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Robert Griffin III: I may have hurt the Colts’ feelings

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Robert Griffin III thinks he may have ruffled some feathers in Indianapolis by declining the Colts’ request to conduct a private workout. But Griffin knows the Redskins will make him the second overall pick in the NFL draft tonight after the Colts take Andrew Luck first, and he’s fine with that.

“They offered me a private workout and we refused. I didn’t do any private workouts for anybody,” Griffin told the Washington Post. “After that, I think feelings might’ve been hurt or something like that. I went to D.C. on a visit and [Indianapolis] didn’t offer a visit at all, and so we kind of knew what direction they were going. But Andrew’s their guy. You can’t be mad about that.”

Griffin has a good perspective on what he needs to do once he officially becomes a Washington Redskin today: He needs to get to work and understand that he has just gone from the best player in college football to nowhere near the best player in professional football.

“As of Thursday as of 8 and 8:10 [p.m.], me and Andrew are two of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL,” Griffin said. “There’s Aaron Rodgers, Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Eli, I could go on for days – sorry if I didn’t mention you; don’t be mad. They’re great quarterbacks and we’re back at the bottom of the totem pole. Maybe we won’t be the worst, but by no means are we 1-2. We know that we have to compete.”

Griffin’s next competition won’t be with Luck to be the first pick, it will be with Rex Grossman to get the first snap of the season. That’s a competition Griffin should win.

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  1. irvness21 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:54 AM

    That’s a competition Griffin has already won!!!!

  2. rayday1980 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:55 AM

    The redskins may hurt your career….big shot

  3. joetoronto says: Apr 26, 2012 9:55 AM

    “Thanks for your concern, Robert.

    I’m sure will be just fine.”

  4. jimr10 says: Apr 26, 2012 9:56 AM

    I really like this guy.. I hope he is successful playing for Shanahan..

  5. southpaw2k says: Apr 26, 2012 9:58 AM

    Calling it right now: Robert Griffin will have a better pro career than Andrew Luck. I’m not saying Luck will be a bust per se, but Griffin has clearly shown multiple times that he has the right mindset when preparing for the draft. He also knows he has a lot to prove in terms of worth to the Redskins. Here’s hoping he doesn’t have to hold out during training camp while his contract is worked out.

  6. anonymouslyanonymouscommentor says: Apr 26, 2012 10:01 AM

    I’m starting to be less and less sold on this guy’s mental makeup. He seems to care more than he wants to let on, even to himself, that he’s not the number one overall pick. First there was all that BS about “two number one picks.” There’s not two number one picks, there never will be two number one picks, and you only say that kind of stuff if you care about not going number one. Luck has been the guy in Indy for months, it didn’t matter if RGIII accepted their invitation or not. But still, he has to put himself at the center of their reasoning. Instead of it being anything Andrew Luck did, it’s all about RGII. Maybe they were right about that selfish-streak.

  7. hollywood26 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:01 AM

    I love this kid.

  8. thejabronisayz says: Apr 26, 2012 10:02 AM

    RGIII: “I didn’t do any private workouts for anybody.”

    [Insert Name of NFL Player Here]: “I didn’t do no private private workouts for nobody.”

    Stud.

  9. k0mbucha says: Apr 26, 2012 10:03 AM

    This is the attitude a winner, a player that gets it and doesn’t think he’s entitled. Both he and Luck appear to have a bright future as long as they stay humbled and willing to put in the work.

  10. cowboyscanada says: Apr 26, 2012 10:04 AM

    People gotta love RGIII,,,he has his ego in check, talented, and sounds like a great guy.

  11. kathyisintheroom says: Apr 26, 2012 10:06 AM

    It’s ok RGIII if you hurt their feelings. They don’t really matter anymore even if they will have some big ol mean monsters on their team.
    The owner is just a weirdo who spends all day tweeting.

  12. camsfakesmile says: Apr 26, 2012 10:07 AM

    I wouldn’t have gone either, would have just been a waste of calories. They have wanted Luck for 6 months. Truth be told, Luck is a great fit for Indy, and Robert Griffin III is a great fit for Washington. Everyone goes home happy.

  13. jbcommonsense says: Apr 26, 2012 10:07 AM

    ”Griffin’s next competition won’t be with Luck to be the first pick, it will be with Rex Grossman to get the first snap of the season. That’s a competition Griffin should win.”

    ———————————————

    Can I get an ”AMEN!” to that!!! :-)

  14. lightcleric says: Apr 26, 2012 10:08 AM

    RG3 will probably change his definition of “worst” because he hasn’t met Rex Grossman yet.

  15. dryzzt23 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:10 AM

    Welcome to Washington RG3!

    I just hope the Washington Times won’t be “offended” that you are a young black male who is a Republican

  16. wheeln69 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:11 AM

    Class act guy…Welcome to DC Mr. Griffin III! Been way too long since we’ve been able to say with any sincerity…

    HTTR!

  17. kc7426 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:12 AM

    Caps win game 7, Nats best record in baseball, RGIII tonight, even the wizards have won 5 straight. I know its not saying much, but what a great week for DC sports!

  18. hoosiercolts says: Apr 26, 2012 10:13 AM

    It’s ok Robert. Colts fans never really wanted you anyway. Good luck in DC.

  19. hugejazz says: Apr 26, 2012 10:13 AM

    Don’t worry RGIII. Absolutely no offense but the Colts were never going to pick you anyway. They were going to pick Luck no matter what you did.

    None of that matters though buddy. You’ll be a multi-millionaire in a few hours.

    And if you’re smart with your signing bonus and endorsements, even with the rookie scale, you’ll never have to work another day in your life.

    Watch your money. Take care of your parents.

  20. acieu says: Apr 26, 2012 10:15 AM

    What a conceited prick

  21. mrplow3 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:16 AM

    I really like this kid. He’s got a great sense of humor and he’s sharp as a tack.

    He, to me, personality wise is the anti Cam Newton, which I love (not to say Cam isn’t good I just can’t stand his personality)

  22. explosionsauce says: Apr 26, 2012 10:17 AM

    I dunno Shanahan’s love Beck

  23. jvibottomline says: Apr 26, 2012 10:19 AM

    Bust, 1:46

  24. totallydisgusted says: Apr 26, 2012 10:20 AM

    That is the attitude of a worker and a winner. I hope he puts into practice everything he speaks about. He will make the Skins better.

  25. brianjvac says: Apr 26, 2012 10:20 AM

    This kid continues to impress me with how he handles the media. He has all the right answers and has a very calm/humble demeanor. I think the Redskins got themselves one hell of a player.

  26. realitypolice says: Apr 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    Trust me, RG, you and Andrew aren’t coming in as the two worst QB’s in the league.

    Have you seen Blaine Gabbert play?

  27. mjkelly77 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    C’mon. The Colts could care less about griffin. They asked for the workout from him as standard performance of due diligence. All the while they knew they were going to draft the best QB available, Andrew Luck.

    Because griffin wouldn’t work out for anyone, I’d question his bravery and tenacity. His lack of cooperation should raise a number of questions. Why is he afraid to show his stuff? Maybe because it’s really a lack of stuff.

  28. skin94249 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    Yeah but you made “Chocolate City” feel wondeful.

  29. dprouse says: Apr 26, 2012 10:26 AM

    You have to like what you hear from RG3 so far. Both he and Luck seem to be hard working, well adjusted young men in addition to having amazing God given ability. Having two potential superstars entering the league at the same time is great for the NFL. This Vikings fan will be cheering for RG3 to have an outstanding rookie year.

  30. ajknox88 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:28 AM

    Congrats to Redskins fans, you just got yourself a great franchise QB barring any injuries for 10+ years

  31. txxxchief says: Apr 26, 2012 10:29 AM

    I don’t believe that RG III should be overly worried about the Colts’ feelings. Irsay never had any intention of drafting him. I hope Griffin has a long and productive career.

  32. andyreidsbossoms says: Apr 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    Nice excuse bozo! They are taking Luck cause he’s better than you

  33. mjkelly77 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    “As of Thursday as of 8 and 8:10 [p.m.], me and Andrew are two of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL,” Griffin said.
    ______________________

    Maybe just you, griffin. Quit trying to continually associate yourself in with Luck, the best QB in the draft.

  34. deathtoromo says: Apr 26, 2012 10:31 AM

    acieu says:
    Apr 26, 2012 10:15 AM
    What a conceited prick

    ——————————————-

    i hope you were bein funny otherwise you either don’t know the meaning of conceited or you are an idiot….maybe both

  35. tiger2471 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:33 AM

    I just read an article on this kid in ESPN magazine, and he is on the cover, great article about his upbringing and what type of person he is and after reading it I want this kid even more. He’s smart, driven, a hard worker with good work ethic, great family with a supporting and involved mother and father, great student, loves to compete and is all about the team and success. I hope this kid turns out to be one of the best and cannot wait to meet him at Redskins training camp. The Skins are getting a good one here. It’s not too often we look at the family structure and relate it to the type of person as a pro a guy will be, but it is very important. Mike Jordan was proof of that and guys that seemed to fail and get into constant trouble were a direct result of their shortcomings from a fractured family unit. I wish he and Andrew Luck all the best regarding their pro career.

  36. armchairqb says: Apr 26, 2012 10:33 AM

    Is it just me, or do I now only want Luck to have a good career?

  37. peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:34 AM

    Note to R-me3, colts never wanted u, so u didnt hurt anybody’s feelings, your not Gona be a good qb anyways, this guy thinks he’s all that just cause the redskins kisses his a$$, well buddy they are losers and need all the help they can, they had rex-gross-man as their qb, enuff said! !!!

  38. ramtoidi says: Apr 26, 2012 10:34 AM

    redskins will waste him

  39. mrguygadbois says: Apr 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    RG3 is very adept at dealing with these media and public-relations issues. He has a good head on his shoulders. Just hope the Rat and Midget Dan don’t ruin him. And in that pick, RG3 looks like the magazine salesman from “Office Space”.

  40. expatpatfan says: Apr 26, 2012 10:36 AM

    What a conceited prick
    =================

    How in the world do you come away from this thinking he’s conceited? He (literally) just said he’d be at the bottom of the NFL totem pole.

  41. lightcleric says: Apr 26, 2012 10:37 AM

    Okay, have the comments for this place been freaking out and not displaying properly for anyone else lately?

  42. klee0384 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:37 AM

    When RG3 is just reaching his prime, the other NFC East QBs will be in their mid 30s and declining. This is a wonderful time to be a Skins fan. HTTR

  43. ufanforreal says: Apr 26, 2012 10:38 AM

    Thats ok with the Colts you would be a backup anyway.

  44. tblitz25 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:39 AM

    Luck finally wins something he didn’t deserve.

    I think it’s interesting how all of the football guys (Coaches, Cosell of NFL films, former players) clearly state that RG3 is superior at everything on the field and both players posses the same intangibles

    The only true justification of Luck being taken first was explained by Polian. He fits what the Colts want to do and they just so happen to have the number 1 pick. (Defensive head coach and Arians who coached Big Ben who’s more Newton than Griffin) RG3 is better off with the Skins (I’m an Eagles Fan BTW) It’s equally important that players go to the right team to have success ( Cam has Chudzinki who coached Rivers in SD same build and passing abilities except Cam can add 700yds rushing and 14 scores)

    I think its clear if the Skins had a choice they would go with RG3.

    But, Irsay shot himself in the foot by touting that he wanted to select Luck during the season and not allowing it to play out. I’m sure he would have hired his GM and Coaching staff differently if he had waited to see what RG3 was and can be. It’s safe to say that Irsay was forced to make this choice b/c of the “Suck for Luck” campaign sponsored by the Indy fan base.

    Just look at last years draft when all of the analyst had the clear cut better QB rated #2. The rest is History literally!

    Inconvenient Truth = Black Qb’s can do “More Things” and with a game predicated on speed/passing you better have QB that can make things happen with his legs as the importance of RB’s diminishes and the league continues it’s transformation into a pure passing League.

  45. gazinkus says: Apr 26, 2012 10:40 AM

    Damn, I’m liking this kid. It hurts my soul to say it (as a longtime Dallas fan), but Washington is getting a real winner here.

  46. firethorn1001 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:42 AM

    ‘What a conceited prick’
    —————————————

    ‘As of Thursday as of 8 and 8:10 [p.m.], me and Andrew are two of the worst quarterbacks in the NFL,”

    Based on those comments, sounds like RG3 has a long way to go to becoming a conceited prick. But, hey, he is young I’m sure he can learn.

  47. terripet says: Apr 26, 2012 10:42 AM

    no you didn’t the colts were not taking you anyway. you are the next vick always getting hurt.

  48. savocabol1 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:43 AM

    Summary of how these comments are going to go….Redskin lovers are going to say this guy sounds like a class act. Everyone else will say how he is going to be a bust, he is a prick, etc.

    I heart PFT (and think RG3 won’t what he is hyped up to be).

  49. rabbdogg says: Apr 26, 2012 10:45 AM

    better than luck

  50. mogogo1 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:49 AM

    Hard not to like Griffin. He answers questions honestly and he’s obviously very intelligent.

    There was never any question that the Colts were going to go with Luck, so why waste time asking RG3 for a private workout knowing he’d already said there wouldn’t be any private workouts? They were just trying to jerk him around. Good for him for sticking to his guns.

  51. burghman says: Apr 26, 2012 10:51 AM

    I LOVE that he didn’t mention Brady.

  52. hoggy301 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:53 AM

    Go “get em” RG3

  53. themage78 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:54 AM

    You and Luck are the worst two QBs? Nah, RG3, just look to the Jets Roster for the worst 2 QBs in the NFL.

  54. ronniemexico says: Apr 26, 2012 10:55 AM

    “Rex is our Quarterback”
    -Lovie Smith

  55. babyhorsemorgan says: Apr 26, 2012 10:56 AM

    Is Perrish Cox finally in jail? I notice that Gruesome is wearing his sweater.

  56. bencoates57 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:56 AM

    This guy is going to crash and burn. I see a steep learning curve for this tool.

  57. bmoose71 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:57 AM

    I liked this kid’s potential… until I found out Daniel Snyder did too.

  58. broadstbully says: Apr 26, 2012 10:58 AM

    @acieu I’m curious as to how, from Griffin’s comments in this article, you arrived at the conclusion that he’s a conceited prick? No flames, here. I’m genuinely curious.

  59. indywilson40 says: Apr 26, 2012 11:00 AM

    A message to RG3 from all Colts fans: THANK YOU. No hard or hurt feelings. You are correct, Andrew Luck is our guy.

  60. baddegg says: Apr 26, 2012 11:00 AM

    acieu says:Apr 26, 2012 10:15 AM

    What a conceited prick

    ——————

    How is he conceited saying he’s a the BOTTOM of the NFL totem pole?

  61. fvckyourmother says: Apr 26, 2012 11:37 AM

    When the GM is a loudmouth blowhard who likes to “tweet” (what a dumb freakin word) his opinions every 5 seconds and most of them were about how they were taking Luck, why the hell would this guy go workout for them?

    Screw em. They already ditched a HoF QB for Luck, I think we can all agree they never thought about drafting RG3.

  62. leeeroooyjeeenkiiins says: Apr 26, 2012 11:41 AM

    I like his attitude, but let’s face it…even without a training camp or an NFL playbook, these guys can’t be the worst in the league when you’ve got guys like Blaine Gabbert, Tavaris Jackson, and Mark Sanchez starting for someone.

  63. justpaytheman says: Apr 26, 2012 11:41 AM

    mrplow3, why does he have to be compared to Cam at all? If anything, the player he most resembles is Vick, but there’s also D. Carr, D. Anderson, S. Young, etc… lots of other QBs who played “looser” than he. I really hate the comparisons that seem to be on race alone. Who would Warren Moon have been compared to? The only other good black qb at the time was Cunningham and they had 2 completely different skill sets. Moon was more of a Marino – sit back, surveying the field, and picking you apart. Cunningham was more like Young (or vice versa in this case) – never forgetting he has the ability to run and create on the fly as well as use his arm. It’s like as soon as someone talks about Rg3, they bring up Vick or Newton… that’s it. No Kellen Moore. No Weeden. Not even Luck… with the exception of their performances at the combine.

  64. raiders757 says: Apr 26, 2012 11:52 AM

    This kid is just going to be another one of those athletic QB’s that make for great highlights, but in the end, doesn’t win any championships.

  65. neemdaddy13 says: Apr 26, 2012 11:53 AM

    No RG3, this is PRO football. People in this game do not get their feelings hurt. I am not sure if you noticed, but the Colts are getting the BEST QB in this draft, so I doubt they are crying in their beers. I would worry more about you and how you are now playing with the big boys, not the Little 12. How many of the Little 12 QB’s turn out good??? not many at all…

  66. vegaskid21 says: Apr 26, 2012 11:53 AM

    I can’t wait to see how RG3 does in the NFL. Good luck Kid!!

  67. erod22 says: Apr 26, 2012 12:00 PM

    Griffin will expose Shanahan for being the incredibly overrated coach he is.

  68. 69finfan says: Apr 26, 2012 12:10 PM

    Hey RG3, What Gives? You didn’t mention Matt Moore as one of the best QB’s. Everybody knows he belongs at the top of that list. Geesh.

  69. heavywoody says: Apr 26, 2012 12:13 PM

    Had the Colts not shown fake interest in RGIII, they would have had visits from Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson

  70. ham1 says: Apr 26, 2012 12:28 PM

    acieu says:
    Apr 26, 2012 10:15 AM
    What a conceited prick

    Harsh words for a rookie who has been nothing but approachable and humble.

    I would like to also add he is not a prick. Sounds like a great kid from a great family.

  71. xxwhodatxx says: Apr 26, 2012 12:30 PM

    At least he doesnt talk in 3rd person when talking abt himself.

  72. cowboyhater says: Apr 26, 2012 12:32 PM

    Go ahead colt fan, act like an a** about this article. It was not about him patronizing the process; he is just a very honest, and real person. If you could just hear the actual interviews from the Washington reporters, you would understand this. I know what I have heard, and he is a very polished, and humble gentleman. He may be great, or not, but you have to like this kid. Difference is between both QB’s: Luck is NFL ready, and Griffin is a prospect that has all the tools to succeed. I wish Luck well in Indy, and of course as a skins fan, I hope RG3 works out and becomes a great QB for the next decade. HTTR!

  73. HitsDingers says: Apr 26, 2012 12:38 PM

    lol @ acieu

  74. cowboyhater says: Apr 26, 2012 12:46 PM

    peytonsneck18 says: Apr 26, 2012 10:34 AM

    Note to R-me3, colts never wanted u, so u didnt hurt anybody’s feelings, your not Gona be a good qb anyways, this guy thinks he’s all that just cause the redskins kisses his a$$, well buddy they are losers and need all the help they can, they had rex-gross-man as their qb, enuff said! !!!

    ————————————————————————————–

    You know, it’s comments like this that’s making me hate colts fans more and more. I thought I heard enough crap out of our NFC East fans, but this is ridiculous. Dude, if you open your ears and actually listen to what RG3 stated, you would not be making idiotic statements. Just mentioning Rex Grossman, and suddenly forgetting who was QB’ing your team last year shows your ignorance. At least the skins didn’t purposely tank their season to get the top pick of the draft. Also, good luck with your revamped front office/coaching staff. I’ve been through that crap many times, and you better hope your owner did his homework when picking these guys.

  75. coolgato13 says: Apr 26, 2012 12:52 PM

    I love Griffin.
    And I am sick and tired of Irsay and the Colts.
    Let them pick Luck and fade into oblivion where they belong !

  76. beeroncos says: Apr 26, 2012 12:57 PM

    He seems like a solid kid. I am impressed by his humility. He and Luck will be popular with the veteran players and should both have very good careers.

  77. londonfletcher says: Apr 26, 2012 12:57 PM

    “raiders757 says:
    Apr 26, 2012 11:52 AM
    This kid is just going to be another one of those athletic QB’s that make for great highlights, but in the end, doesn’t win any championships.”

    You mean like Steve Young? Yeah, what a 2 minute highlight reel that guy was….

  78. 4oledc says: Apr 26, 2012 2:00 PM

    You didn’t hurt my feelings, that’s for sure…
    Welcome home!

  79. preventoffense says: Apr 26, 2012 2:14 PM

    Why would RG3 even comment on the Colts at this point? I just find it odd.

  80. briang123 says: Apr 26, 2012 2:25 PM

    dryzzt23 says:
    Apr 26, 2012 10:10 AM
    Welcome to Washington RG3!

    I just hope the Washington Times won’t be “offended” that you are a young black male who is a Republican

    ____________________________________

    There are idiotic comments on this site every day but I may never see one dumber than this? Why would a Republican newspaper be offended that RG$ is a Republican. Nice to see he is msart enough to see through the propaganda and can resist the peer pressure.

  81. dikshuttle says: Apr 26, 2012 3:14 PM

    I wonder how all the Skins fans are gonna feel when he’s riding the pine behind Rex for the first 4-6 weeks.

    It ain’t like they’re going to be playing for anything this year.

  82. thacloser86 says: Apr 26, 2012 6:06 PM

    RGIII is going to be the next JRussell watch and see everybody trying to compare him to Cam Newton because he’s black. That kid wishes he was Cam he’s small and real injury prone I’m tellin you DC this will be the biggest mistake in franchise history. There won’t be another Cam in 10 plus years to come. Good Luck Redskin Nation P.S will be looking for a new G.M and coach soon

  83. mauricebrewington says: Apr 27, 2012 12:46 AM

    Perhaps he did not want to do something in the workouts that someone may have seen as a flaw, and ruin his draft stock. Did any of you brainiacs think of that 1? No, you did not. Why not? Because you are all idiots! That’s why.

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