Thursday, March 22, 2012
Grigson, Pagano not at Luck’s pro day
By Paul Kuharsky
Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star provides some good information from Andrew Luck's pro day here.
Most significantly, Chappell says that a day after they were part of the Colts contingent at Robert Griffin III’s pro day at Baylor, GM Ryan Grigson and coach Chuck Pagano were not in Palo Alto, Calif.
The Colts' representatives at Andrew Luck's pro day workout were QB coach Clyde Christensen and scout Matt Terpening.
The team’s representatives were quarterback coach Clyde Christensen and area scout Matt Terpening.
I think it would be presumptuous to jump to any sort of conclusions about the top guys in Indy’s brain trust missing Luck’s workout.
As I wrote this morning, there is a sense among some scouts that the session was “a mere formality.”
The duo could have been trying to avoid the sort of attention that would have been on them watching a workout that’s open to the press when they can soon watch tape of it. As Luck’s presumed team, the Colts may have drawn a great deal of attention on the Stanford campus. They avoided Chappell, for one.
Grigson and Pagano may have felt they didn't need to see Luck throw live based on a report from their scouts or because they plan for him to throw during a visit to their facility that we don’t know about yet. Grigson may have seen Luck throw live multiple times last season. It’s unlikely Pagano did. I can’t imagine he wouldn’t see Luck throw at some point before the draft.
They could be trying to fuel the idea that RG3 is making a serious charge for the No. 1 pick in order to prompt a reaction from someone else, like the Redskins. They hold the No. 2 pick, though I don’t know what sort of reaction could help the Colts.