Looks like Archie has changed his tune...
I imagine Archie (and Peyton) realize that there is no team in the NFL that will pay Manning what he is due to receive next year. I'm just hoping that Manning is willing to renegotiate some to help make cap room.
Ryan Grigson named new GM.
Some notes on Grigson, who turns 40 in February, courtesy of the Eagles:
•A native of Highland, Ind., he played tight end and offensive tackle for the Purdue Boilermakers from 1991-94, serving as a captain during his senior year.
•He’s been in his current post with Philadelphia for two seasons after four years as the team’s director of college scouting.
•He’s on the Butkus Award selection committee where he helps select the nation’s top collegiate linebacker.
•During 12 years as an NFL talent evaluator, Grigson’s teams have been to the playoffs seven times and have made three trips to the Super Bowl including winning one Super Bowl with the St. Louis Rams.
•Grigson has a good feel for the entire country. With the Rams, he started as a national combine scout before being promoted to an area scout, working in the Northeast, Midwest and Southeast regions during his tenure. He was the Eagles’ Western regional scout when he moved on to Philadelphia.
•He was a sixth-round draft choice of the Cincinnati Bengals out of Purdue in 1995. He spent that season as an offensive lineman with the Detroit Lions, then was with the team in training camp in 1996. He played with Toronto of the CFL in 1997 before a back injury ended his playing career.
•Following his playing career, Grigson became a pro scout with Saskatchewan of the CFL and an assistant coach at McPherson College in Kansas in 1998. He then joined the Buffalo Destroyers of the Arena Football League in 1999 as a player personnel coordinator and assistant coach.
•His younger brother Dru is currently a Midwest scout for the Arizona Cardinals.
•He and his wife, Cynthia, have two daughters and three sons.
Last edited by George Anderson; 01-11-2012 at 12:26 PM.
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I can't say I know of Grigson all that well. I wonder if Irsay liked the hometown factor. At first glance, he looks like a good fit. Unproven as a GM, but someone who could potentially thrive. I'm not sure this is the guy I would have hired, but it could be worse. Certainly better than Chris Polian.
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I wonder if this guy is going to have control or if Irsay wanted a puppet? Irsay hasn't seemed like that guy before but it makes me wonder...we already know that Grigson doesn't have a choice on Manning and drafting Luck.
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Don't see this one happening. The Colts would be a better scenario than Miami or St Louis, but Fisher hasn't exactly shown he can win with a young QB. Kerry Collins and Steve McNair yes, but Vince Young not so much.
As far as fisher not exactly being able to win with a young Q.B. Andrew luck is miles ahead of vince Young coming out of college . Was Fiscer the coach in Tennesse. When they drafted Steve Mcnair?
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I would love to see Fisher here in Indy.
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