Grigson Looking for Better Blocking, Fewer Backfield Jailbreaks
Ryan Grigson has been a busy man. The Colts General Manager has worked tirelessly this offseason to improve a roster that went 11-5 last year but lacked talent and/or depth at several key positions.
One of those areas in need of improvement was the offensive line, a group that struggled to run block, and, more importantly, pass block allowing Andrew Luck to be sacked a franchise record tying 41 times (Jim Harbaugh went down 41 times in 1997).
Grigson’s full quote really drives his point home. “Again, we said it before, we have to do a premium job of protecting our quarterback,” he began. “He’s obviously an outstanding player. We don’t need him running for his life. We need him to feel as comfortable as possible. Now Andrew’s (Luck) the type of guy that if he has a jailbreak every down, he’s the type of player that could still find a way to get something done. We want to just have the conditions be optimal for him because that’s the only way it’s going to really develop him to the player that he can be.”no comments no comments