 so why does everybody hate the Redskins???.The same assclowns that hate the Redskins Loved RG3 until the Redskins made that trade…Instant haterism!!!!

  26. jlv3gem says: Apr 6, 2012 12:54 PM

    RG3 is not the man.

  27. jlv3gem says: Apr 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    thraiderskin says:
    Apr 6, 2012 12:37 PM
    This has possible bad written all over it. I sure hope we get Griffin now.

    Who? The raiders or the redskins?

  28. chawk12thman says: Apr 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    This just in: Cleveland has given their playbook to Tannehill. All three pages…….

  29. crazycane says: Apr 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    Pretty funny that there’s no such thing as a sure bet in the NFL draft but ‘Skin fans have already given him 3 SB’s before he takes an OTA snap.

  30. ratboygl says: Apr 6, 2012 1:03 PM

    The Patriots?

    The Patriots would be doing it if they knew exactly who their 1st rounder would be no matter what.

    Or, they would be fools for not doing it.

  31. doresb21 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:07 PM

    RG Leaf

  32. schmeff says: Apr 6, 2012 1:08 PM

    I’m sure Goodell and Mara will find a problem with this two years from now and try to take away more cap space, even though it’s allowed.

  33. MichaelEdits says: Apr 6, 2012 1:11 PM

    So the Colts can draft Robert Griffin III if they want to learn the Redskins’ offense. But why would they?

  34. scoob766 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    Griffin weighs 220 pounds, Michael Vick weighs 216, they both run and are both always going to be injured. They just wasted a boat load of picks on a guy who will play 10 -12 games a year.

  35. myshkingfh says: Apr 6, 2012 1:16 PM

    It seems like there are a lot of people out there who haven’t watched many games by Shanahan coached teams. What QBs have they ruined? From Steve Young through Elway through Jake freaking Plummer through Jay Cutler, Shanahan has had QBs boot-legging and succeeding for 20 years. What QBs have they ruined? Donovan McNabb? Rex Grossman? Come on.

  36. firethorn1001 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:18 PM

    ‘Lol, dominating the 3rd preseason game sounds pretty retarded considering it doesn’t count and is only a way for coaches to evaluate players and make additional cuts. Not quite a goal to strive for ya know’
    ________________________________

    They don’t have jokes in your part of the country?

  37. skinsnation703 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:19 PM

    @crazycrane: please find me a Redskins fan that has said he will win us 3 SB’s? Idiot.

  38. panchi2131 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:20 PM

    chawk12thman says:Apr 6, 2012 12:57 PM

    This just in: Cleveland has given their playbook to Tannehill. All three pages…….

    Lol :)

  39. dcdiehard82 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:20 PM

    Hate hate hate!!! Can’t wait to go to that parade in DC in a few years

  40. wdcskins says: Apr 6, 2012 1:22 PM

    While I don’t think there’s any chance the Colts shock everyone and take RG3, on the heels of this news, I fully expect Irsay to tweet some more boobery soon about how the Colts are undecided between Luck and Griffin. Because no one’s mentioned his name in a day or so.

  41. fvckyourmother says: Apr 6, 2012 1:24 PM

    This makes me wanna fap at the speed of sound. Go Redskins

  42. undraftedstar says: Apr 6, 2012 1:25 PM

    All this hate ! SMH. If you don’t like the Redskins, why are wasting your time commenting . More like jealousy .RGIII HTTR!!!!

  43. wrathofgodzilla says: Apr 6, 2012 1:26 PM

    @ metalhead65,

    The biggest difference between Tebow and RG3 is the ability to throw a football both accurately and deep. Two things Tebow can’t do yet. And Tebow wasn’t drafted to become the starter his rookie year. Tebow got shut down by everyone but the Steelers the last 5 games of the season because people figured out his scramble tactics and his inability to throw a spiral. We’ll see what happens with RG3 but get over the fact that he’s stealing some of Tebow’s news time.

  44. brutus9448 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:27 PM

    I’d rather see luck be a bust than RGIII. The colts threw games and lost games on purpose to get that pick last year. They deserver to be in the cellar for years to come

  45. gmen1987 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:29 PM

    MichaelEdits says:
    Apr 6, 2012 1:11 PM
    So the Colts can draft Robert Griffin III if they want to learn the Redskins’ offense. But why would they?
    ===================================
    Yeah, to learn the offense of a team that play one another every 4 years. The Colts better know the offenses of 15 other teams than the Deadskins.

  46. beemorefree says: Apr 6, 2012 1:30 PM

    Uh Oh- even though these ‘visits’ are allowed within the current set of rules… what’s to keep the grand poo-bah from fining the Skins or taking away draft picks for these visits 2 years?

  47. hendawg21 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:31 PM

    problem is for those saying the Colts should draft RGIII to learn the Skins playbook…well the Colts are doing the same thing with Luck!

  48. trojan33sc says: Apr 6, 2012 1:31 PM

    Even if the Colts were to switch and draft RGIII it’s only one game between them. No big deal !!! Hail to the Redskins and RGIII !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  49. skins21 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:31 PM

    Don’t worry, I’m sure Goodell will create some retroactive rule and punish the skins for an “unfair competitive advantage”. Or perhaps, violating the spirit of the draft process.

  50. truthassassin says: Apr 6, 2012 1:32 PM

    RG3 will bring the Skins into a new era… Can’t wait to see how the NFC East shakes out next year!

  51. birdbrainsnj says: Apr 6, 2012 1:34 PM

    Great to see him get a jumpstart on ruining another qb. Can’t wait to watch the next disaster in Washington. Shannahan is clueless.

  52. redskinz4life says: Apr 6, 2012 1:35 PM

    Man, why are there so many Redskins/RG3 haters on this site. I can’t wait for this to be official and we get this draft out of the way. I just wish we could see the faces of some of these same haters when RGIII starts killing defenses. HTTR

  53. kobuffalo says: Apr 6, 2012 1:38 PM

    If indeed RGIII is “the man” (and I’m not saying he isn’t), can we now dispense with all inferences of “minorities being held down by ‘the man’?” Yes We Can!

  54. eazyduzit413 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:38 PM

    What’s funny is that NOTHING in this article says anything that suggest RGIII is actually learning the playbook. All it says is that Kyle Shanahan is visiting multiple times a week. I can see how one would assume that’s what is happening but STILL where is the proof?? I’m just saying…lol

  55. andyreiddoublecheeseburger says: Apr 6, 2012 1:39 PM

    Oh yes, the highly intricate offense of that famed guru Kyle Shanahan. A trained monkey could pick it up in about a week.

  56. q1ller says: Apr 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    The Redskins really try to cheat the system any way they can (tampering with free agents so that they can sign them 5 minutes into free agency; dumping salaries into a non-cap year; and now basically opening their offseason program before the allowed date).

    Oh well, it makes it all the more enjoyable when their BS fails and they suck year after year. Losers!

  57. drewsg says: Apr 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    Someone makes a joke about the Colts drafting RG3 to learn the Redskins playbook for the 3rd preseason game and how many people take that joke seriously? That guy should write for The Onion

  58. indywilson40 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:42 PM

    Any extra time they can spend with RGLeaf will really help him. Good move Skins.

  59. feeshta says: Apr 6, 2012 1:44 PM

    From what I am hearing, the Colts have been doing the same with Luck for a while now.

    This is the reason the Skins are so confident Griffin will be there for them to take, and also the reason Griffin is declining private workout requests, since it would just be a waste of his time when he can instead be focusing on learning and perfecting what Shanahan is teaching him. My bet would be they are not teaching him the playbook yet so much as fundamentals that he will need to perfect.

    As far as the visits, I guess it’s the team’s choice what is a better use for them, and since the Skins coaching staff coached the senior bowl this year, they got a head start on that, and can afford to use them for something else.

  60. granadafan says: Apr 6, 2012 1:47 PM

    Griffin looks like a throw first run 2nd type of QB, which is what will help him succeed over guys like Vick who run first then pass. RG3 is more like Steve Young, who became a Hall of Famer.

  61. spankygreen says: Apr 6, 2012 1:52 PM

    scoob766….boob677 whatever you’re calling yourself…..don’t be an idiot your entire life son….After all, why would you care if the young man runs and get’s hurt…… i’m sure you’re a Colts fan anyway…..and another thing, in case you hAve not heard or just stupid…..this RGIII guy is a passer first, and I might say a pretty good one……look at some tape…..After all ,he did WIN THE HEISMAN…

  62. superbeast1369 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:52 PM

    In two years, Goodell will take multiple draft picks away on the eve of the draft as punishment for visiting RG3. Mara will cite “competitive advantage” and claim the ‘Skins got off easy.

  63. audient says: Apr 6, 2012 1:54 PM

    The Colts could draft RG3, then trade him to the Skins for whatever picks they have left.

  64. heyguru1969 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:54 PM

    The draft is still weeks away, and he’s learned all 7 of the Redskins’ plays? Outstanding!

  65. realdealsteel says: Apr 6, 2012 1:59 PM

    brutus9448 says:
    Apr 6, 2012 1:27 PM
    I’d rather see luck be a bust than RGIII. The colts threw games and lost games on purpose to get that pick last year. They deserver to be in the cellar for years to come
    ————————————————

    Thank you. The Colts tanked the whole season on purpose to get Luck. They are not taking anyone but Luck.

  66. realdealsteel says: Apr 6, 2012 2:03 PM

    If you go and google it, you’ll see that before you heard anything about Peyton Manning may miss the season talk, Polian was across the country at Stanford watching Luck in Spring practice and at games. So why would Polian be all the way across the country looking at Luck when we all know that the Colts are always at the bottom quarter of the first round because of their winning record??

  67. obaig11 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:04 PM

    Everybody keeps asking why the Colts would take RG3 just so they can know Skins playbook, well simple…Texans run a similar offense so you couldn’t put it past the Colts to draft RG3 but I highly doubt they would take him.

  68. burgandyandgoldfan says: Apr 6, 2012 2:05 PM

    6’2″ AND 3/8″!!!

  69. r8rsfan says: Apr 6, 2012 2:09 PM

    But will he wear an armband?

  70. fatsmcnadds says: Apr 6, 2012 2:23 PM

    Why not use this time wisely.not the end of the world if we get luck the two teams rarely play each other anyway.what you people don’t understand is the kid wants to be in Washington.We have been down a long time and this kid is gonna be dynamic.As far as the haters their
    Mostly philly fans (just can’t get the trophy and are frustrated)you better get it this year your windows closing!ha ha your team “leader” is a convict!

  71. magoopaintrock says: Apr 6, 2012 2:25 PM

    I just hope that’s all they’re doing during these visits.

  72. d3murf says: Apr 6, 2012 2:29 PM

    nineroutsider says:
    Apr 6, 2012 12:52 PM
    Young Kyle is already starting to ruin another quarterback? RG3 should at least wait to get paid before letting them ruin him. Don’t really see RG3 as a west coast guy, but I am sure the Shanahans are bending over to accommodate his strengths.

    ________________________________________________________

    Do you watch football or just browse internet sites? How do you not see RG3 as a West Coast system qb? Do you know what the description is for that type of QB?

    Accurate on short throws —Check
    Able to extend plays with mobility —Check
    Good at throwing on the run —- Check
    Can hit the deep ball when called upon — Check

    I foyu don’t like the coaching staff that’s one thing. The System fits RG3’s skill set perfectly though.

  73. randomguy9999 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:34 PM

    Luck is still hands down, all day long, better…

    RG3 will prima donna out… mark it down

  74. brianbosworthisstonecold says: Apr 6, 2012 2:35 PM

    Poor RGIII. If he chooses to play for Washington, he’ll be with a losing franchise with a pathetic fan base.

  75. dsimp724 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:37 PM

    Why would he want to learn how to punt???

  76. mjkelly77 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:40 PM

    Seems like the Redskins are trying to goad the Colts into taking this kid. That would be a big mistake. Luck is the man. Griffin is scared to show his stuff to any team and there’s a reason for that.

  77. skinsfan4 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:41 PM

    eazyduzit413 says:
    Apr 6, 2012 1:38 PM
    What’s funny is that NOTHING in this article says anything that suggest RGIII is actually learning the playbook. All it says is that Kyle Shanahan is visiting multiple times a week. I can see how one would assume that’s what is happening but STILL where is the proof?? I’m just saying…lol

    ““““
    Ummm, did you read the first paragraph, last sentence of it? They are “teaching him their playbook”. So the article clearly states it. But no, there is no tangible proof that I’ve seen.

  78. crussell75 says: Apr 6, 2012 2:42 PM

    After the Haynesworth and McNabb disasters, It looks like the Redskins have finally gotten it together. They have an outstanding GM now in Bruce Allen, Snyder has been staying out of the media, and out of the locker room. The coaching staff has been adding depth, and have had some pretty solid drafts over the last 2 years. The team has needed a quarterback for over 20 years, and so they knew they had to make a move to get one – one that fits their system well. All things said, if you know football, you have to agree that this is a team on the rise.

  79. countryskinsfan says: Apr 6, 2012 2:42 PM

    The colts fans will be so happy when manning takes them out in the playoffs in 3 years if luck is any good, or Manning wins another superbowl.

  80. fringetastic says: Apr 6, 2012 2:51 PM

    The only reason the Colts would take RG3 would be to squeeze a pick out of the Skins to swap. Think it would work? How crazy are the Shans for RG3?

    Personally I don’t think the risk the Colts would take, not getting the guy they really want, is worth trying it but man it would be entertaining to watch the reactions.

  81. devinmr711 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:00 PM

    If the Colts drafted RG3, Snyder-Allen-Shanahan would running around like they hit the mega millions lotto. Heck, I think the Redskins are just toying with RG3 to try to bamboozle that idiot Jim Irsay into drafting Rg3 1st. Luck is the best quarterback prospect ever. RG3 is the most talented quarterback ever. I think both will have great careers. Win-Win.

  82. jmech001 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:01 PM

    Well, it looks like the NFL will have to pull another “rule” out of their ass if they want to punish the Skins for this one…

    http://www.realredskins.com/rich-tandlers-real-redsk/2012/04/nfl-kyle-visits-to-rg3-are-ok.html

  83. indywilson40 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:03 PM

    Realdealsteel, because his son coaches at Stanford AND Stanford has a lot of pro prospects. Dufus.

  84. td40 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:06 PM

    The Redskins are not my team, but I do live in DC.

    All bets are that the Colts are *not* going to pull a stunt and take RGIII and the Redskins *will* get him as expected.

    However, living here since the 80s and knowing a ton of ‘Skins fans, let me straighten one thing out: Any Redskins fan that tries to front like he’s perfectly happy to get Luck if the Colts DO take RGIII is *lying through his teeth.* People in this town are emotionally invested in RGIII to a weird degree already. Yes, Andrew Luck is a promising NFL prospect and I’m sure no Skins fan will be slashing their wrists if if DC ends up with him… but these people WANT RGIII, not Andrew Luck, and the vast majority of them will be positively crushed if the Colts do take him. It’s just funny watching some of them act like it doesn’t make a difference which guy they get.

    That all said, I fully expect that Griffin will come here, and he’ll most likely be the best QB to play here in a long time.

  85. briang123 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:07 PM

    You know what is sad about all of this? If RGIII were white, he’d be the first pick of the draft hands down. The NFL and Indianapolis can’t have a black man, even one as intelligent, well-raised, and nice and RGIII to be the face of the draft and the NFL. Last year, the Panthers would have taken Luck over Newton for the same reasons. All Luck ever did in college was throw 3-5 yard check downs against inferior competition. RGIII on the other hand threw bombs that beat top teams. I watched Luck and laughed at how much he looked like Kevin Kolb on the field and Lerch off of it. 10 years from now when Luck is called the Ryan Leaf of this era and RGIII is coming off his 3rd Super Bowl win, people will still say Luck was the better pick and RGIII was a system QB that was a game manager that couldn’t read a defense and only won because of his running game and white tight ends.

  86. govtminion says: Apr 6, 2012 3:10 PM

    Donovan McNabb says reading playbooks is a waste of time.

  87. perennialsinn21 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:16 PM

    Hype hype who’s been getting hype all I have heard durning the past year Andrew luck is the safe pick he is more NFL ready the next can’t miss qb the next Payton Manning ready to start from day one so I don’t know where you get your info you should check it next time.

  88. crussell75 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:17 PM

    The Redskins are in the biggest win-win situation of all time. Both quarterbacks are great prospects, and the Redskins are assured to get one of them. If quarterback is the primary need, which it obviously is, then they have brilliantly navigated their way into a great spot. I’m sure Mike Shannahan has been blasting

  89. chawk12thman says: Apr 6, 2012 3:29 PM

    govtminion says:
    Apr 6, 2012 3:10 PM
    Donovan McNabb says reading playbooks is a waste of time.

    ————————————————–

    He didn’t say that…….He said reading the NFL rule book was a waste of time……

  90. jacksaysfu says: Apr 6, 2012 3:32 PM

    RG3 has alot of talent and an endless ceiling but that Redskins team needs ALOT of upgrades to be relevant again. Skins will still be the NFC East basement dwellers for years to come

  91. truthhurtstoo says: Apr 6, 2012 3:37 PM

    why would anyone be jealous of the redskins??

    FAIL!!

  92. tmkelley1 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:38 PM

    So, if everyone is so sure that Indy will grab Luck, as they should, why haven’t they signed him already?

    And while I’m here, what is up with the 42 free agents and no offer sheets. Collusion? Isn’t this similar to what the NFL is dinging the ‘Skins and ‘Boys for?

  93. bingocostello says: Apr 6, 2012 3:40 PM

    Griffin will be successful despite Snyder!

  94. getyourownname says: Apr 6, 2012 3:44 PM

    Anyone who saw the Skins play last year has to be wondering how much there is to learn.

  95. crussell75 says: Apr 6, 2012 3:44 PM

    The Redskins are in the biggest win-win situation of all time. Both quarterbacks are great prospects, and the Redskins are assured to get one of them. If quarterback is the primary need, which it obviously is, then they have brilliantly navigated their way into a great spot. I’m sure Mike Shannahan has been blasting Weezer’s ‘Perfect Situation’ through his i-Pod for weeks.

  96. redskinz4life says: Apr 6, 2012 4:16 PM

    Fyi, I’ve heard some really dumb suggestions on hear but. To pass up on the guy you want(Andrew Luck), to replace the best the thing that ever hit Indianapolis (Peyton Manning). Just to spite the Redskins, or to win a meaningless preseason game is the DUMBEST idea yet!!!WOW

  97. redskinz4life says: Apr 6, 2012 4:21 PM

    The new CBA clearly states that a team cannot talk to NFL free-agents before the start of free-agency. But they can visit Draft prospects in there hometown or at there schools.

  98. jebdamone says: Apr 6, 2012 4:46 PM

    im not penciling this in or anything, but wouldn’t it be interesting if the skins had the only two black QBs to ever win a SB?
    i am not a skins fan in the slightest either

  99. andyb02 says: Apr 6, 2012 4:56 PM

    This is an unfair competitive advantage. Fine them $20 million in cap space.

  100. phinjunky1985 says: Apr 6, 2012 4:57 PM

    This isn’t cheating but you’ve got to keep an eye on the Shanahans, fined this year for cap issues in 2011 and fined for both Denver Super Bowl seasons for paying players under the table,players they couldn’t afford to keep and would have been lost to free agency.

  101. geemoney713 says: Apr 6, 2012 5:00 PM

    Redskins are definitely getting fined both cap space and a draft pick for this. That’s what happens when you don’t break any rules.

  102. bingobrown12 says: Apr 6, 2012 5:06 PM

    People please!! Winning Super Bowls is not as easy as chewing gum.

  103. cowboyhater says: Apr 6, 2012 5:08 PM

    q1ller says: Apr 6, 2012 1:40 PM

    The Redskins really try to cheat the system any way they can (tampering with free agents so that they can sign them 5 minutes into free agency; dumping salaries into a non-cap year; and now basically opening their offseason program before the allowed date).

    Oh well, it makes it all the more enjoyable when their BS fails and they suck year after year. Losers!

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    Just like it will make it all the enjoyable to see of the haters on this site eat their words. Who ever team you claim to be a fan of , it will give me great pleasure to watch RG3 eat up your D.

    I’m done.

  104. skinsfan76 says: Apr 6, 2012 5:13 PM

    I am not sure what the bigger crock is, fined for cap issues in 2011 when it is obvious that the Skins didn’t break any rules or this paying players under the table during Superbowl runs which never actually happen.

  105. weepingjebus says: Apr 6, 2012 5:17 PM

    How hard it is to learn to throw a 5 yard out pattern on third and 9?

  106. skinsfan4 says: Apr 6, 2012 5:43 PM

    I am so much dumber for having taken the time to read these comments. There are so many idiots on here who do not get sarcasm. No one is seriously worried about who wins a meaningless preseason game between the Skins and Colts. It’s called humor.

    And the poor grammar and punctuation is disturbing. The lack of understanding on how to use were/we’re, they’re/there/their, hear/here, its/it’s is just maddening. Our country is in serious trouble being left in the hands of the Twitter generation. Good God!!

  107. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Apr 6, 2012 5:54 PM

    redskinz4life says:Apr 6, 2012 4:16 PM

    Fyi, I’ve heard some really dumb suggestions on hear but. To pass up on the guy you want(Andrew Luck), to replace the best the thing that ever hit Indianapolis (Peyton Manning). Just to spite the Redskins, or to win a meaningless preseason game is the DUMBEST idea yet!!!WOW
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    Do you ever wonder why so many people thumbs up a comment that you think is the dumbest idea yet? Do you ever wonder if maybe there’s something you don’t quite get?

  108. tiger2471 says: Apr 6, 2012 6:13 PM

    There are 3 things that you can count on in life “Death, Taxes, and Haters are going to Hate”! Damn, give the kid a chance before he puts on the uniform, and no Skins fan is actually expecting this kid to take us to the playoffs the first year he enters the NFL. This is a building process, it takes time and a stable coaching staff in order to build continuity and success. I do hope that Dan Snyder gives Shanahan at least 3 years with Griffin, we can’t afford to fire yet another coach and have a new coaching staff attempt to teach this guy a new offense, it was the downfall of Jason Campbell. And whether this kid were drafted by a different team, I’d still wish him the best, just as I wish Andrew Luck the best, and whether the Skins get RG3 or Andrew Luck, we are in a good position as far as the QB position is concerned.

  109. skin94249 says: Apr 6, 2012 6:22 PM

    These haters just want to get us “Skins” fans fired up with all the negativity. Fear not B & G we WILL have the last laugh. Don’t play their games …… most can’t read-n-write let alone understand football.

  110. tiger2471 says: Apr 6, 2012 6:33 PM

    “scoob766 says: Apr 6, 2012 1:12 PM

    Griffin weighs 220 pounds, Michael Vick weighs 216, they both run and are both always going to be injured. They just wasted a boat load of picks on a guy who will play 10 -12 games a year.”

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    Dude you couldn’t be farther from the truth. I was just at the Dulles card show in Chantilly and Vick is a small guy at 6′ barely 215lbs and RG3 is 6’3″ 230lbs, and believe me you could tell the difference when meeting them in person. A little more weight makes a difference when taking hits in the NFL, and RG3 is definitely more accurate as a passer.

  111. crussell75 says: Apr 7, 2012 12:09 AM

    Dogs and Bees can smell fear.

  112. kronix7 says: Apr 7, 2012 8:42 AM

    I just hope the Redskins don’t ruin another QB which seems to be the norm there as well as the Browns. Griffin has a lot of talent. I’d hate to see him not get a fair chance. Let him play, let him make his mistakes before you pull the plug on this kid.

  113. buboy4life says: Apr 7, 2012 9:10 AM

    The Redskins are acting like a little kid before Xmas, can’t wait to open their present and it would be hilarious if the Colts draft him and priceless to see the look on their faces…either way a good year for Baylor sports
    #Sic’Em

  114. diamondmo33 says: Apr 8, 2012 7:40 PM

    Everyone here in Indy knows the colts tanked to draft luck. Irsay is just blowing
    Smoke with all his “the choice hasn’t been decided yet” tweets.

  115. redskinz4life says: Apr 9, 2012 9:22 AM

    I can’t believe over 500 idiots on this site agree with thankheavanfornumberseven. So you guys really think it’s a great idea for the Colts to pass on Luck and take RG3, just to beat the Redskins in a pre-season game. Wow, alot of people must be drinking creek-water down in Cowgirl country.

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