Colts General Manager Ryan Grigson became the latest member of the organization to downplay last week’s comments made by former wide receiver Reggie Wayne criticizing the front office and state of the team.
The Colts got a much-needed win last Sunday to improve to 2-3, and Grigson said in a radio interview Tuesday his focus is on getting more wins and not on anything happening outside the building.
“It’s not a time for panic,” Grigson said on CBS Radio. “The season is young. You can’t let that stuff start creeping in your psyche because you’ll be dead before you even get started.
“[Wayne] is going to have his position. At the end of the day, it only comes down to the belief that those guys in the locker room have. That’s just noise outside the building. We’ve got to focus on what we can control.”
A week after saying during a radio appearance that the Colts didn’t have enough money to spend on defense because of Andrew Luck’s new contract, Grigson said he and coach Chuck Pagano are “100 percent on the same page” and that if he and Pagano “wear our emotion on our sleeves,” it’s just because they’re wired that way.
“We’ve had our misses but we’ve had our extreme bright spots as well,” Grigson said. “You have to look at things in a fair and objective way.”