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Ryan Grigson Named Colts GM

Posted by coltsindianapolis on January 11, 2012 – 10:15 am

When Colts owner Jim Irsay stepped to the podium on Jan. 2 to announce that the organization was moving in a different direction, he talked about finding a new general manager that had a ‘vision and a direction back to greatness.’

After over a week of gathering information and contacting various candidates, Irsay has found that man in Philadelphia Eagles Director of Player Personnel Ryan Grigson.

During Grigson’s 12 years in the NFL, he has been a part of teams that have made the playoffs eight times including three trips to the Super Bowl.

A native of Highland, Ind., Grigson carries an impressive resume of Pro Bowl players that he helped bring into the Eagles organization.

As the Director of College Scouting from 2006-2009, Grigson and the Eagles drafted running back LeSean McCoy and wide receiver DeSean Jackson. McCoy was the second leading rusher in the NFC this past season and along with Jackson, they have combined to make three Pro Bowls in their young careers.

In 2010, Grigson took over as the Director of Player Personnel and made a splash in free agency during the past two off-seasons.

He helped bring in six Pro Bowl players in the past two seasons, highlighted by defensive end Jason Babin and his 18 sacks in 2011. In an effort to sure up the secondary, Grigson and the Eagles signed cornerbacks Nnmadi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

Prior to joining the Eagles as a regional scout in 2003, Grigson spent three seasons with the St. Louis Rams as a National Combine and Area Scout.

Grigson, 39, played his college football at Purdue and was the team captain in 1994 on the Boilermakers first winning team in a decade.

He is married to his wife, Cynthia, and is the father of five children.

by Kevin Bowen

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6 Responses to “Ryan Grigson Named Colts GM”

  1. By Toby on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Please fire Jim Caldwell and HIRE Jeff Fischer before its to late!

  2. By Nate k on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Jim Irsay, you ROCK! Not sure how I feel about this guy Grigson , but the fact you are breaking the news on a BLOG is unfreakingreal. As a fan who is also Internet savvy it was really disappointing to see other teams embrace social media do openly. I am excited to see whatt Grigson has in store for this team though. If he can find another 2nd round gem like Lesean McCoy I would lose my mind! You have done an excellent job so far making this transition as transparent and respectful to the fans as possible. Great job sir. I am proud to be a Colts fan. Let’s go win some rings!

  3. By John on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    4:00 introduce Grigson…

    4:30 fire Caldwell

    4:45 Hire Jeff Fisher

    5:00 Colts Fans Celebrate

  4. By Keith S on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Irsay you are an excellent owner! You follow thru as you say you will. Mr. Grigson, welcome home! I also agree, get Jeff Fisher before it is to late and draft RGIII.

  5. By PSYCHICTY on Jan 11, 2012 | Reply

    I GO TO STANFORD AND I’VE BEEN TO ALMOST EVERY ANDREW LUCK GAME AND I’VE BEEN TO OVER 25 NFL GAMES …HE’S NOTHIN SPECIAL HIS ARM STRENGTH IS AVERAGE AND HIS DELIVERY IS SLOW THE REASON HE’S HAD SUCCESS AT THE COLLEGE LEVEL IS BECAUSE OF HIS BRAIN HES BASICALLY LIKE A COACH ON THE FIELD AND HE WON’T KNOW THE COLTS PLAYBOOK HIS FIRST YEAR GOOD ENOUGH TO BE ANY GOOD AND THE NFL IS GETTIN FASTER AND FASTER A LOT OF THE SLOW POCKET QBS ARE NOT HAVING THAT GREAT A YEAR EXCEPT FOR THE VETERANS SO BY THE TIME HE WILL BE READY IT WILL PROBABLY BE 3 YEARS AND THAT’S TOO LONG TO WAIT TO SEE IF HE CAN PLAY I WOULD TAKE RG3 JUST BECAUSE HE’S EQUALLY AS SMART AS LUCK AND HE HAS WAY BETTER TOOLS THAT GUY IS A ONE IN A LIFETIME PLAYER IF THE COLTS PASS UP ON HIM THEY WILL SERIOUSLY REGRET IT LOOK AT WHAT VICK IS DOING AND HE’S NOWHERE AS INTELLIGENT AS RG3 IS SMH BUT THE RACE FACTOR WILL PLAY A PART AND I’M WHITE BUT I THINK THAT’S WRONG

  6. By detroitlionsnfl on May 18, 2012 | Reply

    Wow, I had no clue the Colts made so many big changes! Everybody got replaced, sheesh!

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