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Redskins plan multiple meetings with Luck, too

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It’s now known that the Redskins plan multiple weekly on-campus meetings with Baylor quarterback Robert Griffin III between now and the draft.  PFT also has confirmed that the Redskins plan to do the same thing with Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck.

Redskins G.M. Bruce Allen hinted at this reality in recent comments to Albert Breer of NFL Network.  “In the coming weeks, we will be visiting some other colleges,” Allen said.

As one league source explained it to PFT, the Redskins had no choice but to schedule visits with Luck.  If it appears that the Redskins prefer Griffin over Luck (and we consistently have heard that the Redskins do), always-unpredictable Colts owner Jim Irsay could be nudged toward taking Griffin over Luck.

Unlikely as it may seem, Irsay didn’t want to see Peyton Manning go to another team in the way that Irsay’s father, Robert, allowed John Unitas to finish his career elsewhere.  The younger Irsay likewise may not want to be strong-armed into not using the first overall pick on the player whom he chooses, in the way that Irsay’s father, Robert, was strong-armed into not picking John Elway.

The irony is that it’s Griffin and not Luck who could be doing the strong arming.

That said, the thinking is that Luck wants to be the first overall pick, which in a roundabout way would offset losing the Heisman Trophy to Griffin, who recently said on Gruden’s QB Camp that this draft has two No. 1 picks.  (The fact that the Redskins gave up so much to get to No. 2 bolsters that perception.)

Although Griffin prefers Washington and Washington prefers Griffin, Griffin isn’t expected to refuse to sign with the Colts or otherwise make an overt power play.  Given that the new rookie wage scale would allow the Colts to negotiate a contract with Luck in literally five minutes, the Redskins and Griffin and Luck will be left to wonder what’s going on until Irsay decides to let the world know.

Even if Irsay already plans to take Luck, don’t be surprised if he milks the situation for all the media attention it’s worth, holding the decision as long as he can.

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42 Responses to “Redskins plan multiple meetings with Luck, too”
  1. hammerjacker says: Apr 7, 2012 3:30 PM

    Now lets just face it, this is pointless.

  2. RavenzGunnerz says: Apr 7, 2012 3:34 PM

    I never knew pre season matches require such crafty mind games.

  3. eaglesnoles05 says: Apr 7, 2012 3:38 PM

    Somehow, someway, shanny and Snyder will outsmart themselves here too.

  4. turtlehut says: Apr 7, 2012 3:42 PM

    “always-unpredictable Colts owner Jim Irsay” is just another way of describing an easily manipulated recovering addict who’s only claim to success is inheriting a spot on the Forbes 400 richest list.

  5. waltdawg says: Apr 7, 2012 3:45 PM

    GOOD. So there COLTS!

  6. andreaallennyc says: Apr 7, 2012 3:59 PM

    Andrew Luck really doesn’t have time for this. He’s got classes to complete, training he wants to do to prepare for the NFL, a nice girlfriend, a life, etc. But he’ll be cooperative, professional, unlike some primadonnas around. Wish Irsay would just make his intentions clear so we could all move on … This is getting ridiculous.

  7. profootballwalk says: Apr 7, 2012 4:22 PM

    andreaallennyc says: Apr 7, 2012 3:59 PM

    Andrew Luck really doesn’t have time for this. He’s got classes to complete, training he wants to do to prepare for the NFL, a nice girlfriend, a life, etc. But he’ll be cooperative, professional, unlike some primadonnas around. Wish Irsay would just make his intentions clear so we could all move on … This is getting ridiculous.
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    Nice to hear from one of Luck’s personal friends.

  8. bucfaninil says: Apr 7, 2012 4:22 PM

    Who cares what Luck “needs”.. You attempt to enter professional sports… You lose all that us “normal people” have

  9. EJ says: Apr 7, 2012 4:48 PM

    Luck to Indianapolis.
    Griifin to Washington.

    RGIII is not going to give the Colts the chance to change their minds. They have been claiming Luck since the beginning of the playoffs and Griffin has always kept it in the back of his mind.

  10. skin5fan86 says: Apr 7, 2012 4:49 PM

    Where do you get “we’re visiting other colleges” as “We’re going to see Luck”? They have 7 picks…..

  11. musicman495 says: Apr 7, 2012 4:50 PM

    And if the Redskins said they were also planning to meet with Brandon Weeden, we would next hear that Jim Irsay wants to have a private workout with him too. This is what happens when a know nothing inherits the family business and decides to run it himself.

  12. skinsnation703 says: Apr 7, 2012 4:54 PM

    As a Redskins fan, if the Colts take RG3, we would be mad for about 2mins. Then we would get Luck. Win/win. Plus, watch all the Redskin haters say ” Hahaha Skins got luck, RG3 was the better QB.” whoever we get, will be better than any QB we’ve had in years. HAIL

  13. The Overtime Sports Talk Show says: Apr 7, 2012 4:55 PM

    Mr. Irsay, loves the attention. Just look at how he uses twitter to break news. He’s gonna tweet right up to the moment they take Luck. Luck has been described as being a can’t miss. Irsay did not handle the Manning situation so well with the media and twitter. We can’t expect him to do the same with the first pick either. We will find out in 20 days..

  14. scoob766 says: Apr 7, 2012 5:33 PM

    Heisman winning qbs rarely pan out (jury still out on newton and Bradford) good luck Griffing hopefully you’re not the next Andre ware, Danny wurefel, Chris wrinkle, etc… Skins fans better hope luck falls to them.

  15. slider7702 says: Apr 7, 2012 5:34 PM

    Why is everyone expecting the Colts to announce who their taking right now? The draft is in 3 weeks last time I checked. I’ll be so happy when these two get drafted so all this media hyped garbage can be put to rest.

  16. brownicus says: Apr 7, 2012 5:37 PM

    I’m kind of surprised no one has speculated that the Colts may be trying to create the impression they may want RG3 to see if Washington would trade up 1 more spot to secure RG3 since they clearly want him so bad. Unlikely to happen, yeah, but it would a huge steal for the colts if they got the redskins to panick enough to give up anything else to move up 1 more spot.

  17. uslim2nun says: Apr 7, 2012 5:45 PM

    Irsay doesnt just hold the fate of his own franchise he also holds the fate of the Redskins as well….thats a power trip he is going to ride till the wheels fall off……..then he will pick Luck…….I could care less…the both run a great naked boot off PA…….HTTR!!!

  18. deathtoromo says: Apr 7, 2012 6:07 PM

    Irsay needs to get off the Scotch and twitter. He seems like an accident waiting to happen.

  19. kegowhisky says: Apr 7, 2012 6:15 PM

    Enough with all of these frickin’ games already. I doubt the NFL is going to move the draft up three weeks, so please owners & coaches, just sit on your hands, phones, and Twitter accounts and wait until the real thing starts.

  20. msultan4 says: Apr 7, 2012 6:24 PM

    When we getRG3!!! We will be a playoff contender for the next 7 plus years.

  21. purplengold says: Apr 7, 2012 7:09 PM

    They haven’t figured this out yet?

  22. jervay77 says: Apr 7, 2012 7:12 PM

    Shanny should offer the Colts the 7th. Round pick in the 2015 Draft, to swap this years 1 and 2. Once in the 1st. Draft Andrew Luck. Now that would be some funny stuff. With that said RG3 to DC.

    Hail!!

  23. randallflagg52 says: Apr 7, 2012 7:59 PM

    Don’t get all the Luck hype. He played on a team that ran the ball 68% of the time and was a guy who only made good throws once the running was established and safties starting biting on the play action. Stanford’s defense was also pretty solid (Hey if Flacco, and Roethlisberger can be bashed for the above facts why can’t Luck)

    He never won anyting despite playing in a weak Pac 10/12 with a talented USC team under a moron like Kiffen and dealing with the Reggie Bush caused sanctions as Stanford’s main competition. They lost to the Ducks, they only other good Pac 10/12 team.

    Average arm strength and above average (but not Brady/Brees) accuracy.

    Oh and a neck beard.

    I think the Skins would be better off with RG3, let the pill popper run the colts into the ground just like his old man did before him.

  24. mjkelly77 says: Apr 7, 2012 8:13 PM

    Griffin, who recently said on Gruden’s QB Camp that this draft has two No. 1 picks. (The fact that the Redskins gave up so much to get to No. 2 bolsters that perception.)
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    Uhhhh, no. There is a No. 1 pick who is Luck. And a No. 2 pick … Griffin.

  25. trojan33sc says: Apr 7, 2012 8:46 PM

    So what the article is saying is that Irsay has the mindset and maturity level of a “silver-spooned 3 year old ??” He can’t just make a decision , sign the #1 draft pick now based on the CBA and move on as he requires to suck up the limelight as long as possible?? That’s pretty damn sad……………………….

  26. mikelitoris1 says: Apr 7, 2012 9:06 PM

    Meanwhile, Andy Reid is planning multiple meetings with a ham sandwich.

  27. truthassassin says: Apr 7, 2012 9:26 PM

    This guy Irsay is driving me crazy!! First he treats his savior, Peyton Manning, like sh1t, and releases him… and now he gets his rocks off by keeping us all in suspense about the #1 pick when we know he’s taking Luck… I hope the Colts suck no matter who they get, this guy is worse than Dan Snyder!

  28. j0esixpack says: Apr 7, 2012 10:27 PM

    Although I don’t think it will happen, it would be hilarious to see the Colts strike out and have a bust on their hands after spending an entire season actively “sucking for Luck” and cutting ties with Manning after wasting $26 million on Peyton in the first place.

  29. theaceman9989 says: Apr 8, 2012 12:11 AM

    Irsay should just choose Luck right now. This is a guy who worked out for the Colts privately and RG3 refused.That should tell him who wants to play for them. If he somehow ended up taking RG3 that would be like holding him captive. Just face it Irsay RG3 wants to be a Redskin and he belongs in DC or should I say Landover, Md.

  30. kokomike says: Apr 8, 2012 12:22 AM

    Luck to the Skins? Great luck. RGIII coming to Skins? Great luck, too. Some team may bet the house for that #1 pick, and that will be good for the Colts and Skins!

  31. wadinmypants says: Apr 8, 2012 1:37 AM

    Irsay will soon realize he had nothing to do with the Colts prior decade of success. What a tool!

  32. jbacon55 says: Apr 8, 2012 3:23 AM

    And if the Redskins said they were also planning to meet with Brandon Weeden, we would next hear that Jim Irsay wants to have a private workout with him too. This is what happens when a know nothing inherits the family business and decides to run it himself.
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    I’m getting really sick of people who don’t follow the Colts making outrageous claims like this. Jim Irsay is the one who hired Tony Dungy (Polian wanted someone else; his name now escapes me), and I’ve heard that he also made the call on Peyton vs. Ryan Leaf. When he gets his hands dirty with personel decisions, he’s usually right. (also, he HAS to be involved because he’s the only executive who wasn’t hired this year)

    In addition, the VAST majority of the media hullabaloo over Luck vs. RGIII has come exclusively from people in the media. If you read Irsay’s latest tweet on the subject (the most recent one being used as evidence that the Colts might take RGIII), he says very clearly that all signs pretty much point to Luck. The Colts front office would be foolish to come out say “Yep x is our guy!” They have three more weeks, and they will wisely continue to evaluate the two in order to ensure that they pick the right guy.

  33. andreaallennyc says: Apr 8, 2012 9:53 AM

    bucfaninil says:
    Apr 7, 2012 4:22 PM
    Who cares what Luck “needs”.. You attempt to enter professional sports… You lose all that us “normal people” have
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    Well, I care what Luck needs. He’s a college senior who, I don’t imagine has ever done ny thing bad to you. I don’t think just because someone wants to enter pro sports they deserve to be jerked around, whatever, as part of management mind games. But , as I said, Luck will be professional about this.

    I hope you’re not a Colts or Redskins fan … with your attitude, you don’t deserve Andrew Luck.

  34. andreaallennyc says: Apr 8, 2012 9:59 AM

    skin5fan86 says:
    Apr 7, 2012 4:49 PM
    Where do you get “we’re visiting other colleges” as “We’re going to see Luck”? They have 7 picks…..
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    Others have reported that they actually said they would visit Luck.

  35. isabsir says: Apr 8, 2012 11:48 AM

    I keep hearing the notion that the Redskins don’t want show too much favoritism towards Griffin because the Colts will take notice and draft him ‘just because’. That would suggest to me that Irsay doesn’t trust his talent evaluators or is just in this to get a kick out of taking someone else’s player, which I don’t believe. Personally I don’t think the Colts will be successful no matter who they pick because Polian is gone and that drunkard will now be running the show.

  36. tiger2471 says: Apr 8, 2012 1:25 PM

    Jim Irsay is a jerk, period! It would be in the best interests of both QBs to know where they will be going, get up to speed on the playbook and know who they will be playing for as soon as possible. The Redskins are doing the right thing by visiting both guys, but it would be best if Irsay stops playing freakin games and informs the QB he wants so that the QB can get ready for the NFL, get more accustomed to his boss and the team, and learn the system he will be running. But NO, just like when he got rid of Peyton he had to play games for a few weeks and because of that, no matter who he picks, it will turn out to be a disaster, Karma is a bitch! you don’t screw over a guy like Peyton who brought you a Superbowl championship and built Luke Oil like that without paying for it, mark my word.

  37. jbacon55 says: Apr 8, 2012 2:04 PM

    To tiger2471:

    Irsay didn’t screw over Peyton…they left on friendly terms. Peyton was on board with the decision. Please get your facts straight.

  38. redskinz4life says: Apr 8, 2012 2:19 PM

    As a lifelong Redskins fan, I am getting so impatient about the Colts decision. IMO, I believe Irsay is missing an opportunity to pick his guy and give him as much time as possible to learn the playbook. I mean, if you’ve watched this kid in college, the combine, his pro-day and a private workout in INDY and you still can’t make a decision. What does that say about the state of your franchise(management). Especially when you could’ve kept Manning and still got a great young prospect for the future. Just a thought!!!

  39. tiger2471 says: Apr 8, 2012 2:34 PM

    “jbacon55 says: Apr 8, 2012 2:04 PM

    To tiger2471:

    Irsay didn’t screw over Peyton…they left on friendly terms. Peyton was on board with the decision. Please get your facts straight.”

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    Dude you can’t be serious! Do you not remember the twitter feud between Irsay and Peyton? It was obvious that Peyton wanted to remain a Colt and the reason they left on friendly terms is because Peyton is a class act, PERIOD! So, YES, Irsay did screw over Peyton to make it look like they split on friendly terms, Irsay’s crying act was an ACT at the press conference. Why do you think he fired the GM and his son along with the whole coaching staff? BECUZ none of them were on board with his future decisions, and you have got to have blinders on if you didn’t see that.

  40. theaceman9989 says: Apr 8, 2012 7:43 PM

    Even if the Colts drafted RG3 and Luck dropped to the Skins, you have to realize either way the Skins are in good hands. You have Luck who can scan the field and make reads like Peyton Manning and has the mobility of a Steve Young (who Shanahan coached as an assistant from 92-94). Lets also not forget that Luck threw a 50 yard completion while falling to his knees, so he actually does have good arm strength and can throw it deep off the bootleg. Then you have RG3 you can possibly fit perfectly in Shanahan’s system. He has the speed of a Michael Vick (even though Vick may be a little more shifty). RG3 also throws a nice and accurate deep ball like Drew Brees. Both of them would be a good fit with the Skins. With all that said, the Colts are picking Luck. They decided that when they got rid of Manning or even before that.

  41. theaceman9989 says: Apr 8, 2012 7:59 PM

    We all should know that the Colts are picking Luck. If they don’t they would be allowing Luck to team up with former Colts WR Pierre Garcon(current Redskin). If the two were to win Superbowls together as Redskins can you imagine how angry Irsay would be knowing that he could’ve possibly had that combination in Indy. If he passed on Luck that would be a big mistake plus Skins would be getting Luck with a chip on his shoulder because he desperately wants to be a Colt.

  42. theaceman9989 says: Apr 8, 2012 10:19 PM

    If RG3 and Pierre Garcon win Superbowls together then the Colts would be able to deal with that better than Andrew Luck winning with him because RG3 wasn’t their first choice to begin with.

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