Amid lingering silence from Irsay, Grigson meets with players

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Three full days into the Indianapolis offseason, Colts owner Jim Irsay still has said nothing publicly or privately to indicate that coach Chuck Pagano and/or G.M. Ryan Grigson will return.

But there has been at least one development. According to Stephen Holder of the Indianapolis Star, Grigson has “met with quite a few players this week.” Per Holder, that’s “a bit of a departure from last [year].”

It’s unclear what it means. Is Grigson gathering information about player attitudes regarding Pagano? Or is Grigson simply trying to figure out where the players would like to see improvements, while Grigson waits for confirmation that he’ll be back.

However it plays out, no one knows when or if Irsay is going to declare that Grigson and/or Pagano will return. As suggested a day ago, it could be that Irsay won’t make a decision regarding his current key employees until he knows whether he’ll be able to line up sufficiently strong replacements.

45 responses to “Amid lingering silence from Irsay, Grigson meets with players

  1. Short of dying, I wish the absolute worst for these despicable people. Irsay, Grigson, Pagano et al are nothing but contemptible.

  2. Just remember, all Ryan Grigson wanted after their 11-5 season in 2014 was the following:

    “all the Indianapolis Colts want is a completely level playing field. Thank you for being vigilant stewards of that not only for us but for the shield and overall integrity of our game.”

    Careful what you ask for, as karma can be a b****:

    Colts 2015 8-8
    Colts 2016 8-8

  3. They should both go. Grigson is one of the absolute GM’s. Pagano is average at best but players love him and he has a feel good story. I think Grigson goes before Pagano, but the latter will be a lame duck coach under the new gm.

    Then again Jim Irsay makes all the decisions so they’ll probably both get extended another 3 years 😂

  4. The Colts problem is that their roster. They’re just not a very good team. That’s on Grigson and Irsay. Each of them think that they know what they are doing, but are probably a punch line for the rest of the league. I never liked this team or this franchise since they screwed over Baltimore and left in the middle of the night. The Irsays were and are the ultimate takers. Rot in mediocrity slime.

  5. When or where does a boss have to come out and say no we are not firing you? I thought the only announcement has to be if they were fired? Also, didn’t Irsay tell Ian Rappaport a few weeks ago at the owners meeting he didn’t anticipate any changes? I hope they are keeping quiet to simply aggravate the media, because I know Indy’s media is pissed.

  6. “Okay, guys, lets huddle up. I have some good news…and I have some bad news.

    “The good news is, I’ve been fired by the Colts organization…and I’ve accepted a position with an arena league team, effectively immediately.

    “The bad news is….most of you guys are coming with me.”

  7. Three full days into the Indianapolis offseason, Colts owner Jim Irsay still has said nothing publicly or privately to indicate that coach Chuck Pagano and/or G.M. Ryan Grigson will return.

    Sounds like most of the women I date. Is everyone sure Irsay’s not on the sauce again? Maybe a random drug test for owners?

  8. Let the back stabbing began in Indianapolis, so what do we expect from the son of a man who sneak out of Baltimore in the middle of night? Bill

  9. “Don’t worry guys, my buddy Roger is going to help me fabicate scandals against our division opponents next year and he promised me and Mr Irsay we could win the AFCS next season!”

  10. Jan 4, 2017 9:43 PM

    ^^

    Toss in Goodell, too.
    __________________________________
    Ha, and lets blame Goodell for global warming too!

    Lets have a show of hands. How many Fan Boys really think that Roger runs the league?? WOW! Did you know that even in the areas where he has broad decision making discretion, the parameters are all defined by the owners? Did you know that everything he does is overseen by majority owner vote or committee? Hey Fan Boys, if you hate Goodell so bad, how come you blindly support his product? Has your income or relationships suffered because of his actions? Has he increased your taxes? Does he control the weather, your sex life? Do you not have anything else to worry about which directly affects your life like your family, friends, career or are you so consumed by Goodell hate that nothing else matters??? You people that HATE Goodell for your miserable lives are merely tools!

  11. Colts have won 16 games since deflategate/the NFL paying attention to ball deflation. In the same time period the Patriots have won 28. Could push that number to 31. Can’t wait for the we win half as many games as the Patriots banner

  12. They have a lot of older players on that team. Perhaps one or two meetings were to get a feel for their plans for next season. Mathis can’t be the only one thinking about hanging it up.

  13. dickshotdogs says:
    Jan 4, 2017 9:42 PM
    Short of dying, I wish the absolute worst for these despicable people. Irsay, Grigson, Pagano et al are nothing but contemuble
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    Grigson is a horrible GM and Pagano a below average coach. They deserve to be fired. The only despicable individual is somebody that would wish really bad things in a person’s personal life because their team isn’t winnig enough games. Get some priorities

  14. Good grief, some of you whiners on here need to call the wahhhmbulance. The Colts left Baltimore after Baltimore tried to STEAL the Colts away from the Irsays. So then Baltimore proceeded to steal the browns. As for the pats, karma baby, losing gronk just goes to show karma bites back. Hahahahahaha.

  15. Hoping to place order soon for 3rd straight ‘Didn’t get Fired’ banner for his office

  16. As suggested (by Mike Florio). Irsay said all he needed to say last year when both guys were given new contracts. If you signed a 4-year contract to work for a company, and after year 1 the boss didn’t come to you and say “We’re not firing you this year” would you be worried you’re getting fired anyway? I guess if you were Mike Florio, you would.

  17. Dream scenario: Saban walks away from Bama after losing to Clemson, heads to Indy where he performs as well as he did in Miami, setting the franchise back a decade.

    That would be sweet.

  18. natijim235 says:
    Jan 4, 2017 11:48 PM
    who cares colts are irrelivant
    =======================================

    I care. I never liked the Irsays and what they did to the Baltimore Colts. They are slime. Jim Irsay is a drug addict and just lucky enough to be Robert Irsay’s son. As a Patriots fan, it only multiplies for me. These guys were crybabies and infiltrated the league office to get rules changed or focused so that they changed the game to fit their particular franchise quarterback’s needs. Ty Law should make the Hall of Fame alone on causing the Colts to cry and whine about how his physical play wasn’t fair. These anti-Ty Law rules are a joke and now an excuse for every receive now crying for flags on every bump. They are truly a horrible and selfish franchise and have been that way since that slimeball Irsay got those Mayflower moving trucks rolling out of Baltimore.

  19. Grigson was a mid-level scout with — of all teams — the Eagles before being hired as GM of the Colts.
    How in the heck could this have NOT turned out to be a freaking disaster?!

  20. coltsfan4lyfe says:
    Jan 5, 2017 4:40 AM
    Good grief, some of you whiners on here need to call the wahhhmbulance. The Colts left Baltimore after Baltimore tried to STEAL the Colts away from the Irsays…

    Please explain how Baltimore not wanting to foot the bill for a new stadium for the Colts means that they were trying to steal the Colts?

    Like all who are reading this thread I do realize that the Irsays’ are garbage and that there are far too few owners in the league with the class and integrity to foot almost the entire bill for a new stadium and the required infrastructure. What I do not understand is why Baltimore not willing to build that stadium leads you to claim they were trying to steal the Colts.

  21. Baltimore considered using eminent domain to take the Colts from Irsay when they realized he was serious about moving the team.

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