Pat McAfee explains his disdain for Ryan Grigson

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Monday’s PFT Live included a two-hour visit with former Colts punter and current Barstool Sports personality Pat McAfee. McAfee didn’t take long to continue to fire shots at the former G.M. of the team for which McAfee played.

As to the question of the day — Which NFL trade would you do right now? — McAfee suggested this one: Sending Ryan Grigson from the Browns to the CFL.

So when did McAfee first have an issue with Grigson?

“The first conversation we had together,” McAfee said. “He told me I was the lowest thing in the organization, and he does not want to keep me. Mr. Irsay is forcing him to do it. That’s our first conversation we had. Whenever he cut our entire team [in 2012] and only kept a couple people, the first conversation he told me I was the lowest thing in the organization and the only reason why I’m there because for some reason, Mr. Irsay won’t cut [me]. Literally. It’s not a love-hate relationship. It’s been a hate relationship since day one. Whenever he got fired, I was real excited. It was a great day in my life.

“The only way the Cleveland Browns could get worse, they brought him in. I’m trying to save the Cleveland Browns because the people of Cleveland deserve it. They’re beautiful, they’re amazing people. I think they should just send him to Canada. I think it would be great news for everybody, and for America, and that’s what I’m really here for. America.”

After the 2012 season, the Colts applied the franchise tag to McAfee. A year later, he signed a five-year, $14 million contract. Both decisions apparently were made by Irsay, not Grigson.

Meanwhile, we’re trying to book Grigson for Tuesday’s show, since McAfee will be back. (We’re actually not. But maybe we should.)

17 responses to “Pat McAfee explains his disdain for Ryan Grigson

  1. lol!

    he also helped execute deflategate, helping
    goodell frame brady.

    how this guy failed so badly and is still hireable,
    i have no idea

    i am still laughing at indy thinking they had a chance
    at hiring caserio away from the pats.

    priceless

  2. I’ve been listening to Pat on the Bob and Tom show ever since the season ended. He’s on there probably once a week or so. As good of a punter as he was, he’s an even funnier guy. Definitely had a future in comedy.

  3. “Meanwhile, we’re trying to book Grigson for Tuesday’s show, since McAfee will be back. (We’re actually not. But maybe we should.)”

    Boom & Gloom Podcast with special guest McAfee!!

  4. tylawspick6 says:
    Jun 19, 2017 2:30 PM

    lol!

    he also helped execute deflategate, helping
    goodell frame brady.

    how this guy failed so badly and is still hireable,
    i have no idea

    i am still laughing at indy thinking they had a chance
    at hiring caserio away from the pats.

    priceless
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    Why do the Pats fans always have to bring up the Patriots in the comments when the article isn’t even about the Pats?

  5. Why the animus for MacAfee?! Okay I know he was a punter but as far as punters go he was probably the best in the league.

  6. This situation reminds me of a circular reference in Excel.

    You have an owner who was dumb enough to hire Grigson but smart enough to over rule some of the stupid things Grigson wanted to do.

    On another note, to Browns fans, my sympathies.

  7. I was hoping that loser would be with the colts another few years. Cleveland fans can’t get a break, it’s the Modell curse! Although, once grigson get’s done, they will have long forgotten about old Art

  8. Seriously, hiring this guy made me immediately think the people in the Browns’ front office are absolutely clueless. This guy is the epitome of a tool. He tried to blame all his personnel failures on Andrew Luck’s contract. He’s a complete buffoon. I wonder how long the Browns will keep this loser once they figure out how clueless he is. Of course, that presupposes the Browns front office is smart enough to come to the realization he’s clueless.

  9. Well, if the Browns analytics guys are really that smart, maybe they hired Grigson so that they can do the opposite of what he recommends. That’s the only way he has any value to a team.

  10. It’s trendy to pile on, but Grigson did take over a team that had just gone 2-14, and the went 11-5 his first year, and won 36 games his first three years, including getting the Colts to the AFC Championship game the year they signed Trent Richardson. Nobody likes to get cut or get fired, so I completely understand McAfee’s anger. My guess is the Browns will show dramatic improvement now that Grigson is on board. He’s proven he can do it. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  11. Umm. Grigson shouldn’t really get any credit for the brief success the Colts had w/ Luck. I mean the organization tanked the season to get Luck who was touted as the next elite quarterback. They grabbed him first overall. Besides that the Colts have been an average at best team.
    1.Seriously the o-line and defense have been poor.
    2. Trent Richardson is not worth a first round pick
    3. Blames the teams struggles on the Luck contract which he wrote!
    4. T.Y. Hilton is a solid receiver. But thats about it for positives

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