Under Grigson we had a culture where if you were a high draft pick, you were playing no matter what. Guys like Trent Richardson and Bjorn Werner stayed a season longer than they should have, and costed us roster spots of potential useful players. Instead of always looking to improve the team, Grigson had a "wait and see" approach when it was clear that these guys could not play.
Ballard has no ties to Grigson's draft picks, and if he determines they cannot play, will they be on the roster in 2017. Mainly, I'm referring to Philip Dorsett and TJ Green. I know Green was a Rookie, but he looked terrible. I really hope I'm wrong, but with Grigson's poor draft record, all the signs of bust are with Green. The fact that he was a 2nd round pick means nothing as far as Ballard is concerned. Will Ballard be patient with these under-performing players, or will he be quick to empty the trash can? No more cluttering the roster with lousy players