Indianapolis colts fire general manager ryan grigson

INDIANAPOLIS — The Colts have fired general manager Ryan Grigson after five seasons, with owner Jim Irsay saying Saturday it was the right decision at the time for the team.

“It was gut, intuitive, instinct from looking at where we were and where we are as a franchise,” Irsay said. What is irrigation system “I think that we needed to make a change, I felt. Fantasy baseball sleepers 2016 Intuitively you get the feeling when the timing’s right where a change will help and whereas continuity is something that I really want and long to have as much as we can have it, but in this case I really felt the time was right to make a change. Backyard baseball 2001 We needed some new direction just in the vision of our football program. Francesca battistelli tour That’s from talking to a lot of people and giving it a lot of thought.”

Irsay said he has already compiled a list of candidates — one that will not include Peyton Manning — and plans to start an extensive search for a new GM. High pitch mike Vice president of football operations Jimmy Raye III is a candidate for the GM job and will head to the Senior Bowl in Mobile, Alabama, with Pagano next week.

“Have a list, and you know, it’s not an impossibility somebody could be added to that list,” Irsay said. Cultural landscape foundation “And, again, this is something that is a big decision. High pitched voice man There’s a lot of bright, young people out there. Elevator pitch Obviously analytics and different aspects are affecting our game, how we go about being the best we can, and we worked hard to stay on the cutting edge. Baseball drills at home But, you know, that list could definitely change, though, and be added to, but we have a list that we are currently going and setting up people to come in and discuss the job with us.”

Grigson, a first-time GM at the time of his hire, quickly made the Colts a winning team after replacing the fired Bill Polian in 2012. Football scores Grigson’s first draft was highlighted by the selection of Luck with the No. Facebook login 1 overall pick. Vtd softball Grigson also selected tight ends Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener and Pro Bowl receiver T.Y. Espn fantasy football app not working Hilton in that draft.

Indianapolis followed that up with two more 11-5 seasons that included back-to-back undefeated runs through the AFC South and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game. Pixel pitch calculator But the Colts have missed the playoffs in each of the past two seasons, including 2015, when they believed they were good enough to make a run at the Super Bowl following the offseason additions of running back Frank Gore, receiver Andre Johnson and linebacker Trent Cole.

None of the players Grigson selected in the 2013 draft are on the roster. Francesca eastwood instagram His 2013 free-agent class — highlighted by linebacker Erik Walden, offensive linemen Gosder Cherilus and Donald Thomas, cornerback Greg Toler and safety LaRon Landry — was a failure for the most part. Ancestry coupon Walden is the lone holdover, and he’s headed into free agency.

Grigson didn’t make a full commitment to improve the offensive line until the 2016 draft, when the Colts used half of their eight picks on linemen. Softball rules 2016 That commitment came only after Luck missed nine games due to injury in 2015.

“I don’t look at Ryan’s time as a failure,” Irsay said. Fantasy football team names antonio brown “In this thing, I know only one team wins a Super Bowl each year and that sort of thing … Florida softball roster I’m just interested in us being able to bring that Lombardi Trophy back to us. Garden of the gods resort So if it’s a young guy who comes in and impresses without experience, it’s still possible that someone could come in that hasn’t been a general manager that’s in his late 30s or whatever.”

In addition, several current and former players said it felt like Grigson had no desire to develop a relationship with them, and multiple sources said his perceived arrogance rubbed many inside the organization the wrong way.

But despite Grigson’s flaws, Irsay gave him a contract extension in January 2016 because he felt like the general manager and Pagano could work out their differences.

“I untied ’em,” Irsay said about Pagano and Grigson. Usssa softball tournament schedule “I can only tell you that, because it was in the best interest of the franchise. Plants and flowers Chuck did not ask for Ryan to be fired, it wasn’t ‘me or him’ or anything like that, neither did Ryan. Football field length My decision was based on what’s best for the Horseshoe, what’s best to make us the best football team on the field.”

In the wake of the news, some Colts players tweeted comments that many interpreted to be supportive of the firing, including punter Pat McAfee, who sources said had been fined by Grigson over things he had tweeted in the past.