INDIANAPOLIS — Robert Griffin III left no question about it.
NFL.com’s Steve Wyche reported earlier this week that Baylor’s Heisman Trophy-winning QB wouldn’t throw at the NFL Scouting Combine. On Friday, Griffin confirmed it and was clear that nobody else — not his agent, nor his training staff — made the decision for him.
“That’s my decision,” Griffin said during his news conference. “You don’t go somewhere and run a game plan. You never practice and throw to guys you don’t practice with in an environment that you’re not prepared for. So that’s why.”
Despite his decision not to throw, Griffin said he’ll run at the combine. That, combined with the interviews, should be good enough to state his case why he’s ready for the NFL, possibly as the No. 1 overall pick, if the Colts pass on Andrew Luck.
“I’m looking forward to showing just who I am,” Griffin said. “Letting them get to know me, me getting to know them, and I’ll just explain our offense to them a little bit. …
“Some people think I came on the scene this year, so they haven’t had as much time to evaluate me. I’m just excited to really show them who I am as a person — happy-go-lucky, like to make people laugh. But I know when to be serious as well.”
This weekend would be one of those times.
— Simon Samano