INDIANAPOLIS, IN - FEBRUARY 26: Quarterback Robert Griffin III of Baylor looks on during the 2012 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium on February 26, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
As the Colts coaching staff and front office workout Andrew Luck at Stanford today, it prompted inquiring minds like this doofus to ask why Robert Griffin III was telling teams he did not want to take part in any pre-draft private workouts.
This morning, Colts owner Jim Irsay used Twitter to shed some light on the subject:
A Luck private workout 2day..we want 2b as thorough n disciplined n process of #1 pick..we wanted 2do private with RG3,but his agent said no— Jim Irsay (@JimIrsay) April 3, 2012
So, there you go.
By the way, Griffin's agent saying no is Griffin himself saying no. That is, unless, RG3 is completely unable to make decisions without an adult in the room. I think RG3 will be a fine professional player, but this sort of secrecy has me thinking he and his agent are hiding something.
Again, Griffin has said repeatedly he wants to be drafted No. 1 overall. Well, if that's so, then why not oblige the team with the No. 1 pick? Don't you think Griffin should want to do everything possible to appease his future employer? If Luck (who is widely considered better and more accomplished than Griffin as a collegiate player) and Ryan Tannehill of Texas A&M are willing to workouts, what's Griff's beef?
Really, at the end of the day, RG3 is full of it. He knows the Colts aren't drafting him, and that the Redskins are. That said, the Redskins are complete fools if they draft a potential franchise quarterback they haven't worked out. Scripted Pro Days are one thing. As an organization, you have to see how the guy works with your people, doing your workout. Washington is going to end up drafting him anyway because they traded away a ton to get the No. 2 pick. If I were a Redskins fan, this kind of secrecy would have me worried.