INDIANAPOLIS – Ryan Grigson had his season wrap-up press conference on Thursday. Today’s news looks at the common themes that Grigson shared throughout his 30 minute press conference.
Take a look below at the top pieces from Friday, January 17th.
Colts GM Grigson on off-season needs, Richardson and more
By: Stephen Holder, Indy Star
Ryan Grigson met with the media on Thursday and covered a ton of topics with the central theme following…
The difficult choices that lie ahead won't be made rashly.
"We have to step away for a little bit," Grigson said in his season-end press conference Thursday. "Because right now, it's too fresh. It's hard to say right now definitively what needs to be fixed, even though we have the full body of work at our disposal from all the film we've watched, because there's still emotion involved. So I think you need to step away. We need to have discussions.
"Everybody wants to have it now in the microwave society and open the microwave door before the time's even up. But we've got to have some patience and build this thing the right way."
Colts start sifting through offseason options
By: Mike Marot, Associated Press
The other common theme from Grigson’s press conference on Thursday was the need to become more consistent in the third year of the program.
After engineering a nine-game turnaround from 2011 to 2012 and matching that 11-win regular-season total while taking the AFC South title in 2013, Grigson must now figure out how to get Indianapolis from the playoffs to the Super Bowl.
"We need to be consistent. We need to aspire to be one of those teams that doesn't beat a great team one week and then get outscored by 40 the next," he said Thursday. "That's all growing pains. We are a young, young team and I feel like we are going in the right direction because that's typical of youth."
Grigson certainly has been dealt a good hand.
He used his first draft pick on
Andrew Luck. He hit on enough low-priced free agents to fill gaps in 2012. He cleared enough cap space to start plugging big holes in free agency last year and he's projected to be about $31 million under the salary cap heading into this offseason. That's enough room to make some big moves.
But there are plenty of questions, too.