So the guy who got more personnel control from the owner is as dumb as a rock and average? The guy who took a team with no starting QB and a GM forcing his players on his game day roster, and still won games is average?
I think the FO realized that all the great press they read about themselves from 2012 had zero relevance to future success. Sort of like lucking out on a stock pick doesn't make you a successful stock broker. It seems to be that the best 2 moves Grigson has ever made was TY Hilton and trading for Davis. Anderson had the makings of the 3rd, but got hurt. I think 2012 led them to coast on what they thought were brilliant instincts they had in 2013 and they have gotten spanked. I hope Thornton doesn't make the team, not because I don't like him (I actually felt he was the only good pick that year) but because I hope these 4 new guys take his job (and Harrison's who I am saddened to see still on the team, making me think he must have some pretty damning photos of Grigson hidden somewhere...).
This is over blown and exaggerated heavily.
He can still try the players that are projects and go with his usual style. I think the lesson he learned wasnt that the safe pick is the best pick but you can't make any off wall picks until you have your foundation players (oline and Dline). So he took a page out of general drafting and went trenches. I like it because if Kelly/ clark/ Ridgeway all work out to be start potential impact players then he can go right back to his style of drafting and hopefully hit that "randy moss" pick. Imo
Definitely, my grandfather lived in Baltimore for a while and grew up watching him. He still pulled for Indy but always referred to them as Baltimore. I wasn't allowed to say the name Irsay in my house. The game sure has changed. I wish I could go back in time when players didn't get flagged for breathing on a player and defenses were actually feared by offenses.