The latest minor news story to come out of the NFL Draft came when Indianapolis Colts owner Jim Irsay tweeted the following.
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
Cue massive amounts of scrutinizing and tea leaf-reading. Surely this was a sign that Robert Griffin III was committed to playing with the Washington Redskins and for his idol Mike Shanahan. And then ESPN's Adam Schefter came along and explained that it really doesn't mean very much at all.
Redskins never requested -- and will not request -- a private workout with RG3, feeling they saw what they needed at his pro day.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2012
And, just for the record ...
Redskins also never requested -- nor will request -- a private workout with Andrew Luck, feeling they saw what they needed at his pro day.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) April 3, 2012
This is all perfectly understandable, since the final decision does not belong to the Redskins. They'll take whichever quarterback the Colts don't, and everyone in D.C. will be happier for it (though, one senses) slightly disappointed if it does turn out to be Luck.
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