Oct. 15, 2011; Pullman, WA, USA; Stanford Cardinals quarterback Andrew Luck (12) drops back for a pass against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Martin Stadium. Mandatory Credit: James Snook-US PRESSWIRE
Colts owner and C.E.O. Jim Irsay tweeted this out to the world yesterday:
Met with A Luck#12 n Indy 2day for 3 hrs;it's easy 2c why the #1 pick n this Stanford phenom has been synonymous with each other 4over 2 yrs— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 10, 2012
Luck then reportedly left that meeting with Irsay and the Colts brass so he could fly to Washington DC to talk with the Redskins. That same day, those same Redskins met with Baylor's Robert Griffin III.
As of this posting, there is no news reporting or suggesting that Griffin will fly to Indianapolis and meet with the Colts.
Now, as we all know, the Colts are going to take Andrew Luck. All the B.S. that Irsay is tossing out there about "evaluating" and "process" is being done because Jim likes attention. He reportedly likes to stir the pot and get people pissed off, upset, excited, etc. The problem with doing this is that if Griffin does not visit the Colts and, at the very least, keep up the pretense that he may get taken No. 1 overall, it is going to create the impression (fair or unfair) that Griffin does not want to play in Indianapolis.
Mike Florio of PFT is already tossing this notion out there.
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.
It doesn't matter if you like or dislike Mike. There is no one more wired into league chatter than Florio.
Personally, I think RG3 has taken a bit of a P.R. hit for chickening out on private workout requests. Workouts Andrew Luck is more than willing to participate in even if it is for a team (like the Redskins) who won't draft him.
Like many of you, I've grown tired of the bull. Everyone and their mother knows that the Colts are going to take Luck, and that Luck has already followed their marching orders going back to him opting not to throw at the Scouting Combine.