Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III will encounter Patriots quarterback Tom Brady next week, when the two teams conduct joint practices in Richmond, Virginia. The younger quarterback hopes to catch a few pointers from the old man, but Griffin is mature enough to realize it may not be realistic.
“[W]hen they get here, everyone will be focused on what they are focused on,” Grifin said, via CSNWashington.com. “It’s not buddy-up time.”
Griffin remains hopeful for an opportunity to learn from Brady.
“If I get a chance to sit down and talk to him, I’d love to, just to pick his brain,” Griffin said. “But he’s also still playing quarterback in the NFL. It’s a competitive position, a competitive sport. So I don’t expect him to give me any groundbreaking secrets.”
In theory, no NFL player should tell any other non-teammate anything that could help that player, because it possibly could hurt the player who is providing the help. But as players get older they start thinking about the help they got and thinking of ways to pay it forward.
So maybe Griffin will get lucky if he tries to get some advice from Brady. If Brady tells him to get lost, Griffin will be in no worse position than he already is.