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Grigson says he and Pagano are “100 percent on same page”

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.”

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75 Responses to “Grigson says he and Pagano are “100 percent on same page””
  1. theecowardlylion says: Oct 11, 2016 8:17 PM

    the page titled “gone in three weeks”?

  2. mikeytoth says: Oct 11, 2016 8:18 PM

    They must both be getting into Irsays stash to come to this conclusion….

  3. nflcombineresults says: Oct 11, 2016 8:19 PM

    It’s not the right page, unfortunately.

    I can’t believe they had Arians and let him go…

  4. jag1959 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:20 PM

    And that page is perilously close to the one that says ‘The End’

  5. patsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 8:24 PM

    “We gotta protect our phony baloney jobs”

    – Blazing Saddles.

  6. drakost says: Oct 11, 2016 8:25 PM

    I’m just here for the comments. ::popcorn emoji::

  7. mannyiac says: Oct 11, 2016 8:27 PM

    They’re on the same page,just different paragraphs.

  8. patsxsaintsfan says: Oct 11, 2016 8:29 PM

    I’m sure they both think the other is responsible for the teams failure but I don’t see how grigson can justify keeping his job other than saying I drafted luck and TY.

  9. bullcharger says: Oct 11, 2016 8:32 PM

    Same page, different book and neither know how to read.

  10. margoadams says: Oct 11, 2016 8:34 PM

    Isn’t Grigson the guy who threw Luck under the bus for making too much money which is why he can’t field a defense? What a strange organization.

  11. trainwrecksryan says: Oct 11, 2016 8:35 PM

    The same page in the book “Job Hunting for Dummies”.

  12. idiot411 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:39 PM

    Dumb and Dumber

  13. 6250claimer says: Oct 11, 2016 8:40 PM

    Why on earth did Luck sign a 2nd contract with these idiots? Should have played out his rookie contract and moved on. All he had to do was avoid Jed York, anything coached by a Ryan brother, and Cleveland, and he would have been guaranteed an instant upgrade.

  14. jagsfanugh says: Oct 11, 2016 8:42 PM

    It has taken over 2 decades but finally the Colts are at the bottom and not just for this season..oh no a few more as what a disaster of a team that is…lol

  15. maumontav5 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:46 PM

    They are probably catching the same train out of town.
    This team’s problems are catastrophic roster make up and woeful underperformance on game day.
    In other words, those two have their hands all over this failure.

  16. justbegbaby says: Oct 11, 2016 8:47 PM

    Grigson is also 100% on top of Irsay’s daughter. Fact! Why else does he have a job!

  17. tylawspick6 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:47 PM


  18. finchy74 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:53 PM

    Pagano doesn’t seem like a terrible coach to this outside observer but I’d be curious to hear opinions from Colts’ fans on his abilities.

    Grigson however is turrrbul. And blaming Luck’s contract for his failures is absurd, not to mention proof that he has zero shame.

    He had what, four years of paying Luck peanuts because of his rookie deal? And in that time he’s drafted poorly and has been borderline horrendous in free agency despite the financial freedom that a starting QB on his rookie contract gives you. How Grigson still has a job is beyond me.

    Oh wait, the pill-popping owner is why.

  19. rolf1015 says: Oct 11, 2016 8:55 PM

    aka The Banner Boys

    “AFC South – top 4 team”

  20. whenwilliteverend says: Oct 11, 2016 9:02 PM

    In my opinion, Grigson should have been fired immediately after making the comments that he can’t field a respectable defense because Luck is making too much money. Never mind the fact Luck only recently signed his contract and their defense has sucked for about a decade. On top of that, their offensive line is, well, offensive. I thought Matt Millen was the worst GM of all time but now I think that title goes to Grigson.

  21. thegreatgabbert says: Oct 11, 2016 9:09 PM

    Page 1.

  22. dietrich43 says: Oct 11, 2016 9:11 PM

    The want ads?

  23. theringisthething says: Oct 11, 2016 9:16 PM

    Yes they are. And that page would be the epilogue.

  24. turtlehut says: Oct 11, 2016 9:20 PM

    They both have contracts so they know they will be receiving checks into the next decade – and in Pagano’s case, into early retirement.

    Last year Pagano said. “So if the worst thing, a year from now, let’s say I’m in Boise this time next year playing with my granddaughters, I’m going to be fine.”

  25. corduroy88 says: Oct 11, 2016 9:21 PM

    “We are?”

    -Chuck Pagano

  26. tylawspick6 says: Oct 11, 2016 9:23 PM

    just get some of gomer’s wife’s stash to become a better gm.

  27. terripet says: Oct 11, 2016 9:26 PM

    Chuck you have to say that cause you know if you don’t you will be fired

  28. FecalFreak69 says: Oct 11, 2016 9:27 PM

    I picture their meetings with Irsay bein held in a strip joint with loud, thumping techno music and lines on a glass table

  29. ravensbob says: Oct 11, 2016 9:36 PM

    We will always miss the Colts in Baltimore, but never irsay and his clown family. The disgrace of the NFL.

  30. unoduotres says: Oct 11, 2016 9:36 PM

    Looks like they are both on the last page. They should be getting their replica participation banners any day now.

  31. nufcedmcgreevey says: Oct 11, 2016 9:46 PM

    Grigson can’t draft any defensive help and pagano tried the dumbest fake punt in history in last years patriots game.

  32. bleedingfacemask says: Oct 11, 2016 9:58 PM

    “It’s not a time for panic,” Grigson said on CBS Radio.

    This is the PERFECT time to panic.

  33. mcjon22 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:03 PM

    Yes, as in 100% getting fired together

  34. switchwitch59 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:23 PM

    I’m thinking the book must be in Braille and they’re holding it upside down without realizing it.

  35. switchwitch59 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:25 PM

    Or they’re on the title page and can’t figure out why it says “Baltimore Colts.”

  36. MichaelEdits says: Oct 11, 2016 10:25 PM

    Yeah, they’re both on the page that reads “The End”

  37. bullcharger says: Oct 11, 2016 10:50 PM

    justbegbaby says:
    Oct 11, 2016 8:47 PM
    Grigson is also 100% on top of Irsay’s daughter. Fact! Why else does he have a job!


    Is her name Page?

  38. bert1913 says: Oct 11, 2016 10:54 PM

    and you wonder why having a bad owner means you have a bad team

  39. wyrdawg says: Oct 11, 2016 11:03 PM

    Wayne’s comments should sting him… they’re true.

    Allowing 5 sacks and barely beating a mostly second-string Bears team with one pass rusher.. and let him get three sacks?

    C’mon man.

  40. thermanmerman99 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:29 PM

    PED Sox choked and collapsed. PED. King Shrek Ortiz is a disgrace to sports.

  41. getakluwe says: Oct 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    Probably the best one liners ever on this thread.

    The one that says “the end” is the best! 🙂

  42. connfyoozed says: Oct 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    They might well be on the same page. The problem is, they’re in the wrong book.

  43. stash918 says: Oct 11, 2016 11:58 PM

    “2016 AFC South Quarterfinalists”

  44. sdchicken says: Oct 12, 2016 12:01 AM

    Page 1, to be successful in football you would greatly benefit from having a great offensive line and defense.

    Definitely not this page

  45. bws1066 says: Oct 12, 2016 12:14 AM

    Grigson is an idiot. I like how the article says,”to improve to 2-3″

  46. justbegbaby says: Oct 12, 2016 12:18 AM

    How Grigson still has a job is beyond me.

    Oh wait, the pill-popping owner is why.
    You do know the Grigson is romantically involved with Irsay’s daughter, the heir of the team?

  47. backintheday99 says: Oct 12, 2016 12:25 AM

    Same page that’s called the Monday morning memo: “You’re fired”.

  48. carloswlassiter says: Oct 12, 2016 12:50 AM

    I think what they are saying is that they have been told by Irsay that both of them will be fired if the team fails – it’s not one or the other.

  49. ranlgon says: Oct 12, 2016 1:01 AM

    They might be on the same page but it’s in a book called Football for Dummies.

  50. cclaser says: Oct 12, 2016 1:21 AM

    Only Peyton could make this disaster of a franchise legit. Fortunately, he had great coaching like Caldwell to lead him in his prime. How an owner can be so right on Caldwell, and so wrong on Pagano is beyond belief. I feel sorry for Luck.

  51. scuffball says: Oct 12, 2016 3:06 AM

    This is what happens when your owner is an addict

  52. footballisnotthatimportant says: Oct 12, 2016 5:17 AM

    Andrew Luck is overrated and the rest of the team sucks.

  53. DugoutDirtbag says: Oct 12, 2016 6:12 AM

    That wouldn’t fill me confidence if I were a Colts fan.

  54. DugoutDirtbag says: Oct 12, 2016 6:18 AM

    The problem for Colts fans is Grigson is married to the boss’s daughter so he’s not going anywhere anytime soon.

  55. yette1 says: Oct 12, 2016 6:20 AM

    With the stench of Framegate permeating from Park Avenue headquarters, I’m wondering if Grigson’s calls to the league office get answered any more?

  56. cardinealsfan20 says: Oct 12, 2016 6:43 AM

    @justbegbaby – Jim Irsay has three daughters. All of them are married. If you have some proof that Grigson is associated with one of them you should state it. Otherwise, quit defaming people.

  57. blynch67 says: Oct 12, 2016 6:58 AM

    Both will be 100% unemployed on Black Monday.

  58. babyjunkie says: Oct 12, 2016 7:09 AM

    Absolutely true.. Both getting FIRED!!!

  59. patsfan1960 says: Oct 12, 2016 7:31 AM


  60. brwmstr says: Oct 12, 2016 7:56 AM

    karma…just sayin

  61. sidepull says: Oct 12, 2016 8:11 AM

    Snitches. You earned all your misery. Dqwell there.

  62. lifetimefan says: Oct 12, 2016 8:13 AM


    Ryan is looking for another story line to lessen the emphasis on what a terrible job he is doing……..if only he could find more deflated footballs his life would be good!

  63. lunar2013 says: Oct 12, 2016 8:38 AM

    “You have to look at things in a fair and objective way.”

    Sure, that is easy. Grigson sucks as a GM and Pagano, nice guy that he is, can’t coach. Period.

  64. factschecker says: Oct 12, 2016 8:57 AM

    Welcome back 1985.

  65. murraysons says: Oct 12, 2016 9:00 AM

    “Chuck and I agree that this team totally sucks”

  66. charliecharger says: Oct 12, 2016 9:05 AM

    Andrew Luck certainly has a much better idea than any of us about the Colts’ organization, and their ability to put Luck in position to win super bowls. Luck is super competitive, and chose to stay in Indy, when he could have gone elsewhere. That speaks volumes. Luck joined a team that had just gone 2-14 and had the #1 pick in the draft. They rattled off three straight 11 win seasons, winning 36 games (including playoffs) his first three years. He got injured his fourth year. I’d say, from the outside looking in, that this team of Grigson and Pagano have done a pretty good job. Obviously, Luck thinks so too.

  67. nhpats says: Oct 12, 2016 9:20 AM

    Sure….they both want to run the woeful “swinging gate” play again next week!

  68. crush22 says: Oct 12, 2016 9:35 AM

    patsfan1960 says:
    Oct 12, 2016 7:31 AM
    What does ‘thayt’ say?

  69. dudeicle says: Oct 12, 2016 10:41 AM

    nhpats says:
    Oct 12, 2016 9:20 AM
    Sure….they both want to run the woeful “swinging gate” play again next week!
    omg that was so funny

  70. flutener333 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:15 AM

    Is it that difficult to admit that the best use of a #1 draft pick since Luck was the Trent Richardson trade (yes – that’s a true statement, check the other busts). And while you’re at it, admit that not one player from the 2012-2014 drafts currently play defense for your team.

    This year’s Colts are on pace to break the record for the worst statistical defense ever in Indy and also break the record for sacks allowed in a season. Five seasons with Andrew Luck and four of them under his rookie contract and this is the result of Grigson’s tenure.

    On the same page…… Yep.

  71. nhpats says: Oct 12, 2016 11:30 AM

    Just look at the article’s picture……both of them even look clueless!!!!!

  72. n8rod says: Oct 12, 2016 11:50 AM

    Grew up as an Indy Colts fan… I remember when winning 3 games in a season was awesome. We have had these same types of issues for almost 20 years now. I can’t wait to see what wide receiver we draft next year! Or which washed up player we trade off picks for. Grigson needs to go, I think Pagano would do well, but with a new GM will come a new coach. Its time for that to happen. Went to the Bears game and saw a few “Fire Grigson” shirts, the fans see it, heck, everyone see’s it. I wouldn’t blame Luck if he left.

  73. cribbage12 says: Oct 12, 2016 11:57 AM

    I don’t think Jesus and God were on the same page 100% of the time.

  74. thebirdofprey says: Oct 12, 2016 12:31 PM

    charliecharger says:
    Oct 12, 2016 9:05 AM


    The Colts intentionally tanked their season to make it 2-12 to draft Luck. They were a 10 win plus team every year since 2002 until that year. Those 11 win seasons – 6 of those wins they beat up on other AFC South teams who were bottom of the league while getting smashed by the rest of top level talent in NFL. Those division teams have now caught up and surpassed.

    Grigson has been one of the worst GM’s in football for exactly what Reggie Wayne talked about. Their offensive line is terrible, defense can’t stop run or pass. If it keeps going like this Andrew Luck will be a higher paid version of Jay Cutler. If he stays around maybe next year he will spend another 1st round pick on a WR.

  75. luckyforus says: Oct 12, 2016 12:53 PM

    The Colts intentionally tanked their seas

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