Ryan Grigson’s seat even hotter after confrontation with Jim Irsay
The Indianapolis Colts were supposed to be Super Bowl contenders. Instead, they sit at 3-4 and the frustrations seem to be reaching its tipping point. The Indianapolis Star reports that there was a heated conversation between Colts owner Jim Irsay and General Manager Ryan Grigson in the team’s locker room after today’s 27-21 loss to the Saints.
While nothing concrete is told in the report, one would assume that Irsay has had enough with Grigson’s poor personnel decisions, including left tackle Anthony Castonzo, wide receiver Andre Johnson, linebacker Trent Cole and guard Todd Herremans, have all been disappointments. All of those players were given millions of dollars and none have produced on the field like the contracts given to them.
The general consensus around the league seems to be that it’s head coach Chuck Pagano, not Grigson, who will pay for this year’s disappointing season with his job. But Irsay may decide that the franchise needs an even bigger change.
One reason why Grigson should be gone before Pagano is simple in my eyes. Trent Richardson. Anyone who would give up a first round pick for a back who clearly was not NFL caliber should lose his job. Nonetheless, when a guy named Andrew Luck falls in your lap, it gives you a few years to do a better job. For Grigson, he has struggled to keep up.