There’s going to be a lot of new faces running the Indianapolis Colts next season. Fox Sports has reported that Colts owner Jim Irsay and Colts general manager Ryan Grigson got into a heated argument in the locker room. The incident took place after the Colts lost to the New Orleans Saints.
Sources are saying that the argument began during a discussion about how the Indianapolis Colts are doing this season. Colts are currently sitting at a 3-4 record. That is good enough for first in a very weak AFC South division. The Houston Texans, Tennessee Titans and Jacksonsonville Jaguars are among the worst teams in the NFL this year.
Jim Irsay is upset that the Indianapolis Colts are not winning more games. The owner feels that he spent a lot of money in the off season to bring in talent. For the amount of money that was spent, Irsay feels that Ryan Grigson should have been able to put a better team on the field.
In addition to the new players not producing more victories for the Indianapolis Colts, Jim Irsay is concerned about his franchise quarterback. Andrew Luck is looking for a gigantic deal, but he has been regressing this season. It is harder for Irsay to approve of a big contract for Luck if the Colts aren’t winning.
Another concern for Jim Irsay is the shaky relationship between Ryan Grigson and Indianapolis Colts head coach Chuck Pagano. The two of them have been at odds because they have different views on how an NFL team should be built. Pagano prefers more of a focus on defense, while Grigson wants a stronger offense.
For much of the season, those in the NFL have been under the impression that Chuck Pagano was not going to be coaching the Indianapolis Colts next season. His relationship with Ryan Grigson is that deteriorated. Thanks to the argument between Jim Irsay and Grigson, there are now those that believe that Pagano has a chance of being spared.
Indianapolis Colts offensive coordinator Pep Hamilton is becoming a topic of interest in the NFL. Other teams feel that he can become a good head coach. That might convince Jim Irsay to fire Chuck Pagano before the season ends, so that the Colts can get a look at Hamilton in the top spot.
Jim Irsay does have a history of cleaning house. Back in 2012, the Indianapolis Colts fired head coach Jim Caldwell and general manager Bill Polian. Caldwell and Polian were a season removed from playing in the Super Bowl. Plus, the Colts struggled because Peyton Manning was out for the year.
Something could happen as soon as the next weekend. The undefeated Carolina Panthers are on the schedule, and there is a very good chance that the Indianapolis Colts suffer yet another loss. If Jim Irsay was that upset after going 3-4, you can imagine that he would be a bit more upset at 3-5.
Heads may roll.
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