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Posted at 02:42 PM ET, 08/22/2012

Andrew Luck steers clear of hyped matchup with Robert Griffin III

Andrew Luck had a rocky start against the Pittsburgh Steelers, then settled down. (Don Wright / AP)
Andrew Luck is well aware that it is kind of a big deal that the Indianapolis Colts are playing the Washington Redskins and Robert Griffin III in the third preseason game Saturday.

It just isn’t that important to him.

“You realize it’s not what the game is about,’’ Luck said today (via the Indianapolis Star’s Mike Chappell. “The game’s about much more than either team’s quarterback. I think we both know that very well.

“It’s not too hard to stay clear of it.’’

Well, maybe for him. The rest of the globe, the football-loving section of it, is consumed by the prospect of the No. 1 and 2 draft picks playing in the same game. Luck was taken first, but Griffin snagged the Heisman hardware. For better or worse, the two are going to be linked for a while

“You realize that’s the nature of the beast, the nature of playing quarterback, nature of being drafted 1-2 at any position in any sport,’’ Luck said. “I don’t speak for him, but I’m sure he feels the same way. It’s not too hard not to get caught up in it.

“There are much bigger things to worry about. I believe football is the biggest team game there is. I’m just happy to be a part of a good team.’’

See? No controversy here. They should have asked him about the Stephen Strasburg Shutdown.

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