In case you missed it yesterday Redskins fans, General Manager Bruce Allen held a press conference to fill in some blanks about the blockbuster trade between the Washington Redskins and the St. Louis Rams.
A lot was said and you can check it all out here, but one of the most important things said was: “Clearly we fell in love with two players,” Allen offered. “We believe one of those players will be a great Redskin.”
So while all of Redskins Nation is out celebrating the prospect of Robert Griffin III being their next quarterback, is there still a chance that this pick would be for Andrew Luck instead of for RGIII? And if so, how would you feel about that?
I hit Twitter for some feedback, and here is what Redskins tweeps were saying:
@TheHogsdotNet I would be happy..its like moving up to the #1 spot. Luck has longevity..more solid body frame…can take a hit.
— Michael Lupacchino (@lupacchinom) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet Either guy would be alright with me. Either way we get the franchise QB we've been waiting for.
— Boy Emperor (@SkinsOrNuthin) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet Sad of course. The build up for RG3 is stratospheric at this point. Settling for Luck is a letdown. I'd still take him though
— MikeTheYeti (@MikeTheYeti) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet Luck would be ok, he is very athletic too ran a 4.6. Either or
— David Rosier (@dmrCLT) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet I'd be fine with Luck but RGIII is a better fit for the Redskins offense.
— Mike S (@ProSportsForums) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet I'd be pissed off…but Luck is better them Grossman any day..
— Cherise (@SkinsSaints16) March 11, 2012
— Telly Washington (@DCdude202) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet that would solidify jim irsay as a totally arrogant prick
— Brian Backof (@BrianBackof) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet. Ok w/that here
— Cindy Waymack (@RedsJewell) March 11, 2012
— Andrew Burton (@Capsandredskins) March 11, 2012
@TheHogsdotNet no I would take either one
— Donnell Wilson (@Nelford) March 11, 2012
My thanks to all who particpated and I’m sorry I didn’t put all of the responses up here but some of them were just exactly the same as others’ answers.
When all is said and done, it was almost a dead heat. Most people were pretty indifferent between the two, but if anything, more people would like RGIII as the QB of record for the foreseeable future, than Andrew Luck. I’m not sure if that’s accurate or people’s natural tendency to pick what they ‘think will win,’ a shortcoming I find common on most online polls.
So what do you think? Do you have a preference between the two? Would you be happy with either? Happier with one of them? Pissed regardless because it cost so much?
Be sure to check out yesterday’s blog for some more RGIII twitcons for you to use.
… we’re just not sure which ‘he’ yet!
Allen also had this little beauty for you all to think about:
“It’s part of the plan we have been developing. We had 12 draft choices last year, we have six draft choices this year, so that’s 18 draft choices, and we’re very comfortable with that.”
Hit me up on Twitter @TheHogsdotNet and let me know.