So, it turns out that the Redskins are going to be visiting Andrew Luck in Palo Alto, California between now and the draft in addition to spending time with Robert Griffin III in Texas. This created another wave of anxiety in Redskins Nation. Do the Redskins believe that the Colts are going to pull the shocker and pull RG3 out from under them?
Perhaps, but this seems to be more about due diligence than any hard intelligence the Redskins have gathered from the Indy camp. Simply put, the Redskins have to set aside the old adage and they must worry about things they can’t control. So they must consider the possibility, however slim, that Griffin will be a Colt.
That would put the Redskins in the awkward position of have to say, sorry, our bad, and then start cold with teaching Luck the concepts of the offense. And they would have a quarterback coming in the door who knew that he was the team’s second choice. That’s not a good way to get things started with the future of your franchise.
Kyle Shanahan could spend all day every day in Waco with RG3 under NFL rules but Griffin has other things to do. It just make sense for Shanahan to pay a few visits to Northern California to visit with Luck regardless of how slim the chances of him winding up in Washington may be.
And the chances are indeed very good that the Redskins will wind up with Griffin. Saturday evening Colts owner Jim Irsay conceded on Twitter that “[t]hings have always pointed towards #12” which, of course, is Luck’s number.
Perhaps Irsay’s public indecisiveness is coming to an end. In any case, it has to end in 17 days when a name will have to be written on a card and turned in to Roger Goodell. While the chances are great that the Colts will write “Andrew Luck” on that card, the Redskins are preparing for the possibility that they don’t.