Posting this latest Robert Griffin III rumor falls under the we mention all things RG3 category. I mean, as opposed to the hey, this buzz sounds fairly legit and therefore lets analyze its merits until were burgundy in the face blog entry. Reporting from the NFL Combine in Indianapolis where Griffin ran fast and wowed the football world, FoxSports.com NFL writer John Czarnecki wrote about his Top 10 observations from the annual meat market. Histhird itemfocused on the interest or in this instance, lack thereof - being generated surrounding the second overall pick in the April draft. The Rams are expected to ship the pick, likely to a team wanting the Heisman Trophy winner. The Rams have their fingers crossed on this scenario while the media world merely talks about Cleveland and Washington as being the most logical trading partners, Czarnecki wrote. The Rams want a lot, and Clevelands two first-round picks (4th and 22nd) wont be enough compensation for the second pick in the draft. The Rams know the Redskins will be aggressive, but they have been getting weird, uninterested signals from the Browns."One of the problems is that Mike Big Show Holmgren has never really done a trade of this magnitude and, two, his coaching staff remains confused on what to do with RGIII. Their talk of him being Michael Vick-like doesnt create confidence with Holmgren. Nor does it help him that GM Tom Heckert has been out of commission because of a serious illness.Of course theBrowns could decide to take themselves out of the RG3 sweepstakes, especially if they still have faith in current starter Colt McCoy. The Redskins could beat them to the trade up punch regardless. Czarnecki also imagines other teams getting interested in the Baylor star. He speculates Eagles coach Andy Reid would love a Michael Vick for RG3 swap and that Broncos general manager John Elway loves the Heisman winner.So, even if the Browns pass on the dynamic passer, the Redskins likely will have to fend off other suitors. Or not. Right now, misinformation is flooding the NFL and its not all coming from the Patriots weekly injury report.Not sure we shouldput much stock into this rumor or that it dramatically alters thesituation, but it's still worthy of your consideration.
Browns passing on RG3?
February 27, 2012, 11:07 am