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Colts haven’t invited Griffin to Indy, yet

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The next question in the wake of the news that Robert Griffin III is visiting the Redskins in the D.C. area is whether the Colts will also invite Griffin to Indianapolis for a no-workout pre-draft visit.

And then the next question would be whether Griffin would accept.

Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Colts have not extended an invitation to Griffin for a pre-draft trip to Indy.  Yet.

Griffin already has declined a request from the Colts to engage in a private workout.  Griffin’s position that he won’t submit to a private workout for anyone helped take the sting out of the situation.

If Griffin is invited to Indy for some wining and dining — and if he says no — that’ll be the closest thing to a slap in the face to the Colts organization, given that Griffin accepted the invitation to visit the Redskins.

It’s believed that Griffin wants to play for the Redskins, but that Griffin wouldn’t make an overt power play aimed at forcing a trade, if drafted by the Colts.

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  1. bigjdve says: Apr 10, 2012 10:25 AM

    Why would they, they know he doesn’t want to come there, they also know that the fans want Luck, the media says that Luck is the best pick, and that they have been saying Luck for over a year.

    Maybe they are starting to show some common sense.

  2. doe22us says: Apr 10, 2012 10:25 AM

    It’s a forgone conclusion this decision was made over a year ago to draft Luck, now lets move on please.

  3. xsfmed says: Apr 10, 2012 10:27 AM

    Why is this so difficult? The Colts are not going to draft Griffin!!

  4. thefiesty1 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    Didn’t they already invite him and he turned them down knowing that they aren’t going to take him? They’ve already put all their eggs in Lick’s basket.

  5. draftazoid says: Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    Why doesn’t the Colts just sign Andrew Luck now? Irsay is looking for more press. Unfortunately, it’s going to be bad press of a player telling the Colts he does not want to play for them.

  6. santolonius says: Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    Having read so much about RGIII over the last 5 months, I’ve kind of forgotten why so many people last season considered Luck to be the can’t-miss QB of the decade. Can someone remind me why Luck is so awesome?

  7. henderski says: Apr 10, 2012 10:32 AM

    My thought is maybe the NFL is at the heart of this. Is it unbelievable that they might be telling Irsay to string this out to garner more interest in the draft? If everyone know who is going where, then there is no suspense. Some people will tune in just to make sure they don’t miss what is sure to be a tuning point in both Indy and D.C. If Luck is signed before then, there goes what might have ended up to be a significant number of viewers.

  8. joemammy says: Apr 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    Given a choice, I would probably choose to play for the Redskins, as well. At some point, Snyder is going to over-pay Griffin, and RGIII knows it.

    Snyder is going to be Griffin’s cash cow.

  9. indywilson40 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM

    The Redskins wouldn’t make an overt power play to force a trade because if the get Luck, they will be getting the better quarterback.

  10. yssupasigninnamnotyep says: Apr 10, 2012 10:39 AM

    ‘Griffin wouldn’t make an overt power play aimed at forcing a trade’…

    You mean like that horse face jerk MegaHead went to work for in Denver?

    Now THAT was a slap in the face to the Colts organization.

  11. truthfactory says: Apr 10, 2012 10:39 AM

    Next time Im interviewing for a job, Im also going to turn down a request for a 2nd interview… We’ll see how well that works out for me.

    Signed,

    Not a rich spoilled athlete

  12. redskinspolo says: Apr 10, 2012 10:41 AM

    Nothing to see here folks move on…

  13. truthfactory says: Apr 10, 2012 10:43 AM

    “santolonius says: Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    Having read so much about RGIII over the last 5 months, I’ve kind of forgotten why so many people last season considered Luck to be the can’t-miss QB of the decade. Can someone remind me why Luck is so awesome? ”

    RGIII had one great year in college. Luck has had 3 in a pro style offense and calls a lot of his own plays (similar to Manning). Plus great character and genetics… Not saying he’s not going to be a bust, but there are very few, if any downside risks.

  14. gweez76 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:44 AM

    For all of you saying its the press or something, its not.

    Colts aren’t signing Luck yet because THEY GAIN NOTHING BY DOING SO!

    What if Luck snaps his leg next week. Rips his shoulder out lifting. Gets in a car accident. Theyd be stupid to sign him early when the contract will take 5 min to complete.

  15. terripet says: Apr 10, 2012 10:46 AM

    rg3 is the next randall cunningham luck is the next elway

  16. brutus3413 says: Apr 10, 2012 10:54 AM

    I can just see Irsay and Luck sitting in a Ryan’s Steakhouse going over the details of his contract.

  17. tundey says: Apr 10, 2012 10:57 AM

    More manufactured intrigue. With new rookie salary system what point is there in the Colts stringing this along? It’s not like the old days where they could have feigned interest in Griffin to get a better deal with Luck.

  18. PriorKnowledge says: Apr 10, 2012 11:02 AM

    This is so ridiculous. Why in H would any team want a QB that does not want them? Luck is considered the best QB in the draft and is fine playing for Indy. Griffin is considered an almost equal if not better athlete QB who wants to play for Washington. Reversing those two will make Indy look like an idiot stuck with a QB who does not want to be there and pines for “what could have been.”

    So stop the speculation… The top 2 draft picks have already been made.

  19. randomguy9999 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:16 AM

    Rg3 will prima donna out….. Mark it down….

  20. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:19 AM

    Indy doesn’t want a arragount, thinks he’s god gift to football R-Me3, this guy isn’t all that, bit the silly redskins are already kissing his a$$, so he thinks he’s Willie Beamin, I’ll take the humble, pro ready qb’s Luck here on Indy anyday! ! RG3 is like a qb’s off the show “the game” colts will pass on him!! Irsay just tell America that u want Luck! !!

  21. gmen1987 says: Apr 10, 2012 11:30 AM

    I’ve seen guys force a trade after the team took them overall (Eli, Elway), but never seen a guy that said, thanks but no thanks I am happy being drafted 2nd overall instead of the 1st before.

  22. spankygreen says: Apr 10, 2012 11:31 AM

    indywilson40 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    The Redskins wouldn’t make an overt power play to force a trade because if the get Luck, they will be getting the better quarterback

    Hey partner, you can say it as many times as you want, but guess what…..still not true……

  23. spankygreen says: Apr 10, 2012 11:41 AM

    Apr 10, 2012 10:43 AM
    “santolonius says: Apr 10, 2012 10:30 AM

    Having read so much about RGIII over the last 5 months, I’ve kind of forgotten why so many people last season considered Luck to be the can’t-miss QB of the decade. Can someone remind me why Luck is so awesome? ”

    RGIII had one great year in college. Luck has had 3 in a pro style offense and calls a lot of his own plays (similar to Manning). Plus great character and genetics… Not saying he’s not going to be a bust, but there are very few, if any downside risks.

    And yet there is still questions about whether Luck is the pick of the Colts….. “Luck had 3 years in a PRO STYLE offense, callin his own plays by God. Genetics, well, did you ever see any tape from his dad’s playing days? I wouldn’t brag very much on those genetics. Robert Griffin III had 1 great year in college…., has great character, won the Heisman and from all accounts will surely help whoever drafts him, so let’s wait until some real d-lineman(not those from the Pac 10 or Big 12) come at Luck or RGIII and at that point we’ll get to see the downside of both of them……

  24. schoolinsummertime says: Apr 10, 2012 11:54 AM

    We all know there is a conflict of interest with RGIII going to Lucus Oil Stadium with him promoting Castrol Motor Oil

  25. mf7krime says: Apr 10, 2012 11:56 AM

    I can’t stand how the Skins fans keep saying that RGIII does not want to go to Indy because Washington is SO MUCH BETTER and he’s too smart for them and he would never play for them blah blah blah.

    It’s so stupid! Stop it! It’s not his choice! Just because he isn’t good enough to be drafted number one, does not make being drafted number two somehow better.

    The Skins suck! Their owner sucks, their coach sucks, their team sucks, even their uniforms suck.

  26. rufustfireflyjr says: Apr 10, 2012 12:12 PM

    indywilson40 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:37 AM
    The Redskins wouldn’t make an overt power play to force a trade because if the get Luck, they will be getting the better quarterback.

    The ‘Skins won’t make a “power play,” overt or otherwise, because they have no power. They are going to take whichever of the two QBs that the Colts don’t, and there’s a 99% probability that that will be Griffin.

  27. waltdawg says: Apr 10, 2012 12:16 PM

    if the colts take him, man i am worried about his motor oil deal!!!

  28. rufustfireflyjr says: Apr 10, 2012 12:28 PM

    truthfactory says:
    Apr 10, 2012 10:39 AM
    Next time Im interviewing for a job, Im also going to turn down a request for a 2nd interview… We’ll see how well that works out for me.

    Signed,

    Not a rich spoilled athlete

    Want some “truth?” Here it is. Griffin’s refusal to work out individually for any team has nothing to do with being rich (which he isn’t, not yet) or spoiled (which he does not appear to be). In an attempt to encourage teams to attend his pro day and also see his teammates work out, he promised them that he would not work out individually for teams.

    I’ve found that it generally helps to have a clue what you’re posting about before you hit “submit.”

  29. dstellhorn317 says: Apr 10, 2012 12:40 PM

    Real talk! I was an RGIII fan but ever since the end of the season all this kid has done is talk and talk and talk.

    He may have put up some great numbers last year and he is talented but he put those numbers up in a system that’s usually going to allow the QB to have great numbers.

    If he want’s to go the Redskins so be it, the Redskins haven’t been relevant since the early 1990’s and I don’t see that changing.

    People can say what they want about Irsay but he’s proven he can put the right people in place for a team to succeed the same can’t be said about Snyder. The Redskins have had some pretty high draft choices since he became owner and for the most part they swung and missed on most of them.

    Nothing wrong with RGIII being the next Redskin draft bust

  30. granadafan says: Apr 10, 2012 1:15 PM

    From a public image point of view, both sides look rather petty in publicly announcing they’re not going to visit with other. From a negotiation point of view, the Colts are hurting their stance in potential contract talks with Luck by making it crystal clear by their actions that they will select Luck.

  31. mwcarolina says: Apr 10, 2012 1:15 PM

    Rg3 will prima donna out….. Mark it down….
    ——————————————————-
    what is making people think that RG3 is a prima donna or spoiled???? i think (sometime) we will read how he spent time in Indy and then we will hear that small speculation that RG3 to Indy could still happen.

    NOW, with that said, i dont think RG3 cares if he’s a Redskin or Colt, but i think that RG3 THINKS he will be one. now if the Colts surprise people and take him, he will go there with a smile on his face and the Redskins will just take Luck and smile too, but i, the Redskins and likely RG3 all believe it’s Luck to Indy and RG3 to DC. i cant see Irsay pulling the swerve unless Luck gets hurt.

  32. patsfiend says: Apr 10, 2012 1:18 PM

    Why would they? Why jerk the kid around if you’re going to draft Luck?

    I hope Griffin lights it up in D.C. I’m not a Skins fan, but somehow, I feel like football is better when the Redskins (and Raiders, actually) have good teams.

  33. chawk12thman says: Apr 10, 2012 1:24 PM

    Before Washington traded up Indy was locked on Luck. This is just gamesmenship and a rouse. They have to take Luck. If they did draft RGIII and he was a bust; (not likely) the Front Office would be thrown out. Luck is the safe choice; regardless on how he does the FO can fall back on it being the consensus pick…….not their fault……they may keep their job……..

    Don’t go, if offered, RGIII. Return Washington’s love they showed in trading up….

  34. kozmo50 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:42 PM

    Hey, they didn’t “Suck for Luck” for nothing!

  35. indywilson40 says: Apr 10, 2012 1:58 PM

    Spankygreen, Hey partner, then why do 99% of all scouts, coaches and Gm’s agree with me? You can say RGLeaf is better than Luck all day, but it still isn’t true.

  36. andyb053 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:19 PM

    dstellhorn317 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 12:40 PM
    Real talk! I was an RGIII fan but ever since the end of the season all this kid has done is talk and talk and talk.

    He may have put up some great numbers last year and he is talented but he put those numbers up in a system that’s usually going to allow the QB to have great numbers.

    If he want’s to go the Redskins so be it, the Redskins haven’t been relevant since the early 1990′s and I don’t see that changing.

    People can say what they want about Irsay but he’s proven he can put the right people in place for a team to succeed the same can’t be said about Snyder. The Redskins have had some pretty high draft choices since he became owner and for the most part they swung and missed on most of them.

    Nothing wrong with RGIII being the next Redskin draft bust
    _______________________________

    Redskins 1st rd drafts since Snyder has been owner:

    1999: Champ Bailey
    2000: LaVar Arrington
    2000: Chris Samuels
    2001: Rod Gardner
    2002: Patrick Ramsey
    2004: Sean Taylor
    2005: Carlos Rogers
    2005: Jason Campbell
    2007: LaRon Landry
    2009: Brian Orakpo
    2010: Trent Williams
    2011: Brian Orakpo

    Of that list, I only see 2 full-fledged busts–Gardner and Ramsey. I’m guessing every single team can name 2 1st round busts in the last 13 years.

    What bothers me more than anything is that people go around saying that RG3 is going to be a bust. Maybe he will, maybe he won’t. But I don’t know why people act like they are talent evaluators who also own a crystal ball.

  37. gavriloprincip33 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:21 PM

    indywilson40 says:
    Apr 10, 2012 1:58 PM
    Spankygreen, Hey partner, then why do 99% of all scouts, coaches and Gm’s agree with me? You can say RGLeaf is better than Luck all day, but it still isn’t true.

    ———————-

    I agree that, at least based on their respective experiences, Luck likely has a higher upside than RGIII but I don’t get what is driving the Leaf reference…I mean other than the fact that you might be a jealous racist hater…

  38. andyb053 says: Apr 10, 2012 2:27 PM

    *Sorry, one mess up:

    2011: Ryan Kerrigan

  39. baddegg says: Apr 10, 2012 2:50 PM

    joemammy says:Apr 10, 2012 10:33 AM

    Given a choice, I would probably choose to play for the Redskins, as well. At some point, Snyder is going to over-pay Griffin, and RGIII knows it.

    Snyder is going to be Griffin’s cash cow.

    ————–

    Newsflash: if after 3-5 years, it appears that Griffin is the type of QB that can take you to the Super Bowl, that won’t classify as “overpaying.”

    Time to change the schtick from the usual HTTR comments.

  40. undraftedstar says: Apr 10, 2012 2:59 PM

    It doesn’t matter if luck was in a pro style offense if this is your only case. It was the same thing with Jimmy Clausen. None of us know how these 2 good QB’s will play on a NFL level. I could hear the excuses now , If luck fails its because the colts have no weapons. If RGIII fails its because he was overrated. I wish both of them the best wherever there destination may be.

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