The mad-dash to snag up the cream of the UFA crop and resign the players that teams simply can’t live without has subsided in favor of something less aggressive and, frankly, something much less exciting.
Unless you’re a Saints fan, in which case I don’t envy your excitement one bit.
So what about this business of both Andrew Luck and RG3 supping with the Redskins brass in DC just days apart from one another?
I’m a big fan of the Palm, personally, which is apparently where Snyder and co. took RG3 Monday night and is likely where they’ll take Luck on Friday.
Still, you don’t have to criss-cross the country to get a decent steak and digital conferencing has only improved in time, so why the visits?
It sounds like a classic case of saving face to me.
There’s no harm that can come out of either guy meeting with team ownership at the team facility in Ashburn, obviously.
Still, the little conspiracy-theorist portions of my brain wonder if Jim Irsay and Dan Snyder are up to something behind our backs.
Realistically, this is much ado about nothing and on April 27th, Andrew Luck will get a blue jersey and RG3 a red one.
If you’re the Redskins, though and the Colts do end up drafting RG3 at No. 1, honestly, there won’t be a thing to complain about.
The only misfortune about this year’s draft is that Luck and Griffin happened to both be in it.
Any other year RG3 would be a no-brainer No.1 overall pick but the fact that such a prodigious talent like Andrew Luck holed up at Stanford for his senior season means that Griffin looks like an ultra-talented Robin to Luck’s Batman.
I’d like to think that the Redskins aren’t blowing money on airfare, hotel rooms and high-dollar meals simply because they can but that would be naive of me.
Two words: Albert. Haynesworth.
Are they lavishly shopping around between two of the great quarterback prospects of the last two decades? Hell yes.
Will it change anything? No.
Because there’s a 99.9998% chance that Indianapolis drafts the guy who is so like their dear Peyton and because they ultimately hold the master bargaining chip in the 2012 draft.
The Redskins will take whatever is leftover after Indianapolis picks first and they’ll love it. Because either way, the ‘Skins win big on draft day.
In the meantime, we’ll have a bottle of the ’45 Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, a porterhouse, medium-rare and a large helping of Heisman winner, please.