Colts G.M. Ryan Grigson is the reigning NFL executive of the year. He arguably should get that award for every year in which he is able to function in that job without ripping out every strand of his own hair, from every follicle on his body through which hair is growing.
As Grigson tries to negotiate a contract with free-agent running back Ahmad Bradshaw, Irsay has chimed in via Twitter, with a message to Bradshaw’s agent, Drew Rosenhaus: “Hey Drew..I’m upside down,after this Hip Replacement Surgery,but the right hand can still scoop a pile of SERIOUS Coin,from Ft Knox-Let’s GO.”
For starters, we wish Irsay well in his recovery from hip-replacement surgery. He has a big heart (as evidenced by his regular charitable donations), and he ultimately is good for the league.
But his Twitter habit remains the opposite of good for his team’s bargaining position. With Grigson trying to do the best deal possible, the last thing he needs is Irsay basically handing Bradshaw a blank check.
At last word, negotiations between Bradshaw and the Colts were continuing. Bradshaw over the past 12 hours has picked up an extra chunk of leverage.