As the Colts close in on the likely ejection of the coaching staff and the potential implosion of the front office, the organization has more leaks than the Orca.
Most of them are aimed at either making the front office look bad of the coaching staff look good. And all that that implies.
In addition to Thursday’s trashing of G.M. Ryan Grigson, another item has emerged that demonstrates just how impaired starting quarterback Andrew Luck was before a lacerated kidney against the Broncos shelved him for the rest of the regular season.
As Gantt noted earlier today, Luck’s rib injury was worse that reported. And the following sliver of the story from Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star catches the eye: “The injury likely affected Luck’s performance after he returned from a two-game absence that the Colts attributed to a shoulder injury,” Holder writes. “Luck, according to the source, needed pain-killing injections to play and was quite limited by the injury, which impacted his throwing motion and likely his accuracy.”
At one level, this underscores and expands the built-in excuse for the failure of the coaching staff to get the most out of the team in 2015. At another level, the news demonstrates that the injury should have been disclosed — which makes Grigson’s strong denial of any injury-report chicanery look like a bald-faced lie.
So it seems as if someone on the coaching staff has decided that, if we’re going down, Grigson is coming with us. Which could give anyone who considers hiring one or more members of the staff something to chew on.