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Michael Wilbon says the Colts are considering Robert Griffin III
The Washington Post ^ | Monday, April 2, 2012 | Dan Steinberg

Posted on 04/02/2012 6:16:30 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican

There were two distinct parts of the Redskins conversation during Michael Wilbon’s appearance on Tony Kornheiser’s ESPN 980 show Monday morning.

1) The part where Wilbon mercilessly ripped the Redskins and compared them to the Wizards.

2) The part where Wilbon said insiders have told him that the Colts are still seriously considering drafting Robert Griffin III with the top overall pick in April’s draft.

I suppose I’ll do the second part first, since that’s actually surprising.

“By the way, I will tell you this,” Wilbon said, mid-rant. “It’s not like I’m following this closely, but I had the occasion over the weekend to talk to a couple of people who have intimate knowledge of what the Colts are thinking. And you and I have talked very briefly on the show about are they still considering RGIII? Tony, I’m told they are.

“And I’m told that the main reason they are is because there are people in the organization and people they consult — and now you consult all these different people about something a s important as a number one overall draft pick, a maybe once in a generation pick. And they are of the opinion, some people that are having input into this pick, that RGIII is better in the pocket.

“They have stats, they have analysis, they have information that says to them it’s Luck who is faster to leave the pocket and not be as good in the pocket. And RGIII is better in the pocket, he’s a better pocket passer, better arm. And that they are seriously still considering RGIII.”

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1 posted on 04/02/2012 6:16:34 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

“RGIII is better in the pocket.”


that’s utterly ridiculous....


2 posted on 04/02/2012 6:26:28 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: MinorityRepublican

wilbon is a tool, through and through. Racist as well.

He’s a hater, a jerk, and a maroon.


3 posted on 04/02/2012 6:31:36 PM PDT by onona (Great Balls of Fire, Jerry Lee's married again !!)
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To: onona
I'll take your word for it. Never heard of the schmuck, myself.
4 posted on 04/02/2012 6:35:13 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: MinorityRepublican

All smokescreens. That happens a lot with the number 1. I remember when Bill Parcells said he thought you needed to build with defense, then he took Jake Long number 1.


5 posted on 04/02/2012 6:51:33 PM PDT by Raider Sam (They're on our left, right, front, and back. They aint gettin away this time!)
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To: MinorityRepublican

RGIII is one of the best players I have ever seen. He is big, can run with power and throw with precision. Baylor doesn’t get on TV much.


6 posted on 04/02/2012 7:10:03 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: MinorityRepublican

As an old Redskin fan, I’d take either one, though leaning toward Griffin. But will RG3 require more of a change in the Colts’ offensive scheme? No matter which, the Colts o-line has got to be ecstatic about lining up and not have to worry about two or three audibles on every play.

Won’t matter with the Skins though, as long as Snyder is in charge, never mind the Super Bowl, the PLAYOFFS will forever be just a distant, fond memory.


7 posted on 04/02/2012 7:29:00 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: MinorityRepublican
“By the way, I will tell you this,” Wilbon said, mid-rant. “It’s not like I’m following this closely, but I had the occasion over the weekend to talk to a couple of people who have intimate knowledge of what the Colts are thinking. And you and I have talked very briefly on the show about are they still considering RGIII? Tony, I’m told they are.

As 49ers fan, I'd have to say I'd take either Luck or RG3 over Alex Smith. In a heartbeat. Too bad that's not an option. I had the pleasure of seeing Luck play at Stanford and pro scouts are saying Griffin will be spectacular. Both seem like great young men with good characters, as well.

The Colts won't be criticized for picking either. They could be serious about Griffin, or could be trying to see if they can panic Mike Shanahan into giving them something to trade up one more spot if he's locked in on Griffin.
8 posted on 04/02/2012 7:44:35 PM PDT by AnotherUnixGeek
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To: o-n-money

The first time I heard of him I thought he was the grandson of the former senator from Michigan...I don’t think that’s the case.


9 posted on 04/02/2012 7:50:09 PM PDT by scrabblehack
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To: Hatteras
Robert Griffin III will probably use the Redskins as a stepping stone and develop into a formidable Quarterback somewhere else. A good example of that was Trent Green.

The last time that the Redskins had an actual franchise QB was Joe Theismann. I was only two when he broke his leg.

10 posted on 04/02/2012 7:51:09 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

Can’t go wrong with either Griffin or Luck. Both are franchise QBs. Quite looking forward to watching them play.


11 posted on 04/02/2012 7:53:22 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: MinorityRepublican

Man. I remember seeing that break on his leg. Was watching the game. So terrible.


12 posted on 04/02/2012 7:57:10 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: MinorityRepublican

Ouch! 2? I still get sympathy pains shooting through my shin bone whenever I think about that play. But leading up to that, it was frustrating to watch Theismann play. He was constantly missing receivers on short passes and was getting his fair share of boos.

As far as other QBs since, though Rypien put up some awesome stats, he was fortunate enough to have one of the best offensive lines ever to play. The proof behind that is that he was one of the least mobile QBs yet he was only sacked a handful of times and led the league in passing. But after that, when the line started breaking down, he didn’t stand a chance.

A friend of mine thought Rypien was a lock for the Hall of Fame but I argued that Stan Humphries, who held the clipboard at the time, was a better quality QB. He laughed. That is, until the Redskins dealt Humphries to San Diego and Humphries turned around and took the Chargers to the Super Bowl without the benefit of the Hogs.

Also, Doug Williams did have a beautiful arm... well, for a season at least. :-) But, you’re right, neither Rypien, Humphries nor Williams would have been considered franchise QBs.


13 posted on 04/02/2012 8:38:04 PM PDT by Hatteras
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To: RIghtwardHo

Boy, I would take Andrew Luck over RGIII any day. Luck can be a QB in the mold of a Peyton Manning or Dan Marino. I’m afraid RGIII will follow in the footsteps of Michael Vick or Colt McCoy.


14 posted on 04/02/2012 8:53:24 PM PDT by Last of the Mohicans
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To: Last of the Mohicans
Boy, I would take Andrew Luck over RGIII any day.

I dunno. I'm not so sure its as clear cut as all that.

Luck will be a fine QB, but he does have some flaws. He doesn't have the strongest arm in the world, and when he throws deep his passes tend to float a bit.

I think Luck is more NFL ready right now, but the question is, who will be better in 5 years? Griffin really intrigues me, because he has a cannon for an arm, is very mobile, and is a solid guy. I've seen a couple of interviews with him, and he seems like a hell of a good kid, very personable, very intelligent, and very coachable. For those reasons, any comparisons with Vick are way off base.

Maybe the Colts are blowing smoke, but why would they? They have the first pick, they don't have to try to fool anybody...

15 posted on 04/02/2012 9:09:15 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: THX 1138
Luck will be a fine QB, but he does have some flaws. He doesn't have the strongest arm in the world, and when he throws deep his passes tend to float a bit.

Could he be a Matt Leinart redux?

16 posted on 04/02/2012 9:12:24 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
Could he be a Matt Leinart redux?

Oh, God no! I did't mean to suggest he's that bad...

17 posted on 04/02/2012 9:21:25 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: THX 1138

But the things I’m hearing about Luck are reminiscent of what they said about Leinart when he was coming out.

I think Matt Barkley is going to be the real deal, though. He’s probably going to walk away with the Heisman this year.


18 posted on 04/02/2012 9:27:53 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator
I don't remember anyone talking about Leinart as an overall #1 pick or anything close to it. He dropped down to 8th or 9th, or something like that, didn't he? And that was a reach because Arizona needed a QB. USC QB's are frequently overrated. The name Sanchez springs to mind...

I agree with you about Barkley, though. He should go very high, if not #1, and he'll be really good.

19 posted on 04/02/2012 9:42:04 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: THX 1138

I’m already pencilling in SEC Champion vs USC for the BCS Title Game.


20 posted on 04/02/2012 9:47:54 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: dfwgator

What does USC’s defense look like for next year? Barkley can’t do it all by himself...


21 posted on 04/02/2012 9:54:40 PM PDT by THX 1138 ("Harry, I have a gift.")
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To: AnotherUnixGeek
As 49ers fan, I'd have to say I'd take either Luck or RG3 over Alex Smith.

I was pissed when they took Smith over Rodgers. I couldn't believe it.

22 posted on 04/02/2012 9:58:47 PM PDT by Doomonyou (Let them eat Lead.)
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To: THX 1138
What does USC’s defense look like for next year? Barkley can’t do it all by himself...

Back seven all return, with good depth. Lost three starting linemen, but have several capable replacements who got significant playing time last year (Kennard/Uko/Tavai), and Antuan Woods looked great at nose tackle in last week's scrimmage. We're very hopeful and expectant!

23 posted on 04/03/2012 11:44:08 AM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: Hebrews 11:6; dfwgator

Nick Perry aside they bring back two of their most explosive defensive front seven playmakers; Devon Kennard & Wes Horton....


24 posted on 04/03/2012 4:14:55 PM PDT by God luvs America (63.5million pay no federal income tax then vote demoKrat)
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To: THX 1138; God luvs America

I want to add that, although the defensive interior line has several sophomores and freshmen, SC has certainly shown the ability under Lane Kiffin to bring talented young players up to speed quickly, on both offense and defense. Obvious examples last year included freshmen starters WR Marqise Lee, OG Marcus Martin, and the three LBs Dion Bailey, Lamar Dawson, and Hayes Pullard.


25 posted on 04/03/2012 4:42:40 PM PDT by Hebrews 11:6 (Do you REALLY believe that (1) God IS, and (2) God IS GOOD?)
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To: MinorityRepublican
While the Colts might consider Robert Griffin III, the Colts need a QB that can see over the huge defensive linemen and linebackers common in the NFL nowadays. Luck, being 6' 3", is tall enough for that purpose.
26 posted on 04/04/2012 6:04:30 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: MinorityRepublican

RG3 .... Luck. Yeah, they’re good, but Tannehill (A&M) is going to be a franchise QB. Whoever gets him is getting a good one.


27 posted on 04/04/2012 12:49:56 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: al_c

Tell me more about Tannehill.


28 posted on 04/04/2012 2:35:50 PM PDT by MinorityRepublican
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To: MinorityRepublican

I actually enjoy most of Wilbon’s commentary. However it helps to keep in mind he is black first and everything on earth is a distant third. It’s just that obvious.


29 posted on 04/04/2012 2:41:38 PM PDT by John W (Viva Cristo Rey!)
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To: MinorityRepublican
Ryan Tannehill stats - ESPN

He's got a good eye and a strong arm. 6'4", 222 ... he's got size. He can run too. Tough kid.

Here's Miami's view of Tannehill

30 posted on 04/04/2012 3:59:04 PM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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