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Great interview, I agree with him 100% about Shipley being just a guy or journeyman, I wish he would have went in depth about Holmes performance a bit more vs Bengals. Love his blunt approach in this terview

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Love that interview! Thanks for posting it. You'd never hear anything like that on any of the sports networks. Talking about 3rd string guys even.

It's very apparent that they value intelligence almost as much as talent.

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A little insight would have been nice. I thought it was fine. At least they didn't talk 20 minutes about Luck vs Manning. Grigson is paid to be a GM not a great interviewer.

 

There was plenty of insight in that interview. Dakich asked some weird questions at times, but Grigson was excellent, IMO.

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I couldnt stand Grigson's negativity throughout the interview. I stopped like 5 minutes into it. I felt like I was listening to the socalled "experts" on NFL Network and ESPN. This is the guy that should be the most positive about the team.

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I couldnt stand Grigson's negativity throughout the interview. I stopped like 5 minutes into it. I felt like I was listening to the socalled "experts" on NFL Network and ESPN. This is the guy that should be the most positive about the team.

 

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what?

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This is weird to me. I don't know why people have issues with this interview. I thought it was great.

 

Some of Grigson's comments:

 

Shipley-gate -- they appreciate Shipley's attitude and willingness to do his job and fight, and they like having guys like him on the roster, but consider him a journeyman (my thinking is that means they never considered him to be a long term starter, and when he was claimed, it was to fill in while Holmes and Harrison got better)

 

Holmes -- happy with what he's done, love his smarts, size, upside, he just needs to stay out of the training room (same thing, in less words, that Grigson said about him a couple months ago); also praised his attitude and work ethic, said they know it's been discouraging to be on the bench, but he's been all-in the entire time and they're happy with him, and glad to see him doing good with his opportunity

 

Harrison -- did a good job as a college free agent, now he's got to step back and learn, and maybe next time he's in the lineup he'll be better (that's a very loose paraphrase)

 

Richardson -- still doesn't regret the trade, feels like he needs to take big swings because you only get so long to prove you can win, felt like it was a shot in the arm; said they don't want to limit anyone's potential, always want guys to do better and keep improving, said Richardson works his butt off (he defended his decision, but didn't try to pretend that it's worked out the way he expected)

 

Reggie -- asked if he'll be back, said that's an offseason question (not in a flippant way, just said he's not thinking about offseason matters yet)

 

Reggie vs Moncrief -- there's thing each can do that the other can't, the team needs both of them

 

Peyton -- he's great, hopes he's slowing down; knows they have to get push and affect him, have to play well defensively

 

Broncos -- haven't looked at film yet, but knows they've evolved, they're not the same team they were in Week 1, can run the ball, they had a great offseason and doesn't think they get enough credit for it

 

Bengals game -- it's what's expected, you have to win home playoff games, not to minimize it, but this is what they're expectations were, now they have to continue to improve

 

I don't think he dodged any questions. He wasn't negative about anything. Dakich asked some weird questions, like asking about Reggie (which he recanted right away), asking whether anyone can be a dummy and play football (went on a tangent about Ohio State and how you have to be smart to play; Grigson said maybe WR, CB and pass rushers can get away with not being too bright)... It was a really good interview. I think everyone should listen to it.

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I couldnt stand Grigson's negativity throughout the interview. I stopped like 5 minutes into it. I felt like I was listening to the socalled "experts" on NFL Network and ESPN. This is the guy that should be the most positive about the team.

 

You must have clicked on the wrong interview link.

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I couldnt stand Grigson's negativity throughout the interview. I stopped like 5 minutes into it. I felt like I was listening to the socalled "experts" on NFL Network and ESPN. This is the guy that should be the most positive about the team.

How do you know what was said? You stopped 5 minutes into a 26 minute interview? There was no negativity.

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Dakich and Wells hate each other...  

 

Wells is a lazy writer..    whatever he said I'm sure it was copy paste situation...     heheee He is famous for that..

If you want to be entertained, read Brad Wells' tweets about the interview earlier today.

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I couldnt stand Grigson's negativity throughout the interview. I stopped like 5 minutes into it. I felt like I was listening to the socalled "experts" on NFL Network and ESPN. This is the guy that should be the most positive about the team.

I didn't get a negative vibe at all. Maybe instead of listening for barely five minutes of it you listen to the whole thing.

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Grigson still doesn't regret the Richardson trade.... C'mon.

I don't publicly regret any decision I've made at work. I'm not showing weakness or regret. I accentuate the positive and hide the negative. He's being smart, good for him.

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If you want to lose thousands of brain-cells and sixes of sevens of seconds of your life, read Brad Wells' tweets about the interview earlier today.

Fixed it for you. :thmup:

 

Dakich and Wells hate each other...  

 

Wells is a lazy writer..    whatever he said I'm sure it was copy paste situation...     heheee He is famous for that..

Wells isn't even a writer at this point. He's a dude that lives in B.C. living on his wife's salary that trolls people on twitter. You honestly find more thought provoking musings written on bathroom stalls. His go to insult for people who disagree is "Zombie" although I explained that unless he is using the Return of the Living Dead mythos, then that really doesn't work.

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Fixed it for you. :thmup:

 

Wells isn't even a writer at this point. He's a dude that lives in B.C. living on his wife's salary that trolls people on twitter. You honestly find more thought provoking musings written on bathroom stalls. His go to insult for people who disagree is "Zombie" although I explained that unless he is using the Return of the Living Dead mythos, then that really doesn't work.

There is your problem, you conversed with Wells.  I wouldn't wipe my butt with what he writes.  My six year old daughter gives me more insight on football than Wells.

 

Did myself a favor awhile ago and STOPPED following him, just like Baseless

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It was good to hear him say he realizes he might not have this job for long.  He recognizes he must improve this roster.  Year four - he has to get this thing right.  The clock is ticking.  Richardson was the wrong big swing to make, but I agree with the concept.  You have to take some swings at true difference makers and play makers for this defense... at some rocks for the O-line. 

 

I also liked the "mining more gold" thought.  The whole situation was getting pretty stagnant - Richardson and up and down the line. 

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It was good to hear him say he realizes he might not have this job for long.  He recognizes he must improve this roster.  Year four - he has to get this thing right.  The clock is ticking.  Richardson was the wrong big swing to make, but I agree with the concept.  You have to take some swings at true difference makers and play makers for this defense... at some rocks for the O-line. 

 

I also liked the "mining more gold" thought.  The whole situation was getting pretty stagnant - Richardson and up and down the line. 

 

He's been working on improving the roster since the day he got here, and he's had far more hits than misses.

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do you really expect him to say any different as long as Trent is on the team?  C'mon!

 

Yeah, he said the right thing. But if you listen to him, you don't hear the same enthusiasm from when the trade was done. You also don't hear the defiance from this offseason. It was his worst move, and he knows it. 

 

Still, he's not going to say that publicly. If you want to hear Grigson express regret over that trade, you'll have to wait until he's no longer the Colts GM and decides to write a book or something.

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Yeah, he said the right thing. But if you listen to him, you don't hear the same enthusiasm from when the trade was done. You also don't hear the defiance from this offseason. It was his worst move, and he knows it. 

 

Still, he's not going to say that publicly. If you want to hear Grigson express regret over that trade, you'll have to wait until he's no longer the Colts GM and decides to write a book or something.

 

yep.  and yeah I did notice the difference in enthusiasm when he was discussing it

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There is your problem, you conversed with Wells.  I wouldn't wipe my butt with what he writes.  My six year old daughter gives me more insight on football than Wells.

 

Did myself a favor awhile ago and STOPPED following him, just like Baseless

I only follow Wells to bring him back down when he goes on his tirades. I don't think I would follow Bayless if it was a $100k salaried job with benefits.

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Anyone hear DD's opening toady....    ??  Typical DD..      gets challenged and he MUST respond.    

 

BUT I LUV iT...      No podcast yet (if there will be one?)  I hope..   Wells deserves it... 

 

I usually don't stick up for DD much but this time he is spot on as far as Wells.    Wells is just a simpleton.

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Anyone hear DD's opening toady....    ??  Typical DD..      gets challenged and he MUST respond.    

 

BUT I LUV iT...      No podcast yet (if there will be one?)  I hope..   Wells deserves it... 

 

I usually don't stick up for DD much but this time he is spot on as far as Wells.    Wells is just a simpleton.

What was it about?

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It was good to hear him say he realizes he might not have this job for long.  He recognizes he must improve this roster.  Year four - he has to get this thing right.  The clock is ticking.  Richardson was the wrong big swing to make, but I agree with the concept.  You have to take some swings at true difference makers and play makers for this defense... at some rocks for the O-line. 

 

I also liked the "mining more gold" thought.  The whole situation was getting pretty stagnant - Richardson and up and down the line. 

 

 I`m thinking Irsay had a big hand in the get Trent deal and also for Cherilus. 2 bad deals.

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 I`m thinking Irsay had a big hand in the get Trent deal and also for Cherilus. 2 bad deals.

So do you have a bases for that thought? For me I get the impression that Irsay lets his people he hired do their job with little tinkering. In reality we really don't know how much input Irsay has as far as the GMs job. Stuff like that is best left behind closed doors.

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