Irsay says Griffin’s agent said ‘no’ to private workout

One of the requirements of being an NFL owner should be to have an active Twitter account. That’s a requirement that Colts owner Jim Irsay would have no problem fulfilling. Sometimes it can get him into trouble too as is the case with his tweet about Robert Griffin III.

The statement is a generically short tweet, but it reveals a lot about Robert Griffin’s opinion of the Colts. It says even more that he’d rather be drafted by the Washington Redskins than the Indianapolis Colts.

The key point in Irsay’s tweet is that he makes it clear that the agent said no, not Griffin. While that’s a polite way of blaming someone other than Griffin, it’s also a poorly constructed deflection. If Griffin wanted to have any chance of playing in Indianapolis, he’d want to give the Colts a private workout. In other words, Griffin didn’t want to have a private workout with the Colts, and he let his agent know about it.

While this most recent development isn’t earth shattering by any stretch of the imagination, it does further the thought that the Colts will be locked into drafting Andrew Luck by the time the draft rolls around. All signs have pointed to Andrew Luck heading to Indiana, and no recent developments have led us to believe otherwise even as some analysts have vocally suggested that Griffin should be the Colts’ pick with the top pick of the draft.

Shane Clemons

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Shane Clemons came from humble beginnings creating his own Jaguars blog before moving on to SBNation as a featured writer for the Jaguars. He then moved to Bloguin where he briefly covered the AFC South before taking over Bloguin's Jaguars blog. Since the inception of This Given Sunday, Shane has served as an editor for the site, doing his best not to mess up a good thing.

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