Robert Griffin III says it would be a dream to play for Mike Shanahan


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“I mean, you have to give respect where respect is due,” he told The SiriusXM Blitz. (Audio here.) “So before I even talk about football with them, I just try to express to them that I was a Broncos fan growing up, so Coach Shanahan coached those teams that I watched and that influenced me to play football.

“Would it be a dream come true to play for him? Yes it would.

“But when it comes to just straight football talk, of course we can’t talk about the offense and things like that, but they try to make a point to tell me the kind of things they’re gonna try to do with me You know, they didn’t trade up to the second pick for no reason.”

Then he was asked about the interactions he’s had with the Colts leaders.

“You know, most of my interaction happened at the combine,” he said. “A little bit at my pro day, but the Colts is a great organization. Those are outstanding coaches that know what they’re doing, so at the end of the day, if they decide to draft me or Andrew, it’s just the best decision that they felt was for them.

“You know, I don’t mind playing in Indy, I don’t mind playing in Washington, it’s just a matter of what’s the best fit and who really wants you. And we’ll know on draft day, or maybe even before that....In my opinion, for myself, I feel like I can do both systems, but it’s all about having fun and it’s all about winning.”

Dan Steinberg writes about all things D.C. sports at the D.C. Sports Bog.

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