The Colts' turnaround from 2011's horrific 2-14 performance to their 11-win playoff season in 2012 was one of historical proportions. The rarity of something like that happening, not only the record turnaround but the complete roster overhaul as well.
While the superhuman play of rookie quarterback Andrew Luck was the biggest contributor to the Colts' unreal turnaround, a huge standing ovation goes out to general manager Ryan Grigson as well.
Any regular reader of mind knows that I'm not afraid to criticize Grigson (or Pagano, Irsay, or any other Colt) when I disagree with a move, especially if it's a very strong opinion of mine. And there have been some moves I disagreed with this offseason, whether that was overpaying for Erik Walden in free agency or drafting Khaled Holmes in the NFL draft.
But let me be clear: the job Grigson has done in rebuilding this franchise has been fantastic. He's done many things very well since his hiring last January. In honor of that, and in the shadow of a tumultuous 2013 offseason, let's recap the five best moves from Grigson in his first season in Indianapolis.no comments